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Perks

2015

"The best perks of working for Freshfields are the client dinners and events."
First year trainee, London
"The best perks are varying: there are free dinners and taxis provided, alongside occasional drinks receptions and a nice gym."
First year trainee, London
"There are a variety of perks of working for Freshfields: dinners, taxis, ski trips, a moving day, a sports day, time in lieu, pension, language lessons and a volunteering day."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has an excellent pension benefits scheme which stands out for me."
First year trainee, London
"I take advantage of lots of social and sports activities/clubs that are a real perk, and if they are not paid for by the firm, they are subsidised."
First year trainee, London
"The opportunities for secondments are great."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a two-for-one ticket scheme for the Globe theatre which I think is the best perk."
First year trainee, London
"The firm provides free entrance to St Paul's Cathedral and all V&A exhibitions. There are free dinners provided after 7:00pm and free taxis after 9:30pm."
Second year trainee, London
"Sports tours are a real perk."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm provides training lunches and funds department social events."
First year trainee, London

2014

"We get: free dinners after 7:00pm, free taxis after 9:30pm, great gym, in-house dentist and physiotherapist, good restaurant and café."
Second year trainee, London
"Perks include: taxis, a free moving day, and days off in lieu for working long hours."
First year trainee, London
"Decent gym in basement and sports leave (if go away for a weekend with a firm sports team (e.g. rugby, football, etc.) or your practice group (usually skiing), you can take a sports day which doesn't count as holiday)."
Second year trainee, London
"Perks include: taxis home if working late and supper if working late. There is also a matched pension scheme in place."
First year trainee, London
"Great discounts on tickets, shopping, holidays etc. (but not well known in the firm)."
Second year trainee, London
"Perks include: free dinners after 7:30pm, free black cab after 9:30pm, great benefits - and the occasional opportunity to travel (e.g. to Luxembourg to get documents signed by a client). We also have a number of sports teams/clubs with fantastic budgets. And our restaurant is fantastic!"
First year trainee, London
"Trainees get free tickets for the National Theatre."
Second year trainee, London / Singapore
"Nice gym, free swimming pass, discounted language classes."
First year trainee, London
"Free dinners and taxis when you work late are a perk, but that's quite standard with City firms. At Freshfields, you get a day off for moving house, (and it doesn't come out of your annual leave), and we have a fantastic independent advisory service that helps you arrange a mortgage."
First year trainee, London
"One of the best perks is accompanying vacation schemers to social events, e.g. restaurants, the circus, speedboats..."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Dinner after 7:00pm, taxis after 9:30pm. Free gym classes."
First year trainee, London
"We get free dinner after 7:00pm and taxis after 9:30pm. The gym is also free and great!"
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"The Freshfields rugby tour was a really great perk, but the other events I've been on (notably the Banking ski trip) have also been terrific fun and the partners are very generous in the way they subsidise such events."
First year trainee, London
"Olympic tickets, the Christmas party, nice Christmas pressies that are firm-wide (two bottles of Fortnums wine last year, champagne the year before). Free dinner after 7:00pm, free taxis after 9:30pm."
Second year trainee, London
"Free tickets to events, day off for moving, good benefits system."
Second year trainee, London
"Two for one theatre tickets, free gym, free taxis after 9:30pm, pension contribution scheme, flexible benefits scheme."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"There are good offers for theatre tickets. The taxi policy is fairly generous too."
Second year trainee, London
"Taxis home at 9:30pm, free dinner from 7:00pm, good food at internal meetings, free theatre tickets budget, free tennis, free sailing classes, pension matching scheme, free books if you're in the book club."
First year trainee, London
"Free dinners after 7:00pm. Taxis after 9:30. The Great British Bake-off (a firm-wide baking competition where all the cakes are free!) - probably the highlight of my training contract!"
First year trainee, London
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