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Vacation Schemes

Our vacation schemes are the perfect opportunity for you to experience life with our firm, in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow office. You’ll spend two weeks with us and, although some of your time will be about you getting to know what we do and who we work with, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know our trainees, associates and partners too.

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Get a training contract

At Clyde & Co, we recruit our Scottish trainees exclusively via our vacation schemes. As we recruit two years in advance for our training contracts, you should apply for a vacation scheme during the penultimate-year of your law degree. We offer training contracts in our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

Find out more about our training contracts

What to expect

Be immersed in our firm and the work we do from day one

See how our lawyers provide a complete legal service to clients in our core practice areas

Experience real work by observing cases, drafting responses, providing advice and preparing research

Attend court hearings, arbitrations, and mediations to see the different types of litigation available first-hand

Get involved in significant deals, meetings and negotiations

Attend seminars, networking events and social events with colleagues and clients

And you'll be rewarded too by earning £500 per week

Carry out work first-hand: Edinburgh: casualty, healthcare and professional and financial disputes; Glasgow: casualty and employment

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Your Career

If you’re keen to embark on a career in law, a vacation scheme with us could be the perfect stepping stone. Our schemes will give you a real insight into our firm and the opportunity to learn how the law is applied in our core industry sectors, and we’ll always aim to enable you to be placed in the department of your choice.

That’s not all…

The vacation scheme is your opportunity to get to know us and our chance to get to know you. At the end of the scheme, you will have a strengths-based interview. We'll use these and feedback from your supervisor and team to decide whether to offer you a training contract.

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How we support

Throughout your time with us, you can expect unrivalled training and support. You’ll have a dedicated buddy on hand to help you over the two weeks – and beyond. You’ll also receive guidance from a senior fee earner along with coaching and support from our early careers team – especially when it comes to your training contract interviews.

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