Training contracts application process

To apply, first complete the online application, which we will assess. If you’re successful at this point you’ll be invited to take a Watson Glaser critical thinking test, which tests your analytical ability.

If you meet our benchmark percentile in the Watson Glaser critical thinking test, you will be invited to an interview with a member of our Graduate Recruitment team. This is a competency-based opportunity for you to expand on your application form and for us to learn more about your abilities first hand. The behavioural interview is the final stage for vacation scheme applications – if you meet all of the criteria at your interview, we will offer you a place on our vacation scheme.

The final stage of our application process is an assessment centre. This will be held on the final day of the vacation scheme or on a separate date following your first interview, if you have applied for the training contract only. The assessment centre will involve a written exercise & role play and a case study & final interview, both of which will give us an idea of how you’d perform as a Dentons trainee.

We understand that applying for a training contract is a two-way process, so during the assessment centre you’ll have the opportunity to meet partners, associates and trainees and ask lots of questions – so you can be sure we’re the right firm for you.

Applicants who successfully complete this stage will be offered a training contract.

Our programmes

Programme Who should apply Applications open Applications close
Training contract 2021 (non-law applicants) Final-year non-law students and non-law graduates 20 September 2018 31 March 2019
Training contract 2021 (law applicants) Penultimate and final-year law students, law graduates and non-law graduates who have completed the GDL in its entirety 20 September 2018 31 July 2019
Easter vacation scheme 2019 (London) Final-year law and non-law students and law and non-law graduates 20 September 2018 4 January 2019
Summer vacation scheme 2019 (London) Penultimate and final-year law students and law graduates 20 September 2018 4 January 2019
Summer vacation scheme 2019 (Milton Keynes & Watford) Penultimate and final-year law students, final-year non-law students, law and non-law graduates 20 September 2018 4 January 2019
Summer vacation scheme 2019 (Scotland) Penultimate and final-year law students 20 September 2018 4 January 2019
Spring open day 2019 (London) First year law students and penultimate year non-law students 20 September 2018 4 January 2019
Spring open day 2019 (Scotland) First year law students 20 September 2018 4 January 2019