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 recent office refurbishment in Bristol has turned an already great work environment into an even comfier and professional outfit, and the open plan office space means that employees, from secretaries to partners, are well integrated.

The senior members of staff are approachable, and are focused both on their own work and on the development of those around them. The firm attracts an array of high profile and interesting clients, meaning that the trainees are exposed to stimulating work. If you are ambitious and want responsibility then your supervisors will trust you to run matters in some circumstances, albeit they are always happy to answer any questions you might have. The training at the firm is brilliant.

The trainees are a close-knit group, even nationwide, which is testament to the firm's collaborative culture. Recent implementation of new technologies has improved the firm's working processes, and ongoing CSR projects are both rewarding and fun to be involved with."

Harry Rouse, Second year trainee, Bristol