Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 440 partners, 1800 lawyers, 2500 legal professionals and 4000 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. 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 13% over the last ten years, making it one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.
Our vacation schemes are the perfect opportunity for you to experience life with our firm. You’ll spend two weeks with us and, although some of your time will be about you getting to know what we do and who we work with, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know our trainees, associates and partners too.
If you’re keen to embark on a career in law, a vacation scheme with us could be the perfect stepping stone. These two weeks will give you a real insight into our firm, the opportunity to learn about how the law is applied in our core industry sectors and we’ll always aim to enable you to be placed in the department of your choice.
What to expect:
• Be immersed in our firm and the work we do from day one
• Experience real work by observing cases, drafting responses, providing advice and preparing research
• Get involved in significant deals, meetings and negotiations
• Your contribution will be rewarded too – London: £350 per week; Manchester: £300 per week
• See how our lawyers provide a complete legal service to clients in our core practice areas
• Attend court hearings, arbitrations and mediations to see the different types of litigation available first-hand
• Attend seminars, networking events and social events with colleagues and clients
The vacation scheme is your opportunity to get to know us, and our opportunity to get to know you. Across the scheme you'll complete a number of assessments, including an interview. We'll use these, together with feedback from your supervisor and team, to decide whether to offer you a training contract.
Throughout your time with us, you can expect unrivalled training and support. You’ll have a dedicated buddy on hand to help you over the two weeks – and beyond if you accept a training contract with us. You’ll also receive guidance from a senior fee earner along with coaching and support from our graduate team – especially when it comes to your training contract interviews.
How to apply
You’ll need to apply online – the sooner you apply the better as we only have a limited number of spaces and we recruit all of our trainees from this programme. You can apply online to join us on a Vacation Scheme from between the 1st October 2020 and 3rd January 2021. Assessment centres will take place in early 2021.
Diversity at Clyde & Co
At Clyde & Co we view diversity as fundamental to the nature of our business. We are working hard create a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is treated with respect, allowing our people to fulfil their potential, feel valued and be productive. We strive to be representative of the communities and rich cultures in which we live and work.
We encourage all employees to get involved in our diversity initiatives. Examples of these activities include: events led by our employee networks, GECCO (Gender Equality), Pryde & Co (LGBTQ+) and ACED (Cultural and Ethnic Diversity); supporting mental health and wellbeing by training Mental Health First Aiders across our UK offices; and running social mobility programmes with schools, colleges, and universities to help develop the skills of young people.
We continue to promote awareness of, and manage risk relating to mental health and wellbeing– with wellbeing seen as integral to our culture. We have trained staff to be Mental Health First Aiders across our UK offices.
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