Singapore Training Contract 2027 (2024 Recruitment)


  1. Singapore
  2. Lawyer in Training
  3. Permanent
  4. Clifford Chance

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Job Description

We are looking for accomplished and articulate applicants who can contribute their own ideas and opinions. We need enthusiastic people who will enjoy getting to know clients and colleagues and who understand that working at the forefront of legal services often requires hard work, applied intellect and a collaborative approach to working in a team. We are looking for people who display the drive and commitment to meet the high standards we expect. Applicants should also possess outstanding academic abilities.



This unique Training Programme is 26-months in duration and will first provide a Practice Training Contract in Singapore through Cavenagh Law LLP. Following your admission to the Singapore Bar, you will then undergo the Post-Qualification Training Programme conducted by Clifford Chance. 

This is a truly international programme; there is an opportunity for you to complete a seat in one of the international offices of Clifford Chance. 

In addition to gaining excellent exposure to international work, you will also receive access to the world class training that Clifford Chance provides to its trainees globally and access to the training resources of the Clifford Chance Academy. 

The Training Programme is designed to help you build a portfolio of technical, business and commercial skills to support and sustain growth in your practical experience. You will progress through a structured programme in each seat and receive mentoring and performance assessments from dedicated supervisors. Upon completion of the Training Programme, you will have the opportunity to be considered for associate positions with Cavenagh Law LLP or Clifford Chance.


  • Students studying law overseas who are due to graduate in mid-2025
  • Students studying law in Singapore who are due to graduate in mid-2026
  • Citizen or PR of Singapore
  • Current law student at a university approved by the Singapore Ministry of Law

Company Description

Who we are

We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet.

We opened our Singapore office in 1981 to service South and South East Asia, making it one of the longest established international law firms in the region. In 2012, Clifford Chance Pte Ltd and Cavenagh Law LLP registered as a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore under the name Clifford Chance Asia. The Formal Law Alliance allows the two firms to provide the broadest range of Singapore and international law services from one platform, with Singapore litigation representation provided through Cavenagh Law.

To find out more about what it is like to work in Clifford Chance in Asia Pacific.

Additional Information

Equal opportunities statement

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here



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