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Freshfields Trainee Recruitment

Training Contract/Vacation Schemes

Recruiter
Freshfields Trainee Recruitment
Posted
01 June 2015
Closes
31 July 2016
Ref
LJ-L2BFRESHGRAD
Contact
Trainee solicitor recruitment team
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Contract
Hours
PQE
Experience Level
Salary
£41,000
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Further information

Training Contract

Starting Salary £41,000

Location: London

Application deadline: 06/01/2016 non-law, 31/07/2016 law

Why choose Freshfields?

Do you want to tackle the most interesting legal work around? And come up with advice that makes sound commercial sense? If you do, we could be the right choice for you.

We’re an international law firm that supports clients wherever in the world they do business. Because we advise some of the world's largest companies on how to grow, strengthen and defend their operations, we can offer you some of the best and most challenging work there is.

You'll help big businesses achieve their goals – from advising them on mergers and acquisitions to sorting out their disputes and commercial challenges. If you’re keen to find solutions that work in the real world – not just ones that reflect what's right or wrong in law – we want to hear from you.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for 80 people to start training with us in London in 2018, split between two intakes in February and August. Trainees are vital to our future, because today's trainees are where most of tomorrow's associates and partners will come from.

It doesn't matter what your background is, which university you went to or the degree you studied. What does matter is that you have intellectual talent, excellent written and spoken English, and that you work well with other people.

As a trainee, you’re likely to work in a team – usually with an associate and a partner. It’s the team’s job to work out how we can help clients achieve what they want to do. Is it possible? What’s the best way to structure the deal or tackle the problem? What are the risks? 

You and your team will need to come up with solutions that answer those questions in a way that makes commercial sense. We’ll show you how.

The work you'll do with us will nearly always be complicated, so to do well you'll need to enjoy being challenged.

Flexible training

Flexibility is key in our training contract. If you train with us, you can try up to eight areas of law. That’s twice as many as most law firms. If you’re not sure yet what field of law is right for you, this could help you find it.

Our lawyers focus on at least one industry sector and work in one of seven practice groups: antitrust, competition and trade; corporate; dispute resolution; employment, pensions and benefits; finance; real estate; and tax.

The corporate, dispute resolution and finance practices are the core of the firm, so we’ll expect you to spend at least three months in each of these groups.

A big firm like ours brings big advantages when it comes to training. As well as continuous development throughout your training contract and beyond, there are regular seminars and team training sessions. You could also spend time on secondment to one of our clients, or to one of our offices in the US, Asia or Europe.

Extra benefits

You’ll find a full range of benefits in our central London office – including an on-site gym and private medical and dental care.

There’s also the chance to get involved in our thriving pro bono programme, volunteering opportunities  and the many sports and social networks that connect people across our firm.

 

Vacation Scheme

Starting salary: Competitive

Location: London

Application deadline: 06/01/2016

What we do

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advises some of the world’s biggest companies on how to grow, strengthen and defend their business. If you’re keen to pursue a career in commercial law, we can offer you some of the best and most interesting work around.

Because we support clients wherever in the world they operate, you’ll play a part in delivering a consistent, high-quality service across the globe.

Our lawyers focus on at least one industry sector and work in one of seven practice groups: antitrust, competition and trade; corporate; dispute resolution; employment, pensions and benefits; finance; real estate; and tax.

What you’ll do

Every summer we run a number of schemes to give you an idea of our work, our clients and the sort of challenges you would tackle as a qualified lawyer.

During the three weeks you will:

• undertake a research task (given to you by a partner);

• plan and execute a group project (with fellow students);

• take part in a one-day mock transaction (with fellow students); and

• spend a day doing a project in the local community.

A mixture of fun and hard work

Our vacation schemes give you a good idea of what life is like as an international commercial lawyer, and what life is like at Freshfields.

It's fun as well as hard work. We make sure you hear enough, do enough, and meet enough of us to decide if you'd like to join us as a trainee lawyer.

You'll join one of our seven practice groups and you'll be looked after by a qualified lawyer.

What we’re looking for

It doesn’t matter what your background is, which university you went to or the degree you studied. What does matter is that you have intellectual talent, excellent written and spoken English, and that you work well with other people.

The work you’ll do with us will nearly always be complicated, so to do well you’ll need to enjoy being challenged.

Benefits

If you secure a training contract with us, we offer a full range of benefits in our central London office including an on-site gym, and private medical and dental care.

There’s also the opportunity to get involved in our thriving pro bono programme and the many social networks that connect people across our firm.

The firm pays the fees and a maintenance grant for both the Legal Practice Course and the Graduate Diploma in Law.

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Freshfields Trainee Recruitment

Join Freshfields and you join an international law firm that's been advising businesses for over 250 years. One of our first clients was The Bank of England and we still advise them today.