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Apply before 3 January 2021 for Clyde & Co Bright Futures.
Apply before 3 January 2021 for 2021 vacation schemes
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.
How to applywww.clydecograduates.com
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Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
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: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & commodities and insurance.
With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm is one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.
Whilst we operate at the very highest level of our profession and are respected around the world for our expertise, we have created a friendly, open and dynamic environment in which our lawyers enjoy working and can realise their own personal ambitions.
To find out what it is like to work at Clyde & Co LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
London and Manchester vacation schemes
London summer one
London summer two
Applications deadline: 3 January 2021
Clyde & Co Bright Futures programme – 22 March - 26 March 2021
Applications deadline: 3 January 2021
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 buddy 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.
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.
We pay full fees for the GDL and LPC 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
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Clinical negligence lawyers advise on instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or inadequate medical treatment or diagnosis.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
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 advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change 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.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
|Profit per partner:||£550,000 (2012)|
|Training contract applications:||2,000 (2018)|
|Retention rate:||90% (2019)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
- BPP Legal Advice Clinic
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Environmental Law Foundation
- Free Representation Unit
- PILnet (Public Interest Law)
- The National Pro Bono Centre
- The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
- TrustLaw Connect
- Aspiring Solicitors
- Bright Network
- City Solicitors' Educational Trust
- Pathways to Law
- Rare Recruitment
- Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership