Where ambitious
minds meet


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 Springboard Scheme. The need to secure your future has never been greater than it is now.

Therefore 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. If, however, you feel that a scheme, placement or Open Day will help prepare you for a career with us, then we have plenty of opportunities for you to consider. From pre-university through to graduates, 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.

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Training contract - IGNITE Programme

Our brand-new 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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Work experience

There are many ways to experience life at Clifford Chance. Discover more about the ways in which we give you a window into our world and direct experience of life as a lawyer.

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Grow with us

We are committed to your professional development. Read more about our training, structured professional development, and on-the-job learning opportunities at the firm.

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Creating the best team

As a leading global firm, we service clients from all over the world. In order to meet their demands and find solutions to their most complex challenges, we must build the best team, made up of people from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives, and nurtured in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Read more about inclusion and diversity at Clifford Chance.

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