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2016

"DWF really attempts to give trainees exposure to as many practice areas as possible. Trainees' views seem to be taken into account in deciding what seats they want. DWF has a very competitive salary for a regional firm."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The people, the technology and innovation. The level of work and responsibility offered to staff irrespective of level, the CSR opportunities and young professionals networks."
First year trainee, London
"Good salary. Good support network from senior colleagues."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh
"Working with excellent colleagues in a fantastic environment."
First year trainee, London
"The people are all really friendly and great at what they do."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
"Range of opportunities, especially as a trainee. Lots of space to get involved with business development/marketing etc if you wish."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The biscuits in the Manchester office."
First year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"Great work, supportive atmosphere, sensible work/life balance."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Cooperative, friendly, and encouraging working environment."
Second year trainee, Manchester

2015

"The salary, seat choices and office locations are pluses."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
"The people are great, very friendly and down to earth."
Second year trainee, Liveprool
"Pluses include the good work/life balance."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"There are a great variety of seat choices, and these include opportunities for a client secondment."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"High quality work, mixed with an appropriate level of responsibility, is a plus."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"A plus is lots of client contact."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The social side of the firm is a plus: Friday Fridge, summer and Christmas Parties and sports teams."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"The other trainees, and good and interesting work, are both pluses."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The four month seats and support you get while training are perks. The responsibility you get while on your training contract is a plus too."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The direct interaction between trainees and partners is great."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Having household names as clients and being able to work for them."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"The trainees are treated as the partners of the future. Trainees thoughts and ideas are listened to and valued and our contributions are encouraged and appreciated."
First year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"Really friendly atmosphere and good quality work."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The high level of partner interaction from a very early stage including first interview right through the application process and as a supervisor during your training contract."
First year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"Real interest in trainee development, with significant client contact and responsibility. It's a firm that's changing and willing to let trainees run with initiatives."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The variety of departments you can experience and the ambitious and growing drive the firm has."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
"Full service offering coupled with unique rotational system; rapidly growing; open-minded and constantly developing; unpretentious and genuinely friendly people."
First year trainee, London
"Really friendly supervisors and support staff and good quality work with lots of variation."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"Access to high-quality work with major, well-known, clients."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Variety of seat choices, a large amount of responsibility within each seat, good trainee and young professional events, good retention rate."
First year trainee, Leeds

2013

"Culture and personality of firm creates a very supportive and positive environment. Variety and quality of work is also excellent."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The brand is currently growing all the time. There is a sense that we are 'the one to watch'."
Insurance, Entry level, Newcastle
"There's a great deal of support, and I'm always very busy doing 'good' work."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"Wide range of cases to be involved in. Responsibility for caseload on smaller matters. Enthusiastic teams to be part of."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Down to earth people and big responsibility. Sociable between offices, fridge Fridays (everyone gets together for a few drinks on a Friday after work)."
First year trainee, London
"Ambitious, highly motivated to succeed."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The scope of the work."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Good exposure to clients. Friendly and supportive clients."
First year trainee, Leeds
"There are high levels of responsibility on offer for trainees and wide range of work available to get involved in."
Second year trainee, Manchester
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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