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Training Contract

  • Places: England: 26, Scotland: 12

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 8-10 per vacation scheme

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  • Total employees: UK 1350

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Dentons is different. At a time when the legal market is changing so rapidly, being the biggest law firm on the planet puts Dentons in an enviable position; there’s never been a more exciting time to join us. 

With over 165 locations in more than 70 countries, we offer a world of opportunity for your career, not least because our scale and size means we work on such a large range of diverse transactions. This means trainees at Dentons get more meaningful exposure earlier, and have greater access to their clients' worlds than they might at other firms.

One of the defining features of Dentons is what we call our polycentric approach: we have no one global headquarters. That doesn’t mean we don’t have a distinct identity, rather it signifies that our firm’s culture reflects the diversity of our clients and of the communities in which we work and live. You will be part of a truly global proposition and have the opportunity to work with the very best legal minds from around the world, wherever that might be.  

Similarly, our CSR work is truly global; our goal is to be one of a small group of law firms that significantly improves its profitability, its brand, its quality rankings, and its position in the marketplace in one generation while having a positive social impact on the communities in which we live and work.

The security offered by our size and scale is reinforced by a clear vision of what our clients need Dentons to be in the future. When you’re the biggest law firm in the world, innovation is part of your DNA. Whether that’s reimagining the business of law, developing new technologies to improve efficiency or enhancing talent management approaches to best serve our clients, we’re leading the way. Joining us will put you at the heart of legal innovation.

At Dentons you can be a part of a firm that offers more presence in more places. Dentons is different.

Training Contract

When you join Dentons, you’ll be given all the responsibility you can handle. We believe that people learn best by running parts of real deals and cases, meeting with clients and taking your place in the fast-paced and increasingly global world of business. Only then can you gain the experience you need to prepare you for the daily pressures of your professional career. At Dentons, you’ll get it almost from day one. What’s more, you’ll be welcomed into a team globally renowned for its expertise who will help you develop your skills and knowledge in an open and supportive environment.

Vacation Scheme

We offer Easter and Summer vacation schemes as part of our trainee recruitment campaign. These are two week programmes, held in the respective vacation period, for candidates looking to apply to the firm for a training contract.

The schemes consist of department visits, business games and social events, with the aim of giving candidates an insight into commercial law and our way of life at Dentons.   

Apprenticeships

This exciting programme gives you the opportunity to qualify as a Solicitor and be awarded an LLB university degree by BPP University.

Our six-year programme combines work-based learning in our London office and part time study. You will earn a salary and have no university fees to pay.

You will have one day a week to study and attend classes at BPP University. Their Law School is based in the heart of London's legal district and has an excellent reputation for offering students the skills they need to succeed in law.

Salary & Benefits

Trainee starting salary

London: £42,000

Milton Keynes and Watford: £30,000

Scotland: £24,000

Apprenticeship

£20,000

Benefits include:

-                 Childcare vouchers

-                 Dental insurance

-                 Holiday travel insurance 

-                 Sports club membership

-                 Pension

-                 PMI

Requirements

2.1 at degree and ABB at A level

For apprenticeships – Ideally, we would like to see 7 GCSEs at grade 6 or above (including Maths and English) and ABB at A level.

Awards

AllAboutLaw Awards 2018

Runner Up - Top Law Firm for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes

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Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes - http://www.dentons.com/uk-graduates

Apprenticeships – www.dentons.com/brightfuture