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DWF has a training contract and vacation scheme that aspiring solicitors can apply for. If there are any opportunities that are accepting applications you view them below. 

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Training Contract

We are excited to be introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) from 2022 for all applicants who have not commenced or completed the LPC at the point of offer. 

The 32-month training contract will start with full-time study at BPP University Law School to prepare for and sit the SQE 1 assessment and to practice and develop legal knowledge and skills.  

Once the full-time study is complete, our trainees will begin the two-year Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) where they will have the chance to experience our four global practice groups of Real Estate, Insurance, Dispute Resolution and Commercial Services. Many DWF trainees will also have the opportunity to undertake a client secondment. 

Applicants who have already commenced or completed the LPC can still apply for the training contract and will complete the two-year training contract alongside an appropriate level of additional training.   

In addition to the training and development provided, our trainees get a high level of responsibility in terms of legal work and exposure to business development, innovation and CSR.

Vacation Scheme

The DWF summer vacation scheme takes place in June, dates of which depend based on location. If you are in your penultimate or final year of a law degree, final year of a non-law degree or a graduate of any discipline then you are eligible to apply. 

Applications are open from September until January, and you must make an online application. The business recruits the majority of its trainees through the vacation scheme, so it’s a good opportunity to get ahead and see why DWF is the right business for you.

The two-week vacation scheme gives you the chance to work with partners, associates and trainees across two different practice groups. You’ll work on live legal matters and will be given responsibility right from the start. This is combined with a variety of internal workshops and presentations, helping you understand DWF as a business.