Where ambitious
minds meet

London Graduates

Clifford Chance offers an outstanding opportunity to
start, grow and develop as a world-class lawyer.

We want you to be ready to apply for a Training Contract with us as soon as possible. We know there are many of you that have started preparing for the process even before you have gone to university, hence why we now find ourselves in a postion to offer first-year students Training Contracts following their time on our SPARK scheme. 

Before applying for a Training Contract, there are many ways to get exposure to our firm and culture. From pre-university through to graduation, there's an offering for everyone.

Training Contract

The Training Contract puts theory into practice. It's when you move from learning about the law to actually doing it. You'll transform from a talented beginner into a professional lawyer.

If you feel you are ready and confident that our firm is the right one for you, we would encourage you to apply directly for our Training Contract.

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Clifford Chance IGNITE

Our ground-breaking IGNITE Training Contract has all the same opportunities as our Training Contract, but with a unique emphasis on technology. You’ll have the time to develop new skills. To reconsider what Tech can do for law. To redefine how Clifford Chance delivers the best results. And at the end of two years, you'll be a confident lawyer who’s ready to shape the future.

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Vacation Scheme

Our two-week Vacation Scheme is designed for penultimate-year students. You'll benefit from an unparalleled introduction to the world of commercial law, undertaking real work and interacting with people at every level of our business.

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Our award-winning programme offers a unique opportunity for exceptional first-year students and second year students of a four-year course to gain an insider's view into what a career in law can look like. The five-day paid scheme is fast-paced, dynamic and packed full of exciting opportunities, including a visit to one of our European offices. It can also lead you straight to a Training Contract.

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Open Days

Open Days are filled with presentations and networking opportunities. You'll meet trainees, lawyers and partners. The Graduate Recruitment Team will take you through how to make the very best application. We'll ensure that you leave with all your questions answered. 

Applying is straightforward, so if you're considering a career with us, secure your place now.

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PRIME is our work experience opportunity open to students from state schools. It is designed to give you an introduction to a career in law. We want to hear from those with the academic potential to be a successful lawyer.

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Meet us

We'll be holding events from September to December to allow you to meet us both physically and virtually, so take a look at our events calendar to see what's coming. 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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