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- Entry Requirements: Penultimate year students, final year students and graduates (1-2 years) , from any discipline, 2:1 and above
- Salary: £44,000
- Deadline: CLOSED
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Salary: First year £44k, second year £48k, upon qualification up to £93k (including salary and bonus)
Entry criteria: Must complete a HSF vacation scheme
Our two-year training contract will let you discover yourself and hone your skills in a range of practice areas. With four, six-month seats to choose from, you can tailor your training contract to suit you from your very first seat. Join us as a trainee and Look at Law differently.
This year, we’ll only be recruiting our future trainees from our vacation schemes and all candidates will have the opportunity at the end of their vacation scheme to interview for a training contract.
Who are Herbert Smith Freehills?
We are a leading, full-service, global law firm working on some of the world’s biggest cases and deals. With an award-winning depth of expertise across a wide variety of sectors, geographies and legal specialisms, our progressive approach sets us apart.
Inclusivity is our defining characteristic: here, you’ll be a part of everything. By combining different perspectives and potential from diverse backgrounds, we’re able to view and practice law differently. This allows us to break new ground, whether it’s a complex international dispute or a billion-pound, cross-border deal. Now, we want to add your expertise to the mix.
What are the benefits?
- Salary: First year £44k, second year £48k, upon qualification up to £93k (including salary and bonus)
- 25 days’ annual leave
- Cycle to work scheme
- Medical, dental, travel and gadget insurance
- Subsidised gym membership, restaurant and café facilities
- Retail and childcare vouchers
- Pension contributions from Herbert Smith Freehills
- Interest-free season ticket loan
As well as ensuring we recruit from any background, we take a roughly equal split of law and non-law students. This diversity of experience and interests allow us to develop creative solutions to our clients’ problems.
During your training contract, you’ll undertake over 135 hours of structured learning and development, from interactive workshops to Professional Skills Course training. A partner will mentor you as you progress through your training contract, and in each seat you’ll share your office with either a senior associate or a partner.
If you’re keen to develop client relationship skills and business growth strategies, you can join our entrepreneurial Trainee Business Development Committee. You’ll get the opportunity to submit seat preferences before every rotation, including before your first seat, enabling you to truly tailor your training contract to your specific interests. You can also discuss your preferences with our dedicated trainee HR team.
Over 90% of our trainees go on either a client or an international secondment. There are also opportunities to qualify into one of our international offices.
How do I apply?
This year, we’ll only be recruiting our future trainees from our vacation schemes and all candidates will have the opportunity at the end of their vacation scheme to interview for a training contract. These schemes have been specifically designed to build and test the unique combination of skills and potential required to succeed at Herbert Smith Freehills. It’s really important to us that you have the combination of skills and potential that we’re looking for: it will enable you to become a better lawyer, build stronger connections with our team and hit the ground running when you start your career here.
It’s a two-way process. The scheme gives you the chance to get to know us and see what life for you would be like at Herbert Smith Freehills before you make a decision about your career.
For those who are unable to attend a vacation scheme, please get in touch with Shaunna Morey at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your individual circumstances, which we will consider on a case-by-case basis.