Despite Freshfields' size, you work with a relatively small group of people on a day-to-day basis.
Our work is really high quality and very international. But at the same time, everyone is super friendly and approachable.
When you go the extra mile, partners and associates will show appreciation for your contribution to the team.
When choosing a firm you need to think as much about the culture and work environment as well as the quality of training.
We do. And as a trainee at Freshfields, so will you.
Plan your 2020 trainee journey with us now
We help the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions and governments overcome their most complex challenges.
You’ll learn from the best, work internationally and get unique training and benefits.
Our eight-seat training contract sets you up for the work you’ll be doing as an international lawyer.
As a Freshfields trainee, you can apply for a secondment in our global network of 28 offices (including Paris and Hong Kong).
We act free of charge for clients ranging from individual asylum seekers to some of the world’s biggest charities.
Start your application today, we've got lots of tips to get you started.
If you haven’t yet made up your mind which firm you want to join – or even whether law is for you – a workshop offers the chance to get an inside view of Freshfields.
It’s really straightforward to apply for a vacation scheme at Freshfields. We read every application that we receive and shortlist applicants on merit alone.
Whatever your background, if you think you can make it as an international commercial lawyer, you should apply.
Use the Application Journey to see what’s best for you.
You’ll be working with driven, focused and ambitious people from all over the world.
Our team draws on broad industry experience and networks to create the most powerful outcomes for our clients.
You realise that everyone has their own unique story, once you get a chance to talk to the people here.Newly-qualified Associate
You realise that everyone has their own unique story, once you get a chance to talk to the people here.
Elizabeth Sangobiyi talks about support, high-profile work and feedback.
When choosing a firm you need to think as much about the culture and work environment as well as the quality of training.Partner
Kate Cooper talks about her interview experience, teamwork and the Olympics.
Diversity is genuinely valued in all senses. That includes different working styles, personalities and backgrounds.Trainee
Diversity is genuinely valued in all senses. That includes different working styles, personalities and backgrounds.
George Whittingham talks about diversity, and being proactive.
There’s always something going on at Freshfields.
News | 29 September 2020
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has provided Hong Kong and US law advice to the underwriters of the secondary listing of shares in ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (‘ZTO...
News | 28 September 2020
Partner Mary Eaton has been recognized as a “Highly Commended” lawyer at the 2020 Chambers Diversity & Inclusion North America awards for her outstanding Pro Bono work. The Chambers D&I...
Twitter | 28 September 2020
Last week we held our (re-arranged and therefore not-so-aptly-named 🙈) spring scheme. Thanks to the students who attended!
If you are a first year undergraduate student and would like to join our #springscheme in 2021, you can apply via our website between 5/10/20-18/2/21 https://t.co/gnobznAsoG
News | 25 September 2020
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has provided Hong Kong and US law advice to the joint sponsors and the underwriters of the listing of shares of Ming Yuan Cloud Group Holdings...