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Graduate Recruitment

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If you want to kick start your career in an innovative global legal business with a genuinely supportive culture; you have come to the right place. 
DWF is an exciting place to begin your legal career. Training with us will offer you a high level of responsibility and access to a broad range of clients, sectors and people. You will work within a fast-paced, innovative environment that will encourage you to be creative and flexible in your approach to legal solutions. Our inclusive culture will foster your development and help you to become a successful commercial lawyer.

To find out more about life as a trainee solicitor at DWF, watch our video with our current and past trainees and Graduate Recruitment Partner, James Szerdy.
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Trainee Solicitor Programme

Hear from our trainees about the DWF training contract.

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Be different. Be DWF. View our interactive brochure for more information.
How to apply
Our opportunities will be live from 3 September 2020. Find out more here.
Graduate recruitment enquiries
Contact our team if you have any enquiries.

Trainee Solicitor Programme

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

Click here for our Trainee Solicitor Programme page

Vacation Scheme

Vacation Scheme

If you are looking to start a career as a commercial lawyer, there is no better place to start than attending a DWF Vacation Scheme.


Click here for our Vacation Scheme page

Open Days

Open Days
It's as much about you choosing us as it is us choosing you. To help you to make a well informed decision about whether DWF is the right firm for you; we invite you to apply for an open day. 

Click here for our Open Days page

Application Process


Application Process

For everything you need to know about our application process, read our step-by-step guide.


Click here for our Application Process page


We want to provide you with as much information as possible to help inform your decision about applying with us, so we've listed the most frequently asked questions here.

Click here for our FAQs page

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Read our latest blogs

Trainee blogs

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Virtual law fairs

This campus season will be very different for university students and graduates with the majority of law fairs going ahead virtually. Find out where you can 'meet' DWF this year.

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DWF assessment centre

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

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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 Officer 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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