Practice Group Specific Training Contracts

Applications for our Bristol situated Training Contracts are now open. Scroll down to discover more about our Projects & Construction (P&C) and Insurance, Financial and Professional Disputes (IFPD) offerings.
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Register for our Bristol Insight Day! It will be an engaging day and an opportunity to learn about us and see if we’re the right fit for you. On the day, you will have the opportunity to hear from Trainees and the Early Careers team. You will learn about the application process, including any hints and tips, and much more!

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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).

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.

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Bristol: 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

The route to qualification in this role will be the SQE. The SQE provides a real opportunity for us to reimagine and reframe how training and development is delivered for our Early Careers populations and for us to provide more innovative and tailored training programmes to suit our business.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for those who are interested in Projects and Construction or IFPD and are committed to a career as a solicitor at Clyde & Co as well as the following:

  • You will need to have a law degree or a non-law degree plus the Post-Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) by September 2024. You would then start your SQE course, ready to join us as a trainee in September 2025.
  • 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.
  • If you are currently studying or have achieved an LPC qualification, please ensure you document this on your application form.

Application Process

We are looking for applicants with the motivation to join our firm and the 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 deadline is 4th January 2024. 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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