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        Apprenticeships have become a credible and recognised route for many people embarking on a career in a legal business. At DWF we work with specialist training providers who have proved to be a great success delivering our apprenticeship programmes.

        Apprenticeship opportunities for 2018 are now open!

        We were an integral part of the Skills for Justice-led steering committee directing the design and development of the Level 3 and Level 4 Apprenticeships in Legal Services. Along with a small number of other law firms, we have also developed the qualifications and standards for the new trailblazer apprenticeships and we have been one of only a handful of firms running the new schemes since September 2016.

        If you are looking to start your career or maybe you’re looking for a career change, our apprenticeships could be just what you are looking for!  Click on the links to find out more about our legal and non-legal apprenticeships.

        Legal Apprenticeships >

        Non-Legal Apprenticeships >

        If you need more information please contact us at apprentices@dwf.law

        Meet our Apprentices

        We want to attract and retain the very best people. Apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new talent into the business and that’s why we got involved. Since 2013, DWF has had 106 apprentices, which includes new recruits and existing employees – with 87% still either working through or have completed their apprenticeship.

        Zara Salmon, Paralegal

        Listen to Zara describe a typical day as an apprentice:

        Uswa Shafiq, Apprentice

        Listen to Uswa describe a typical day as an apprentice:

        Daniel Martin, Paralegal

        "My role with the Personal Injury legal team includes admin duties such as helping to prepare enclosures and briefs. I achieved good GCSE results and chose to take an apprenticeship as I wanted a more hands on approach to learning. Undertaking the apprenticeship has helped me to become more independent and develop motivational skills. This will help me to secure a professional role in the future. My advice to new apprentices is to be proactive."