During your Training Contract with Clyde & Co you will undertake four six-month seats within different practice areas of the firm, covering both contentious and non-contentious work.
As we encourage individuality and want you to have the chance to tailor your Training Contract towards your interests, we do not prescribe seats. Before each seat rotation you will have the opportunity to select three seats you are interested in. We try to accommodate preferences, however due to our size and ever changing business needs, this is not always possible. In the event you do not receive any of your preferences, you will have priority during the following seat rotation. As well as the chance to undertake seats in our UK offices (London, Guildford, Oxford and Manchester), you will also have the opportunity to go abroad or on a client secondment. We currently have trainees in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Tanzania. If you have a strong desire to spend time in a specific office we will try to accommodate this.
For those with strong ties to the Middle East we offer a MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Training Contract, where the majority of the Training Contract is completed in the Middle East with the opportunity to come to the UK to undertake a seat. In our Hong Kong office we recruit up to four trainees each year and like the MENA Training Contract, you will have the opportunity to undertake a seat in one of the UK or MENA offices. Regardless of the seat you are in, you will be appointed a supervisor who you will sit with. All supervisors are trained and aware of the Law Society obligations that need to be covered during the Training Contract.
In order to ensure your progression during the Training Contract, you will have both a mid-seat and end of seat appraisal with you supervisor. As well as this, you will be required to keep a Training Diary, recording matters you have worked on and training attended. At Clyde & Co you will do this via an Online Mentor system. Both the appraisals and Online Mentor are very useful when it comes to making decisions about future seats and tracking your progress during your path to qualification. We are particularly proud of our retention rates over the past four years which have averaged 90%.
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2016.