What we offer

First year workshop
It’s never too early to start thinking about becoming a brilliant lawyer. Join us during your first year of study and you’ll have a great opportunity to gain the skills you’ll need to successfully apply for a vacation scheme or training contract later on.
Vacation schemes
Our vacation schemes are a great introduction to life at Herbert Smith Freehills. You'll get first-hand experience in a leading global law firm – and we will pay you while you’re with us.
Training contract
Our two-year training programmes give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills – rotating through four six-month ‘seats’ in different practice areas.
We’re proud to award scholarships to outstanding native Mandarin-speaking law students – scholarships that’ll give you the training and experience you’ll need to qualify as a solicitor in Hong Kong.
Our international arbitration internship is a unique opportunity to work alongside our international arbitration team. Gaining experience across a number of different areas, you’ll be involved in real work for real clients, which could involve anything from assisting on arbitrations to writing papers and journal articles.
Your development
See how we’ll support you to grow and learn.
What we look for
Learn what it takes to be a great lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills.
A dynamic and diverse culture
Our culture of fairness, equality and inclusion drives innovation and adds new dimensions to how we tackle client challenges.
Hints and tips
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Your application

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