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Clifford Chance it is on the hunt for extra students to help “top-up” its 2011 trainee solicitor intake after admitting it had under recruited last year.
The magic circle firm contacted students at the College of Law earlier this week to announce that it had extra spaces available on its August 2011 and February 2012 programmes.
A spokesman for the Clifford Chance said: “We slightly under-recruited last year because obviously it was a very exceptional year. But now we’re looking to bring our numbers back up to the usual 120 trainees we take on each year.”
The firm has said, due to the earlier than usual start date, it would only be accepting applications from law students in their last year of university or those who have completed or in the process of taking their LPC.
But candidates hoping to get a job with the top City firm have to act fast as the application deadline for the last minute training contracts is 23 May.
The news comes after Lawyer 2B reported last year that the firm had filled all the spots on its August 2011 and February 2012 intakes and subsequently did not run any training contract assessment centres for those cohorts.
Elsewhere, Shoosmiths has also re-entered the graduate recruitment market after it recently announced that it would be needing more candidates for its 2011 recruitment round as well as kick-starting its 2012 intake (see story).