Virtual Learning Experience

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We offer a variety of workshops, events and schemes to gain valuable insight into life at Freshfields.

Spring scheme

 

Scheme dates: 6 and 7 April 2022

Application window: 4 October 2021 to 17 February 2022

 

This two-day scheme will help you develop your understanding of our selection process and the demonstrable skills you need to secure a place on our vacation scheme. Following this workshop, you may be invited to be fast-tracked for a vacation scheme interview commencing in 2023. This workshop is open to both first-year law and non-law students on a three-year course and second-year students on a four-year course.


If you are applying for the spring scheme and your application is successful, you will be invited to the second stage of the process. This involves completing the Watson Glaser test, which assesses your critical-thinking skills.

Graduate workshop

Workshop date: 7 December 2021

Application window: 4 October to 18 November 2021

 

For graduates of all disciplines, this practical one-day workshop will tell you more about how to apply to Freshfields, including insights from lawyers who applied at a later stage. 

 

Non-law workshop

Workshop date: 9 December 2021

Application window: 4 October to 18 November 2021

This practical one-day workshop will tell you more about how to apply to Freshfields and include insights from lawyers who studied a subject other than law. The event is open to undergraduate students who are studying non-law degree disciplines.

Virtual panel presentations

Workshop Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th October.

Anyone can sign up using the links below.

 

Sign up to one of our virtual panel presentations during October. You’ll get an insight into life at Freshfields and will hear from a partner, associate and a trainee about their own personal experiences. Graduate recruitment will also talk about the application process for the training contract and other programmes. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions too. We don’t require an application.

 

Freshfields’ focus events

Workshop Dates:

  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November 2021
  • 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March 2022

 

Anyone can sign up to our virtual Freshfields’ focus events for November 2021 to learn about different aspects of life at Freshfields, including pro bono, our diversity and inclusion team, our technology and innovation team and our trainees. We don't require an application for these events.

 

 

Anyone can sign up to our virtual Freshfields’ focus events for March 2022 to learn about different teams at Freshfields, including Global Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Antitrust, competition and trade, People & Reward and Tax. We don't require an application for these events.

 

 

Spaces are limited for our Freshfields' focus events, therefore please only sign up if you can attend. Sign ups will open 10 days before each focus event and will close 24 hours before the event. You will receive the relevant joining instructions on the day of the event.

Workshops

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.

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