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Practice Group Specific Training Contracts

Scroll down to discover more about our P&C (Projects & Construction) and IFPD (Insurance, Financial and Professional Disputes) offerings.

The specialisms explained

Both programmes will run from our Bristol office but approach two different core practice areas.

As an IFPD lawyer, you’ll help defend claims against the full range of non-medical professionals. You’ll advise traditional professions, for example, accountants and surveyors, and the non-traditional or emerging professions, such as estate agents and IT consultants.

You’ll work closely with and be supported by qualified solicitors from day one. There is no limit to your career path, with routes to partner level. You’ll also have opportunities to spend time abroad throughout your career on multinational cases.

The construction industry is one of the UK's major economic contributors, creating 7% of GDP and accounting for around 3 million jobs. It can include anything – from housing to significant infrastructure. The work we do keeps the wheels of this fundamental industry moving.

You’ll work primarily in the field of contract law. This can be negotiating and drafting construction contracts, advising clients throughout a project and dealing with disputes that may arise at any point.

As an interested candidate, you’re invited to our insight day prior to applying, which will give you an understanding of the recruitment process and introduce you to other trainees and our early careers team.

Let's take it step by step

Our strengths-based recruitment process is based on fairness and equity. It’s designed to help us identify what motivates you to work at a city law firm, over your learnt experiences, and helps you show us the most authentic version of yourself. Here’s how it works:

Applications open

For all programmes, you’ll need to make your application online via our online application system. At this stage you’ll just need to complete your basic personal information. No lengthy written tasks for you to complete here.

Digital simulation

Following your online application, you will be invited to complete our digital simulation. It’s an assessment you can complete in your own time and space. It constraints a variety of questions with responses being a mix between written and video. They’re designed to present you with some of the challenges you can expect to face at Clyde & Co. Some questions will try to understand your motivations behind your application. It’s about as realistic as it gets. For more advice and tips on how to approach this stage, visit the learning hub. We then invite eligible candidates, who performed best in the digital simulation to the final stage – our assessment centre.

Assessment centre

This is the final stage of the process. Here, we are assessing candidates based on the strengths that will deliver success in a role. As part of the assessment day, you will take part in a commercial thinking exercise, a role play scenario, a group exercise and a strengths-based interview.

Offer

Our favourite part – the offer. We’ll notify you by phone if you’re successful, if you’re not, we’ll offer you some feedback for development.

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Training with us

The route to qualification in this role will be the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination). The SQE provides a real opportunity for us to reimagine and reframe how training and development is delivered for our early careers populations and for us to provide more innovative and tailored training programmes to suit our business.

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for those who are interested in P&C or IFPD and are committed to a career as a solicitor at Clyde & Co as well as the following:

  • You will need to have a law degree or a non-law degree plus the PGDL (Post-Graduate Diploma in Law) by September 2025. You would then start your SQE course, ready to join us as a trainee in September 2026.
  • You will be expected to have AAB at A-level and a 2:1 degree, although we will take into account mitigating circumstances using the Rare contextualised recruitment system.
  • If you are currently studying or have achieved an LPC qualification, please ensure you document this on your application form.

Click the link below and register your interest for when roles go live in September!

Register your interest

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