Where bright
minds meet


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

Why Clifford Chance?

Clifford Chance offers 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 Open 1 August - 16 December

Applications for our training contracts, IGNITE programme, Clifford Chance SPARK scheme (formerly known as Springboard) and our Summer Vacation scheme will open on the 1 August 2018 and will close on the 16 December 2018. Deadlines for our Open Days and PRIME vary slightly. Find out more and apply for one of our opportunities.

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IGNITE Programme

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 is liberating 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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Meet us

It is events season and we are looking forward to getting to meet as many of you as possible over the next few months. We'll be holding events throughout the UK from September through to December, so take a look at our events calendar to see if we are coming to you. We also have a number of live chat opportunities and conferences coming up that might be relevant to you so please register your interest to attend. 

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What we look for

Yasmina Kone, one of our graduate recruitment specialists, explains why we don't recruit on a rolling basis, what the application process is for each intitiative and provides you with some useful things to think about during your preparation.

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Award-winning work experience programme

Our Clifford Chance SPARK scheme, formerly known as the First Year Springboard scheme, has been voted the best work experience programme award of 2018.

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Best on-boarding experience

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

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Best graduate website

Our website was awarded best graduate website at the TargetJob awards 2018. The site was credited for ease of use, high quality video content and overall content.