Belfast early careers

Are you looking for new challenges and the chance to take your career to the next level?


Build your global future with us

At A&O Shearman, we lead the market by finding new ways to meet the challenges our clients face. 

Whatever your area of expertise and wherever your ambitions lie, we provide you with the platform to develop your career and the challenges to help you realize your full potential. But we're offering more than just exciting work. We care about our people, which is why we foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging. When you start your career with us, you'll be learning from the best in an environment that celebrates your individuality. 

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Legal professionals

Placement programs

Summer vacation scheme


Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of our Business Support teams. 

With our Apprentice programs, we are giving you the opportunity to gain qualifications and experience at a leading law firm, while earning a competitive salary. We run a number of programmes, in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan college and Ulster University. We now have 25 apprentices studying level 3 or higher-level apprenticeships. We offer apprenticeships across a wide range of teams including HR, Finance, IT, Marketing, Legal Technology. 


Ready to discuss your career? 

Our team are on hand to discuss the opportunities we have on offer.

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