During the course of your training contract, you will receive a high level of responsibility in the legal work that you are involved in. As a Trainee Solicitor, you will receive additional support from the Emerging Talent team, Training Principal and location Training Partner, as well as the day-to-day support from your supervisor. Not only this, but you will have access to a range of face-to-face training sessions, in-house workshops and practical day-to-day learning. Many of our trainees also have the opportunity to complete a client secondment.
Corporate Social Responsibility is at the heart of what we do at DWF, so you will have numerous opportunities to get involved with the DWF Foundation, which focuses on supporting projects in areas such as homelessness, health and wellbeing, employability and education. Finally as a Trainee Solicitor, you will have exposure to a number of business development opportunities.
If you have not yet completed the LPC at the point of offer, you will be offered the opportunity to complete our new graduate level apprenticeship, which encompasses the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). The 32-month programme will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to successfully pass SQE 1 and 2, prepare you for practice and allows you to gain practical experience through the Qualifying Work Experience (QWE).
You will also be paid National Living Wage while you study, which replaces a traditional maintenance grant. This will increase to the first year trainee salary once you begin the QWE.
Candidates who have already completed the LPC will complete the usual two year training contract with any additional appropriate training.
If you are thinking about joining us, you can apply for a training contract via the 'apply' button.