Careers at Herbert Smith Freehills

Takeovers and mergers. Arbitration and litigation. International and client secondments. Herbert Smith Freehills has got it all.

Their vacation schemes give you a chance to immerse yourself in Herbert Smith Freehills work and see the firm first-hand.  This year, Herbert Smith Freehills will only be recruiting future trainees from their vacation schemes and all candidates will have the opportunity at the end of their vacation scheme to interview for a training contract.

Herbert Smith Freehills application steps

  • Online Application
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    • Includes Interview

Herbert Smith Freehills test guides

You will be presented with a series of paragraphs which you will be required to read and then answer questions. Your options will be True, False or Cannot Tell. This test will be assessing your analytical skills. As with the numerical tests, you will be timed and so ensuring that you balance your time between reading the passages and answering the questions is important. The best way to do this is to practice this type of test before you take the real one for the employer!

This type of exercise is designed to test your people skills and how you work within a group. You will be required to work within a group to solve a problem or answer a question that is provided by the assessors. You’ll be placed in groups and will be assessed on how you interact. Make sure to find a happy balance between being dominating and passive. The assessors are looking for someone who can contribute but not take over.

This exercise is used to test your analytical skills and problem solving abilities. You’ll be presented with information which you will be expected to read and analyse within 45 minutes. You will then need to produce a presentation to give in front of the assessors. They will ask questions both in relation to the presentation but also to the wider case study so do ensure you read everything carefully. It is also advisable to read widely around the company and its values.

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    30 Tests|300 Questions

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    Situational Reasoning

    30 Tests|240 Questions

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    Assessment Center Guide

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