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  • 40 vacancies
  • 90 trainees
  • 198 partners
  • 1605 staff

About Dentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm. The lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. The international deals. We are the future of law.

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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.

Application process

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.

Apply now:

Applications to

Miss Rosie Buckley

Method of application

Online Application Form

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. 

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Extra info

One Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7WS
Phone: 020 7242 1212
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
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)
Sponsorship: GDL/LPC
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Banks
  • Energy companies
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Media and TV organisations
  • Retail outlets
Has overseas secondments: Yes
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