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About Clyde & Co LLP

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 390 partners, 2000 legal professionals and 3600 staff in nearly 50 offices and associated offices on six continents. Its core global sectors position it at the heart of global trade and commerce: insurance, trade & commodities, energy, transport and infrastructure. With a strong emerging markets focus, the firm has achieved compound average annual revenue growth of 12% over the last five years, making it one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth. Guided by its Senior Partner, Chief Executive and the management board, the firm has transformed from a mid-tier City firm to a top-tier global power house. Clyde & Co was named Transatlantic Law Firm of the Year 2017 by The American Lawyer/Legal Week. 

As a trainee at Clyde & Co you have the opportunity to do a seat in one of our overseas offices, whether this is Dubai, San Francisco, Hong Kong or Dar es Salaam. Trainees are not prescribed seats and nothing is compulsory, which gives you the freedom to shape your training contract. We offer 4 x 6 months seats in London and Manchester. We front load the professional skills course when you commence your employment with us so you are able to hit the ground running. 

We offer the following benefits:

  • bonus scheme
  • gym membership/subsidy
  • life assurance
  • pension scheme with company contributions 
  • private healthcare 
  • season ticket loan 
  • subsidised restaurant 
  • dental insurance

We offer the following opportunities:


Clyde & Co Bright Futures Programme
Monday 4th December 2017 – Friday 8th December 2017 aimed at 1st year law and penultimate year non – law

Spring Vacation Scheme 2018 
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 – 13th April 2018

2 x London Summer Vacation Schemes 2018 
Monday 18th June 2018 – Friday 29th June 2018 & Monday 9th July 2018 – 20th July 2018

Open Days


  • First year Open Day – Friday 19th January 2018
  • Clyde& Co Diversity – Friday 24th February
  • All Year Groups - Friday 27th April 2018
  • London Universities – Friday 11th May 2018


All year groups – 13th November 2017 & 12th March 2018 


  • Summer Vacation Scheme
  • Monday 23rd July – Friday 3rd August 2018

Application open on : 1 October 2017, applications screened on a rolling basis. We are open for direct training contract


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    The facts

    Organisation's locations: 
    London, Guilford, Manchester, Scotland, MENA, Hong Kong
    Employer size: 
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: 

    The UK 300 rank

    156 out of 300

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