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London Graduates

Our application process is rigorous but fair.
This is your chance to showcase your passion and ability to pursue a career in law.

“As an organisation built on the talents of our lawyers and teams throughout our business, our people are central to our success and the world-class service that we deliver to our clients.”

Michael Bates, London Managing Partner

Training Contract

For 2023

Applications open
3 August 2020
Applications close
10 December 2020
Assessment dates
w/c 8 February 2021

Targeted at penultimate year law students and final year non-law students.

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Clifford Chance IGNITE Training Contract

For 2023

Applications open
3 August 2020
Applications close
10 December 2020
Assessment dates
w/c 8 February 2021

Targeted at penultimate year law students and final year non-law students.

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Clifford Chance SPARK

For 2020

Applications open
3 August 2020
Applications close
10 December 2020
Assessment dates
w/c 18 January and 25 January 2021

Scheme one: 
Runs on 21 - 25 June 2021
Scheme two: 
Runs on 12 -16 July 2021

Please note that you can only apply for SPARK if you are in your first year or in the second year of a four-year course.

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ACCESS London

For 2021

Scheme one: 12 - 15 April 2021
Applications open
3 August 2020
Applications close
21 February 2021

Scheme two: 16 - 19 August 2021
Applications open
1 April 2021
Applications close
13 June 2021

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ACCESS Newcastle

For 2021

Newcastle scheme: 23 - 25 August 2021
Applications open
3 August 2020
Applications close
30 June 2021

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How we hire

We have put together some advice on how best to navigate our application process, including a practice version of the Watson Glaser test, which is the first step of the assessment process.

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