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Legal Apprenticeships

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Do you prefer working whilst learning and are worried about the cost of university?
A Legal Apprenticeship is a new and exciting way to kick start your career in law.

Our Paralegal trailblazer Legal Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for candidates of any age, who either want to start their career as soon as possible, or are looking for a career change, to enter the legal sector without the cost or time associated with college or university.
This is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious college leavers or people looking for a new career in the legal sector. You will gain valuable legal experience at one of the UK’s largest legal businesses, work towards a nationally recognised qualification, and receive a competitive salary  at the same time.
Please note
Applications are now closed for the September 2021 intake. Further information will be updated in March 2022 for our next intake. 
We recruit once a year for our Legal (Paralegal) Apprenticeships, and in order to be considered, you must be available to start employment in September. 
Graduates are not eligible to apply for a Paralegal Apprenticeship. Please visit our Graduate pages where you will find details of our vacation schemes and training contract opportunities.
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Interview with an apprentice - Holly O'Brien

Hear from Holly O'Brien about her route into DWF on a legal apprenticeship and experience so far.

Paralegal Apprenticeship applications are now closed.
Contact our team if you have any enquiries.
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Interview with an apprentice

Mia Langton is a Paralegal Apprentice. In this interview she talks about how her apprenticeship has helped to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career at DWF.

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My apprenticeship journey

Joanna Lafferty is a Recruitment Coordinator Apprentice at DWF.  In this blog she talks about her career journey and embarking on an apprenticeship during a global pandemic.

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Build for the Future - NAW 2021

At DWF we provide opportunities for real career progression and growth, by choosing apprenticeships that are mapped to specific roles and divisions that are growing within our business. In this blog Aisha Saeed talks more about the apprenticeship programmes that are available.

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From Apprentice to Solicitor

Holly O'Brien talks about her aspiring career goals after she was given the opportunity of working for a Solicitor Apprenticeship at DWF.

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Benefits of employing apprentices

Julia Perez, Partner and Head of the Lender Services & Legal Support Centre talks about the successful introduction of apprentices across our commercial services division.

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Learning on the job

What practical experience can you expect to gain as a paralegal apprentice. Paige Eager tells all!