Double win for A&O grad rec team

Allen & Overy (A&O) has secured a double win for its graduate recruitment team after scooping two gongs that have named the magic circle firm as the most desirable work destination for would-be lawyers.

The firm has picked up two awards – The Graduate Employer of Choice for Law and the UK Graduates’ Preferred Employer in the Legal Sector.

Graduate recruitment manager Caroline Lindner said: “These awards demonstrate the high regard students have placed on the quality of our training programme, what we do as a business and our graduate recruitment activities.”

The Graduate Employer of Choice for Law award, created by The Times newspaper, singled out A&O for offering the best career opportunities in the legal profession to graduates.

The result was reached following face-to-face interviews with over 16,000 final year students from more than 30 universities across the UK.

Meanwhile, The Guardian newspaper handed A&O the UK Graduates’ Preferred Employer in the Legal Sector gong, based on a survey of 17,000 students from 75 universities.