Training Contract/Vacation Schemes
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.
Types of work
We offer an international legal practice focused on quality in the following industry sectors: Energy Transport and Infrastructure, Financial Institutions and Funds, Government, Health and Life Sciences, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail and Hotels, Technology, Media and Telecommunications.
As a trainee you will undertake four six-month seats, including a contentious seat or attending an external litigation course. Your transactional experience will include banking (if in London) and corporate, construction or real estate (if in Milton Keynes). Middle East trainees will spend two seats in the UK and two in the Middle East.
All our offices have an excellent reputation and training programme, who focus on high quality work for high quality clients. Our teams allow trainees to quickly become an integral part of the business and to be well supervised and supported during the training contract.
You may also have the opportunity to work in one of our international offices or with one of our clients.
Your legal training begins with a thorough induction and Professional Skills Course – but that's where the hand holding ends. As part of Dentons you'll be given all the responsibility you can handle, including running parts of cases and meeting with clients.
We offer a one-week summer scheme in London for law students (July) and in Milton Keynes for both law and non-law students (July).
In London we also offer open days for non-law students (December).
These placements consist of business games, department visits and social events, giving potential trainees an insight into commercial law and our way of life at Dentons.
Who should apply
There's no typical candidate for our training contract programme. The expertise within our firm is as diverse as the needs of our global clients – and we want to keep it that way. We look for people with a wide range of skills, aptitudes and personalities, with the potential to contribute to our growing success.
Being a team player is important as is having the drive and ambition to succeed in a highly demanding work environment.
We need to see a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. We accept degrees in any discipline (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) and we look for a minimum of AAB at 'A' level.
For further information please visit www.dentons.com/uk-graduates.