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Vacation schemes

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Get a taste of life at Freshfields on a summer vacation scheme

‘After attending my interview and doing the vacation scheme, Freshfields seemed like the perfect fit. For me, the culture was exactly right and much less corporate than you would expect from similar firms.’
John Hand, associate

Our three-week summer vacation schemes give a taste of life as a trainee. You’ll do real work, participate in group exercises, meet associates and partners, and attend social events organised by trainees. It’s your opportunity to really immerse yourself in the work and culture that Freshfields has to offer. You receive a weekly payment and if you don’t live near London we’ll cover your travel expenses to and from the office.

You’re eligible to apply for the vacation scheme if you’re a penultimate-year student studying law or any other degree. If you’re studying a four-year degree, apply in your second year and, if offered, we’ll defer your place.

Vacation schemes are very competitive. So if you’re applying for a training contract, don’t worry if you didn’t get a place on one – we’ll still consider your application.

Find out how to apply for a vacation scheme

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Apply Now

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