We are offering 60 placements on our vacation schemes in 2013. Our vacation scheme gives you a good idea of what life is like as an international commercial lawyer, and what life would be like at Freshfields. It's fun as well as hard work. But 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 solicitor.
We will run three, three-week vacation schemes in the summer of 2013, with a salary of £275 per week (net of tax). The dates are:
- Monday 24 June - Friday 12 July 2013
- Monday 15 July - Friday 2 August 2013
- Monday 5 August - Friday 23 August 2013
You'll join one of our eight practice groups and we'll allocate a qualified lawyer to look after you. 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)
There's an opportunity to spend a week abroad
The scheme takes place in our London office. But some of you will also spend a third week in one of our overseas offices. In 2012, students visited Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, New York, Paris and Washington DC. This extra week gives you a great insight into how international our work is and how we work together on cross-border deals.
In the evenings, we organise some social events for you to meet and talk to trainees away from the workplace.
Go to www.freshfields.com/uktrainees for more details.