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 not have secured a training contract at the point of your application.
- You must be in the position to commence a training contract in 2026 (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.)
For this specific programme you must also meet the following criteria:
- Be educated in a state school non-selective comprehensive (whether in the UK or overseas) and are the first generation in their family to attend university; and/or
- are a refugee; and/or
- are from a low-income household; and/or
- had free school meals from a state school non-selective comprehensive or pupil premium aged 11-16 due to financial limitations; and/or
- have spent more than 3 months in local authority care
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.