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Dentons Solicitor Apprenticeship DENTONS UKMEA LEGAL SERVICES

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 loans. Just an opportunity to learn and build your career.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary: £21,000, increasing annually Starting work bonus: £1500 Additional benefits can be found on our Challengers website.

  • Working week

    4 days a week, with one day a week dedicated to your studies. Hours: 9:00am to 5:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    6 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Facts: 

  • 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


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 from drafting and researching, to assisting with client meetings and deals. 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.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


Level 7 Solicitor apprenticeship standard.

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 and Solicitors Qualifiying Exams (SQE).

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.


Training will take various forms during your six-year programme. On the job learning, training courses and supervisor support are just part of this. You won’t be alone on your journey. Your support network will comprise a supervisor, a Human Resources Manager, a Personal Tutor and a Student Manager.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We encourage our solicitor apprentices to apply for NQ/Associate roles with the firm once they have qualified and completed the apprenticeship. 

Further careers in law and commercial law can be explored following the completion of this Solicitor Apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent GCSE or equivalent in 7 GCSEs (inc Maths and Eng) (Grade B / 6 and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent A Level or equivalent in Any subject (Grade ABB (or above)) Essential

Things to consider

Deciding your next step can be a huge decision. Attend one of our insight events to meet our teams and learn more about the pathways into a career in law. You won’t need to prepare or know anything in advance, just come with questions and enthusiasm! Find out more here:

About the employer

The world’s largest law firm. We’re the lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. The international deals. We’re 10,000+ lawyers globally and 800+ in the UK. 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. We are the future of law.




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170 Midsummer Blvd

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 7 (Master's degree)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Feb 2023