Clyde & Co

London office: St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR

Tel: 020 7876 5000

Email: GraduateRecruitment@clydeco.com

Web: https://clydecoearlycareers.com/

Size & Geographic Coverage

Number of Partners: 440

Number of Associates: 1,800

Total number of trainee solicitors: 93

Number of UK offices: 9

Number of overseas offices: 53 (50 + 3 associated offices)

Application criteria

Training contracts vacancies per annum: 35-45

Vacation scheme places per annum: 40-50

Minimum degree grade: 2:1 degree (mitigating circumstances and contextualised recruitment information considered)

Application deadline for training contracts starting in 2023/24: TBC

Salary and benefits

First year salary: £40,000

Second year salary: £42,000

Post qualification salary: £70,000

Holiday entitlement: 25 days plus Bank Holidays

Sponsorship

LPC fees: Full sponsorship

GDL fees: Full sponsorship

Maintenance grant per annum: £8,00 for both courses

About

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. We view diversity and inclusion as critical to the international nature of our business and have created a working environment where people from different backgrounds can flourish. We run a number of vacation schemes each year, during which students join us and learn about the firm and how the law is applied to our core sectors. We also run Bright Futures – a nine month programme aimed at first year law and second year non law students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds – and insight days during which students join us to gain insight into the culture and work of the firm.

Main areas of work

Clyde & Co advise clients across our five core global sectors:

  • Insurance
  • Energy
  • Trade & commodities
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation

Other areas of expertise include: banking & financing, corporate disputes, cyber security, education, emerging markets, employment, financial services, fraud, healthcare, hospitality, intellectual property, litigation, pensions, real estate, trade sanctions.

What we look for in candidates

The firm is looking for candidates who combine an excellent academic track record with strong commercial acumen, entrepreneurial mindset and a practical approach to problem-solving. Trainees need to communicate effectively and build relationships with both clients and colleagues.

Training Programme

You will gain early responsibility with opportunities to develop your skills through close personal supervision and a wide range of training courses. You will undertake four six-month seats, which will cover both contentious and transactional work. You may choose to be seconded to one of our international offices, or have the opportunity to undertake a client secondment. The combination of a wide variety of practice areas, local offices, international and client opportunities means you’ll have the chance to have a broad range of exposure to our whole network.

Diversity & Inclusion

The firm wishes to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce that is fully representative of the communities and rich cultures in which we live and work. This allows us to provide and share an inclusive culture for all our employees, where everyone feels respected and has the opportunity to contribute to the success of the business. We have a range of internal D&I networks including:

  • GECCO – Gender Equality at Clyde & Co
  • ACED – Achieving Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
  • Wellness & Disability
  • Pryde – our LGBT+ network
Scheme Description Applications Close Who can apply? Click below to apply
Bright Futures A nine-month mentoring programme which offers first-year law students and penultimate-year non-law students the opportunity to gain an insight into life at an international law firm. It is aimed at candidates who are from lower socioeconomic status groups looking for their first taste of life in a large commercial law firm.

 

02 January 2022 Available to first-year law students and penultimate- year non-law students who are from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

 

 

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Winter Vacation Scheme The perfect opportunity for you to experience life with our firm. You’ll spend one week 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. 01 November 2021 Final year undergraduate students and graduates from any degree discipline.

 

 

 

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Spring Vacation Scheme 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. 02 January 2022 Penultimate year undergraduates onwards from any degree discipline. Apply
Summer Vacation Scheme 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. 02 January 2022 Penultimate year undergraduates onwards from any degree discipline. Apply
Insight Days This is an opportunity to join us virtually to meet our team and get a feel for the kind of challenges you could be taking on full-time if you went on to join us. On-going Our Insight Days are open to undergraduate students and graduates studying any degree discipline and it doesn’t matter what year you’re in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Virtual Experience Programme This modular virtual experience will provide practical skills and confidence through a series of simulated tasks designed directly by our global team of Clyde & Co lawyers, based on their own experiences in the firm. On-going Apply