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Want to kick start your career in the legal sector? Apply for A&O Shearmans Accelerate programme

Updated: Jun 4

A&O Shearman’s Accelerate programme is an interactive, inclusive, and insightful series of workshops and group mentoring sessions. This programme aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the commercial law sector while equipping you with valuable employability skills.

Programme Details:

  • Duration: Five sessions over two weeks in July and August 2024. (Travel expenses up to £100 will be covered)

Focus Areas:

  • Insight into the commercial law sector

  • Enhancing employability skills and identifying personal strengths

  • Mastering applications, assessment centres, and interview techniques


  • Opportunities to connect with firm employees and fellow participants.

To apply to Accelerate you must have minimum predicted grades of AAB at A level or equivalent (e.g. International Baccalaureate or BTEC).

Programme outline

You will need to be available to attend all sessions to be considered for the programme.

Introductory session:

What to expect from the A&O Shearman Accelerate Programme and an Introduction to the A&O Shearman Bursary  |  Thursday 25 July 2024 @ 11:00 – 12:30  | Held virtually

Workshop 1:

Welcome to A&O Shearman Accelerate  |  Thursday 30 July 2024 @ 11:00 – 13:00  | Held virtually

Workshop 2:

Commercial Awareness Masterclass  |  Thursday 1 August 2024 @ 11:00 – 13:00  |  Held virtually

Workshop 3:

Careers Coaching: Building your Confidence and Identifying your Strengths  | Tuesday 6 August 2024 @ 11:00 – 13:00  I  Held virtually

Workshop 4:

Application and Interview Skills Session and Group Social  | Thursday 8 August 2024 @ 11:00 – 16:00  I  Held in person at the A&O Shearman London office

For more information and to apply click the link below :



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