If you're unsure on which office would be your preference, you can apply for a different vacation scheme location to your training contract application. However it is encouraged that you apply for a vacation scheme in the same location where you would like to apply for a training contract, as you will get a good feel for the culture of the office.
We ask that candidates have achieved an AAB at A-Level and a 2.1 minimum at degree level. However we don't screen out application forms which haven’t met this requirement – so please don't be disheartened if you fell short of these grades. We use Rare's Contextual Recruitment System which can help us to understand the context of your application and achievements. We also take mitigating circumstances into account.
You should aim to make your overall application the best that it can be, including your personal statement and work history.
Our summer vacation scheme will run for two weeks in June 2019. The exact dates of the scheme will be confirmed once applications are open later in the year.
The final stage of the recruitment process for the training contract is a networking day. This is unique to DWF and you will meet Andrew Leaitherland our Managing Partner and CEO, and some of the Senior Partners in the business. This is a compulsory session on specific dates which are:
There are no alternative dates, so please ensure that you are available to attend.
DWF will pay for LPC fees for candidates who have yet to start their LPC at the point of a training contract offer. DWF do not reimburse fees if the LPC has been started, or completed. We do not offer any financial assistance during the course.
If you are applying for a training contract in our Belfast office, DWF do not currently provide assistance with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) fees.
Although DWF use BPP as our LPC provider, we do not consider this to be a disadvantage if you have not completed your LPC at BPP.