Graduate Apprentices

Applications for our Bristol situated Graduate Apprenticeship roles are now live. Scroll down to discover more about our Projects & Construction (P&C) and Insurance, Financial and Professional Disputes (IFPD) offerings. Please note that at this time we are only recruiting for the Bristol region.

Where you could work

Bristol: Insurance, Financial & Professional Disputes (IFPD):

As a IFPD lawyer, you will help defend claims against the full range of non-medical professionals: our expertise includes the traditional professions (solicitors, accountants and other financial professionals, insurance brokers, surveyors and construction professionals) as well as the non-traditional and emerging professions (such as recruitment agents, estate agents, IT consultants, media companies and patent attorneys).

As a Graduate Apprentice, you will work closely with qualified solicitors in the team and would be supported in your development from day one. Our team has a long history of developing trainees right through to the top, with two of our recent partners having been trained at Clyde & Co themselves.

As part of a global team, you would also have opportunities to spend time abroad throughout your career and benefit from all that Clyde & Co has to offer.

Bristol & Newcastle: Projects & Construction (P&C):

The construction industry is one of the UK's major industries, contributing to 7% of the UK's GDP and accounting for around 3 million jobs. It can include the building of houses, renewable energy projects, roads, tunnels, hospitals, and sporting stadiums (to name a few).

The work that we do supports the legal framework that keeps the wheels of this fundamental industry moving.

As a construction lawyer within the Bristol team, you work primarily in the field of contract law. This can be negotiating and drafting construction contracts at the outset of a project, advising clients on managing the contracts throughout a project, and dealing with disputes that may arise at any point.

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Training with us

Our trainees are people who have impressed us on our vacation schemes. In fact, we recruit exclusively through our vacation schemes for our training contracts. If you do well there, you could join us on a training contract in Bristol or Newcastle.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for those who are interested in projects and construction law and committed to a career as a solicitor at Clyde & Co as well as the following:

  • You will need to have, by the start date in September 2023, a law degree or a non-law degree plus the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
  • You will be expected to have AAB at A-level and a 2:1 degree, although we will take into account mitigating circumstances using the Rare contextualised recruitment system.
  • As apprentices have employed status you must have the right to permanently live and work in the UK. Apprenticeships are not covered by student visas.

Application Process

We are looking for applicants with the motivation to join our firm and potential to be successful in the role throughout our process. The application process varies slightly from programme to programme, but this is what you'll need to do for this opportunity:

Explore the programme specific information to understand which opportunity is the right one for you.

  • You'll need to make your application online via our online application system.
  • You will need to make your application online via our online application system. The preliminary application deadline is February 24, 2023. Please note that this is subject to change.
  • You will then be invited to complete our digital immersive assessment which simulates a realistic preview of the role of a trainee solicitor. It looks to assess specific strengths and skills required in the role and asks you to complete a series of motivational and strengths-based questions though video interviews.
  • Following this, if successful we will be in contact to invite you to our assessment day which will consist of a Group Exercise, Case Study, and Interview.

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