Womble Bond Dickinson

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Womble Bond Dickinson is a progressive, forward thinking Law firm with transatlantic capacity and understanding of our local markets. We have more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers across 8 offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. The combination puts us in the UK’s top 20 and in the USA's top 80 listings.

It matters to us that we have the right people working alongside us but, actually, there isn’t a typical Womble Bond Dickinson person. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of experience – and that’s important to us.

In September 2014 we launched the first of our apprenticeship programmes. We recognised the importance of creating alternative routes into the profession for those who wanted to get their first foot on the career ladder sooner rather than later. We also wanted to develop our own home grown talent to ensure a continued pipeline of paralegals, future lawyers and support functions.  Since then we've gone from strength to strength. Our proudest moment came in January 2017 when we won Best Large Newcomer at the National Apprenticeship Awards – fantastic recognition of the investment we’ve put into our Paralegal Apprenticeship. We're continuing to build on our successes by rolling out apprenticeship programmes in many areas of our business.

For some school and college leavers, ambition can't wait.  We realise that some people want to get their legal career started as soon as possible and our apprenticeship scheme makes it easier for you to do just that.

Our legal and business support apprenticeships offer school leavers and those who choose not to go to University the opportunity to gain formal legal qualifications and a role in the profession through paid, on-the-job training. During your apprenticeship you’ll develop an amazing set of skills and a wealth of valuable experience whilst earning a good salary, and could even qualify as a Solicitor through our Solicitor Apprenticeship without the need to attend university!

As a growing firm, we have plans to create more of these roles across all of our UK based offices!  So if you're an ambitious school leaver who is interested in pursuing a career in the legal sector, we offer some fantastic opportunities to become a part of a business that genuinely wants to invest in your development and support your career aspirations.

School leaver opportunities

Womble Bond Dickinson has a number of opportunities across each of our locations for developing your skills and gaining work experience as part of our early careers programme.

Our early careers programme includes insight days and structured work experience weeks for students age 16 and above, who are interested in working in a legal environment including support roles.  

Our insight days will give you an insight into the work of a commercial law firm with an introduction to a career in law, skills workshops and an opportunity to meet people from around the business.

Our work experience weeks start with an insight day followed by four days within the business, networking with professionals and gaining valuable work experience in both legal and support roles.

Apprenticeships

In September 2014 we launched the first of our apprenticeship programmes. We recognised the importance of creating alternative routes into the profession for those who wanted to get their first foot on the career ladder sooner rather than later. We also wanted to develop our own home grown talent to ensure a continued pipeline of paralegals, future lawyers and support functions.

Our well established Paralegal Apprenticeship runs over two years. You'll work within our paralegal team, giving you access to a wide range of clients and types of work. Our legal apprenticeship offers school leavers and those who choose not to go to University the opportunity to gain formal legal qualifications and a role in the profession through paid, on-the-job training as an apprentice paralegal.

Our new Solicitor apprenticeship is a direct route to becoming a qualified solicitor without the requirement to go to university. Over the six years, you'll develop an amazing set of skills and a wealth of valuable experience whilst earning a good salary. You will spend time across a variety of legal and support teams covering a wide range of work and training.

It's no secret that we're an ambitious firm.  All of our people contribute to our success, not just our lawyers. They rely hugely on the support they receive from our equally talented business professionals. We are recruiting and training apprentices in a variety of our support teams with our dedicated secretaries, IT experts, HR Professionals, skilled recruiters and facilities managers.

As a growing firm, we have plans to create more of these roles!

Salary & benefits

Competitive salaries with a wide range of flexible benefits.

Requirements

We recognise that each of our teams have different needs and therefore the requirements for each role will vary. We will ask for a CV and cover letter with later stages being a video/face to face interview and an opportunity to meet the team.

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Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
02 Jun, 2021
Intermediate Apprenticeship
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Womble Bond Dickinson Wealth team as a Financial Services Administration Apprentice based in our Newcastle Quayside office. What do the Private Wealth team do? The team are a collaboration of lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and tax specialists. The Private Wealth team have built a solid reputation for providing creative legal and tax solutions, financial planning and investment advice to a wide range of clients. Their expertise is highly regarded and ensures that our clients' wealth is protected, now and for future generations. For law firms, this is a pretty unique setup which allows us to offer our clients the very best full-service advice possible. For you, it means a breadth of experience, development opportunities and an environment that is hard to replicate in a more specialist field. Where will you be working? You'll be based in our enviable Newcastle Quayside location. You'll sit in the...
Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
02 Jun, 2021
Higher Apprenticeship
Are you looking to start or progress your career within Finance? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Finance Team as a Trainee Management Accountant. The team Central to our success as a Firm are of course our very talented lawyers, but they couldn't achieve their results without the ongoing support from our Finance team who have an essential role to play in growing the business and maintaining our financial performance.  Our Management Accounts Team are a crucial cog in our finance wheel; they analyse and interpret financial data to aid budget holders' and Partners' decision making processes in achieving business goals. The role You will be responsible for assisting in the production of routine daily, monthly and quarterly management information and analysing and interpreting financial data to produce non-routine management reports. You will also contribute to the quality production of daily reporting, monthly management...
Womble Bond Dickinson Plymouth, UK
03 Feb, 2021
Advanced Apprenticeship
Due to a recent promotion, we're currently looking for an IT Apprentice to join our IT Service Desk team based in our Plymouth office. Introducing the IT team First-class IT systems are absolutely key to the success of any business in today's commercial world and the legal sector is no exception.  Our IT team have worked exceptionally hard to enable our business to adapt fully to the working virtual world and we're very lucky to have such a great IT team.  Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on being at the forefront of technological advancements within the legal profession, something we've become so well known for. To remain competitive in our markets, and to continue supporting our growth strategies, our team of dedicated IT professionals have a key role to play, ensuring the integrity of the IT infrastructure, development of new systems and excellent support to all of our employees, and clients.  So what's the Service Desk? Our Service Desk team...