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Clyde & Co LLP

About us

Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 415 partners, 2200 legal professionals and 3800 staff in 50 offices and associated offices on six continents. The firm specialises in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance that underpins it, namely: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and insurance. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm has achieved compound average annual revenue growth of 15% over the last ten years, making it one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

Clyde & Co believe that creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where people from different backgrounds can thrive, is critical to the success of their global business. We are committed to ensuring that there are no barriers to our application and recruitment process, and that everyone is treated equally and with respect.

Current opportunities

All of our applications for our current opportunities open on the 1st of October.

The Vacation Scheme applications close in early January.

The Bright Futures applications close in early November.


Insight Days

About the Insight Day:

Whether you are set on law or still deciding if it's the path for you, come join us at an Insight Day in our London or Manchester office to find out what we can offer you.

Our Insight Days are an excellent way to learn more about our firm before formally applying.

Who can apply:

Anyone who is interested in pursuing a training contract. These are open to law and non-law students – either at undergraduate or graduate level.

Upcoming Insight Days:

London – 23 August 2019

Manchester – November TBC

Further information and where to apply:


Bright Futures Programme

About the Bright Futures Programme:

The Bright Futures Programme is a year-long programme that includes a week’s work experience in one of our specialised departments. It’s been created to give you a comprehensive introduction to becoming a talented lawyer.


Who can apply:

First year law students or second year non-law students

Further information and where to apply:


Vacation Schemes

About our Vacation Schemes:

We run a series of two-week vacation schemes across our London and Manchester offices. These two weeks will give you a real insight into Clyde & Co, the opportunity to learn about how the law is applied in our core industry sectors and work in the department of your choice.

At Clyde & Co we recruit our trainees exclusively via our vacation schemes. As we recruit two years in advance for our training contracts, you should start applying for a vacation scheme in the second year of a law degree or the third year of a non-law degree. We offer training contracts in London and Manchester.


Further information and where to apply:


Trainee salaries and grants


•Year 1: £38,000

•Year 2: £40,000

•Newly Qualified: £65,000

•Maintenance grant for GDL and LPC (if you study in London): £7,000



•Year 1: £26,000

•Year 2: £28,000

•Newly Qualified: Competitive

•Maintenance grant for LPC and GDL: £6,000


Vacation Schemes in both London and Manchester

£350 per week



How to apply

Through our website for all of our programmes;  Insight Days, Bright Futures and Spring Vacation Schemes

All applications open on the 1st of October. 


Graduate Website:


Insight Day:


Bright Futures Programme:


Vacation Schemes:


Vacation Scheme Recruitment Process:

We screen all applications on a rolling basis and assessment centres will be held in early February. If your application is successful, you will be invited into our London or Manchester office for a half-day assessment.

The vacation scheme assessment centre usually consists of a group exercise around your commercial acumen, followed by a 45-minute interview with a graduate team member and a lawyer. We also provide lunch, and our current trainees give you a tour of the office – the perfect opportunity to ask them any questions you may have about the firm.

Applications for vacation schemes close in the first week of January.

Connect with Clyde & Co LLP

Contact name: 
Early Careers Team
Contact number: 
020 7876 5898