Training Contract/Vacation Schemes
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes – individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and start-ups; local, regional and national governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.
Dentons' clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US who are committed to challenge the status quo and offer creative, dynamic business and legal solutions.
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. This will include a contentious seat, plus experience in our transaction-based departments such as Banking, Real Estate and Corporate. This may also include the opportunity to work in one of our international offices or with one of our clients.
You will be given as much responsibility as you can handle and will be working with the law, with your team and with clients in real business situations.
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) and for first year students (April).
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.