DWF Mentoring Scheme deadline extended
Applications to be submitted by 11pm on Sunday 8 November 2015
DWF LLP has generously offered to expand the Mentoring Scheme this year. As a result, there are still a few places up for grabs on this year's scheme.
DWF LLP is a full service commercial law firm, advising clients on areas including Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Management, Business Restructuring, Employment, Property Development and Intellectual Property. More information about the firm and its services can be found on its website, www.dwf.co.uk.
If you are interested in a career in these or related areas, then this scheme is a fantastic opportunity for you to gain unrivalled insight into the life of a commercial lawyer, as well as one-to-one careers guidance from practising legal professionals. If you are interested in becoming a commercial lawyer, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on.
The DWF Mentoring Scheme will run from November 2015 through to May 2016. Anyone interested in taking part can apply by submitting a covering letter and CV by 11pm on Sunday 8 November 2015. More details about the DWF Mentoring Scheme and the application process can be found below. Please note that we will not be able to accept any applications submitted after the extended closing deadline.
DWF Mentoring Scheme
For the third year running, the University is teaming up with national law firm DWF LLP to offer students an unrivalled insight into the life of a commercial lawyer as well as one-to-one careers guidance from practising legal professionals. If you are interested in becoming a commercial lawyer, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on.
The DWF Mentoring Scheme is open to all final year undergraduate law students, LPC students and CPE LLM students. There are limited spaces on the DWF Mentoring Scheme, which will run from November 2015 through to May 2016. You will have the opportunity to meet with a mentor between four and six times in or around DWF’s offices in Birmingham city centre during this time.
If you are interested in being part of the DWF Mentoring Scheme then you will need to submit an application consisting of:
A short letter of no more than 250 words explaining why you want to be a commercial lawyer; and a copy of your CV
Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 30 October 2015. (See above - deadline extended to Sunday 8 November). Any applications received after this time will not be considered. Final decisions will be made by DWF.
Please note that this is not an opportunity for work experience or a short cut to a job with DWF, but rather the privileged opportunity for you to receive expert careers advice from current practitioners
All successful applicants will need to be available to attend a launch event at the offices of DWF LLP in the early evening of Wednesday 25 November 2015. Further details of this event will be provided to successful applicants.
If you have any questions about your CVs and how to write a covering letter, you should contact the Careers Service in MD Corridor.