Company Dentons

"We are Dentons. The world’s largest law firm. With more than 20,000 people in 80+ countries around the world, we have unique breadth, depth and diversity."

Dentons is designed to be different. The landscape we work in is changing at an accelerating pace. We embrace this change, and are looking for trainees and apprentices to join us in redefining what is possible and in shaping the future of law.

Your career at Dentons can shape up to be something extraordinary. It’s a place for those who are driven to challenge. To question. To break tradition. To put your career firmly into fast-forward. This could be the start of something big.

Main areas of work

Trainees and apprentices are able to choose from a wealth of seats to work with experts across our practice areas:

  • banking and finance
  • competition
  • corporate
  • dispute resolution
  • ETI (energy, transport and infrastructure)
  • PRM (people, reward and mobility)
  • real estate
  • tax
  • TMT (technology, media and telecommunications). 

Work is also about more than just work here. It's about the environment too, and the feeling you get from your team, office and beyond.

Who Should Apply?

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ trainee or apprentice 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.

We generally look for a strong performance at A-Level (ABB), but consider every application we receive in context and holistically. If you feel you can submit a strong application even if you do not meet these grades we encourage you to apply.

We also encourage you to include mitigating circumstances if relevant. We implemented the Rare Recruitment Contextual Recruitment System, to give us additional context to every candidate’s application.

 

Apprenticeships 2023

University isn’t for everyone. If you want to train to become a solicitor, you just need a spot on the Dentons' apprenticeship scheme.

You’ll start working towards your LLB university degree alongside your day job. No student debt. No eye-watering loans. Just an opportunity to learn and build your career.

The six-year programme aimed at school leavers combines eight seats of work-based learning and part-time study with BPP University.

Locations: London and Milton Keynes

For more information please visit https://challengers.dentons.com/uk-apprentices/the-programme/how-it-works/

Experience Dentons

Experience Dentons is our innovative virtual work experience program, designed to give you an insight into life as a commercial solicitor at the world’s largest law firm.

Experience Dentons starts by providing an introduction to law, the commercial world and to Dentons as a firm. Then, as you progress through the program, you will complete work related to each of our key practice areas, honing both your technical and commercial skills. By the end of Experience Dentons you will have completed a range of meaningful activities, gained insight to insider information from Dentons and will receive a certificate to help boost your LinkedIn profile and CV.

https://challengers.dentons.com/uk-apprentices/the-programme/experience-dentons/

 

Now to Next Scholarship

The Now to Next Scholarship is a national student scholarship scheme for students of Black, African or Caribbean heritage (including applicants of mixed-race with Black African or Black Caribbean heritage).

Each year, students across the UK will be provided with a scholarship of £2,500 per annum during their three year UK undergraduate law degree.

Alongside the financial support, scholars will be guaranteed a place on Dentons insight events, gain access to mentoring and regularly meet with our Early Careers team and trainees.

https://challengers.dentons.com/uk-apprentices/the-programme/now-to-next-bme-scholarship/

 

Solicitor Apprentice Insight Events

Deciding your next step can be a huge decision.

Attend one of our Insight Events to meet our teams and learn more about the pathways into a career in law.

8th December 2022 16.00 – 17.30 Virtual - Register:https://dentons.app.candidats.io/event/71019213-2df3-48fb-ae32-e8a91693b720

19th January 16.00 – 17.30 Virtual - Register:https://dentons.app.candidats.io/event/9749d168-9962-4bfc-89db-7b1d9a89bc2d

15th February 11.00 – 14.30 In person - Register:https://dentons.app.candidats.io/event/a12d1a04-ebc0-41ca-afeb-7682dc07bc2b

 https://challengers.dentons.com/uk-apprentices/the-programme/school-leaver-insight-events/

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1. We combine the global with the local as a polycentric law firm with no global headquarters and 4 offices in the UK: Milton Keynes, London, and the Central Belt (Edinburgh & Glasgow).
2. We welcome Diversity & Inclusion Enthusiasts and have 6 diversity networks sponsored by our CEO, Paul Jarvis, and shaped by our people: o Inspire o GLOW o Black Professional Network o Fusion o Parents and Carers Network o My Healthy Balance
3. Last year, 10,540 volunteering hours were invested by partners and legal staff, representing a saving of £2.9m to our local communities across legal and non-legal CSR and Pro Bono initiatives.
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Nia Powell — Solicitor apprentice

Working at Dentons Nia is a solicitor apprentice studying towards an LLB in Legal Practice with BPP University. Discover why she chose a career in law, what a typical day as an apprentice is like and which part of her job she enjoys the most.