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We know that life in a commercial law firm can seem daunting, and we’re here to provide you with all the support you need. Once you join, you’ll benefit from a two-week induction, ongoing practice group training throughout each rotation, a solicitor assigned as your dedicated “buddy”, regular feedback, plus extensive on-the-job support from solicitors, senior associates and partners.
We support graduates on their pathway to becoming solicitors by providing Practical Legal Training (PLT) and support through the admission process.
All of our graduates attend a further induction program once they are admitted. This national one-day course develops on the key client, financial and people skills needed to take you to the next step of your career. It also provides you with an opportunity to meet and network with your national graduate cohort.
At different times throughout your career you may feel like you need a new challenge or a change. This could mean developing new skills, setting a new direction or focus, starting a new role within the firm, or taking a short break. Pursuing a new path doesn’t mean you have to close off others.
That is why we are committed to redefining how we invest in our people as they pursue diverse personal and professional pathways, both at Herbert Smith Freehills and beyond. Through our Career Pathways program, we will show you the countless personal and professional pathways that are available to you, both inside and outside the firm; demonstrate how you may be supported and rewarded as you develop a wide range of skills and pursue varied opportunities; and empower you to follow your own pathway, whatever that may be, with the firm’s complete support.