Early careers
Our opportunities When you join Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll learn from the very best. From day one, you’ll hone your skills on high-profile cases and deals, gaining valuable experience in a dynamic, international environment.
What diversity & inclusivity means to us
​​​​​​​Different perspectives make us innovative, and a diverse culture is crucial to collaboration in a global, fast-moving world. At Herbert Smith Freehills, we’re proud to have created a warm, inclusive environment in which everyone can be their best - and truest - selves.
Learning and development
Our success as a firm will be defined by your development. Your training programme with us is designed to give you exposure to a varied and interesting set of experiences that will help you reach your potential. As well as day-to-day learning from leading legal minds, we ensure you’re always supported and given the tools to take control of your learning and development.

Our awards

We’re proud to be recognised as leaders in the legal industry. At Herbert Smith Freehills, you’ll join a driven, talented and globally respected team.
Top Global Employers for LGBT inclusion (2015 - 2022) Stonewall
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion – Amal Bouchenaki (2021) Women, Influence and Power in Law Award
Gold Award 2021 Defence Employer Recognition Scheme UK Ministry of Defence (2021)
Equal Opportunity Employer Recognition Scheme (2021) Hong Kong - Gold Award 2021
Ranked 7th UK Social Mobility Index (2022)
Asian Diversity Initiative of the Year Award Asia Legal Awards (2020)
Best workplace mental health initiative (2019) Australian Minds Count Award
Top 100 LGBT+ Executives – Justin D’Agostino (2013-2019) Outstanding in Business