DLP Academy

Ready to join the leader in client-focused HR services?

Our Working Culture

Like most organisations, DLP is made up of individuals with a variety of backgrounds, interests, skills, and abilities.

But we are united by our core values.



The way we work is equally as important as what we do.

Honour all commitments openly and honestly to build and maintain trust and to affirm our commitment to ethical conduct at all times.



Communicate all development honestly and professionally.

Telling the entire truth to manage expectations is the foundation of our practice.



Consistent accuracy of work is the key to clients trust.

Ensuring every single piece of work, every issue, and every part of each process is consistent and reliably correct.



We know accuracy, transparency and integrity define us as Professionals.

Every interaction every day is anchored in the unwavering and steadfast commitment to the best needs of our clients and colleagues



Our varied backgrounds, perspectives and experience are integral to ours, and our clients, success.

Celebrate the incredible value each stakeholder—client and colleague —brings to the table and demand the same from others.



Solve not only the issue at hand but consider the long-term effects of the solution and any broader implications.

Consider how each proposed solution and recommendation will impact our client’s business, not just today but in the future and beyond the boundaries of our involvement.

A Day in the Life at DLP…

What is it really like to work at DLP? Hear directly from our advisors about their ‘normal’ work day.

DLP Academy Programme

Our 2 year programme provides a mixture of intensive classroom learning, on the job training with a variety of clients, expanding responsibilities, and cross-training across the full range of DLP disciplines.

Initial Training

Initial intensive training covering necessary foundation skills for a successful career in Employment Law. Skills areas targeted and developed include the (t10t) top 10 topics (employment law, drafting, letter writing, handling meetings, data protection, disciplinary, grievances, appeal, redundancy/restructure and tupe).

Two Years Training

Two years on the job training with designated structure in different departments to experience each of four seats.

Varied Work

Work with first class clients in an excellent team environment. Academy students work on variety of clients from warehouse cleaners to CEO’s of Nationally run and well respected organisations.

Cross Training

Opportunity to work in a variety of DLP Departments to include Tribunal, Legal helpline, Investigations, Hands On HR and client teams. On graduation we discuss with you your skillset and where you see your career with us developing to best fit your needs.

Fast Track

Fast track career model driven by your legal ambition, willingness to learn and ability to succeed.


If you are interested in joining DLP Academy the minimum requirements for applicants are…

  • A law degree from a recognized university (LLB or similar)
  • A minimum of 12 months in industry using legal skills prior to your academy application
  • A valid driving licence
  • Professional, practical and commercial
  • Ambitious and able to follow instruction
  • Open to learning
  • Prepared to work out of our North Leeds office for 2 years

1. Apply

2. Skype/Phone Interview

3. Face to Face


4. Assessment Day

Ready to Start?

Send an initial email to academy@dlp.org.uk.

Also see DLP Candidate Privacy Notice.

Contact Info

Registered Office

Sefton Yodaiken & Co
Fairways House
George Street
M25 9WS

 0330 400 4454