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‘ll pay you while you’re with us.

During your placement, you’ll sit in the same room as a partner or an associate and be given real work for real clients. You’ll be involved in workshops and presentations – giving you a chance to gain a real insight into the depth and breadth of our practice areas. You’ll also work as a team on a project related to our pro bono and responsible business work.

On top of that, you’ll be invited to a range of formal and informal social events where you’ll have the opportunity to network with vacation scheme students, partners, associates and trainees. By the end of the scheme, you should have a good idea of whether a career in law is right for you – and whether you could be a part of Herbert Smith Freehills.


The schemes run through December 2022 and June 2023 for four weeks.

We welcome applications from graduates, penultimate year students and finalists of a Singapore, UK law degree/equivalent qualification.

You must be able to live and work legally in Singapore to be eligible for our vacation scheme.


Applications for the 2022 Vacation Scheme (December 2022) will open from 1 August 2022 to 1 October 2022. We only accept applications from candidates who graduate before May 2023 for this scheme.

Applications for the 2023 Vacation Scheme (June 2023) will open from 1 October 2022 to 1 February 2023.

If your initial application is successful, you’ll be interviewed by our graduate recruitment panel, including a Partner, a Senior Associate and a representative from our Graduate Recruitment team.

We interview on a rolling basis, so please apply early to avoid missing out on an opportunity.

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