Clifford Chance is proud to be a founding member of PRIME. Through PRIME, we’re committed to ensuring that anyone who wants to enter the world of law has an equal chance to do so, regardless of their background. For many years, obtaining work experience in the legal sector depended largely on who you know rather than what you know. PRIME members have made a commitment to change this by providing fair access to work experience schemes.
Our PRIME placement is an introduction to a career in law and is open to students from state schools who have the academic potential to be a successful lawyer, but may not necessarily have opportunities to access the legal profession.
You'll spend four days at our Canary Wharf headquarters, where you'll meet and interact with professionals from every level of our business – from trainees and recently qualified associates to partners and recruitment specialists.
This varied and carefully structured programme is designed to help participants understand what a career in law involves and what it can offer. It's an exceptional opportunity to learn about the industry from one of its best-known firms, and we want to hear from people who'll seize it with both hands.
In your time with us you'll be introduced to the areas of law in which we practice, and hear about opportunities outside of corporate law from a visiting barrister. You'll also benefit from putting presentation skills into practice and complete mock interviews with one-on-one feedback – useful in whatever career path you decide to pursue.
Our PRIME participants should:
- attend a state (non-fee paying) school; and
- be in year 12 to year 13 (England and Wales); S5 to S6 (Scotland); or Lower/Upper Sixth (Northern Ireland)
- be the first generation in your immediate family to attend university or eligible (or have been) for free school meals.
If you’re in year 13, but not eligible for PRIME then you should be able to apply for one of our Open Days.
Opens: 25th September 2017
Closes: 12th February 2018
Scheme runs: 26th March – 29th March 2018
Opens: 3rd April 2018
Closes: 25th July 2018
Scheme runs: 6th – 9th August 2018