Milton Keynes Solicitor Apprenticeship
- The Pinnacle, 170 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 1FE
- Closing date
- 26 Feb 2023
- Role Type
- Start Date
- 24 months+
With more than 20,000 people in 80+ countries around the world, we have unique breadth, depth and diversity.
Alongside our award winning global work, we are committed to a culture of innovation, giving back and inclusion.
Dentons is designed to be different. The landscape we work in is changing at an accelerating pace. We embrace this change, and are looking for solicitor apprentices to join us in redefining what is possible and in shaping the future of law.
Your career at Dentons can shape up to be something extraordinary. It’s a place for those who are driven to challenge. To question. To break tradition. To put your career firmly into fast-forward. This could be the start of something big.
1 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7WS
London Solicitor Apprenticeship
Milton Keynes Solicitor Apprenticeship
Starting September 2023
Number of vacancies
4 (London) 2 (MK)
Length of scheme
Closing date for applications
26 February 2023
Location of schemes
London, Milton Keynes
Application Process: Application form > Online Assessment & Video Interview > Assessment Centre
Starting salary £25,000 (London), £22,000 (MK)
Both: £1500 Starting Work Bonus
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
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.
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.
Looking to gain an insight into a career in commercial law? Not sure where to start? Sign up to Experience Dentons, our award winning virtual work experience program.
The program is free to access, without an application process, and is open to anyone over the age of 16.
Experience Dentons starts by providing an introduction to law, the commercial world and to Dentons as a firm. Then, as you progress through the program, you will complete work related to each of our key practice areas, honing both your technical and commercial skills.
By the end of Experience Dentons you will have completed a range of meaningful activities, gained insight to insider information from Dentons, which will help boost your LinkedIn profile and CV.
Find out more: https://challengers.dentons.com/uk-apprentices/the-programme/experience-dentons/
Now to Next Scholarship
The Now to Next Scholarship is a national student scholarship scheme for students of Black, African or Caribbean heritage (including applicants of mixed-race with Black African or Black Caribbean heritage).
Our next scholarship opens in January 2023, for a September 2023 start – register your interest here: https://challengers.dentons.com/uk-apprentices/the-programme/now-to-next-bme-scholarship/
The Now to Next Scholarship is aimed at students from backgrounds that are under-represented in law. We are striving to reach as diverse pool of candidates as possible from Black, African or Caribbean heritage (including applicants of mixed-race with Black African or Black Caribbean heritage) who are looking to complete a law degree.
Applications are welcome from students of Black, African or Caribbean heritage (including applicants of mixed-race with Black African or Black Caribbean heritage) who:
- Attend, and have attended from aged 11, a state-funded non-fee paying school/college or an independent/fee paying school through a bursary scheme in the UK. Intend to complete a full-time undergraduate law degree in the UK, but have not commenced one yet. Hold a strong academic record.
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!
- Insight event in London office: 27th October 2022, 15th February 2023
- Virtual insight events: 8th December 2022, 19th January 2023
Apply here: https://challengers.dentons.com/uk-apprentices/the-programme/school-leaver-insight-events/
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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