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We pride ourselves on giving new lawyers a truly unique experience. Whether you’re a student or graduate we aim to give you the tools and experience to forge a successful career in law. That means combining learning with experience, and giving you the opportunity to work with people at all levels of our business.
We currently offer Project Management Apprenticeships within our Legal Delivery Centre as well as Solicitor Apprenticeships. Our Apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn, and kick start your career by building the skills and experiences to thrive in a leading global law firm.
Our Insight Programme is designed to give you a true insight into what life at DLA Piper is like. It is open to both law and non-law students. Discover what it truly means to be a part of a global law firm and immerse yourself in practical workshops, panel discussions and much more.
Our three week, in-person Summer Internship will provide a great insight into what DLA Piper is really like, starting with a 4-day induction programme held in our London office.
International Training Programme
During your training contract you’ll experience four six-month rotations throughout our eight different practice groups, giving you a breadth of experience and practical skills that will stay with you for your entire career.
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The learning opportunities in this role have been endless, and after a year, I can confidently say that the training contract is providing me with the most valuable tools to begin a successful career in law.
Fatima Coulibaly, Trainee Solicitor
Despite being the first cohort of solicitor apprentices at DLA Piper, their commitment to the Apprenticeship Programme was clear, and it really appealed to me that the firm wanted to provide these opportunities to everyone despite their level.
Alix Leatherday, Solicitor Apprentice
Committing to a 6-year term as a Solicitor Apprentice was a substantial step in my career. After conducting thorough research on the firm’s values, client base, personnel, and its widely recognised positive reputation, I became confident that DLA Piper was the law firm for me.
Jonathan Tembo, Solicitor Apprentice
The firm invests a lot of time and resources into developing their junior talent. The Early Careers team in particular regularly organise check-ins with trainees and have hosted sessions on important topics such as resilience, mental and physical wellbeing, overcoming imposter syndrome and much more.
James Watson, Associate
Upcoming eventsView all events
3 October 2023 at 11:00 to 15:00 GMT+1
Law Traineeship and Work Experience Fair at The University of Aberdeen
Come to our stand and hear more about DLA Piper and our opportunities from the Early Careers team and current solicitors. Find us on campus in Butchart Hall.
4 October 2023 at 11:00 to 14:00 GMT+1
Law Fair at The University of Glasgow
Come to our stand and hear more about DLA Piper and our opportunities from the Early Careers team and current solicitors. Find us in-person at Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel.
4 October 2023 at 12:30 to 16:30 GMT+1
Law Fair at The University of York
Come to our stand and hear more about DLA Piper and our opportunities from the Early Careers team and current solicitors. Find us on campus in the Law and Sociology Building.