In order to be accepted onto the programme, candidates will need to apply for a place by completing an online application, video interview and assessment centre. Once accepted, candidates can be considered for a training contract at DWF in their chosen location, whilst also benefiting from 1-2-1 mentoring and skills sessions which aim to support development.
The work experience will be for two weeks and will mirror a vacation scheme; candidates will have the opportunity to complete live legal work, work together on a group project and attend practice group presentations. There will also be the opportunity to attend social events to further build an internal network.
While completing the work experience, candidates will have a trainee buddy and a supervisor in addition to their existing mentor.
In order to apply for a place on this programme, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.
- You must not have secured a training contract at the point of your application.
- You must be in the position to commence a training contract in 2025 (i.e. you are in your penultimate year of a law degree, final year of a non-law degree or be a graduate in any discipline.)