Graduate Trainees

We’re ambitious, innovative and authentic. We’re focused on business results, not just legal advice. And as a trainee solicitor you will play a fundamental role in helping us achieve our ambitious targets.

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We offer students a fantastic opportunity to come into our office, meet our people and gain a valuable insight into DWF’s culture.

Our next round of Open Days will be held in November 2014 and will be hosted in our Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle offices.

Further details will be updated shortly.  If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting


This year, DWF will launch our first ever brand ambassador programme and we’re looking for keen, energetic law students who will help raise our profile on campus and attract talented students to apply. This will also give you the opportunity to gain some valuable experience and gain an in-depth insight into one of the UK’s largest law firms.

The Brand Ambassador positions will be available to second year students in our targeted universities.  We will be posting further information in the coming weeks about how you can apply.


When we offer you a training contract it’s because we believe in you. We recognise that our trainees are one of the biggest investments we will make, because they are an investment in our future. After all, many trainees will go on to become partners of the future.

We’re looking for talented, commercially minded individuals who are not only committed to a career in law, but who get excited by how business and commerce work. We need aspirational and motivated people, who can think differently and offer something unique and who will thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment.

We’re offering an opportunity for early responsibility and clear routes for developing your career. You could reap the benefits of our outstanding training and development programmes and receive full sponsorship for your professional qualifications. We’re offering more than just the title of a ‘trainee solicitor’ we’re offering you the opportunity to develop yourself into a commercially focussed professional who will help drive our clients businesses forward and develop the skills of a true leader.

We're a legal business with a truly unique approach. We have been on an exciting journey and have strategically placed ourselves as one of the top national legal businesses and our ambitions don’t stop there. We have an exciting international reach and you can start to work with clients from across the globe.

If you’ve read about Our Approach and understand what we mean...because it applies to you. If you’ve got this far and still think you’re a part of our future, click here to read more about this year’s applications process and to apply.

For more information download our Graduate Recruitment Brochure or contact a member of our Graduate Recruitment Team.

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