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Osborne Clarke Graduate Careers

Welcome to Osborne Clarke's law firm hub. You can use this resource to find out everything you need to know about this leading law firm. 

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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is a law firm with global reach, which offers trainees challenging work and access to a wealth of interesting clients. The firm aims to make its training contract "completely bespoke" and all new starters are given the opportunity to discuss their interests and ambitions with the firm's HR team before they commence their training. 

Client secondments are on offer and all trainees are given the opportunity to spend time working in one of the firm's international offices. 

70 people are given the chance to join Osborne Clarke's vacation scheme each year for a two-week placement in one of the firm's three UK offices. First year law students and second year non-law students can also participate in the firm's insight scheme, which gives candidates an insight into life at the firm.

What the firm says

Osborne Clarke is an award-winning multinational law firm. We’ve grown rapidly, with 26 global offices and we’re proud to say that our influence and impact can be applied almost anywhere. The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Our sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas. It helps keep us one step ahead.

Like any private practice, legal expertise is at the heart of everything we do. But what makes us distinctive? For a start, you can expect to get involved in truly fascinating work. The variety of our deals and the diversity of our clients provide an exciting and immersive commercial framework. This is a firm where fresh ideas (and the confidence and conviction to see them through) are highly prized, and we’re never afraid to take a view. It is also firm with a coherent commercial vision, with a clear direction, supported by a compelling sense of purpose and identity. Put simply, we’re going places. And you can put our positive, can-do attitude down to sustained success, in terms of both profile and performance.

Finally, there’s our culture. When we asked our recent recruits what attracted them to us, they used words like ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘open’ and ‘fun’. To our clients we are ‘approachable’, ‘proactive’, ‘understanding’ and ‘formidable’. 




Academic requirements

Training contracts and vacation schemes are open to penultimate-year law students, final year non-law students and beyond (including graduates and those considering a change of career).