Employer profile

Dentons

Updated
Updated: November, 2020

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About Dentons

We are Dentons. The world’s largest law firm. We’re the lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. The international deals. We’re 10,000+ lawyers globally, 800+ in the UK and 40+ trainees a year. We’re a truly global, polycentric firm. Working across 175+ locations in 70+ countries. Turning our ambitions into reality. Breaking tradition. Moving with innovation. Making the decisions that will take us from largest to leading. From now to next. We welcome people who are driven to challenge. To innovate and shape. We are the future of law.

Virtual Insight Events

Apply to the our virtual insight events to find out more about life at the world's largest law firm, gain some application tips and practice your commercial awareness skills.

Applications open until 6 November here: https://challengers.dentons.com/

  • 12 November (All locations)
  • 18 November (Scotland)
  • 1 December (Milton Keynes)
  • 9 December (All locations)

Training Contract

The business of law is changing, and we want you to be right there with it. To take us from largest to leading, we're looking for our trainees to think big and see the future of law in a new way.

Our Training Contracts consist of four six-month seats, where along with seats in our practice groups, trainees have the opportunity to work in one of our global offices, or directly with one of our clients over a six-month secondment. We see our trainees as the future

On top of our existing development program, our market leading training contract includes three new modules: legal project management, innovation and resilience. All designed to help you become the lawyer of the future.

The modernised training contract marks the first stage in your journey from lawyer to leader. The lawyers of the future start here

  • Locations: London, Milton Keynes and Central Belt (Edinburgh and Glasgow)
  • Start Date: August 2023

Requirements

There's no typical trainee solicitor at Dentons. The expertise within our firm is as diverse as the needs of our global clients – and we want to keep it that way. We look for people with a wide range of skills, aptitudes and personalities, with the potential to contribute to our growing success.

Being a team player is important as is having the drive and ambition to succeed in a highly demanding work environment.

We need to see a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. We accept degrees in any discipline (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and we ideally look for a minimum of ABB at A-level.

Vacation Scheme

Deciding where to start your career is a big decision. Balance real work with training and networking on our schemes to see what your career at Dentons could look like. Our two week scheme will give you, and us, an insight into whether we’re a good match.

By attending our Vacation Scheme, you'll automatically be assessed for our Training Contract. This could be the start of something much bigger.

  • Spring (London only)
  • Summer (London, Milton Keynes, Glasgow & Edinburgh)

Apprenticeships

University isn’t for everyone. Don’t let anyone tell you it is. If you want to train to become a solicitor, you just need a spot on the Dentons' apprenticeship scheme. You’ll start working towards your LLB university degree alongside your day job. No student debt. No eye-watering loans. Just an opportunity to learn and build your career. The six-year programme combines eight seats of work-based learning in our London office and part-time study with BPP University.

Requirements

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ trainee or apprentice at Dentons and that’s the way we like it. Our expertise within the Firm are as diverse as the needs of our global clients. What we have in common is the ability to contribute to our growing success.

Trainees: you must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of ABB at A-Level (or equivalent) to be considered.
Apprentices: we do need to see a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. We’re looking for seven GCSEs at grade 6 or above (including Maths and English) and ABB at A-Level.

Work sectors

law

Location

Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes

Contact details

Email
graduaterecruitment@dentons.com
Telephone
0207 320 1212
Address
One Fleet Place
London
EC4M 7WS

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