Why join us

What matters to you, matters to us.

Our trainees say that having the tools to shape and grow their careers, from very early on, matters greatly. Throughout your training contract, we’ll provide you with the right support and development.

We know you want to be involved in high-quality work for high-quality clients, so we make sure you have every opportunity to do so from the outset.

Our trainees also tell us that our friendly culture – and dedication to diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and sustainability – are very important to them. We’re approachable and outward-looking – and our people and work reflect this.

Your focus is our focus.

Opportunities to make a real-world difference

Thank you for considering WFW as the home for the start of your career journey as a lawyer – a journey we too both began here. We understand that you have a big decision on your hands, so, what do we think makes WFW a great platform for trainees?

We’re an international sector-focussed firm with specialist teams across our core sectors of energy, transport and associated infrastructure which you will get hands-on experience in during your six seats. Our sector focus means you’ll be advising on deals that have a direct bearing on some of the most pressing issues the world is facing today – particularly in the area of energy transition which unites all of our core sectors. Clients recognise and value our industry knowledge, and exposure to this knowledge is part of the trainee experience at WFW.

We are also immensely proud of the culture we have at WFW. We value each and every one of our people and truly believe that with different perspectives we can create collaborative, innovative solutions for our clients that will impact how WFW grows and develops as a firm. As a trainee – or any new member of the firm, we make sure that we get to know you – guaranteeing that you have everything you need to grow as a WFW lawyer.

So, if the above sounds appealing, read on and find out more about life as a trainee at WFW and how your focus is our focus.

George Paleokrassas and Lindsey Keeble

Senior Partner and Managing Partner

Accolades and awards

In focus

Watch Megha and her colleagues talk about the firm's inclusive and friendly culture.


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