Here's how you can apply

Here’s an outline of what you can expect when you apply for our apprenticeship programmes.

1. The application form

On this form you tell us about yourself, your reasons for applying and why we should offer you an apprenticeship. Before you tackle this form, have a look at the tips below.

2. Online tests

Once we've screened your application form, we ask you to complete online tests. It’s possible you'll be asked to re-take these tests on an assessment day.

3. Video interview

If you pass the online test, we invite you for a video interview. This can be conducted at a time convenient for you, but within the set deadline. You’re asked a series of pre-recorded questions by a member of our team. Don’t be daunted – you’ll get practice questions in advance.

4. Assessment day

This is the final stage. It’s a two-way process, allowing you and us to discover whether we're right for each other. For our part, we assess you through different exercises, which are designed to help you show that you’ve got what it takes.


Do your homework

Research our firm and make sure you understand what we expect from an apprentice. Have you already got skills that will come in handy? What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Know our selection criteria inside-out

Read who we look for in our apprenticeship section.  Do you fit these criteria? If so, tailor your application and performance during test and interview to show us you’ve got what we’re looking for.

Answer the question

And follow the instructions. It sounds obvious, but make sure you follow the application form to the letter. Always answer the specific question during the interview.

Adopt the right writing style

Be clear and concise, but keep your passion and personality.

Be specific

You’re applying to Gowling WLG. Don’t act as if we’re just any old firm. Why do you want an apprenticeship here? How do our values match yours?

Be yourself

Don’t try being someone you're not – not even who you think we want you to be. Be yourself – whether it’s during the online process or during the assessment day.

Be enthusiastic

It goes a long way. If you care, we'll notice.

Check, check, and check again

There's no room for spelling or grammatical errors on our application form. Take your time and get someone else to read it through – a fresh pair of eyes makes all the difference.


Our applications for London and Birmingham apprenticeships starting in September 2018 will open soon. In the meantime, continue doing your research and come back soon.