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London Solicitor Apprenticeship

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
26 Feb 2023

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Start Date
24 months+

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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.


  • 6 years 1 day per week study with BPP university No university fees 4 days per week work LLB Law Degree Qualification as an England & Wales solicitor London or Milton Keynes based Designed for school leavers who have yet to commence an undergraduate degree

The Work


While on our apprenticeship you’ll work four days a week in the office.


Throughout the 6 years you will work in 8 different practice areas (departments), so you can develop a wide range of skills and decide what you would like to specialise in after the apprenticeship ends.


You will spend 6 months to a year in each practice area, and have a different dedicated supervisor in each one. From the start you’ll be a key member of the team, and as the years progress you will take on more responsibility. You’ll also build a portfolio of skills throughout the program, which will play a part in achieving your degree and qualifying as a solicitor.


At the end of the 6 year program all our apprentices will be encouraged to apply to associate (qualified solicitor) positions with Dentons. We hope this will be the start of something big.


The Study 


You’ll spend one day a week (usually Mondays) studying with BPP University. You’ll take part in workshops and seminars and complete various assessments across the 6 years, all working towards completing your Law degree.


BPP make studying as accessible as possible, providing a large amount of the course as e-learning.


You can read the full curriculum on the BPP Website.


The Application Process


If you’re currently a year 13 student or a school leaver who isn’t going on to study a full time degree, we want to hear from you.


We’ll be looking out for applicants who demonstrate a global outlook, drive and ambition, commercial awareness, collaboration, innovation and enthusiasm.


The process incudes an online application form, and online assessment and an assessment centre. You can find out more about each step on our website.


Applications open in October 2022 and close February 26th 2023. We recruit on a rolling basis, so recommend you get your applications in as soon as you are ready to.


Insight Events


Deciding your next step can be a huge decision. Attend one of our events to meet our teams and learn more about the pathways into a career in law.


We will be running a series of in person and virtual events between now and March 2023. Please note we will be able to cover travel costs for in person events.


To be eligible you just need to be in year 13, or a school leaver who has not attended university.


You won't need to prepare of know anything in advance, just come with questions and enthusiasm!


Upcoming events:


- Insight event in London office: 27th October 2022, 15th February 2023


- Virtual insight events: 8th December 2022, 19th January 2023


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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. 

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