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        Trainee Solicitor Programme

        Our training contract is the first step on your journey to become an outstanding commercial lawyer at a global legal business.

        DWF are committed to investing in our people and this is reflected in our two year training contract. Our future trainees are made to feel part of the DWF team from the moment of offer, right through to qualification and beyond. Our training contract is divided up into four six-month seats, which gives you the opportunity to have an in-depth and authentic experience within each practice group. You’ll get a real taste of the variety of work we offer and can make an informed decision about your future career. In your final seat you can even return to the practice group you want to qualify into, giving you over 12 months pre-qualification experience.

        As a DWF trainee, you’ll work with partners, directors and associates on complex, high value work. We are meritocratic, and you are recognised for the work you do, not your job title or how long you have been here. Many of our trainees progress very quickly. You may also have the opportunity to undertake a secondment with a client or rotate between our different offices.

        You’ll be provided with all the support you need to succeed, including training, practical day-to-day experience, and in-house lectures and workshops. You will be assigned a mentor who has been in your shoes and can share their experiences too.

        A member of HR will also meet with you halfway through each seat to discuss your progress and decide which practice group you’ll be joining next. The two years will soon pass and you’ll be discussing your qualification with our Training Principal before you know it.

        The support doesn’t all stop there...we have a dedicated team who will support you through the transition and through your first years as a qualified solicitor.

        Contact our Graduate Recruitment team

        Sarah Tucker

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