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There’s always something going on at Freshfields.

Social life

Departments regularly throw their own parties, regular get-togethers and trips away, whether to celebrate another work success or as a more informal team catch-up. Our trainees also arrange social events.

If you play sports, you can join our football, cricket, hockey, rugby, netball, tennis and volleyball teams. Team tours will pit you against other law firms in the Law League – our netball and rugby teams recently went on tour to La Manga in Spain. Players get ‘sports leave’ to go on these trips.

You’ll have the chance to swim, cycle, sail, ski, or step up to the oche in our darts club, among other opportunities. Our onsite gym also hosts exercise classes through the day.

Creative types are catered for, too, with our theatre-outing group, a choir and a house band. In fact, we have dedicated groups for everything from fly fishing to knitting. And if one of your interests isn’t represented, you can start your own group.

We take diversity seriously but our active diversity networks – including the London Women’s Network, Halo (our LGBT+ network) and the Black Affinity Network – also have more casual events.

Whatever activity you’re doing, your social networks mean you can spend time with people from all over the firm.

All trainees are welcomed to the firm after their two-week induction at the trainee induction dinner, which is joined by the trainee intake partners.

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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