Clyde & Co LLP
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|Minimum qualification:||AAB at A level and strong 2.1 degree|
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Application details and method of selection
Apply before 12 November 2017 for Clyde & Co Bright Futures.
Apply before 7 January 2018 for 2018 vacation schemes
Apply before 31 July 2018 for August 2020 training contract.
Please note open days applications are rolling and there is no set deadline.
To obtain information on how to apply, please visit our website: www.clydecograduates.com.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so an early application is encouraged.
Firm description and career prospects
Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused law firm with more than 2,000 legal professionals and 3,300 staff in 48 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
To find out what it is like to work at Clyde & Co LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
We pay full fees for the GDL and LPC as well as a maintenance grant.
London and Manchester vacation schemes
London spring – 3-13 April 2018
London summer one - 18-29 June 2018
London summer two - 9-20 July 2018
Manchester summer – 23 July -3 August 2018
Applications deadline: 1 January 2018
Clyde & Co Bright Futures programme –
4-8 December 2017
Applications deadline: 12 November 2017
Aimed at first-year law students and penultimate-year non-law students this scheme is designed to give you your first taste into working life at an international law firm.
You will spend one week sitting in one of our departments where you will shadow one of our expert lawyers in your chosen field. This will give you the opportunity to observe sophisticated legal transactions, develop an understanding of our core industry sectors and learn how we assist our clients achieve their commercial objectives.
You will be allocated a trainee buddie who will assist you with any tasks that you are assigned and who be on hand to provide day-to-day advice.
A variety of social events will also give you the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the firm and give you an insight into our people and culture.
You will receive continuous mentoring and coaching throughout the year on completion of the programme. Engagement with Clyde & Co will continue on completion of the work placement and strong performers will have the opportunity to be fast tracked through to our vacation scheme assessment centre the following year.
We offer one spring and two summer vacation schemes in London as well as a summer vacation scheme in Manchester. Our vacation schemes provide a fantastic opportunity for you to gain experience and find out more about Clyde & Co first-hand.
Vacation schemes are aimed at penultimate-year law students and final-year non-law students. Vacation schemes are also open to candidates who are currently studying for the GDL or LPC, or who are considering a career change.
Our schemes provide an opportunity for candidates to meet lawyers at every level, undertake a variety of work, and experience the real differences between academic study and legal practice.
For further details please visit our website www.clydecograduates.com. If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an assessment centre where you will be interviewed by a member of the graduate recruitment team and a fee-earner.
Training contract programme
We welcome applications from both law and non-law students who combine excellent academic results with strong commercial acumen and a practical approach to problem-solving. Trainees need to have the social skills to enable them to communicate effectively and build relationships with clients and colleagues. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds who can contribute fresh thinking and share an international outlook. An eye for detail allied with sharp analytical skills, discerning judgement and commercial acumen as well as a strong sense of motivation are a must.
Our trainees are extremely important to us. We recruit to retain and invest significantly in all of our trainees' development, education and future. We have a relatively small intake comparative to our size and we value your individuality – you're not just a number to us but an integral part of the firm's future. You will gain early responsibility and be supported through close personal supervision and day-to-day coaching complemented by a wide range of training courses. You will undertake four six-month seats which will cover both transactional and contentious work. You may also be seconded to one of our overseas offices or have the opportunity for a client secondment.
The interview process includes an assessment centre where you will be interviewed by two partners.
For more information and to view a copy of our brochure please visit our website at www.clydecograduates.com.
Professional and commercial disputes, employment, general corporate, corporate insurance, projects and construction, casualty and healthcare, marine, construction and energy insurance, catastrophic injury, international trade/arbitration, aviation litigation, property, banking and ship finance.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Guilford, Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow plus various international offices.
BPP Legal Advice Clinic, Citizens Advice Bureau, Environmental Law Foundation, Free Representation Unit, LawWorks, PILnet (public interest law), The National Pro Bono Centre, The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau, TrustLaw Connect
Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, Bright Network, City Solicitors' Educational Trust, Pathways to Law, PRIME, Rare Recruitment, TARGETjobs Events, Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership