Training Contracts 2023
Cleary Gottlieb is one of the leading international law firms, with 16 closely integrated offices located in major financial and political centres around the world. For more than 60 years, the firm has been pre-eminent in shaping the internationalisation of the legal profession. Our worldwide practice has a proven track record for innovation and providing advice of the highest quality to meet the domestic and international needs of our clients.
We seek individuals, both law and non-law graduates, who we believe have the exceptional qualities necessary to become the leaders of the profession in the next generation. While our aim is to recruit 10-12 trainees to join us, we will only recruit those candidates that we think have a long-term future with us.
We receive a very high number of applications for training contracts each year. To succeed, candidates need to demonstrate exceptional academic ability. We normally expect candidates to be on course to attain a high 2.1 degree or better from a leading university and to have achieved at least AAA at A-Level or the equivalent. Alongside academic ability, we value evidence of extra-curricular achievement. Foreign language skills are a valuable asset, but are not essential.