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|Number of work placements:||35|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 in any subject, AAB in A levels/equivalent or AAABB in Scottish Highers|
|Start salary:||£22,000-£38,000-varies by location (figures exclude Belfast)|
|Sponsorship:||Full grant for LPC fees|
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Application details and method of selection
Please see below an outline of our application openings and deadlines. All applications must be made online via www.dwf.law/graduate.
Training contract applications open: Monday 1 October 2018
Training contract deadline 2021 start: Friday 5 July 2019
Vacation scheme applications open: Monday 1 October 2018
Vacation scheme 2019 deadline: Friday 4 January 2019
Open day deadline: Friday 2 November 2018
Firm description and career prospects
We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. Led by managing partner and CEO Andrew Leaitherland, we have over 26 key locations and 2,800 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations.
By questioning traditions and thinking beyond conventions, we achieve outstanding levels of innovation. 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're leading the way, in the legal sector, by adding value that goes beyond the traditional legal advisor role though our Connected Services. Connected Services is a division of DWF that contains a range of independent businesses that work alongside, support and deliver products and services to our legal teams and clients. Each of the businesses within the division has been set up to offer a complete service designed to help clients better manage risk, reputation, cost, time and resources.
DWF sponsors the LPC and the Scottish Diploma.
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 4 January 2019.
Training contract programme
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 2021 is Friday 5 July 2019.
Casualty, catastrophic personal injury, insurance, occupational health, professional indemnity, commercial insurance, claims, banking, commercial, corporate, corporate tax, pensions, private client, construction, infrastructure and projects, planning, real estate, business restructuring, commercial litigation, employment, finance litigation, insured litigation, real estate litigation, regulatory.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Milan, Dubai, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle (New South Wales), Singapore.
Diversity access schemes
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