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DWF Group Plc

  • 30 vacancies
  • 86 trainees
  • 382 partners
  • 4100 staff

About DWF Group Plc

DWF is a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients.

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More info

Please see below an outline of our application openings and deadlines. All applications must be made online via https://www.apply4law.com/dwf/default.aspx 

Open day deadline: Friday 13 November 2020

Vacation scheme 2021 deadline: Friday 22 January 2021

Training contract deadline 2023 start: Friday 25 June 2021


Applications to

Ms Sarah Tucker

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • Video interview

We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. Led by managing partner and CEO Sir Nigel Knowles, we have 31 key locations and over 4,000 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations. We became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. We have received recognition for our work by the Financial Times who named us as one of Europe's most innovative legal advisers, and we have a range of stand-alone consultative services, technology and products in addition to the traditional legal offering.

We connect on a global scale, sharing our knowledge and technical expertise to identify and anticipate challenges. We are finding new solutions for clients within eight core sectors, including energy and industrials, financial services, insurance, public sector, real estate, retail, food and hospitality, technology and transport.

The two-week vacation scheme gives you the chance to work with partners, associates and trainees across two different practice groups. You'll work on live legal matters and will be given responsibility right from the start.

This is combined with a variety of internal workshops and presentations, helping you understand DWF as a business. You'll also complete a group project that's designed to aid your professional development and provide you with some of the essential skills of a successful commercial lawyer.

As well as gaining fantastic experience, you'll also be paid reasonably for your time on the vacation scheme.

The deadline to apply is Friday 22 January 2021.

At DWF, we use our values to help define and reinforce our culture and to enable us to recruit, retain and develop the highest quality people. This is reflected in our training contract, where our future trainees are made to feel part of the DWF team from the moment of offer. Once within the business, our trainees get a high level of responsibility in terms of legal work and exposure to business development and CSR. There are opportunities to learn from leading legal, technical and sector experts, and all our trainees are supported to go beyond their full potential with a range of training, practical day-to-day working and in-house learning and workshops. Many of our trainees also have the opportunity to complete a client secondment.

The deadline to apply for a training contract commencing in 2023 is Friday 25 June 2021.

DWF sponsors the LPC and the Scottish Diploma.

  • Casualty
  • Catastrophic personal injury
  • Insurance
  • Occupational health
  • Professional indemnity
  • Commercial insurance
  • Claims
  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Corporate tax
  • Pensions
  • Private client
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure & projects
  • Planning
  • Real estate
  • Business restructuring
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment
  • Finance litigation
  • Insured litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA
Phone: 0333 320 2220
Email: trainees@dwf.law
Web: dwfgroup.com/en/careers/graduate-recruitment
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 25
Minimum qualification: 2.1 in any subject, good A-Levels/Scottish Highers or equivalent
Start salary: £22,000-£38,000-varies by location
Sponsorship: Full grant for LPC fees
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Energy companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Retail outlets
  • Barcelona
  • Belfast
  • Berlin
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Brisbane
  • Chicago
  • Cologne
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Dusseldorf
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Manchester
  • Melbourne
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Newcastle (UK)
  • Newcastle (NSW)
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Pune
  • Sydney
  • Toronto
  • Valencia
  • Warsaw
  • Afro-Caribbean Network
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Brokerage Citylink
  • Disability Confident Leader
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • PRIME
  • Rare Recruitment
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Stonewall
  • Working Families