Still not sure whether Freshfields, or commercial law, is for you? For an inside view of life with us, apply for one of our workshops or two-day programmes to get the information you need to make up your mind.
See what life is like at Freshfields
We’ll show you what life as an international commercial lawyer is like, and what sets us apart from other firms, so you can make a confident decision on whether to apply for a training contract.
You’ll also meet trainees, associates and partners, and learn about improving your application from our graduate recruitment team.
We’ll also pay your travel expenses to the office, and for accommodation if you need it.
We offer several different types of workshops and programmes:
‘I knew I was interested in commercial law in theory, but it was the experience of law in practice that made me sure it was the right career path for me.’
Freshers meet Freshfields
Apply: 3 October 2016 – 16 November 2016
Date: 1 December 2016
For the chance to get an early insight into Freshfields, our career opportunities and how to make the most of your first year at university, apply for our 'Freshers meet Freshfields' workshop held at our London office in December.
Apply: 3 October 2016 –
21 February 2017
Date: 22 March – 23 March 2017
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.
Commercial awareness workshop
Apply: 1 May 2017 –
1 July 2017
Date: 7 September 2017
You’ll spend a day in our London-based office developing your business understanding ahead of applying for a vacation scheme. Attending sessions designed to demystify what we mean by commercial awareness will stand you in good stead for approaching the vacation scheme selection process.
Penultimate year undergraduates
Apply: 3 October 2016 –
6 March 2017
Date: 11 April – 12 April 2017
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.
Final-year undergraduates and graduates
Apply: 3 October –
25 November 2016
Date: 13 December 2016
We’re interested in meeting students from all types of backgrounds and degree disciplines. 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.