Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a leading international law firm, offering clients across the world high quality legal advice and support on a number of business law related issues. They work with multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments, and have been appointed as the official provider of legal services for the London 2012 Olympics.
The Freshfields graduate scheme
Training contracts with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer last for two years. They start with an induction programme that acclimatises graduates to the firm and its working principles. Off the job training developing technical and personal skills runs alongside the various placements that garner graduates the professional knowledge and experience needed to qualify as a solicitor with the firm.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's training contract aims to find the right area of law for each graduate's individual interest and ability. For this reason, the placement seats could see graduates move between different areas of the firm, or simply focus on one specific area. International opportunities and placements with other companies are also available during and after training.
What you need:
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer encourages applications from graduates with a 2:1 or higher classification in any degree discipline, and strong A-Level grades - meaning mostly A's. Applicants should be enthusiastic about a career in the law industry, as well as having good analytical skills and creativity in applying solutions to problems, determination, team working and communication skills (including strong written English), commercial business sense, good organisation and discipline and should be flexible and adaptable.