Who can apply?

There’s no such thing as ‘typical’ at Dentons. That’s no accident. It’s by design. Our expertise within the Firm is as diverse as the needs of our global clients. Becoming ‘one of us’ means staying true to you. So whoever you are, if you think you’ve got something to contribute we’d urge you to apply and find out.

Here’s what you need to know

For our Middle East Training Contract, fluency in both written and verbal Arabic is a prerequisite. We value the importance of effective communication in a diverse region and seek candidates who can bridge language barriers seamlessly.

While we’re eager to hear from nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries interested in qualifying as solicitors in England and Wales, we’re an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from candidates of any nationality. We celebrate the richness of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Putting you in context

We understand that academic performance can vary, and we take a holistic approach to application assessment. While we generally look for strong A-Level performance, we evaluate every application in its unique context. If you believe you can make a strong case for your candidacy, even if you don’t meet the typical grade requirements, we encourage you to apply.

If you’ve faced challenges or have had experiences that may have impacted your academic performance, we invite you to include these as part of your application. We recognise the importance of understanding the full context of each applicant’s journey.

To ensure a fair and informed selection process, we’ve implemented the Rare Recruitment Contextual Recruitment System. This system provides us with additional context for each candidate’s application, helping us make more comprehensive and inclusive decisions.

Application Dates

Applications for our 2025 and 2026 Middle East Training Contracts will open on 15 December 2023.

Applications close on 17 June 2024.

Please note that we recruit on a rolling basis.