Virtual Learning Experience

Virtual Work Experience


If you are fluent in English and native in an Asian language, you could apply for our London-Asia training contract, and build your career and network across regions.

The programme will see you spend your first year in London and your second year in Hong Kong. After the two-year training contract, you will qualify with one of our offices in Asia as an England-and-Wales-qualified solicitor.


Who we’re looking for

If you are fluent in English and native in an Asian language, and studying in your penultimate year or beyond, this could be for you.

You’ll also need to be curious, commercially minded and keen to help some of the world’s biggest companies on their most challenging legal issues.

What happens next

If you’re selected, you’ll be invited for interviews and a writing exercise. These usually take place in the London office but it may be necessary for them to take place in a virtual format this year.

If you progress from that, we’ll invite you to join us for a vacation scheme – three weeks in Hong Kong, plus one in London. We are hopeful that the 2022 vacation scheme can take place in both offices, but if that’s not possible, we will look to hold this virtually.

Based on that, plus an interview and a language test, we could offer you a London-Asia training contract where you spend time in the corporate, dispute resolution and finance practice groups.

To find out more about life as a London/Asia trainee, read about Daria's experience.

If this sounds like you, apply now. 


Freshfields hub

The Freshfields Hub offers an alternative career in law, including working with cutting-edge legal technology.

Applying for a vacation scheme

Applying for a vacation scheme at Freshfields is very straightforward. We read every application we receive and shortlist applicants on merit alone.

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