He was about my age, and he took the time to talk to me about the firm, the kind of work he did and the application process. As well as motivating me to learn more about commercial law, he also inspired me to apply for a Training Contract. At A&O, the focus isn’t on your background or where you started out, but rather your skills, technical ability and determination to learn. Even at this early stage in my career, I’m trusted with work that is important to some of our biggest high-profile deals. On a recent deal, I was responsible for collaborating with lawyers across our global network and working across numerous jurisdictions. The work I’m responsible for as a trainee is vital to the success of the transaction, and it is great to know that it directly adds value to our deal team and clients.

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