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 will also work as a team on a project related to our pro bono and citizenship 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.

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
  • apply for Spring: 1 October 2016 – 6 January 2017
  • apply for Summer: 1 December 2016 – 6 January 2017
  • Spring scheme: 27 March – 7 April 2017
  • Summer scheme 1: 19 June – 7 July 2017
  • Summer scheme 2: 10 July – 28 July 2017
  • You must be able to work the full 35 hours per week
Winter and Spring Vacation Schemes
WINTER VACATION SCHEME

We welcome applications from:

  • students who are in their final year at university
  • all graduates
  • apply for Winter: 1 – 31 October 2016
  • Winter scheme: 5 – 16 December 2016 
  • 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 truly global work experience. So, 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 offices.

You can choose to apply for the opportunity to spend two weeks in the following: Sydney, Melbourne, Brussels, Hong Kong, Madrid, Paris, Shanghai, 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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