Training Contract (second closing)

An award-winning disputes team. World-class corporate practice. Top-tier sector specialists. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll be a part of everything. We’re one of the world's leading law firms, working with some of the biggest international organisations, on some of their most ambitious projects. As a trainee, you’ll collaborate with outstanding legal minds as we take on those challenges.

On our two-year training programme, you’ll develop skills across a range of practice areas and get stuck into real work for real clients, giving you the experience, expertise and insight you’ll need to start a successful career in law.

The programme itself is extremely varied. Working alongside some of the world’s best lawyers, you’ll rotate through four six-month seats in different practice areas and spend valuable time in both corporate and dispute resolution. Over 90% of our trainees go on either a client or international secondment but you can also choose to explore opportunities in Finance, Real Estate, Employment, Pensions and Incentives, Competition, Regulation and Trade, or a specialist practice area like, Tax or Intellectual Property. Wherever you spend your time, you’ll be doing important work, collaborating with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and be valued for your achievements.

Every trainee has potential, we just need to find the right way to help you develop. Unlike many City law firms, we let you have a say in how your training contract is structured, and we regularly give you the opportunity to discuss your seat interests with our HR team. That way we can make sure your training contract is tailored to your specific career aspirations.

You don’t need to study law to be a brilliant lawyer. In fact, we recruit from a range of academic backgrounds. The only thing we’re looking for is exceptional people with the desire and ability to become truly brilliant lawyers. 

Applications for our training contracts will be open to all graduates, penultimate and final year students from 1 June – 31 July 2018. To apply, you’ll need to complete our online application form and online verbal reasoning test. If you meet our requirements, we’ll invite you to an interview at our offices.

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