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Trainee Blogs

Our trainee blog posts cover every aspect of what life is like for a trainee at DWF. Get the lowdown right here...
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An Insight into the DWF YPN

I'm Emma Marsh and I am a Marketing and Account Manager at DWF and I am also the global Co-Chair of DWF's Young Professionals Network. Read more to find out about the exciting things that this network includes!

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Diversity and Inclusion at DWF

Tamsin McCarthy discusses our initiatives and commitments to Diversity and Inclusion at DWF to support our global strategy.

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Trainee turned Technologist

Natalie Tunstall-Jackman completed her training contract in September 2021. In her final seat before qualifying, Natalie was the first DWF trainee to undertake a seat in Legal Technology. Natalie shares what she learnt and how this seat will benefit her legal career. 

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Marketing your online application

Emerging Talent Coordinator, Hannah Greengrass, shares her top tips on how to successfully demonstrate your key strengths in a training contract application.

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Virtual law fairs

Law Fairs will be going ahead virtually again this year. Find out where you can 'meet' DWF this year and our top tips for virtual fairs. 

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DWF assessment centre

Assessment centres are a key part of the graduate recruitment process. Emerging Talent Specialist, Charis McGowan explains what it's like to attend a DWF assessment centre.

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How to ace a group exercise

Group exercises can be tricky, but an enjoyable part of an assessment centre process. Read our tips on how best to succeed in a group exercise scenario.

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What are strengths-based interviews?

We are proud to have introduced strengths-based interviews to our graduate recruitment process. Charis McGowan, Emerging Talent Specialist at DWF shares her top tips for a successful interview.

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Working from home as a trainee

DWF has been supportive of agile working for a number of years and in recent weeks, our offices have been closed in light of the government imposed lockdown. Hear from first year trainee Sara Bastekin, as she shares her experience of working from home as a trainee solicitor.

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Life as a Trainee in Scotland

Lucy Muir writes about life as a trainee in Glasgow and her current seat in the Counter Fraud and Financial Crime team.

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Three myths of being a trainee

Hear from our Liverpool trainee, Anthony, as he attempts to set aside three common myths on life as a trainee at DWF.


Maximize your opportunities at law fairs

Emerging Talent Specialist, Charis McGowan, provides her top tips for maximising opportunities at law fairs during the autumn term.

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Bouncing back from rejection

Future DWF trainee, Ayaz Saboor discusses how he managed to turn round an unsuccessful application in 2015 and receive a training contract offer in July 2018.

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Video Interviews - Tips

Video interview… the two words which many applicants dread. The thought of seeing yourself on screen, technology issues and the dreaded timer are just a few issues which applicants are apprehensive about.


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