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Ethnic Minority Access Programme

0811 Business meeting 767 x 431
Our Ethnic Minority Access Programme has been developed to provide individuals from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background with mentoring and skills sessions ahead of a paid work experience scheme.  

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. 

Candidates can apply in our Birmingham, London and Manchester offices.  

In order to apply for a place on this programme, you must meet the following criteria:

Early Career applications are now open

Seema Bains approved 2014 767x453

"We've listened to the feedback surrounding our Ethnic Minority Access Scheme and we have developed a new, targeted programme which aims to increase the representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in the legal sector to make sure that our sector is reflective of the society that we live in."

Seema Bains, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Group
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