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Apply before 4 January 2024 for Clyde & Co Bright Futures.
Apply before 4 January 2024 for 2024 vacation schemes.
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Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, helping organisations successfully navigate risk and maximise opportunity in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity and enable global prosperity, namely: insurance, aviation, marine, construction, energy, trade and natural resources. Globally integrated, Clyde & Co offers a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. It is committed to operating in a responsible way by progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities and clients it serves and provides an environment in which everyone can realise their potential, using its legal and professional skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment including through a commitment to the SBTi Net-Zero standard and the setting of ambitious emissions reduction targets. The firm has 490 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5500 people overall in nearly 70 offices and associated offices worldwide.
London and Scotland vacation schemes
London summer; 24 June – 5 July
Scotland summer; 3 – 14 June
Applications deadline: 4 January 2024
Clyde & Co Bright Futures programme: April 2024
Applications deadline: 4 January 2024
At Clyde & Co, we strongly believe the legal sector should be accessible for all and should have as few barriers as possible. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that this year we’ll once again be running our Bright Futures programme – in collaboration with Bright Network.
Our weeklong Bright Futures programme is aimed at people from lower socioeconomic status groups who have not yet had an opportunity to gain commercial work experience. The purpose of this programme is to develop soft skills and prepare students for the world of work. They also have the opportunity to secure an offer on one of our vacation schemes the following year.
We recruit and retain our staff with the aim of being representative of the communities and cultures in which we work.
We are committed to diversity and equality and strive to create an environment where our people feel happy, respected and able to be themselves at work. We partner with a number of external organisations who help us with our work in this area, for example our partnership with My Family Care to support working families.
Our careers team works with organisations to support us in recruiting diverse talent. They include Aspiring Solicitors, RARE, The Bright Network and MyGwork. We are also the sponsor of the University of Durham Law Faculty’s First Generation Scholars Network.
We also recently launched the 'Clyde & Co Academy', which is a mentoring scheme aimed at ethnically diverse students.
We pay full fees for the GDL and SQE as well as a maintenance grant.
- Professional & commercial disputes
- General corporate
- Corporate insurance
- Projects & construction
- Casualty & healthcare
- Construction & energy insurance
- Catastrophic injury
- International trade/arbitration
- Aviation litigation
- Ship finance
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Aviation lawyers provide commercial, regulatory and insurance advice and litigation services to the world's airlines, manufacturers and financiers.
Banking & finance
Sponsored by Milbank LLP. Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Sponsored by Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP. Clinical or medical negligence lawyers advise in relation to instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or sub-standard medical treatment or diagnosis.
Company & commercial
Sponsored by Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Sponsored by Ashurst LLP. Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves involves advising clients on the tax risks associated with acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Sponsored by Lewis Silkin. Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright. The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP. Issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, the demand for global sustainability and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
Sponsored by Bristows LLP. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for a variety of different rights which protect intellectual creations, such as inventions, brands, designs, and literary and artistic works.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Sponsored by Kennedys. Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Professional negligence occurs when a professional fails to carry out their responsibilities to the required standard, or they breach a duty of care.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
|Profit per partner:||£708,000 (2022)|
|Training programme applications:||3,000 (2023)|
|Retention rate:||73% (2023)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
- Afghan Pro Bono Initiative
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Kids in Need of Defense
- Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
- LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group)
- Legal Advice Centres
- Not Beyond Redemption
- PILnet (Public Interest Law)
- Schools Consent Project
- South Westminster Legal Advice Centre
- The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
- TrustLaw Connect
- Ukraine Response Project
- Aspiring Solicitors
- Bright Network
- Mindful Business Charter
- Rare Recruitment