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Applying for a vacation scheme

Applying for a vacation scheme at Freshfields is straightforward.

When to apply

The vacation scheme application window is open from Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Monday 6 January 2020.

We’ll be holding interviews at the beginning of 2020 for candidates applying for a place on our 2020 vacation scheme.

Scheme one runs from

Monday 22 June 2020 to Friday 10 July 2020

Scheme two runs from

Monday 13 July 2020 to Friday 31 July 2020

Am I eligible?

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, you are able to 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.

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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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