• First year £50,000
  • Second year £55,000

Training Contract 2024


  • Salary

    • First year £50,000
    • Second year £55,000
  • Type of firm

    City Law Firms

  • Location


  • Vacancies


  • Deadline


Freshfields Overview 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 30 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.At Freshfields, you’ll be helping to reshape our global economy. We combine our diverse knowledge, experience and energy to solve the biggest global organisations’ most complex challenges, wherever and whenever they arise.

We are committed to being a responsible, diverse and inclusive business. So being at Freshfields also means committing to our values, including treating everyone with respect, consideration and courtesy, as well as working together to deliver exceptional service that helps our clients make confident decisions.

Whether it’s entering new markets, defending corporate reputation, or managing multijurisdictional regulation, at Freshfields you’ll be breaking new legal ground to help our clients go further.

Our unique eight-seat training contract draws upon our connected innovation strategy, laying the foundation for a career at the cutting edge of corporate law and offering the opportunity to develop – not just as a lawyer, but as a person, too. Each year we recruit up to 80 trainees to work in our London office.

Training Contract

If you’re interested in life at Freshfields, you can apply to join us as a trainee. If you’re successful, you’ll be on one of the most sought-after, flexible training contracts in the legal profession. 

Winter Training Contract

Application window: Monday 4th October – Thursday 6th January

Eligibility: final-year law and non-law students, law and non-law graduates

Summer Training Contract

Application window: Wednesday 1st  June – Thursday 14th July

Eligibility: penultimate and final-year undergraduate law students (UK law degree), law graduates (UK law degree), GDL graduate  

London-Asia Training Contract

Application window: Monday 4th October – Thursday 6th January

Eligibility: Must be fluent in English and native in an Asian language, studying in penultimate year of study or beyond.



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