This is a firm where trainees quickly feel at home. That’s partly because of our people. The fact that we look out for each other. Our partners are approachable and will be keen to support your development. Meanwhile, our diversity networks help ensure our firm fully reflects the communities we work in.
Perhaps the best way to get a sense of what it’s like to work here is to hear what our people have to say.
Outside the Box
Our students and trainees come from all walks of life – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But there are certain traits that we look for in everyone here. You need to be ambitious. Committed, with a sense of curiosity and adventure. You also need to be an independent thinker. One of the reasons why our clients choose us is because we’re never afraid to break the mould.
What we look for
We look for people who are hungry to succeed – people who always go above and beyond to achieve their goals. You’ll enjoy taking on responsibility right from the outset and will relish the opportunity to broaden your skills in diverse seats as well as on client or international secondments.
This is an environment where problem solvers thrive. And while our culture is incredibly collaborative, we also look for people who are full of initiative and happy to stand on their own two feet. Not least because we always welcome new ideas and different perspectives.
Curiosity and commitment
Life here means asking questions. Taking an interest in every new opportunity – and seizing the moment. You’ll be committed to delivering exceptional work for our clients and to making the most of every opportunity to learn and develop that comes your way.
A sense of adventure
If you’re always up for a challenge and you love to come up with new ideas and find yourself in new situations, we think you’ll feel very at home with us. We think one of the best ways to learn, grow and progress is to step out of your comfort zone. Get ready to explore your potential to the full.
Chris Williams, a Partner at Clyde & Co shares his legal journey to date. Listen to his story and how his experience of applications, rejections and successes have helped him achieve his career goals.
"Throughout the Bright Futures Programme you are made to feel part of the family, and you’re encouraged to express yourself and become friends with your mentors and fellow peers."
FUTURE TRAINEE, LONDON
"As a trainee, I enjoyed the variety offered in each of my seats and I’ve been able to develop a strong transferable skillset. My colleagues are friendly – willing to offer advice whenever I need it."
"If you are willing to roll-up your sleeves, have an open-mind and keep a positive attitude to work, Clyde & Co is a place you will be recognised and be given the opportunity to not only build a career, but also develop a global network."
SHARAF AL HIJAZIN
"What really sold the firm for me was the responsibility given to me by my department. I was amazed at how immersed I felt in the firm after only two weeks – I didn’t want to leave!"
FUTURE TRAINEE, LONDON
"While Clyde & Co is an ambitious firm and is at the top of its chosen fields, the firm values the importance of its lawyers being well-rounded individuals and enjoying a good work-life balance."
NEWLY QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE, LONDON
"Just one month in as a first-seat corporate trainee in London has shown me why Clyde & Co is a world leader in giving some of the best legal training. The exposure to industry shaping deals and being given meaningful work to help push transactions across the line has shown me that you are not just a number."
"The Training Contract here offers the opportunity to work on complex, dynamic and high profile cases all whilst learning from market leading lawyers. If you want a firm with a global reach yet a friendly, personal feel then Clydes is a great choice."
"It's been two months into my training contract and I have already had a tremendous amount of responsibility, but equally, I've received an enormous level of support setting me up for the rest of my training contract."
“The best part of my Clyde & Co experience is the continuous learning curve. People are always willing to give you opportunities to learn, take their time in sharing their knowledge and make you feel like you are part of the team.”
"Being registered blind, it is amazing at how accommodating Clyde & Co are in supporting me as a trainee and how up to date they are on their equality and diversity schemes. The support I have received is overwhelming and I am positive that without this support I would not have been able to achieve to the best of my ability. The firm is friendly, and care about their employees and welfare which is refreshing to see in this day and age."
"We (the trainees) are viewed as key team members and are therefore given a great deal of responsibility. The firm's supportive environment enables trainees to develop the confidence to express their views and contribute meaningfully to the matters they work on."
“I have been exposed to work that is varied and international in scope, which makes every day very interesting! My team is friendly and supportive and is committed to helping me further my professional development."
Does this sound like you?
If you have the qualities we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll nurture your skills and help you develop brand new ones. Ultimately, we’ll help you become the kind of lawyer that you aspire to be – whether you’d like to become a partner and future leader or a renowned expert.