“When it comes to career progression, I’ve really appreciated Osborne Clarke’s openness and honesty.” Claire Temple, Associate Director
What are your opening and closing dates?
Our annual deadlines are:
- Vacation Scheme: Open for applications 1 November, Closing date 15 January
- Training Contract: Open for applications 1 November, Closing date 15 January
- Insight Scheme: Open for applications 1 November, Closing date 28 February
What resources are useful for applicants?
Our trainees recommend the following online resources for useful advice on pursuing a career in the law:
I didn’t achieve the required academic results, can I still apply?
Yes, you can. Academic success is important to us but we know that sometimes, for very good reasons, bright people don’t necessarily get the grades they deserve. We have partnered with Rare, a multi-award winning diversity company, to integrate their Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) into our recruitment process. The CRS enables us to further understand the context in which applicants’ experiences have been gained, and recruit the very best people from a range of backgrounds. There is also space within the application form to disclose any mitigating circumstances.
Can I get feedback on my application?
We can’t provide feedback at the application stage due to the large volume of applications we receive. If you come to an assessment centre, we will give you an evaluation over the phone.
Can I reapply if my application isn’t successful?
If your application is unsuccessful at the application stage then you are eligible to reapply at any stage.
If your application is unsuccessful at either assessment centre or interview stage then you are not able to reapply in the same recruitment year.
How do I apply for a paralegal role?
Paralegal opportunities are advertised in the careers section of our website.
Do you offer any secondments?
We have ad hoc secondments with clients that, in the past, have included a software solutions company in the Thames Valley and a leading payments technology company in the City. Read about some of our secondments here.
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