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Graduate Paralegal Academy - Southampton - Spring/Summer 2024

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Legal
  • Southampton

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  • Candidates must hold a UK Bachelors degree at 2:2 or above in any subject, demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, possess an ability to work well under pressure, and have knowledge of the litigation process. They also need indefinite leave to remain in the UK upon employment, and meet specific educational qualifications.
  • In the Graduate Paralegal Academy at Clyde & Co, you will work with experienced fee earners on a range of Casualty cases, from running your own cases to assisting in complex claims. You'll handle tasks such as instructing counsel, reviewing medical records, attending conferences, and more, with support and mentoring from industry experts to develop your skills and advance your career.


  • This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone who's interested in a law career - even if you've missed previous application deadlines, or if law wasn't your first career choice. You don't even need experience in law - what's most important is that you have a UK Bachelors degree at 2:2 or above in any subject, or an equivalent qualification. We're looking for people with excellent communication and organisational skills, and an ability to work well under pressure. Some knowledge of the litigation process would also be useful - but it's not essential.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they will have indefinite leave to remain within the UK upon commencement of employment. As a holder of a UK Government issued sponsorship licence, Clyde & Co must adhere to all rules and regulations outlined in relation to sponsorship of workers. This includes but is not limited to, the salary threshold limits set by the UK Government, which this role unfortunately does not meet."
  • 2:2 degree in any discipline
  • CCC A-Level or equivalent (Mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration)
  • Grade C at GCSE English Literature and Language


  • Working closely with our Partners and experienced fee earners, you'll play an important role in our Casualty teams with a workload that ranges from running your own cases, to assisting in complex, high value claims. Covering a range of areas from Credit Hire to Catastrophic Injury, you'll be involved in instructing counsel and medical experts, taking statements, assessing evidence, reviewing medical records, attending conferences, and much more.
  • We've designed our Paralegal Academy to offer the very best on the job training and experience in our sector. Our Paralegal Academy Lead will be on hand to keep everything running smoothly, and our Legal Training Manager will also support you with technical and structured training - so you can get the skills and experience to go further than you imagine.
  • Our Casualty teams comprise of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable practitioners in our industry, all ready to lead, guide and mentor you on your career journey. You'll work closely with our Partners on every aspect of the cases you support. And you'll discover a genuinely inclusive workplace that not only reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, but offers unique opportunities to learn from an equally diverse team of experts.
  • When you join our Paralegal Academy, you'll experience a fully tailored and personalised programme of development that suits your skills and ambition, and if you're one of our top performers, you could also be accepted onto our Casualty SQE qualification programme dependant on eligibility criteria in line with The University of Law, our nominated provider.

Application Process

  • We are looking for applicants with the motivation to join our firm and potential to be successful in the role throughout our process. The application process varies slightly from programme to programme, but this is what you'll need to do for this opportunity:
  • Explore the programme specific information to understand which opportunity is the right one for you.
  • You'll need to make your application online via our online application system.
  • You will then be invited to complete our digital immersive assessment which simulates a realistic preview of what it's like to work at Clyde & Co. It looks to assess specific strengths and skills required in the role and asks you to complete a series of motivational and strengths-based questions through video interviews.
  • Following this, if successful, we will be in contact to invite you to a virtual assessment centre, that will consist of a written task and a strengths based interview.
  • Please note: The majority of our vacancies are for June and September start dates, so you may not hear from us with the outcome of your application until the summer. We will inform all candidates of an outcome, so if you don't hear from us before the summer it means your application is still being considered.

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