We want to provide you with the skills and experiences to succeed in your career - wherever it may take you. We'll train you across a variety of functions ranging from research, to communication to business development and personal branding.

Graduate program

We recruit employees from a wide range of backgrounds who possess the qualities we look for in our lawyers, such as intellectual curiosity, confidence, empathy, clarity of thought, ability to see the bigger picture, and the ambition to grow personally and professionally.

Our graduate program is the best for:

MAKING YOU AN EXCEPTIONAL LAWYER

Our development plan is based on detailed empirical research into the unique set of behaviours that we know leads to success. You will benefit from a tailored development plan to help you build a fulfilling career in the world of law.

EASING THE TRANSITION FROM UNIVERSITY TO WORK

Herbert Smith Freehills understands that the transition from university to life in a commercial law firm can be daunting. We provide a comprehensive orientation program when you start with us, and you will have extensive on-the-job support from colleagues and partners.

PROVIDING YOU WITH A RANGE OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Every graduate rotates around three different practice areas, where you are assigned a supervising partner. You gain unparalleled experience in advising some of the world’s largest and most respected organisations on their most critical transactions, disputes and projects.

TEACHING YOU MORE THAN JUST TECHNICAL SKILLS

The Herbert Smith Freehills graduate program aims to ensure you become an essential business adviser by teaching you technical skills and more. We provide training in areas such as research, communication and business skills, as well as a series of modules to help you manage your career. We also provide industry and client seminars so that you have a full understanding of the business issues facing our clients.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Much of our work has a cross-border element and we aim to offer a seamless, integrated service. Our international offices share a number of clients and work together to advise on multi-jurisdictional matters and regulatory issues.

We recognize that international secondments provide considerable benefits to our clients, to the firm and to our graduates. With over 20 offices in Asia, Europe, Australasia and the Middle East we can offer exciting international opportunities to graduates and experienced staff.

Our international network means that we can offer opportunities and experiences that are unrivaled in scope. In 2014 we launched our international secondment program for Australian graduates to our Singapore, Hong Kong and London offices and we are continuing to review and expand our secondment program.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

We offer most of our graduate positions to vacation clerkship alumni. From time to time, additional opportunities may be available to apply directly to join the program.

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