Our eight-seat training contract
The heart of our offering is the eight-seat training contract, in which you experience up to eight three-month seats over two years.
If you like the sound of a career at freshfields, why not apply to join us as a trainee? If successful, you’ll be on one of the most sought after, flexible training contracts in the legal profession.
Seats in corporate, dispute resolution and finance are standard for all trainees. Other seats are available in antitrust, competition and trade; people and reward; real estate; and tax. You can visit core practice groups more than once. Many trainees want to try out more than one specialist team or return to a seat they want to qualify into.
As a Freshfields trainee, you can also apply for a secondment at one of our network offices, such as Paris, Hong Kong, Dubai or New York – or with a client, including our pro bono clients.
‘The eight-seat rotation offers a really high level of flexibility. It gives you all the opportunities you need to find something you enjoy enough to want to do for the rest of your career.’