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London Graduates

Our application process is rigorous but fair.
This is your chance to showcase your passion and ability to pursue a career in law.

“As an organisation built on the talents of our lawyers and teams throughout our business, our people are central to our success and the world-class service that we deliver to our clients.”

Michael Bates, UK Managing Partner

2024 Training Contract Opportunities

Our 2024 Training Contract is open for individuals who are able to start in 2024, typically penultimate year law and final year non-law students.

Applications open: 6 August 2021
Applications close: 9 December 2021

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2023 Training Contract Opportunities

In order to apply for our 2023 Training Contract you need to be eligible to start in 2023.

Should you still need to complete the LLM CLP you will join our accelerated programme in either July 2022 or January 2023 prior to the commencement of your Training Contract.

Applications open: 6 August 2021
Applications close: 25 November 2021

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Training Contract Deadlines

Applications open: 6 August 2021
Applications close for 2023 Training Contracts: 25 November 2021
Applications close for 2024 Training Contracts: 9 December 2021
Assessment dates: w/c 17 and 24 January 2022
Selection process: Online application form, Watson Glaser test and interview including a written case study element.

You will have the option to interview in-person or remotely. This will be dependant on Covid guidelines and our office policies relating to this matter at the time. 

2024 IGNITE Training Contract

Applications open: 6 August 2021
Applications close: 9 December 2021
Assessment dates: w/c 17 and 24 January 2022
Selection process: Online application form, Watson Glaser test and two assessment days. The first is the same as the Training Contract assessment day, which includes one interview with a written case study element. The second stage is an IGNITE-specific case study interview. 

You will have the option to interview in-person or remotely. This will be dependant on Covid guidelines and our office policies relating to this matter at the time. 

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SPARK

Scheme one: 20 â€“ 24 June 2022
Scheme two: 18 â€“ 22 July 2022

Applications open: 6 August 2021
Applications close: 10 February 2022
Assessments held: w/c 28 February and 7 March 2022
Selection process: Online application form, Watson Glaser test, and one interview including a written case study element.

You will have the option to interview in-person or remotely. This will be dependant on Covid guidelines and our office policies relating to this matter at the time. 

Please note that you can only apply for SPARK if you are a first year law student, second year student of four-year law degree or a penultimate year non-law student.

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ACCESS

For 2022

Scheme dates: 1 - 4 August 2022

Applications open
1 September 2021
Applications close
20 March 2022
Assessments held: w/c 4 April and 11 April
Selection process: Online application form, Watson Glaser test and one video interview with a member of the Graduate Recruitment Team.

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Impactful Applications

It is equally important that you spend as much time understanding yourself and your capabilities as it is researching the law and our Firm. We highlight the important things to consider when approaching your application form so you can ensure you deliver something with impact. 

How we hire

We have put together some advice on how best to navigate our application process, including a practice version of the Watson Glaser test, which is the first step of the assessment process.

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Talk to us

Do you have your own questions? Ask about experiences at Clifford Chance or see what has already been asked by other candidates. Direct your questions to our lawyers, trainees or Graduate Recruitment Team.

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