Where bright
minds meet

London Graduates

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

Why Clifford Chance?

We offer you the opportunity to join a global law firm with one of the most pre-eminent legal practices in the world. Our Open Days and Vacation Schemes give you those first insights into a dynamic career in law. Our Training Contract will transform you from a talented beginner to a professional lawyer. Join us and you will experience, first hand, the 'one firm, one team' approach that makes working at Clifford Chance so different.

Are you ready to become part of a world-class team?

Applications are now closed until August 2020

Applications for our Training Contract, Clifford Chance IGNITE, SPARK, Vacation Scheme and our Open Days have now closed for this season and will re-open in August 2020. Deadlines for PRIME vary. Please feel free to continue browsing our site for important information about our opportunities.

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Clifford Chance IGNITE

Law is not what it used to be. New technology will shake up our sector and revolutionise it, as it has for most other major sectors of the economy. The speed of change will only get faster. That’s where you come in.

We will lead and shape this new reality. And be at the forefront of law’s technological evolution. But to do that, we need to include within our pool of legal talent a set of thinkers focused particularly on the exciting possibilities that Tech affords our business – whose preoccupation will liberate Tech to revolutionise the way we work.

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Our work

Hear from one of our Finance Partners, Jane Cheong, who talks about the growth of our Real Estate Finance practice as well as explaining what qualities she looks for in her trainees.

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What we offer

There are a whole host of opportunities available to you to begin your exciting career with the firm. Whether you are in school, about to embark on a degree, or in your first or final year, we have something for you.

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What we look for

Toby Horner and Yasmina Kone, our graduate recruitment specialists, explain why we don't recruit on a rolling basis, what the application process is for each initiative and provide you with some useful things to think about during your preparation.

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Meet us

We hold events from September to December to allow you to meet us both physically and virtually. All of our events for 2019 have now passed and we will be updating our events calendar to reflect what is happening next year in August 2020, so please check back then to see what's coming up. We also have a number of unique conferences that might be relevant to you. Please consider attending these events before you make a formal application, as they are designed to support you to succeed in the selection process.

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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 onboarding experience at TARGETjobs Awards

Clifford Chance won the best on-boarding experience 2018 at the TARGETjobs Awards. We were given recognition for our post-offer cultivation activities and innovative induction programme. 


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Award-winning graduate onboarding and induction at ISE Awards

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


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