What makes a Womble Bond Dickinson Trainee?

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

Of course, we expect everyone to share our enthusiasm for the law and to demonstrate a passion for our business.

Beyond that we want to see:

A strong academic background

Commercial understanding and client focus

The ability to form lasting relationships

The first half of my training contract has been even more varied than I had anticipated; I’ve made meaningful contributions to everything from contentious insolvency matters which have gone all the way to trial, right across to M&A work for private equity clients. I’m hoping the second half is going to be just as diverse."

Jake Unsworth, Second year trainee, Leeds