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IGNITE Training Contract (Graduate Programme)

Technology focused

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Tech-minded Training Contracts for people who want to push the law forward.

Law is not what it used to be. New technology will shake up our sector and revolutionise it, as it has for most other major sectors of the economy. The speed of change will only get faster. That’s where you come in.

We will lead and shape this new reality. And be at the forefront of law’s technological evolution. But to do that, we need to include within our pool of legal talent a set of thinkers focused particularly on the exciting possibilities that Tech affords our business – whose preoccupation will liberate Tech to revolutionise the way we work.

Clifford Chance: IGNITE

Jonathan Kewley, Midori Takenaka, Herbert Swaniker and Jenni Polson talk us through the Clifford Chance IGNITE Training Contract.

The opportunity

Clifford Chance IGNITE - a pioneering Training Contract which offers applicants with an aptitude for Tech a route to qualify as lawyers.

You might have studied computer science. Or taught yourself to code in the evenings. Or be developing an app on the side of your law degree. The only thing you must have is an excitement for what the meeting of law and tech can spark.

IGNITE is a Training Contract with a rare emphasis on Tech. A new route that’ll take you into some of the world’s most innovative learning environments. No other leading law firm offers anything like it.

It’s still a Clifford Chance Training Contract. You’ll collaborate with, work alongside and be supported by the brightest legal minds. You’ll have access to an unusual depth and breadth of experience. With secondment opportunities and chances to tailor your development throughout, you’ll be a fully qualified lawyer after two years - and positioned to shape the future.

Beyond that, you’ll have the time and space to develop new skills and solutions. To reconsider what Tech can do for law. To redesign and streamline the way we operate. And redefine how we deliver the best results for our clients.

Tech Academy

Our global Tech Academy is a technology-focused element of the firm's central learning and development function, the Clifford Chance Academy, which is dedicated to the space. The Tech Academy provides our people with online training and resources and a global programme of face-to-face workshops, ensuring that we remain on top of the latest technology trends and issues our clients are facing.

The details

Applications close: Midnight GMT, 12th of December 2019.

Assessment dates: Week commencing the 13th & 27th of January 2020.

Selection process: Online application form, Watson Glaser test and two assessment days. The first is the same as the Training Contract assessment day, including a case study and two one-hour long interviews. The second stage is an IGNITE-specific case study and a one-hour long interview.

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