Summer Vacation Scheme

In 2017 we'll be running one two-week Summer Vacation Scheme. If your application for a place is successful, you'll benefit from an unparalleled introduction to the world of commercial law, undertaking real work and interacting with people at every level of our business. You'll work with lawyers experienced in one of our practice areas. You'll also have the support of a supervising lawyer and a trainee 'buddy' who you can turn to at any stage.

It's a unique learning experience. We'll expect you to ask questions, take notes and get involved. You'll also have exceptional opportunities for networking and socialising. Make sure you make the most of them.

You'll receive a weekly salary of £400 and should you require any financial assistance with regards to travel or accommodation, then please feel free to contact the Graduate Recruitment Team. Likewise, if you need any adjustments to be made at any stage of the process, please do get in touch. We'll also give you full access to our facilities (including the swimming pool, restaurant and fitness centre). Most importantly, you could be taking your first step towards commencing a Training Contract with us.

Aimed at: Students in their penultimate year of study, in any degree discipline.

Summer Vacation Scheme

Applications open: 03 October 2016

Applications close: Midnight GMT, 03 January 2017
Assessments held: week commencing 23 January 2017

Scheme runs: 03 July 2017 until 14 July 2017 

Selection process: Online application form, Watson Glaser test, video interview, online written test, assessment day including a case study and strengths based interview.

Applications for this cycle are now closed.


Before you apply have you visited the 'Meet Our People' page? Head over to learn more about life at Clifford Chance or to ask a question that might strengthen your application.

Summer Vacation Scheme

This year Clifford Chance is offering one two-week Summer Vacation Scheme, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture and working environment. From classroom-based activities to time spent in practice, your Vacation Scheme place also rewards you with a Training Contract conversion interview.