You can shape your own journey here.

There’s a big focus on helping you find what you want to do, which is a great way to start your career.

I feel my input is valued.

As a trainee you can have a huge impact on heavyweight mandates for governments and sophisticated businesses. A lot of trust is placed in you and you’re given opportunities to prove yourself.

Work here is demanding but we still have fun.

We are producing the highest-quality service but there are also opportunities to get involved in pro bono work, business development and social events. There are also lots of network societies and sports teams which we’re given time to attend.

Diversity at Freshfields

I am a member of our Black Affinity Network and we have intellectually stimulating meetings, events, panels and discussions. I would advise graduates to choose a firm that has a culture that syncs with your personality. I spent time here with the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship scheme and I have found Freshfields to be a welcoming place where you don’t have to change your personality to “fit in”.

Freshfields in three words?

Demanding, inclusive, rewarding 


What does Freshfields expect of trainees?

Freshfields trainees need to be open-minded. You need to work hard, go the extra mile, work the extra hour and strive to be better. Keeping up-to-date on legal and market developments is also important.

What can trainees expect of Freshfields?

Being a trainee at Freshfields will make you a better lawyer, but also develops you as a person.

Connected innovation

At Freshfields, innovation is not purely about technology. We believe in connected innovation: the combined power of people, processes and tech.

Applying for a training contract

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.

News | 21 April 2021

Freshfields announces 31 new counsel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has announced the appointment of 31 new counsel.

Twitter | 16 April 2021

We are pleased to announce Cyrus Pocha as the new Freshfields graduate recruitment partner. He will support the graduate recruitment team to continue its work to reach and recruit the very best future legal talent. Read about his career journey