• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

An insight into Hebert Smith Freehills and the work that they do.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The scheme involved talks from Partners, Senior Associates, Associates and Trainees about the work done by Herbert Smith Freehills, both in terms of recent deals (case studies), pro bono and innovation within the tech sphere. There were opportunities for networking through a trainee session and a careers fair. There was also an interactive ADR workshop where we could meet fellow attendees (virtually) and a chocolate-making social. Finally, there was an application skills workshop.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • The ADR workshop helped to develop my skills in negotiating. Aside from this, the Workshop was more focused on developing our knowledge of the firm, rather than skills.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • The talks were very informative and the information given (for example in the case studies) was recent and relevant. The speakers answered questions fully and all of them were very friendly and welcoming. After the event, I have definitely become even more keen to apply for further roles with the firm in the future.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture was friendly and welcoming.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really enjoyed the insight and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is considering applying in the future.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Herbert Smith Freehills to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Do your research!! If you spend longer on your application using specific information about the firm, you will be more likely to be successful.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


14th April 2021

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