Where Inquiring
minds meet

London Graduates

Open Days give you the chance to explore
our culture first hand.

Our Open Days provide an invaluable opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you need to make the very best application for a scheme or Training Contract. Over the course of the day, you'll meet trainees, lawyers, partners and the graduate recruitment and development teams. You'll have the opportunity to absorb information about our firm, listen to individual career stories and ask questions that develop your understanding of our firm and the career, beyond the research you will have already done.

You'll take part in an interactive case study, listen to hot topic talks, ask questions to panels and receive in-depth application tips and advice.

In a way, our Open Days act as a mini-Vacation Scheme and, as such, we treat them as a genuine pipeline into our Training Contracts. 

 

Because it's important to experience where you will actually work, our Open Days take place in Canary Wharf. We will therefore cover all reasonable travel expenses to enable you to attend. 

There are 50 places available on each Open Day, however, the latter dates are always incredibly popular. Please note that, due to exceptionally high application numbers, if you apply for an Open Day and are unsuccessful – you'll 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.

 

Open Days for university students or graduates

Open Day dates: 
26 September 2019
27 September 2019
1 November 2019
19 November 2019
27 November 2019
5 December 2019
6 December 2019

Aimed at: Any student, of any discipline, of any year (including graduates)

Applications open: 1 August 2019
Applications close: Approximately 2 weeks before each Open Day
Selection process: Online application form and the Watson Glaser test

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Year 12/13 Open Days

Open Day dates:
25 October 2019
20 February 2020
16 April 2020
13 August 2020

Aimed at: Students in year 12/13 (or equivalent)

Applications open: 1 August 2019
Applications close: Approximately 2 weeks before each Open Day
Selection process: Online application form only

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ACCEPT

ACCEPT is our Diversity and Inclusion conference that aims to provide an opportunity for LGBT+ students interested in a career in law to hear from senior role models and understand how your sexuality can complement your career. In this video, past ACCEPT attendees discuss why they think it's important to be part of this ground-breaking student conference. 

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In collaboration with myGwork and National Student Pride, we're delighted to offer a thought-provoking and inspiring agenda which will include panel discussions, guest speakers and the opportunity to meet other like-minded LGBT+ students. 

You will:  

  • Develop your understanding of what it’s like to be LGBT+ in the city
  • Hear from inspiring senior figures about their personal journeys
  • Take part in discussions on topical issues for the LGBT+ community, including Bi-erasure and intersectionality
  • Build your network with a variety of LGBT+ staff at Clifford Chance
  • Get ahead with application advice and support
  • Learn more about how you could become the next TARGETJobs LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year

We particularly welcome applications from those who represent the wider diversity of genders, ethnicities and sexualities.

Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 10am–9pm
Applications open: 1 August 2019
Applications close:
10 November 2019
Selection process: Online application form only

"I am proud to have been invited to be part of this milestone event in LGBT+ representation in the workplace"  ACCEPT delegate

"Before attending ACCEPT I wasn't sure I wanted to work in London or for a large law firm. ACCEPT has completely changed my perspective by exposing me to Clifford Chance's welcoming and friendly work culture."  ACCEPT delegate 

INTERFACE

INTERFACE is an exclusive event for students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees. This event will provide an opportunity to understand the ways in which a STEM degree can lay the foundations for a successful career as a lawyer. Through a series of interactive workshops, presentations and networking sessions, attendees can discover:

• The transferable skills between STEM degrees and the law
• How to secure a Training Contract as a STEM student
• How technology is changing the law

Date: 22 November 2019
Time: 9.30am–6.30pm
Applications open: 1 August 2019
Applications close: 7 November 2019
Selection process: Online application form only

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Come in and see for yourself...

Experience has shown us that you are more likely to go on to submit a successful application to one of our schemes, or the Training Contract itself, if you have been to one of our Open Days. You really don't want to miss this opportunity.

Middle East Open Day

With more award-winning first-of-a-kind deals that any other firm, our track record shows we have one of the strongest teams in the region.

Attend our Open Day to find out about our Middle East strategy, what our strengths are and the specific challenges relating to this market. You'll hear about the global initiatives and collaborative culture that tie us all together. You'll have the chance to network with lawyers who have worked in our Dubai and/or Abu Dhabi offices. They'll fill you in on what it's like to work here and how it feels to be part of a global firm that's at the cutting-edge of corporate law.

We've found that clients get the best results when their team is familiar with the region's languages, cultures, laws and business processes. If you have this understanding of – and commitment to - the region as well as an interest in law, we'd love to hear from you. 

Open Day date: 12 November 2019
Applications open: 1 August 2019
Applications close: 30 October 2019
Selection process: Online application form and the Watson Glaser test

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APAC Open Day

APAC is one of the fastest growing regions in the world where we have a market-leading presence, advising clients on the full spectrum of business law relating to regional and international activities.

Attend our Open Day to find out about our APAC strategy, what our strengths are and the specific challenges relating to this market. You'll hear about the global initiatives and collaborative culture that ties us all together. You'll have the chance to network with lawyers who have worked in our offices across the region: Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. They'll fill you in on what it's like to work here and how it feels to be part of a global firm that's at the cutting-edge of corporate law.

We are looking for nationals from the above locations with impeccable language skills, a commercial mindset and a genuine commitment to the region. You'll also need to be studying Law. 

Open Day date: 15 November 2019
Applications open: 1 August 2019
Applications close: 1 November 2019
Selection process:
Online application form only

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