Herbert Smith Freehills graduate scheme


About the company

Times Top 100 Employer
England - London

As a leading global law practice, Herbert Smith Freehills serves a range of renowned businesses around the world from their offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

The firm has a reputation as a market leader in dispute resolution and corporate work, though also has operations in finance, real estate, competition, regulation and trade, and employment.

Herbert Smith Freehills welcomes applications from graduates with law and non-law backgrounds, and the focus of the recruitment process is passion and willingness to learn rather than past experience. They seek people who are ambitious, curious, assured, and perceptive.

The aim of the programme is to create the leading lawyers of the future, so recruits can be sure that as well as formal training, they’ll be nurtured by senior members of staff and encouraged to develop into well-rounded and knowledgeable legal professionals. The company invests heavily in graduates’ personal and professional development.

Law school fees are covered for graduates, whether it’s the Legal Practice Course or the Graduate Diploma in Law. Salaries start at around £38,000, and graduates can expect to be earning in excess of £60,000 once they’ve qualified.

Interesting fact

Between 2004 and 2009, Herbert Smith gained more new FTSE 100/250 clients than any other law firm in the UK.

Benefits of working for Herbert Smith FreeHills

They pay law school fees for both the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) as well as offering a maintenance grant.
Salary on qualification, £61,500 p.a.
25 days’ holiday
International relocation
Interest-free season ticket loan for travel
Profit-related bonus scheme
Membership of the matched contributory pension scheme

Application process

Application Form
Situational Judgement Test
Verbal Reasoning Testing
Psychometric Test
Assessment Centre
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