As a trainee, you'll be a valued member of the team straightaway, working alongside some of the world's best lawyers and directly contributing to the success of our clients. Our two-year training contract offers you a wealth of choice without compromising on quality and you will have the opportunity to discuss your seat choices, allowing you to tailor the training contract to your career aspirations. In our Singapore office, we recruit students who have a law degree. We will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need in order to build a fulfilling and successful career with us.

LIFE AS A FUTURE JOINER

If your initial application is successful, you’ll be invited to take part in an online assessment and an interview with two partners. Before formally making you a training contract offer, we will offer you a 2-week mini vacation scheme for you to experience the life at Herbert Smith Freehills. And once you accept the offer officially, we’ll invite you to lots of events and networking days at the firm. 

EDUCATION

The route to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales is changing with the introduction of the SQE. This has given us the unique opportunity to partner with BPP University Law School to create a remote education programme for our future trainee solicitors in Singapore. The programme will:

  • Provide you with the optimum preparation to pass the new SQE assessments
  • Equip you with the knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills you’ll need for your career at our firm

You’ll be supported throughout the 15-month education programme by BPP’s expert tutors. We’ll also support you by paying your SQE and course fees and giving you a monthly maintenance grant while you’re studying.

EXPERIENCE AN INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

We know that the transition from university or another career to life in a commercial law firm can be daunting. That’s why we give you lots of support, including regular conversations with HR about your seat choices, training sessions and workshops, plus extensive on-the-job support from associates and partners. Once you’ve got to know your way around, you can start to look further afield and apply to spend time at one of our international offices or with a client.

BE A PART OF EVERYTHING

Our two-year training programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills across a range of practice areas – rotating through four six month seats. All trainees spend time in corporate and dispute resolution. You may also choose to sit in finance, financial services regulatory, and international arbitration.

All Vacation Scheme students will be interviewed for Training Contract openings.

We will consider 2022 Vacation Scheme Students for a 2024 Training Contract and 2023 Vacation Scheme Students for a 2025 Training Contract.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Direct applications for our Training Contract commencing September 2023 is now open and will close on 5 June 2022.

To be eligible, you must be able to live and work legally in Singapore. We will not be able to assist with or sponsor your application for a permit to live and work in Singapore.

Benefits

22 DAYS' ANNUAL LEAVE

22 DAYS' ANNUAL LEAVE

GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE

GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE

GROUP DISABILITY INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE

GROUP DISABILITY INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE

GROUP LIFE ASSURANCE

GROUP LIFE ASSURANCE

CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

CORPORATE RATE FOR GYM MEMBERSHIP

CORPORATE RATE FOR GYM MEMBERSHIP

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