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Early Careers

Kick start your career in an innovative legal business with a genuine supportive culture. Discover more about our early career opportunities including our Trainee Solicitor Programme, Business Services Programme and Apprenticeships.

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DWF is an exciting place to begin your career. You will work in a fast-paced, diverse environment that will encourage you to be creative and flexible in your approach to both business and legal solutions.

Discover the opportunities available to you

  • Undergraduates, graduates and career changers
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    Undergraduates, graduates and career changers

    Whether you are considering your next steps after university or looking for a career change, the next stage of your career starts here. 
  • School and college students
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    School and college students

    You will receive valuable on the job training from the moment you begin your career journey, and have the opportunity to build your knowledge and skills with experienced and reputable professionals.

Our inclusive culture will support your development and help you succeed in your chosen profession

    • Pathfinder

    Take an interactive quiz to find out which routes are available to you, depending on your qualifications and experience.

    Routes into DWF
    • Application Support

    Read FAQs and hints and tips to help with your application, along with regular blogs from our colleagues at DWF.     

    Find out more
    • Events

    Keep in touch with DWF by attending our events where you can learn more about our Early Careers opportunities.      

    Find out more
    • Opportunities

    Apply for our solicitor apprenticeship, vacation scheme, training contract or Ethnic Minority Programme.         

    Apply now

Meet the Early Careers team

About DWF

DWF is a leading provider of legal and integrated business services. We are a business with a culture that places our colleagues at the centre of all that we do.

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    Culture and values

    Our values are at the heart of our inclusive culture; they influence our decisions and behaviours. In our recruitment process, we assess how you will embody our values, as it's essential for successful candidates to have an understanding of their importance and how they contribute to our culture. 
  • Sustainability
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    Our colleagues help shape DWF and positively contribute to our ambitions of becoming a world leading responsible business. 
  • Diversity & Inclusion
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    Diversity & Inclusion

    At DWF, we want to create an inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. The diversity of those who have joined us at the beginning of their careers will help DWF to flourish. 
  • Life at DWF
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    Life at DWF

    Find out more about what it's like to work at DWF, and what we have to offer to those who have started their careers with us.
  • Teams and divisions
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    Teams and divisions

    Here at DWF, we have different opportunities for a wide range of skill types and for people at various stages of their professional careers. Find out more about the teams you could potentially be working with.

Early career stories

Hear from the apprentices and trainees on our early career programmes as they share their stories.