What we look for
You don’t need to have studied law to apply, we recruit from all disciplines. In fact, around half of our trainees didn't study law as an undergraduate degree. Already started working? We also encourage applications from those who have decided to change career. Whatever your background, joining us as a trainee will test your skills and develop you both personally and professionally.
We’re looking for a unique combination of skills and potential. That means more than a great academic record. Whether you’re fresh from university or a career changer looking for a new challenge, it takes confidence, empathy, diligence, drive, and an international mindset to be a Herbert Smith Freehills trainee. If you show us you have the skills and potential, you could have a successful future here.
Why not have a go at our quiz to see what we're looking for.