First Year Springboard Scheme

Springboard is a unique opportunity for exceptional first year students to gain an insider's view into what a career in law can look like.

During the five day scheme you'll experience an intensive schedule of classroom-based activity, a day spent shadowing our lawyers in a practice area, and a trip to one of our international offices so you can see the Global Network in practice. It'll be fast-paced, dynamic and packed full of exciting opportunities.  

The content will include presentations on our practice areas, case studies, and seminars to develop your legal knowledge and commercial awareness.  There will be a variety of networking opportunities where you will meet representatives from all levels within the firm. You'll receive a £350 per week salary too. 

After the scheme the very best candidates will be invited to apply for a place on a bespoke Springboard Training Contract assessment day in August. If you’re successful in securing your training contract we'll even match you up with a trainee buddy who will make sure that you’re connected with us throughout the rest of your time at university.

If you’re an exceptional first year student set on a career in commercial law, then we want to hear from you.

Scheme 1

Runs on: 26 June 2017 until 30 June 2017

Scheme 2

Runs on: 17 July 2017 until 21 July 2017

Aimed at: First year students, particularly those studying a Law degree

Applications open: 03 October 2016
Applications close: Midnight GMT, 03 January 2017
Assessments held: Week commencing 30 January 2017

Selection process: Online application form, Watson Glaser test, video interview, online written test plus an hour-long combined case study and strengths based interview with a Partner.

Please note that there is only one application link for both schemes. You will be asked on the application if there is a scheme that you CANNOT attend.  

Applications for this cycle are now closed.

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First Year Springboard Scheme

Springboard has been running successfully for two years now and it's your first opportunity to secure a training contract with us here at Clifford Chance.