Our vacation schemes are a great introduction to life at Herbert Smith Freehills. Ensuring you learn from the best, our schemes place you side-by-side with a Partner or Associate, taking on real work for real clients. You’ll be involved in workshops and presentations, giving you a unique chance to explore the depth and breadth of our practice areas. You’ll also work as part of a team on a project related to our pro bono and citizenship work.

We’ll host formal and informal social events, allowing you to network with other vacation scheme students, partners, associates and trainees. We want you to feel confident that a career in law with Herbert Smith Freehills is the right fit for you. At the end of your scheme you will be invited to attend an interview for a training contract.

In order to be eligible for our vacation schemes, you must be able to work for a minimum of 35 hours per week during the vacation scheme programme period. However if for any reason you would not be able to work on this basis or require any adjustments in order to be able to participate, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Summer and Spring Vacation Schemes
SUMMER AND SPRING VACATION SCHEMES

We welcome applications from:

  • Students who are in their penultimate or final year at university
  • All graduates

Applications open for Spring: 18 September – 29 December 2017

Applications open for Summer: 18 September – 29 December 2017

Spring scheme: 3 - 13 April 2018

Summer scheme 1: 18 June – 16 July 2018

Summer scheme 2: 9 – 27 July 2018

winter-vaction-scheme
WINTER VACATION SCHEME

We welcome applications from:

  • Students who are in their final year at university
  • All graduates

Applications open for Winter: 18 September – 23 October 2017

Winter scheme: 4 – 15 December 2017

You must be able to work the full 35 hours per week

International Vacation Schemes
INTERNATIONAL VACATION SCHEME

As a global firm, we’re able to offer a truly global work experience. If you secure a place on our London summer or spring vacation scheme, we’ll give you the opportunity to apply to undertake a placement in one of our other international offices.

You can choose to apply for the opportunity to spend two weeks in the following: Brussels, Hong Kong, Madrid, Paris, Singapore or Tokyo.

Apply

VACATION SCHEME
  • Salary of £400 per week during the scheme
  • Advice on sourcing accommodation
  • You must be able to work the full 35 hours per week
  • A guaranteed training contract interview at the end of the scheme
INTERNATIONAL VACATION SCHEME
  • All flight costs, accommodation, visa and living expenses included
  • Insight into the work of an international office

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