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How to apply for a vacation scheme

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Applying for a vacation scheme at Freshfields is straightforward. Here’s how.

Why apply for a vacation scheme?

Our three-week summer vacation schemes are an exciting way to find out more about life at Freshfields, before applying for a training contract. Read our introduction to vacation schemes to find out more.

Am I eligible?

You’re eligible for a vacation scheme if you’re in your penultimate year at university. We’ll also accept your vacation scheme application if you’re on the second year of a four-year course: we’ll interview you this year, but defer your vacation scheme place to the following year.

We will be holding interviews at the beginning of 2017 for candidates applying for a deferred place on our 2018 summer vacation scheme.

Apply for a vacation scheme

To apply:

If, at the end of the three-week vacation scheme, you decide you’d like to be considered for a training contract you can choose to be interviewed.

If you secure a vacation scheme place, you can apply for an additional one-week international placement. Previous vacation scheme students have visited our Tokyo, Paris, Frankfurt and New York offices.

When to apply

Summer vacation scheme

The vacation scheme application window is open from 3 October 2016 to 2 January 2017.

Scheme 1 runs from 19 June to 7 July 2017.

Scheme 2 runs from 10 July to 28 July 2017.

International placement

Scheme 1 runs from 10 July – 14 July 2017.

Scheme 2 runs from 31 July – 4 August 2017.

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Ready to apply? Start filling in your application form now (you’ll be directed to our online application site).