Where inquisitive
minds meet

London

Our application process is rigorous but fair. This is your chance to show us that you have what it takes to succeed.

“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 2021

Applications open
01 August 2018

Applications close
Midnight GMT, 16 December 2018

Assessment dates
w/c 4 February 2019

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Training Contract - IGNITE Programme

For 2021

Applications open
01 August 2018

Applications close
Midnight GMT, 16 December 2018

Assessment dates
w/c 4 February 2019

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Clifford Chance SPARK

For 2019

Applications open
1 August 2018

Applications close
Midnight GMT, 16 December 2018

Assessment dates
w/c 22 January 2019

Scheme one: 24 June-28 June 2019

Scheme two: 15 July-19 July 2019

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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Summer Vacation Scheme

For 2019

Applications open
1 August 2018

Applications close
Midnight GMT, 16 December 2018

Assessment dates
w/c 16 January 2019

Scheme dates: 1 July-12 July 2019

Please note that, you can only apply to the summer vacation scheme if you are in the penultimate year of your degree. If you have any questions please contact the team on 02070064005.

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Open Days

For 2018

Applications open
1 August 2018

Applications close
Approximately two weeks before each Open Day

Open Day dates

27 September 2018
4, 16, 30 October 2018
8, 15 November 2018
4 December 2018

Please note that, due to exceptionally high application numbers, if you apply for an Open Day and are unsuccessful, you will not be able to make an application for another Open Day in the same academic year. You can of course apply for any other position, scheme or programme.

Click below to access all Open Days and to apply for the date that suits you best. You can also register for job alerts to ensure you are aware of when a new Open Day application window is open.

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PRIME

For 2019

Scheme one: 15 April-18 April 2019

Applications open
7 January 2019

Applications close
24 March 2019

Scheme two: 5 August-8 August 2019

Applications open
23 April 2019

Applications close
7 July 2019

How we hire

We have put together some advice on how best to convey your skills and strengths throughout the application process, including a practice version of the Watson Glaser test, which is the first step of the assessment process.

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Middle East Training Contract and Summer Vacation Scheme

We offer Training Contracts and Summer Vacation Schemes in our Middle East offices. To find out more and to apply, visit the site below.

Please note that you cannot apply for both a Middle East and a London Training Contract in the same academic year.

Middle East Careers

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If we don’t currently have a vacancy that matches your requirements, you can register to receive job alerts directly.

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