Grow with us

We will do our utmost to foster your development 

from the very beginning

We will give you the opportunity to build a depth of understanding and confidence in your career that will help you to work across cultures and succeed within the wider business environment. Joining us will mean that you are working alongside colleagues who are leaders in their field. You’ll learn from established experts whilst working in a stimulating and challenging commercial environment. One where your unique talents can be developed and make a real impact.

In addition, you will have exceptional opportunities to develop and broaden your skills through individually tailored in-house training and development programmes provided by the firm’s Academy. Our continued investment in our team members to help them reach their full potential is a key part of our global strategy aimed at developing talent and driving continuous innovation for our clients. We want to be at the forefront of the emerging elite group of international law firms.

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Clifford Chance Academy

The Academy provides integrated training and continuous professional education to support you throughout your career. The Academy delivers technical and business skills training to everyone in the firm, in person and online. We emphasise continuous professional development at every stage of your career, so training is available to all – trainees, graduates, lawyers, partners and business service teams alike. The training and mentoring you receive will ensure that you are up-to-date with legal developments in the areas where you work and also that you develop business skills such as time management, communication and client relationship skills.

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Tech Academy

The Tech Academy provides our people with online training and resources and a global programme of face-to-face workshops, ensuring we remain on top of the latest technology trends and issues our clients are facing. The portal houses a range of online training programmes and webinars, short summaries of key technologies and trends, a glossary of useful terms and links to other resources. 

As well as the online site, the Tech Academy has hosted a series of workshops run by Collective Campus, the education and innovation consultancy based in Australia. These are full day training courses that have been held around the world on a range of topics, from e-commerce to artificial intelligence, blockchain, data privacy and cybersecurity.

What we offer

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Ongoing career development

The firm provides each individual with the framework and tools to take charge of their own development. Aside from the Academy offering, there is significant on-the-job learning no matter what your role will be, and we expect our staff to continue to embrace learning and knowledge with a curious and open attitude. We have cross-office mentorship programmes and regular appraisals which act as mileposts, enabling you to check in with your manager or partner to review your progress. Internal mobility is actively encouraged and many people at the firm have moved between teams and offices.

Three Conversations

Our Three Conversations framework is a consistent approach to developing our talent and aims to improve colleagues’ experience and empower them to take the lead in shaping their careers. This framework is implemented globally Three Conversations creates the space to set inspiring and challenging objectives, talk about their career development and identify any support they may need to achieve their goals. This framework link people’s overall contribution to the firm with what they are assessed on at the end of the year and what they want to achieve next.


At Clifford Chance we believe everyone is entitled to the same equality of opportunity and experience. Each of us can face a range of personal, work and societal pressures that can impact our mental health and wellbeing. We realise that working in a law firm can be a pressurized and demanding environment. Our wellbeing agenda aims to ensure our people are able to recognise and appreciate the importance of maintaining good mental health and in building their resilience and ability to operate healthily and successfully.

Clifford Chance Choice

Clifford Chance Choice is a framework which embraces the changing world of work to support the needs of our people and clients which we launched in March 2019. By offering people more choice while continuing to help them excel in their legal careers, Clifford Chance Choice aims to help us remain an employer of choice among the brightest and best legal talent. Every year we offer our lawyers the option to apply for up to one or two months unpaid leave, without providing a reason, which complements existing flexible working options across the firm.

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