We’re proud of our training contract and are constantly recognised for it. We were awarded ‘Top Law firm for training contracts’ and voted as one of the ‘Top five law firms in the Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work for 2014 /2015’ by The Jobs Crowd.
The training contract is divided up into four six-month seats, which gives you the opportunity to have an in-depth and authentic experience within each practice group. You’ll get a real taste of the variety of work we offer and can make an informed decision about your future career. In your final seat you can even return to the practice group you want to qualify into, giving you over 12 months pre-qualification experience.
As a DWF trainee, you’ll work with partners, directors and associates on complex, high value work. We are meritocratic, and you are recognised for the work you do, not your job title or how long you have been here. Many of our trainees progress very quickly. You may also have the opportunity to undertake a secondment with a client or rotate between our different offices.
You’ll be provided with all the support you need to succeed, including training, practical day-to-day experience, and in-house lectures and workshops. You will be assigned a mentor who has been in your shoes and can share their experiences too.
A member of HR will also meet with you half way through each seat to discuss your progress and decide which practice group you’ll be joining next. The two years will soon pass and you’ll be discussing your qualification with our Training Principal before you know it.
The support doesn’t all stop there...we have a dedicated team who will support you through the transition and through your first years as a qualified solicitor.
The deadline to apply for the 2020 Training Contract is Friday 6th July 2018.
We are excited to be expanding our trainee population in our Belfast office, and from January 2018 we will be accepting applications for our Training Contract programme for September 2018.