23 January 2024
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Addleshaw Goddard launches Innovation Graduate Scheme

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard (AG) has launched its 2024 Innovation Graduate Scheme in a push to create alternative routes into the legal sector.

The scheme, which is now in its third year, will provide successful candidates with a two-year paid role within the firm's award-winning Innovation Group, which develops, tests and rolls out new technologies to enable the smart delivery of legal services.

Graduates will rotate across various teams and have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects, including product testing and development, the integration of technology on client projects and external consulting. 

The scheme will take place across AG's Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester offices. Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree. Following successful completion of the scheme, applicants will have the opportunity to continue building their career within Addleshaw Goddard's Innovation Group, applying the skills and experience gained through the scheme. 

Applications for the Innovation Graduate Scheme will close on 9 February 2024. The firm plans to recruit around eight to ten eligible candidates as part of this year's selection process. More information and details on how to apply can be found here. 

AG is an industry-leading firm in respect of its work to develop innovative and technology-driven legal solutions. The firm was recently awarded the accolade of Most Digital Law Firm in Europe (joint) at the FT's Innovate Lawyer Europe Awards and recently rolled out a groundbreaking generative AI platform called AGPT.

Kerry Westland, Head of the Innovation Group at Addleshaw Goddard, said:

"We are passionate about providing new routes to those that may not have considered or thought that a career in an international law firm was possible for them. I would encourage candidates of any age and any discipline to apply for the scheme. It is not necessary to have worked or studied in the legal or tech sectors beforehand. What's important is that candidates have a genuine interest and curiosity about change in the legal industry."

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