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Training Contracts

Job London, GB
Posted 2 Nov 2020

Degree level


Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

Start date

1 August 2023


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Applications Open: 3 December 2020

The lawyers of our future start here. This is your chance to turn opportunities into big deals as a Trainee. You’ll transform challenges into solutions, meet with clients and get your hands on varied global projects. The best way to learn is to do and we won’t hold you back.

Training Contracts

Here, you’ll gain the commercial understanding to help you elevate your career and build the law firm of the future. That’s why we include legal project management and business development, because how can you be an expert in your area if you can’t see how it all fits together?

The business of law is changing and we want you to be right there with it. You’ll be interrogating profitability and getting under the skin of our clients (and their business areas). It’s not just knowing them, it’s understanding what they stand for and using that insight to inform your approach.

Here at Dentons, innovation isn’t something that sits in isolation – we believe it comes from everywhere and from everyone, and that it is critical to what we are as the world’s largest law firm. That’s why we include it as part of our training contract, with trainees completing an innovation project or case study in each seat and taking part in ongoing piloting of new technologies and modules that help the way we work including AI, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain and design thinking.

As you progress you’ll put the knowledge you gain into action and start building your legal career. You’ll have opportunities to relocate to one of our global locations or choose a secondment opportunity if you want it. After all, it’s experience that makes great lawyers. The knowledge that prepares you for the daily pressures of your professional career. The exposure to every corner of the globe in real time. At Dentons, you’ll get it from day one.


  • Four Seats
  • Client and International Secondment Opportunities
  • Dedicated supervisor
  • Trainee Partner in each practice
  • Legal project management
  • Business development


  • Pre-joining seat fair
  • 2-week induction
  • Seat one
  • Mid seat review
  • Seat two planning meeting
  • End of seat review
  • Seat two

Development and support

Who are we without you? You’re the specialists and we’ll give you the learning tools and guidance to help you progress to the next stage. Alongside your formal induction and year-round training, you’ll receive ongoing support from your supervisor, trainee representatives, our Human Resources and Legal Project Management departments. Your supervisor isn’t someone you meet with sporadically though, they’ll be a constant, helping you define your career and working with you to get it right. You’re more than a Trainee and we always think of the bigger picture when it comes to your career.


  • GDL, LPC and Diploma fees
  • GDL, LPC and Diploma maintenance grants
  • Sports club membership
  • Health insurance
  • 24 annual leave days
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site counsellor
  • Restaurant discounts


  • London: £44,000 rising to £48,000 in the second year (£75,000 upon qualification)
  • Central Belt: £24,000 rising to £26,000 in the second year (£40,000 upon qualification)
  • Milton Keynes and Watford: £31,000 rising to £34,000 in the second year (£48,000 upon qualification)


Open to:

London and Milton Keynes: Penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates

Scotland: Penultimate year law students, final year law students and law graduates

Start Date: August 2023

Applications Open: 3 December 2020

Applications Close: 30 June 2021

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The world’s largest law firm. The bold ideas. The international deals. We’re 10,000+ lawyers globally, 800+ in the UK and 40+ trainees a year. We’re a truly global, polycentric firm. Working across 175+ locations in 70+ countries. Turning our ambitions into reality. Breaking tradition. Moving with innovation. Making the decisions that will take us from largest to leading. From now to next. We welcome people who are driven to challenge. To innovate and shape.

800 employees