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Clyde & Co LLP

About us

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused law firm with more than 2000 legal professionals and 3600 staff in 50 offices and associated offices on six continents. It has a focus on five core global sectors- insurance, trade & commodities, energy, transport and infrastructure- that position it at the heart of global trade and commerce. It has a strong emerging markets focus and the largest disputes practice of any UK-origin law firm. The firm has doubled in size twice in the last ten years, is one of the fastest growing law firms in the world and has ambitious plans for further growth. With diversity & inclusion being a key priority for Clyde & Co we are proud to be hosting this year's City Law in Ethnic Minorities event. We are the first to admit we have a long way to go and are at the start of our journey. We are a founding member of Aspiring Solicitors and utilise the RARE contextualised recruitment system. We have recently launched our ACED network (Achieving Cultural and Ethnic Diversity) and this event is part of a number of D&I initiatives to raise our profile and attract a broader mix of diversity talent into the firm.

Current opportunities

We offer a number of opportunities for both law and non-law students across all year groups.

Vacation Schemes – Online applications need to be made between 1st October 2018 and 6th January 2019

We run a series of vacation schemes in our London, Manchester, Scotland and Dubai offices. An increasing number of our trainees join us after completing a vacation scheme; over 90% of our 2019 intake completed a scheme with us.

London Spring Vacation Scheme

  • Takes place during the first two weeks in April
  • Aimed at final year non –law students and graduates

London Summer Vacation Schemes

  • We run two vacation schemes in London in summer. The first takes place during the last two weeks in June and the second during the first two weeks in July.
  • Aimed at penultimate year students

Manchester Summer  Vacation Scheme

  • Takes place during the last week in July and first week in August.
  • Aimed at penultimate law students

Bright Futures Programme – Online applications need to be made between 1st October 2018 and 12th November 2018

Aimed at first year law students and penultimate year non-law students this scheme is designed to give you your first taste of working life at an international law firm.

You will spend a week sitting in one of our departments where you will shadow one of our expert lawyers in their chosen field.

Open Days – Online applications can be made from 1st October 2018 and are screened on a rolling basis

Open Days are an excellent way for you to gain real insight into our firm before you consider formally applying.

The day will start with an overview of the firm, introducing you to our business and what differentiates us from our competitors. You will take part in a number of interactive presentations and workshops designed to build up your business acumen, as well as hearing in detail from the Graduate Recruitment team around what we are looking for and how you can make a successful application.

How to apply

To apply, please complete our online application form on our graduate website

All applications are then screened several times by the graduate team. If successful at this stage, you will then be invited to attend a half day assessment centre.