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.

Applications for training contracts and vacation schemes are now live! Apply online here...

DWF is 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, allowing you the chance to work with clients from across the globe.

Trainee Solicitor Programme

Application Deadline – 31 July 2015

When we offer you a training contract it’s because we believe in you. We recognize that our trainees are one of the biggest investments that we will make, because they’re an investment in our future.  We’re offering more than just the title of a ‘trainee solicitor’ we’re offering you the opportunity to develop yourself into a commercially focused professional who will help drive our clients businesses forward and develop the skills of a true leader. 

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.

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Vacation Scheme Placements

Application Deadline – 2 February 2015

The best way to understand what makes DWF different – our culture and the work we do – is to experience it for yourself. Our two week vacation schemes gives you the chance to work with partners, associates and trainees on live legal matters.

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

DWF Graduate Brochure


Launch of Brand Ambassador Programme

This year, we have launched our first ever brand ambassadors 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 law students at the following universities; University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, University College London and University of Manchester.

To find out more about these opportunities and how to apply, click here and read more.

The deadline for applications is 21 November 2014


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