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Project Manager Apprenticeship at a Global Law Firm (Yr 13) - Apply by 2/6/23

Project Manager Apprenticeship (Service Delivery) – September 2023

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


We don’t follow trends. We start them. We drive change and deliver more to make a tangible difference to our clients and communities.

We are hiring Project Manager Apprentices to join our DLA Piper Service Delivery team based in the Leeds Office. The Service Delivery team focuses on delivering efficiency gains, tech solutions and process improvement to enhance our client offering and increase competitiveness. The team also work directly with clients to design bespoke solutions for their organisations and in-house teams.

As a Apprentice, you will complete a Level 6 Project Manager apprenticeship starting in September 2023, which takes four years to complete. This will offer you the opportunity to become a project management professional with a recognised qualification (BSc in Project Management) and accreditation from a certification body.

During your time with us you will complete four, 9 to 12 months long rotations in a number of departments and study for the fully funded BSc qualification in Project Management.

The departments you can expect to spend time in are:

  • The Legal Project Management Team – Assists in the planning, coordinating and structuring of large deals;

  • The Legal Technology Team – Sources, introduces and drives new innovative technology across all practice groups internationally;

  • The Legal Delivery Centre – Leverages IT tools and works to add efficiencies, reduce costs and improve the firm’s ability to meet clients expectations;

  • The Business Improvement Team – Facilitates and implements large scale business performance improvements; and

  • The Resource Management Team – Supports allocation of resources to promote fair access to diverse and engaging work portfolios internally.


We offer a competitive salary, and fully funded learning through a recognised university.

In addition to your academic studies and rotations, you will receive a comprehensive induction, skills training and a bespoke apprenticeship development plan delivered via our DLA Piper Academy.

You will also have wide ranging support from a buddy for peer support, a mentor, an early careers programme manager and an external skills coach from your learning provider. Your colleagues will help you feel valued, welcomed and supported. Your apprentice peers will also become an invaluable source of support.

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be invited to participate in networking events, socials, the firm’s employee networks and local office activities.

Finally, towards the end of your final rotation and successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be considered to join one of the above-mentioned teams on a permanent basis. This is based on your performance and results. We will work with you closely to help you achieve your ambitions during your apprenticeship and beyond.

Please note that you are only able to apply to one apprenticeship programme, and location, per year.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully

  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships

  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions

  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY BY - Deadline Date: 17.00 Friday 2nd June 2023

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