Dentons Graduate Careers
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- Employer Dentons
- Salary Competitive
- Location Online
The AllAboutLaw perspective on Dentons
Trainees at Dentons get the unique opportunity to work with an award-winning, multinational firm, where the firm’s 11,000+ lawyers speak over 80 languages. As a trainee, you’ll get to experience this international focus first-hand, with the chance to experience client and international secondments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
There are numerous seat options available, including banking and finance, private client and TMT (technology, media and telecommunications.) There’s a wide variety of choices, but, no matter what you choose, you’ll be working with experts in the field. Client secondment opportunities and brand new development modules allow you to further develop your personal and professional capabilities.
There’s no ‘typical’ lawyer at Dentons, and the firm is proud of the diversity amongst their employees. While there are academic requirements (a minimum 2:1 degree and a minimum of ABB at A-Level), the firm looks at every application received and takes into account mitigating factors. Dentons even uses Rare Recruitment Contextual Recruitment System to ensure the application process is as fair as possible.
To further their commitment to diversity, the firm has a wide range of diversity networks, such as GLOW for their LGBT+ lawyers and Inspire, which champions Gender Equality. Dentons also has a renowned scholarship scheme for BME students, as well as a popular apprenticeship scheme in partnership with BPP University.
What the firm says
Dentons. The world’s largest law firm. The lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. The international deals. With over 11,000+ lawyers globally, 800+ in the UK and 40+ trainees a year, Dentons is a truly global, polycentric firm. The firm is currently working across 190+ locations in 77+ countries. Turning their ambitions into reality. Breaking tradition. Moving with innovation. Making the decisions that will take us from largest to leading. From now to next. The firm welcomes people who are driven to challenge. To innovate and shape. Dentons are the future of law.
- 1st year trainee: London£45,000
- 1st year trainee: Regions £31,000
- 1st year trainee: Scotland£25,000
- 2nd year trainee: London£50,000
- 2nd year trainee: Regions£34,000
- 2nd year trainee: Scotland£28,000
- GDL course fees paidYes
- GDL living costs grantCompetitive
- LPC course fees paidYes
- Retention rateUndisclosed
- UK Offices4
- NQ salary: London£80,000
- NQ salary: Regions £50,000
- NQ salary: Scotland£45,000
- GCSE 7 GCSEs at grade 6 or above
- A-levels ABB
- Degree 2:1 or above
Inclusion and Diversity at Dentons is sponsored by the firm’s CEO, Paul Jarvis, and shaped by their people and diversity networks: Inspire (Gender Equality), Black Professionals Network, GLOW (LGBT+), Fusion (Asian Professionals Network) and the firm’s Parents and Carers Network.
The Now to Next Scholarship is a national student scholarship scheme for students of BME Black and Minority ethnic, or Mixed African or Caribbean background. Each year, up to two students across the UK will be provided with a scholarship of £2,500 per annum during their three year UK undergraduate law degree. As well as the financial award, the students will also receive additional support with a guaranteed place on virtual insight events and mentoring. Applications are open from the 1st March 2022 – 3 May 2022.