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Start your career in law with Clifford Chance, where the brightest minds work as one team for our clients

What we offer

Our Training Contract is aimed at penultimate year law students, final year non-law students, graduates and beyond. They are designed to give you the breadth of experience you need to emerge as a confident business adviser. Our IGNITE Training Contract offers a rare emphasis on tech. Our multi-award winning SPARK scheme for first year law students, second year law students of a four-year course and penultimate year non-law students, can lead you straight to a Training Contract. ACCESS is our bespoke, award-winning, two-year development programme for year 12 students.

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Global Virtual Internships

Our free, open access internships, with over 25 hours of modular content, represent the future of virtual work experience.

The content has been created by leading experts from across our global network. It will not only expose you to international work in a way that has never been done before, but also enable you to develop the kind of analytical abilities that will turn you into a leading lawyer of tomorrow.

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Clifford Chance Live and On Demand

Open to everyone, we have grouped our virtual, live events into a series structure, covering a mix of panels, keynotes, skills sessions, interactive case studies and access to global legal professionals. So whether it is getting to know more about our work and practice areas through our 'Insight series' or receiving support on how to put together a great application through our 'Skills Session series', there is wealth of content available that will be essential to anyone thinking of taking the next steps towards a career with us. With Clifford Chance On Demand, you can catch up on content you have missed, giving you unlimited access to these resources.

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Meet Us

You'll find that there are many ways for you to interact with our people, experience our culture and learn from the broad range of resources we have made available to you. We're always ready to hear from you to give you the guidance and information you need to take your next steps along the journey.

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Applications for our Training Contract, IGNITE Training Contract, SPARK and our Clifford Chance Live events open on 6 August 2021, but the deadlines will vary. Find out more about which dates are applicable to you. 

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Award-winning work experience at TARGETjobs Awards

Our Clifford Chance SPARK scheme has been voted the best work experience programme for the second consecutive year at the TARGETjobs 2019 awards.

"There is no other first year scheme quite like this one. It provides an in-depth look into the Firm and an honest insight into its culture." – SPARK Participant

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Award-winning LIFT programme at People in Law Awards

Our Learning Internships for Future Trainees (LIFT) programme won 'Most innovative HR initiative' at the People in Law Awards 2020. We were given recognition for the strategic significance and reach, involving partnering with clients on our groundbreaking programme.

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Award-winning graduate onboarding and induction

Our trainee induction was named 'Best Graduate Onboarding and Induction Programme' at the 2019 Institute of Student Employers Awards and recognised as the 'Best Onboarding Experience' at the 2020 TARGETjobs Awards.

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