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Clifford Chance Trainee Recruitment

Training Contract/Vacation Schemes

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Together we are Clifford Chance

We are a truly pioneering law firm. Working together, we offer incomparable legal expertise.

Our firm
…spans jurisdictions, cultures, languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective. Our network encompasses 35 offices in 25 countries and we continue to extend our global footprint, most recently in Seoul and with our first base in Africa, Casablanca.

Our work
…is complex, challenging, exhilarating.

We work with multinationals, governments and regulatory bodies. Many of our deals are newsworthy. Often they demand specific knowledge that only international, cross-practice teams can provide.

Here are some recent examples. We advised Santander on the sale of its stake in Thames Water to the China Investment Corporation. We were appointed by the Supreme Committee for Qatar 2022 on their bid for the FIFA World Cup. We also advised Royal Dutch Shell on its US$4.4bn acquisition of part of Repsol's LNG portfolio.

Our people
…come from remarkably diverse backgrounds. Many who join us have studied law. Many haven’t. What they share is a sense of togetherness. Client challenges rarely fall within one practice area, so specialists at every level work together to cut through the most complex of problems. Whatever their background, it’s their combined ambition, intellect and entrepreneurial spirit that set them apart.  

Our offer
…stretches beyond training contracts, vacation schemes, insight workshops. You’ll work on high profile deals. You’ll learn from established experts. You’ll take real responsibility. It’s a refreshing and stimulating environment. One where your unique talents will have the space to shine, develop and make an impact.

Training Contract deadlines
…vary, depending on your degree subject.

If you’re studying a non-Law subject:
Applications open     1 January 2014
Applications close    31 January 2014

If you’re studying Law:
Applications open     1 July 2014
Applications close    31 July 2014

Our Vacation Schemes
…are a brilliant way to experience the life and work of a lawyer. They run in the spring and summer, with these deadlines:

Spring Scheme:
Applications open     9 December 2013
Applications close    6 January  2014
Scheme runs        7 to 17 April 2014

Summer Scheme:
Applications open     9 December 2013
Applications close    6 January 2014
Scheme runs        23 June to 18 July 2014
with the possibility of an additional two weeks in one of our international offices

Intelligent Aid Scheme – open to anyone studying in the UK:
Applications open     4 November 2013
Applications close    31 January 2014
Scheme runs        4 to 15 August 2014

Our Insight Workshops
…concentrate the experience of a vacation scheme into a single, intensive day. Deadlines vary, depending on whether you have already graduated or not, and your degree subject.

Graduates in any subject:
Applications open     4 November 2013
Applications close    25 November 2013
Workshop runs        4 December 2013

Final year students studying a non-Law degree:
Applications open     4 November 2013
Applications close    25 November 2013
Workshop runs        10 December 2013

First year students:
Applications open     26 November 2013
Applications close    29 March 2014
Workshop runs        23 July 2014

Open days
…run at our Canary Wharf offices in London throughout the year. Register your interest on our careers website for this unique view of a leading global law firm.

Apply
…for our Training Contracts, Vacation Schemes, or Insight Workshops at:

www.cliffordchance.com/gradsuk

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Clifford Chance Trainee Recruitment

At Clifford Chance our goal is to be at the forefront of the elite group of international law firms.