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.
Twitter | 08 June 2021
Curious about working as a Freshfields trainee?
Our final Instagram #traineetakeover will be tomorrow with Emma! Submit your questions for her via our Instagram story now.
Find us at FreshfieldsGrads. You can also see our previous takeovers in the highlights section. https://t.co/Sso1MZMFgX
News | 03 June 2021
Freshfields is advising Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder, CEO and major shareholder of Babylon Holdings Limited (“Babylon”) in connection with Babylon’s proposed merger with Alkuri Global...
Twitter | 02 June 2021
Our next Instagram #traineetakeover will be tomorrow with Katie! You can submit your questions via our Instagram story from today. Find us at FreshfieldsGrads. https://t.co/ILZwoOYfIw
Twitter | 01 June 2021
We're now accepting TC applications! Deadline 15 July 23:59 BST.
You're eligible to apply as a penultimate or final year undergrad law student, law grad (UK law degree) or GDL grad. Visit our website for tips on your application https://t.co/EBJchL34bI. Best of luck! https://t.co/b93214EjKp