Where bright
minds meet

London Graduates

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

Why Clifford Chance

At Clifford Chance, you'll be joining a global team of bright minds in one of the world's leading law firms. With over 30 offices across the world, we're uniquely placed to advise market-leading clients on complex deals that frequently headline the business and financial news. The work you do and the people you work with won't be limited by where you're based. From when you join as a trainee, you'll become an integral part of an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people.

What we offer

Our Training Contracts are aimed at penultimate year students, final year students, graduates and beyond. It's 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, which is tailor-made each year is for first year law students, second year law students of a four-year course and penultimate year non-law students and 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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The Real Contract

The Clifford Chance Training Contract is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for aspiring lawyers, opening a door to countless opportunities that will allow you to flourish in your career. But signing your contract is only the beginning.

Hear what our people have to say about what it’s like to be a lawyer at Clifford Chance. 

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Global Virtual Internships

Our free, open access internships, with over 45 hours of modular content, represent the future of virtual work-experience and help to break down barriers to the profession by creating meaningful learning opportunities for all. Over 100,000 people have registered so far.

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

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Events Hub

We have grouped our events into a series structure, offering a mix of formats and providing access to global legal professionals.

Aside from our two in person conferences ACCEPT and INTERFACE, our Flagship Events are hybrid in nature, giving you the chance to meet us in person or to engage with the content virtually – no applications necessary!

Our Together We Are and Insight Series bring you in-depth views into our market-leading work and collaborative culture at Clifford Chance. Our Skills Sessions and Live Chats all have a specific theme and allow you to get close to the action and receive real time advice and responses.

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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 to learn from the broad range of resources we have made available to you. We're always open to hearing how we can best support you when taking your next steps with us.

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Apply now

Applications for our opportunities:

  • Training Contract - 2025
  • IGNITE Training Contract - 2025
  • SPARK - 2023
  • ACCESS - 2023

Find out more about our application process, the support that's available to you and how to apply.


The Times Top 100 Legal Employer of Choice 2022

We're thrilled to be named the Graduate Employer of Choice in the legal sector by The Times Top 100. This is based on research from 12,432 interviews with final year university students.

Award-winning Global Virtual Internships at People in Law Awards

Our Global Virtual Internships won 'Best Global HR initiative' at the People in Law Awards 2022. This award recognised the scale and reach of this global initiative in improving access to the profession.

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Legal Sector Employer of the Year at TARGETjobs Awards

A pool of over 65,000 student voters named Clifford Chance the Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law at the 2022 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.