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This year, we’re offering up to 80 two-year training contracts for intakes to our London office in February and August 2021.

Applying for a training contract

We look at every application individually and shortlist applicants on merit alone. Whatever your background, if you think you can make it as an international commercial lawyer, you should apply.

This year, we’re offering up to 80 two-year training contracts for intakes to our London office in February and August 2021.

You can apply either:

Apply directly for a training contract

Winter training contract application window:

Monday 1 October 2018 – Thursday 3 January 2019

  • Final year law and non-law students
  • Law and non-law graduates

Summer training contract application window:

Monday 3 June – Thursday 18 July 2019

  • Penultimate and final year law students
  • Law graduates (UK law degree)
  • GDL graduates

For direct training contract applications, we will be holding interviews through February and August 2019.

Am I eligible?

If you are a non-law student, you are eligible in your final year or as a graduate.

If you are a law (UK LLB) student, you are eligible in your penultimate and final years, and as a graduate.

Apply via a vacation scheme

If you’re in your penultimate year at university, you have an alternative option: to apply for a place on a vacation scheme. If you’re successful, you’ll then have the chance to be interviewed for a training contract at the end of the scheme.

MyPlus Students' Club - We're disability confidnt recruiters, find out more on MPSC

If you have a disability, we want you to be able to demonstrate your full potential. We will provide any adjustments and/or support you need during the recruitment process. Examples of adjustments we’ve made in the past include assistive technology, extra time, offering interviews at a specific time and ensuring ease of physical access.

Please let us know as soon as you can what would help you. Of course, all conversations will be kept confidential. Email ukgraduates@freshfields.com or call +44 20 7785 5554.

First year undergraduate
  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Freshers meet
    Freshfields workshop

    4 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 2019

  • Spring scheme

    • 10 Apr – 11 Apr 2019

      Application window dates:

      1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

    • 17 Apr – 18 Apr 2019

      Application window dates:

      1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Vacation scheme
    insight workshop

    6 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 9 Nov 2018

  • Summer vacation schemes

    17 Jun – 5 Jul 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

    8 Jul – 26 Jul 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

  • Training contract 2021

    Summer application window dates:

    Law (UK LLB) only

    3 Jun – 18 Jul 2019

    London/Asia training contract 2021

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 31 Jan 2019

  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Training contract 2021

    Winter application window dates:
    Law and non-law

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

    Summer application window dates:
    Law (UK LLB) only

    3 Jun – 18 Jul 2019

  • Final year non-law Workshop

    11 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:
    Non-law only

    1 Oct – 9 Nov 2018

  • London/Asia training
    contract 2021

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 31 Jan 2019

  • Open day

    25 April 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 21 Feb 2019

  • Training contract 2021

    Winter application window dates:
    Law and non-law

    1 Oct 2018 – 3 Jan 2019

    Summer application window dates:
    Law (UK LLB) and GDL graduates

    3 Jun – 18 Jul 2019

  • Graduate workshop

    13 Dec 2018

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 9 Nov 2019

  • London/Asia training
    contract 2021

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2018 – 31 Jan 2019

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