Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
work experience

Early Careers Opportunities 2020 and 2021

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Womble Bond Dickinson's regional heritage and local knowledge, combined with a transatlantic reach, gives us the insights capable of unlocking more opportunities for our clients and our people.

With locations on both sides of the Atlantic, we provide the breadth of legal experience and services to meet our clients’ needs without losing connections within our different communities.

These strong local and regional ties enable us to remain close to the issues our clients and our people.

A UK Top 20 and Global Top 100, all service commercial law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and eight UK cities. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on twelve key sectors (Public, Government and Third Sector; Technology, Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth).

We take our commitment to being a Responsible Business very seriously and care about the impact of our actions on our people, our local community and the environment.

Building sustainable relationships through partnerships with charities, community projects and our own initiatives and networks, we are determined to play a strong role in creating better places to live, work and do business.

We want our actions to have real social value impact, and so focus our activity on social mobility, BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. Hoping to give empowerment and unlock potential with Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

Early careers opportunities 2020 and 2021

Would you like to develop key skills needed for employment and get your first insight into life at a transatlantic law firm?

Work experience is an invaluable tool and we recognise the importance of gaining employability skills to kick start your career.

Womble Bond Dickinson has a number of opportunities across each of our locations, to help you develop your skills and gain experience, as part of our early careers programme.

Whether you're thinking about your GCSE's, completing your A-Levels or starting university, we have a variety of workshops and placements to introduce you to the work of a commercial law firm and to help you with your career choices. You'll do this through skills workshops, presentations and networking sessions which also allow you the opportunity to meet people from around our business.

Our programmes – steps to success

  • Inspire

If you are age 14 or above, studying towards your GCSEs or equivalent, and would like to learn more about career opportunities and the skills needed for employment apply for our Inspire programme. Inspire offers two hour workshops throughout the year where you will be introduced to Womble Bond Dickinson, the range of careers available in a law firm and some of the skills that are important for your future.

  • Insight

If you are age 16 and above and studying for your A-Levels or equivalent apply for our Insight programme to learn more about Womble Bond Dickinson, career paths, and a variety of activities to build on your skills. In a jam-packed, yet fun and interactive day, you will have the opportunity to network with peers, meet colleagues from around the business and learn more about teamwork, negotiation, research and other important skills.

  • Experience

If you are aged 16 or above, studying towards your A-Levels or equivalent, and looking to secure your first work experience our Experience programme may be for you. Experience offers the opportunity to spend a number of days with a variety of teams across the business – not only gaining experience in your desired career but experience of a business and how teams successfully work together.

Please note the Experience programme is not open to those with previous legal work experience, studying at university or graduated.

  • Open Days

If you are in the early stages of your degree or a graduate and considering a career in law join us on an open day to learn more about Womble Bond Dickinson. Taking part in group tasks and mock recruitment exercises the day will help you feel more confident with future assessment days and the skills needed at a commercial law firm.

  • Other schools and organisations

We work with a number of schools and organisations throughout the UK, delivering skills workshops, offering work experience programmes and attending careers events. Some examples of our current programmes and organisations we work with include PRIME, Pathways to Law, NE1 Can and Business in the Community.

If you're a student, parent, or education establishment and would like to know more about these opportunities we'd love to hear from you.

  • Apprenticeships

Are you looking for an alternative to university and interested in joining a top law firm? Learn more about an apprenticeship with us at https://www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk/careers/apprenticeships.

What we are looking for

Qualifications

On track for a 2:1 or equivalent

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Additional job details

Location
Bristol
Edinburgh
Leeds
Newcastle upon Tyne
Plymouth
Southampton
Salary
Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 February 2021

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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