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Who should apply?
We accept vacation scheme and training contract applications from penultimate-year law students, final-year law and non-law students and those who have completed their undergraduate law or non-law degree. You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of ABB at A level.
There is no such things as a ‘typical’ trainee solicitor 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. All they have in common is the ability to contribute to our growing success.
Applications for our training contracts and vacation schemes begin with an online application form, followed by an online Watson Glaser Critical Thinking test. Successful candidates will then be invited to a first round behavioural telephone interview. Following the interview, candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre. Vacation scheme candidates will then be assessed during the scheme via feedback and a final interview. Direct candidates will receive an outcome following the assessment centre.
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Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Psychometric testing
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.
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.
Our schemes in London and Milton Keynes and Watford are open to penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates:
London only: 6 - 16 April 2021
All Locations: 5 - 16 July 2021
Our Scottish schemes are open to penultimate and final year law students, and law graduates:
Central Belt (Edinburgh and Glasgow): 5 - 16 July 2021
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
We pay full fees for the GDL and/or LPC during years of study and offer a maintenance grant while you are studying.
- Banking & finance
- Dispute resolution
- Employment & pensions
- Property litigation
- Real estate
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
The term ‘Islamic finance’ refers to a system of banking that is consistent with Sharia law.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
Shipping & trade
Contentious shipping law involves contractual issues such as bill of lading and charterparty disputes while non-contentious work includes ship finance and commercial agreements.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
Phone: 020 7242 1212
|Number of work placements:||40|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree, both law and non-law|
|Start salary:||£44,000 (London), £31,000 (MK), £24,000 (Central belt)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
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