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Social Mobility Programme

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Our Social Mobility Programme has been developed to provide individuals from diverse backgrounds 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 BirminghamLondon and Manchester offices.   

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

For this specific programme you must also meet the following criteria:

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation. We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. 

Please click the following link: www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/ which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

All applicants must have proof of their right to work in the UK.

Early Career applications are now open

Leila Parsa

Hear Leila Parsa, Trainee Solicitor, talk about her experiences of Diversity & Inclusion at DWF.

Leila Parsa, Trainee Solicitor
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