Clyde & Co
work experience

Bright Futures Programme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Our Bright Futures programme is a nine month programme which offers first-year law students and penultimate-year non-law students the opportunity to gain an insight into life at an international law firm. It is aimed at candidates who are looking for their first taste of life in a large commercial law firm. This year, our Bright Futures Programme runs between 22nd March – 26th March 2021.

This is an opportunity to spend a week in one of our world-renowned departments and to shadow one of our experienced lawyers. You’ll be able to get experience one of our complex legal transactions, develop an understanding of our core industry sectors and learn how we help our clients to achieve their commercial objectives.

You’ll need to make your application online between 1st October and 3rd January 2021. We’ll ask you to fill in your personal details, tell us about any previous work experience and answer a number of questions about why you’d like to join our firm, and this programme in particular. We’ll also want to know about your commercial awareness.

What we are looking for

This nine-month programme is aimed at people from lower socioeconomic status groups who've not yet had an opportunity to gain commercial work experience. Candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You should have been eligible for free school meals between the ages of 11-16
  • Have grown up in a household where no parent/guardian had attended university
  • Have experience of another form of social disadvantage. And just to let you know, we will also use RARE – a contextual recruitment system that’s been built with fairness and equality front of mind.


Aimed at first year law and second year non law social mobility students

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£350 (one week)

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 3 January 2021

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Closing date:  3 January 2021

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