Womble Bond Dickinson Graduate Careers
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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Womble Bond Dickinson
A “progressive and forward thinking firm,” Womble Bond Dickinson has quickly anticipated and adapted to the challenges faced by our modern society. With over 1,000 lawyers employed in 27 offices (including 19 in the US), trainees at this firm get the chance to work closely with international clients, providing them with valuable transatlantic experience.
Womble Bond Dickinson is a top 20 law firm by revenue, and advises some of the largest businesses in the country, as well as over 40 FTSE 350 companies. Yet, the firm prides itself on building productive relationships with their clients, and are keen to put themselves in their client’s shoes and anticipate their needs. Trainees watch skilled partners negotiate with high-profile clients, learning from the best of the best.
There’s no one size fits all trainee at Womble Bond Dickinson, every trainee comes from varied backgrounds and brings with them a wide range of experiences. The only requirements are that trainees are “intellectually able, motivated and enthusiastic graduates.” Regardless of your personal history, you’ll receive plenty of support and training.
The firm also prides itself on its commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly regardless of social mobility, and BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. They are also keen to work closely with the community, and care deeply about building sustainable relationships with their community.
What the firm says
Womble Bond Dickinson is a progressive and forward thinking firm, with a strong regional heritage through longstanding connections within the communities in which we operate. We are a top 20 law firm by revenue with more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers across eight offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. This ensures that we’re always close to our clients’ needs while bringing a transatlantic perspective and extended jurisdictional reach.
For more information about our UK offices and regional strength please visit https://www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk/locations.
- 1st year salary (London)£42,000
- 1st year salary (Bristol)£36,000
- 1st year salary (Southampton)£32,000
- 1st year salary (Plymouth)£32,000
- 1st year salary (Leeds)£28,000
- 1st year salary (Newcastle)£28,000
- 1st year salary (Scotland)£28,000
- 2nd year salary (London)£44,000
- 2nd year salary (Bristol)£38,000
- 2nd year salary (Southampton)£34,000
- 2nd year salary (Plymouth)£34,000
- 2nd year salary (Leeds)£30,000
- 2nd year salary (Newcastle)£30,000
- 2nd year salary (Scotland)£30,000
- GDL Course Fees paidYes
- GDL Living Costs grant£6,000
- LPC Course Fees paidYes
- Retention RateUndisclosed
- UK Offices8
- NQ SalaryCompetetive
- A-Levels Not assessed
- Degree 2:1
At Womble Bond Dickinson we look for intellectually able, motivated and enthusiastic graduates from any discipline or background. Our trainees come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of experience – and that’s important to us.
Successful applicants will understand the need to provide practical, commercial advice, show diversity of thought and share the firm’s commitment to self-development, teamwork and its desire to provide clients with services that match their highest expectations.
Womble Bond Dickinson wants their actions to have real social value impact, and so focus their activity on social mobility, BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. The firm’s diversity access scheme includes Pathways to Law, PRIME and Disability Confident. Recent diversity statistics recorded that 20% of the firm’s partners were female and 40% were educated at non-selective state schools.