Solicitor apprenticeship DWF LAW LLP

DWF offer exciting apprenticeship opportunities as an alternative to university for those looking to start their legal career as a Solicitor apprentice. You will have a supportive supervisor and a network of apprentices and trainee solicitors around you to help you along the way as you study towards a recognised law degree. Duties will include; Preparing court bundles Post-completion work Preparing updates on claims

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    9 available

What you will do in your working day

The type of work an apprentice will do very much depends on the practice area they join.  Some will join our Managed Services team, which provides support to a variety of sectors and practice areas.  Others sit directly within fee earning teams such as our insurance team, dealing with catastrophic personal injury and occupational health claims.  Paralegal apprentices will undertake tasks such as preparing court bundles, post-completion work, going to client meetings and preparing updates on claims. The level of responsibility and general workload grows over time, with some apprentices being responsible for managing their own cases.
Apprentices rotate around different departments and teams every 12 months, until the final two years of the programme when solicitor apprentices will rotate departments every 6 months alongside trainee solicitors.

The training you will be getting

Solicitor apprentices must pass the SQE assessment to qualify as a solicitor. The apprenticeship includes SQE training, as well as the assessments, and typically takes 5 to 6 years to complete.

You will gain valuable legal experience, working towards an LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice, complete the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, and receive a competitive salary at the same time. Training is provided by our providing partner, BPP.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This career path gives you great profile within DWF law firm, as the interconnected nature of the role means you will be known by many across the business – most importantly, the firm’s partners.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subjects (Grade A,B,B MINIMUM) Essential

About the employer

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services. We listen to our clients and there is a growing desire for legal and business services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So, we've built our business and designed our range of services on this principle. We have three offerings – Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. Delivered through our global teams across eight core sectors, our Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients without compromising on quality or service.




1 Scott Place

2 Hardman Street


M3 3AA


Ben Winstanley

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 7 (Master's degree)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Feb 2024