Welcome to Clyde & Co's MEA graduate programme


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MEA offers Training Contract and Vacation Scheme opportunities

We offer a MEA (Middle East and Africa) Training Contract where you will have the opportunity to come to the UK to undertake a seat. This route leads to qualification as an England and Wales qualified lawyer.

The MEA region is a rapidly growing market and home to some of the most exciting legal work in the world. Our MEA Training Contract provides you with a unique opportunity to work alongside a team of lawyers whose knowledge and expertise spans over 25 years working in the region. Your training will comprise of four seats in any of our MEA offices with possibilities of having one of your seats in the UK or any other of our international offices and your interaction with Partners, clients and involvement in business development starts at an early stage.

By the end of your training, you will have gained the depth and breadth of truly international experience to set you apart as a trusted commercial legal advisor and you will be expected to continue your legal career as a newly-qualified solicitor in MEA.

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We look for candidates with excellent academics but your commercial acumen, interpersonal skills and adaptability are also of interest to us. You also need to demonstrate a real commitment to pursuing law in the region, and to that end, we are particularly interested in candidates who have strong ties to the region and/or Arabic language skills.

Summer vacation scheme

Who? Aimed at penultimate-year law students and final-year students of other disciplines.
When? Two-week summer vacation scheme in June/July.
Where? Our Dubai offices

Applications open on 1 October each year and deadlines to apply are 31 January 2021.

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Training Contract

We recruit two years in advance of your start date for a Training Contract.
Applications for our MEA Training Contract close on 30 April each year and you may start applying as soon as we open applications in November.

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