Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm, providing high-quality legal capability and outstanding personal service, to a wide range of regional, national and international clients. A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and eight UK cities - Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth and Southampton. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
Our clients range from FTSE 100 businesses and governmental organisations to privately managed business and wealthy individuals. Our clients’ interests always come first. Strong personal relationships, dedicated client teams and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses mean they have confidence that we can respond to their needs effectively and efficiently.
Our regional heritage, flexibility and commitment to innovation enable us to offer focused, relevant services as a compelling alternative to other firms.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance; Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
Early careers opportunities
Would you like to develop key skills needed for employment and get your first insight into life at a transatlantic law firm?
Work experience is an invaluable tool and we recognise the importance of gaining employability skills to kick start your career.
Womble Bond Dickinson has a number of opportunities across each of our locations, to help you develop your skills and gain experience, as part of our early careers programme.
Whether you're thinking about your GCSE's, completing your A-Levels or starting university, we have a variety of workshops and placements to introduce you to the work of a commercial law firm and to help you with your career choices. You'll do this through skills workshops, presentations and networking sessions which also allow you the opportunity to meet people from around our business.
Our programmes – steps to success
If you are age 14 or above, studying towards your GCSEs or equivalent, and would like to learn more about career opportunities and the skills needed for employment apply for our Inspire programme. Inspire offers two hour workshops throughout the year where you will be introduced to Womble Bond Dickinson, the range of careers available in a law firm and some of the skills that are important for your future.
If you are age 16 and above and studying for your A-Levels or equivalent apply for our Insight programme to learn more about Womble Bond Dickinson, career paths, and a variety of activities to build on your skills. In a jam-packed, yet fun and interactive day, you will have the opportunity to network with peers, meet colleagues from around the business and learn more about teamwork, negotiation, research and other important skills.
If you are aged 16 or above, studying towards your A-Levels or equivalent, and looking to secure your first work experience our Experience programme may be for you. Experience offers the opportunity to spend a number of days with a variety of teams across the business – not only gaining experience in your desired career but experience of a business and how teams successfully work together.
Please note the Experience programme is not open to those with previous legal work experience, studying at university or graduated.
If you are in the early stages of your degree or a graduate and considering a career in law join us on an open day to learn more about Womble Bond Dickinson. Taking part in group tasks and mock recruitment exercises the day will help you feel more confident with future assessment days and the skills needed at a commercial law firm.
Other schools and organisations
We work with a number of schools and organisations throughout the UK, delivering skills workshops, offering work experience programmes and attending careers events. Some examples of our current programmes and organisations we work with include PRIME, Pathways to Law, NE1 Can and Business in the Community.
If you're a student, parent, or education establishment and would like to know more about these opportunities we'd love to hear from you.
Are you looking for an alternative to university and interested in joining a top law firm? Learn more about an apprenticeship here.