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This year, we’re offering up to 80 two-year training contracts for intakes to our London office in February and August 2022.

Applying for a training contract

We look at every application individually and shortlist applicants on merit alone. Whatever your background, if you think you can make it as an international commercial lawyer, you should apply.

This year, we’re offering up to 80 two-year training contracts for intakes to our London office in February and August 2022.

You can apply either:

Apply directly for a training contract

Winter training contract application window:

Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Monday 6 January 2020

  • Final year law and non-law students
  • Law and non-law graduates

Summer training contract application window:

Monday 1 June 2020 – Thursday 16 July 2020

  • Penultimate- and final-year law students
  • Law graduates (UK law degree)
  • GDL graduates

For direct training contract applications, we will be holding interviews through March and August.

Am I eligible?

If you are a non-law student, you are eligible in your final year or as a graduate.

If you are a law (UK LLB) student, you are eligible in your penultimate and final years, and as a graduate.

Apply via a vacation scheme

If you’re in your penultimate year at university, you have an alternative option: to apply for a place on a vacation scheme. If you’re successful, you’ll then have the chance to be interviewed for a training contract at the end of the scheme.

MyPlus Students' Club - We're disability confidnt recruiters, find out more on MPSC

If you have a disability, we want you to be able to demonstrate your full potential. We will provide any adjustments and/or support you need during the recruitment process. Examples of adjustments we’ve made in the past include assistive technology, extra time, offering interviews at a specific time and ensuring ease of physical access.

Please let us know as soon as you can what would help you. Of course, all conversations will be kept confidential. Email ukgraduates@freshfields.com or call +44 20 7785 5554.

First year undergraduate
  • Open day

    Wednesday 15 April 2020

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 20 Feb 2020

  • Freshers meet
    Freshfields workshop

    Tuesday 26 November 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 5 Nov 2019

  • Spring Scheme

    Wednesday 8 – Thursday 9 April 2020

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 20 Feb 2020

  • Open day

    Wednesday 15 April 2020

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 20 Feb 2020

  • Vacation scheme
    insight workshop

    Thursday 28 November 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 5 Nov 2019

  • Summer vacation schemes

    Scheme one:

    Monday 22 June – Friday 10 July 2020

    Scheme two:

    Monday 13 July - Friday 31 July 2020

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 6 Jan 2020

  • Training contract 2022

    Summer application window dates:

    Law (UK LLB) only

    1 June – 16 July 2020

    London-Asia training contract 2022

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 6 Jan 2020

  • Open day

    Wednesday 15 April 2020

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 20 Feb 2020

  • Training contract 2022

    Winter application window dates:
    Law and non-law

    1 Oct 2019 – 6 Jan 2020

    Summer application window dates:
    Law (UK LLB) only

    1 Jun – 16 Jul 2020

  • Final year non-law Workshop

    Tuesday 3 December 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 5 Nov 2019

  • London/Asia training
    contract 2022

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 6 Jan 2020

  • Open day

    Wednesday 15 April 2020

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 20 Feb 2020

  • Training contract 2022

    Winter application window dates:
    Law and non-law

    1 Oct 2019 – 6 Jan 2020

    Summer application window dates:
    Law (UK LLB) and GDL graduates

    1 Jun – 16 Jul 2020

  • Graduate workshop

    Thursday 5 December 2019

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct – 5 Nov 2019

  • London-Asia training
    contract 2022

    Application window dates:

    1 Oct 2019 – 6 Jan 2020

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