How to apply for a workshop
or two-day programme
For one-day workshops and two-day programmes, we use a shorter version of the online application, which asks you to write a 400-word personal statement. There is no verbal-reasoning test and no interview process. For our two-day programmes, you will undertake a telephone interview.
Why apply for a workshop or programme?
If you haven’t yet made up your mind about your career, a workshop or programme gives you the chance to get an inside view of Freshfields.
How to apply for a workshop or programme
When to apply
If you’re in your first year at university, there are a number of options open to law and non-law students.
Freshers meet Freshfields An introduction to Freshfields and life at a global, commercial law firm with practical advice on how to approach our selection process.
Application window: 3 October – 16 November 2016
Date: 1 December 2016
A practical scheme to help you develop your understanding of our selection process and the skills you need to demonstrate to secure a vacation scheme. Following this you may be invited to interview for a vacation scheme commencing in 2018.
Application window: 3 October 2016 – 21 February 2017
Date: 22 – 23 March 2017
Commercial Awareness workshop
Develop your business understanding ahead of applying for a vacation scheme.
Application window: 1 May – 1 July 2017
Date: 7 September 2017
Penultimate year and undergraduates
Use this scheme to develop your commercial awareness and practice your interview technique. You will be assigned a trainee buddy to help provide advice on your next steps. Following this you may be invited to interview for a training contract.
Application window: 3 October 2016 – 6 March 2017
Date: 11 – 12 April 2017
Final-year undergraduates and graduates
A practical one-day workshop that will tell you more about how to apply to Freshfields, including insights from lawyers who applied at a later stage.
Application window: 3 October – 25 November 2016
Date: 13 December 2016