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We are Dentons. The world’s largest law firm. We’re the lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. The international deals. We’re 11,000+ lawyers globally, 800+ in the UK with 40+ trainees a year. We’re a truly global, polycentric firm. 

Working across 190+ locations, our work spans 77 countries, with our lawyers speaking over 80 languages. Our award wins in 2021 highlight our recognition in the market, and the quality of work our apprentices are involved in. 

School leaver opportunities

Dentons do not currently run any School Leaver Programmes outside of their apprenticeship. Look at some of the other tabs to explore the exciting opportunities they offer.


University isn’t for everyone. Don’t let anyone tell you it is. If you want to train to become a solicitor, you just need a spot on our Solicitor Apprenticeship scheme. You’ll start working towards your LLB university degree alongside your day job too. No student debt. No eye-watering loans. Just an opportunity to learn and build your career.

You'll work four days a week in either our London or Milton Keynes office, and study one day per week with BPP University.

Salary & benefits

- Starting salary: £22,000 (London)

- Sports club membership

- Health insurance

- 24 annual leave days

- Pension scheme

- Cycle to work scheme

- Subsidised office restaurant

- On-site counselor

- Restaurant discounts


Our apprenticeships are open to all year 13 students and school leavers who are not planning to complete a full time undergraduate degree.

There’s no mould to fit for our apprenticeship programme. We want you to be you. With all your quirks, interests and ambition.

We do need to see a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. We’re looking for 7 GCSEs at grade 6 or above (including Maths and English) and ABB at A Level. We do look at every form received, and take extenuating circumstances into account for grades that do not meet our requirements. We have also implemented the Rare Recruitment Contextual Recruitment System, to give us additional context to every candidate’s application.

Challengers aren’t only defined by their academic ability. We are also looking for driven and passionate candidates, who are excited to join an ambitious and innovative firm.


Applications open 6 October 2021 and close 19 February 2022. Throughout the process we'll be looking out for applicants who demonstrate a global outlook, drive and ambition, commercial awareness, collaboration, innovation and enthusiasm.

Application process: Application Form > Critical Thinking Test > Video Interview > Insight Day > Assessment Centre

For more information and tips on applying please visit:

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