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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 interview. Vacation scheme candidates will then be invited on to the scheme, with a training contract assessment centre on thier last day. Direct training contract applicants will be invited straight to the assessment centre following a successful behavioural interview.
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Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Psychometric testing
Dentons is different. We make no secret of our willingness to challenge the traditional or expected. With over 175 locations in more than 75 countries, we offer a world of opportunity for your career.
From our polycentric approach, to the diverse geographic and cultural backgrounds of our talent, our unique nature allows us to better serve our clients and offers a career path with unprecedented opportunity.
Our reputation is built on the expertise of our lawyers, who are specialists in many different areas of the law. If you’re ambitious enough to join them, we’ll help you build a career that is everything you want it to be.
It won’t be easy, but it will be rewarding. Our career framework will give you the structure you need to climb as high as you wish to go. We’ll also give you all the tools and guidance you need to realise your potential.
We pay full fees for the GDL and/or LPC during years of study and offer a maintenance grant of £6,000 per annum.
Want to get a feel for what a legal career with us is really like? Our two week vacation schemes balance real work with training and networking, to give you a holistic view of Dentons and an Insight into our way of life.
Our schemes in London and Milton Keynes and Watford are open to penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates:
London 30 March – 9 April 2020, 6 July – 17 July 2020
Milton Keynes and Watford 22 June – 3 July 2020
Our Scottish schemes are open to penultimate and final year law students, and law graduates:
Central Belt (Edinburgh and Glasgow) 8 June – 19 June 2020
Aberdeen 8 June – 19 June 2020
As a trainee at Dentons, you’ll be given all the responsibility you can handle. You’ll learn on the job by taking a real part in running deals and cases, meeting with real clients and taking your place in the fast-paced and increasingly global world of business. After all, it’s this type of experience that makes great lawyers and prepares you for the daily pressures of your professional career. At Dentons, you’ll get it from day one.
Our training contract includes four seat rotations, with a dedicated supervisor and trainee partner in each practice.
- dispute resolution
- 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.
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- Milton Keynes
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Help for Heroes
- PILnet (public interest law)
- Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre
- The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
- Whitechapel Mission
- Aspiring Solicitors
- Black Solicitors' Network
- Bright Network
- Pure Potential
- Rare Recruitment
- SEO London