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Legal Apprenticeships

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Our legal apprenticeships are a great opportunity for A-level students looking to start their career within the legal sector, without the cost or time associated with university. 

An alternative to university

We understand that university is not for everyone and appreciate that practical work experience, alongside studying, works better for some individuals. 

DWF offer exciting apprenticeship opportunities for those looking to start their career as a Paralegal and Solicitor apprentice.
This is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious college leavers or people looking for a new career in the legal sector. You will gain valuable legal experience at a global legal business, work towards a nationally recognised qualification, and receive a competitive salary at the same time.
We recruit once a year for our Legal (Paralegal) Apprenticeships, and in order to be considered, you must be available to start employment in September. 
Graduates are not eligible to apply for a Paralegal Apprenticeship. Please visit our Graduate pages where you will find details of our vacation schemes and training contract opportunities.
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Interview with an apprentice - Holly O'Brien

Hear from Holly O'Brien about her route into DWF on a legal apprenticeship and experience so far.

Reach your potential!
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Read our latest blogs

Apprenticeship blogs

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Apprenticeship over university?

Apprentice Solicitor, Rebecca Byrne, talks about the benefits of a legal apprenticeship scheme. 

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Apprenticeship kick-started my career

Paralegal Apprentice, Emily Barber, discusses how being an apprentice provides a good opportunity to build a network of connections.

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Developing your skill-set for the future

Lucas Metcalfe is a Paralegal Apprentice at DWF. In this blog he discusses his decision to embark on an apprenticeship scheme rather than a purely academic based route into law.

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Interview with an apprentice

Mia Langton is a Paralegal Apprentice. In this interview she talks about how her apprenticeship has helped to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career at DWF.

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My apprenticeship journey

Joanna Lafferty is a Recruitment Coordinator Apprentice at DWF.  In this blog she talks about her career journey and embarking on an apprenticeship during a global pandemic.

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At DWF we provide opportunities for real career progression and growth, by choosing apprenticeships that are mapped to specific roles and divisions that are growing within our business. In this blog Aisha Saeed talks more about the apprenticeship programmes that are available.

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From Apprentice to Solicitor

Holly O'Brien talks about her aspiring career goals after she was given the opportunity of working for a Solicitor Apprenticeship at DWF.

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Benefits of employing apprentices

Julia Perez, Partner and Head of the Lender Services & Legal Support Centre talks about the successful introduction of apprentices across our commercial services division.