Training Contracts in Scotland

As a trainee, you can join us in Edinburgh or Glasgow. You can read more about each location using the links below. Wherever you join us, as well as exceptional training across your of seats, we’ll support your development in a number of ways. We want to help you thrive so you can enjoy a long and successful career with us.

During Your Training

These one-to-one meetings with the early careers team are an opportunity for you to engage with us to shape your training programme and future career path. You’ll be able to discuss your goals and future expectations, tell us about your achievements, tap into our expertise and decide upon your future objectives and development needs.

You’ll be allocated a mentor from one of our newly qualified lawyers, enabling you to get peer-to-peer support and guidance from someone who’s completed the training contract before you.

We know that from time to time our trainees may have things going on outside of work. Our early careers team is always on hand to confidentially help you deal any issues that might adversely impact your work performance, health and well-being.

This programme has been tailored specifically to help our trainees at the very beginning of their career. It’s about helping you ensure you have a positive mindset and the right focus – both of which are vital to succeeding in high-performing teams. It focuses on coaching powerful habit changes to improve mental health, energy, resilience and performance

Trainee Salary and Grants


  • 1st Year - £23,400
  • 2nd Year - £24,500
  • Post Qualification - £40,000


  • PEAT 1 - Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP) Fees
  • £3,000 maintenance grant


We only recruit trainees from our vacation scheme. To apply for that, you’ll need to undertake the following steps:

Step 1

You’ll need to apply online between the 20 September 2022 and 02 January 2023.

Step 2

For all programmes, you’ll need to make your application online via our online application system.

Step 3

Following your online application, you will be invited to complete our Digital Simulation. 

Step 4

If your response during the Digital Simulation stage suggest you have what it takes to be successful here at Clyde& Co, you will be invited to the final stage of our assessment process – the virtual Assessment Day. 


We want you to feel recognised and rewarded for your contribution, so we offer a range of rewards and benefits:

Pension scheme

Life assurance

Maternity and paternity pay

Holiday purchase

Season ticket loan

Cycle to work scheme

Gym subsidy


If you’ve liked what you’re read and seen about us so far, it’s time to take the next step and make your application.