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          You'll be given responsibility right from the start...

          If you're looking to start a career as a commercial lawyer, there is no better place to start than attending one of DWF’s vacation schemes.

          “The DWF Vacation Scheme was an extremely valuable insight into life at the firm. Spending two weeks carrying out trainee tasks, working with future colleagues and experiencing the culture solidified my decision to join. I was also able to get a great feel for the values and the key role the sectors have, which developed my understanding of DWF’s business and services.” Anonymous feedback from our Vacation Scheme feedback survey


          The best way to understand what makes DWF different – our culture and the work we do – is to experience it for yourself. Our two week vacation scheme gives you the chance to work with partners, associates and trainees across two different practice groups. You’ll work on live legal matters and will be given responsibility right from the start.

          This is combined with a variety of internal workshops and presentations, helping you understand DWF as a business. You’ll also complete a group project that’s designed to aid your professional development and provide you with some of the essential skills of a successful commercial lawyer.

          Don’t worry though, we have a huge support network for you including a supervisor, a trainee buddy and the graduate recruitment team who are on hand to offer advice and provide constructive feedback. At the end of the two weeks the graduate recruitment team will discuss your career aspirations with you and help you decide your next steps.

          There will also be an opportunity for you to start building a network of key contacts. You’ll attend a dinner with partners from your office location, network with trainees and attend social events with the other candidates.


          The deadline to apply for the vacation scheme is Friday 5th January 2018.

          Apply now >

          You can also find out more about the programme from one of our Vacation Scheme students - Harry Tang.

          If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting trainees@dwf.law

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