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Clifford Chance

BEI - Traineeship Programme

We have an established trainee programme for graduates from PRC law schools and junior PRC lawyers.


The traineeship normally lasts 2 years and is a vital step in gaining the necessary experience and training to become an associate/assistant at Clifford Chance.


During your traineeship, you will:

  • attend our training programme which consists of lectures, workshops, and e-learning courses drawing on our local, regional and global training programmes.
  • work with lawyers from all our different practice areas to broaden your experience and help you decide which area you would like to focus on in the future.

We recruit every trainee with the expectation they will become associates/assistants of the Firm.



As well as the personal attributes explained on our recruitment brochure attached, to apply you will need:

  • A consistently strong academic record
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Obtained an LLB or LLM from a PRC university


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