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Are you the Future Lawyer of the Year?

We’re searching UK universities to find the outstanding Future Lawyer of the Year. We are looking for an innovative and proactive individual who is keen to take control of their career.


You could win a place on our vacation scheme, as well as the opportunity to receive a 1-2-1 meeting from the firm’s CEO Matthew Kelsall during your time with us.

All finalists will also win a place on an assessment day for the next vacation scheme and a gift voucher.

Applications for the targetjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2023 are now closed.

Introducing our 2023 finalists...

Alex Virdi | University of Birmingham| Law

Betsy Board | Cardiff University| Law

Christina Lawrence | University of Cambridge | Natural Science

Gulsum Qane | London South Bank University| Law

Hamza Afzal | University of Aberdeen| Law with English

Joshua Gibson | Cardiff University| Law

Maja Raczkowska | University of Exeter | Law and Business

Oscar Calvete Al-Khalidi | University of Birmingham| Ancient History

Rochelle Inbakumar | City, University of London | Law

Saja Ali | University of Law | Law

What makes an award winner?

Our lawyer of the future will be equipped with a range of skills that can be found regardless of degree discipline. You will be:

  • an all-rounder and high achiever who is focused on the future
  • self-motivated, naturally proactive and full of initiative
  • ambitious and have a growth mindset
  • commercially minded and have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • a team player
  • an analytical or creative thinker
  • equipped with innovation and great attention to detail.

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer the four questions set by Clyde & Co.

Must be completed by 30.01.23

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit two online tests designed exclusively by our partner SHL.

Must be completed by 30.01.23

Submit by 30.01.23

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 30 January 2023.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2023.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Clyde & Co.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 21 April 2023, where the award winners will be announced.

Clyde & Co and the Future Lawyer of the Year Award

Clyde & Co is an ambitious global law firm and over the past decade we have more than doubled in size to become one of the UK’s largest law firms and top 60 globally, with a strong and respected international network of 50+ offices across six continents.

At the heart of our strategy is our ability to respond to the needs of clients in our core sectors – insurance, construction, energy, transport and trade and commodities. We aim to provide an integrated offering to bring the benefits of the whole firm to clients in a commercial way – offering seamless and efficient services that deliver to those clients.

Crucial to this is investing in our people, culture and diversity – including different mindsets, skillsets and perspectives to provide us and our clients with the diversity of thought and action that they need to solve the complex legal and commercial problems they face. We also aim to continually evolve our working practices and move towards more dynamic models of operation to suit the changing needs of our people, our clients and the firm as a whole.

That’s why we are partnering the Future Lawyer of the Year Award.

Through the process, you will gain first-hand experience of our recruitment process and acquire valuable hints and tips along the way. The top ten students will join us at for an awards ceremony and have the opportunity to network with partners from our firm.

If you’re ready to take control of your career in law, then we want to hear from you!

Find out more about us here.

Entry criteria