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Why Clifford Chance?

Today our firm enjoys a position at the forefront of our profession. We're proud of what we achieve every day, working in collaboration and partnership with our clients and wider stakeholders to secure their long-term, sustainable success.

But we're not complacent.

Our strategy recognises that the world we operate in is changing and that we too must be ready to change if we're to continue to lead and shape our sector. 

Are you ready to be a part of our future?

An experience tailored to you...

Whether you're in school, about to embark on a degree, or in your first or final year, we have something for you. But our formal schemes aren't the only way to get to know us. 

Gain knowledge and practical skills through our global virtual internship.
Engage with our people, work and culture through over 50 virtual events.
Explore what a future with Clifford Chance could look like for you.

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Global Virtual Internships

Our free internships, with over 20-hours of modular content represents 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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Events Hub

Our suite of over 50 events, will give you access to a mix of panels, keynotes, skills sessions, interactive case studies and global legal professionals. All of which will equip you with the skills, knowledge and networks to succeed, no matter which career you choose. This is a massive new initiative for us, and a necessary one. We want nothing less than to democratise access to information and opportunities. Secure your place. 

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The Clifford Chance Careers Podcast

The Clifford Chance Careers Podcast features individuals from around the Firm discussing career advice, hot topics and giving unique insights into their personal journeys.

From informal chats to deep-dives into the future of work, we offer a wide range of insights for you to listen to on the move. The Clifford Chance Careers Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts and Acast.

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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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Hear from our LIFT interns

We asked a few of our future trainees to share with us their experiences of our award-winning internship programme LIFT. Designed to create more business-minded, creative and agile trainees by providing work experience placements prior to starting the training contract, this is the future of work experience. Filmed during Covid-19, seven participants were asked to provide their own footage on various mediums. Watch this video to find out more about what this ground-breaking initiative has to offer.

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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Apply now

Applications for our Training Contract, Clifford Chance IGNITE and SPARK, open 3 August until 10 December 2020. Deadlines for ACCESS vary.

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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 ground-breaking 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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