VACATION SCHEMES

Our vacation schemes are the perfect opportunity for you to experience life with our firm, in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow office. 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.

GET A TRAINING CONTRACT

At Clyde & Co, we recruit our Scottish trainees exclusively via our vacation schemes. As we recruit two years in advance for our training contracts, you should apply for a vacation scheme during the penultimate year of your law degree. We offer training contracts in our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

Find out more about our training programmes here:


 
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WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Be immersed in our firm and the work we do from day one
  • See how our lawyers provide a complete legal service to clients in our core practice areas
  • Experience real work by observing cases, drafting responses, providing advice and preparing research
  • Attend court hearings, arbitrations, and mediations to see the different types of litigation available first-hand
  • Get involved in significant deals, meetings and negotiations
  • Attend seminars, networking events and social events with colleagues and clients
  • And you'll be rewarded too by earning £450 per week
  • See out work first-hand: Edinburgh: Casualty, Healthcare and Professional and Financial Disputes; Glasgow: Casualty and Employment

YOUR CAREER

If you’re keen to embark on a career in law, a vacation scheme with us could be the perfect stepping stone. These two weeks will give you a real insight into Clyde & Co Scotland, the opportunity to learn about how the law is applied in our core industry sectors and we’ll always aim to enable you to be placed in the department of your choice.

That’s not all…

At the end of your vacation scheme, if you decide you want to join us, we’ll run an interview there and then. We’ll ask why you want to join us and what you think you can offer – especially given that you’d got to know us. We’ll ask for feedback from our teams too.


 

HOW WE SUPPORT YOU

Throughout your time with us, you can expect unrivalled training and support. You’ll have a dedicated buddy on hand to help you over the two weeks – and beyond. You’ll also receive guidance from a senior fee earner along with coaching and support from our early careers team – especially when it comes to your training contract interviews.


 

HOW TO APPLY

You will need to submit an application online, between 18th September 2023 and 11.59pm 4th January 2024. We do not recruit on a rolling basis but advise that you don’t leave your application until the last day! Read on for more details

The online application form will only ask for your personal details and qualifications. Within a week of applying, you will receive an invite to our Digital Assessment, including video interview questions and written responses.

Do well in your Digital Assessment, and you’ll be invited to a virtual assessment centre. You’ll have a strengths-based interview with a Partner and Senior Associate and will be asked to complete a written task.

 

The online application form will only ask for your personal details and qualifications. Within a week of applying, you will receive an invite to our Digital Assessment, including video interview questions and written responses.

Do well in your Digital Assessment, and you’ll be invited to a virtual assessment centre. You’ll have a strengths-based interview with a Partner and Senior Associate and will be asked to complete a written task.