A vacation scheme is the perfect way to learn
about working at Clifford Chance and meet our
We recruit students that we believe have the potential and ambition to join us once their degrees are completed.
The Vacation Scheme allows you to follow the life of a lawyer at Clifford Chance closely - you will sit in two different practice areas, working with our lawyers on real, live client projects. You will be treated as a part of our team and given opportunities to demonstrate your ability.
To ensure you get the most from your scheme we will assign you a mentor, an experienced lawyer one or two years ahead of you who will help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
Across the four week scheme we will also host sessions from professionals across the firm to give you a real insight into how our firm works.
In 2021 our Summer Vacation Schemes will be running across the following dates:
- 31 May - 25 June
- 28 June - 23 July
You will need to exhibit ambition, drive and commitment as well as strong interpersonal skills and commerciality. In addition to these attributes we ask that applicants meet the following requirements:
- A consistently strong academic record.
- The ability to speak Mandarin or a Chinese dialect, and to read and write Chinese is preferable.
- A law or combined degree from a university in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or England which will enable you to begin a Hong Kong training contract when you have completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)*. Applications from non-law graduates who have taken the Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Examination) are also welcome.