FAQs — The place to find all the answers.
  • What degree do I need? addremove

    We accept all degree disciplines for our Middle East Opportunities.

    We do not hire from a certain list or type of university, and encourage applications no matter where you are studying.

  • Do you require minimum A Level Grades? addremove

    We generally look for a strong performance at A-Level or equivalent, but consider every application we receive in context and holistically. If you feel you can submit a strong application even if you do not meet these grades we encourage you to apply.

    We also encourage you to include mitigating circumstances if relevant.

  • Do you look at applications on a rolling basis? addremove

    Yes, we do, and we would recommend and encourage you to apply as soon as you feel ready. However, we do review every application we receive up to the deadline.

  • Where should I study for the SQE? addremove

    We ask our future trainees to attend BPP for the PGDL and SQE. BPP has a wide choice of geographical locations and you are free to apply to any of these centres.

    If you complete the PGDL or SQE before receiving an offer from us, this can be completed with any legal training provider.

  • Do you pay fees and grants for the SQE? addremove

    If you accept our offer of a training contract prior to starting your SQE we will pay the full fees for your future studies. Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse fees for those who have already completed the PGDL, LPC or SQE.

    For those who have accepted our offer of a training contract, we also offer a maintenance grant:

    • PGDL: £10,000
    • SQE: £15,000
  • Which departments will I sit in during my training contract? addremove

    We try to work with our trainees to get an understanding of their legal and departmental preferences and place them in seats that meet their individual career aims.

  • What training will I receive? addremove

    Most of your training will be on the job with your supervisor and other members of the department. However, more structured training will include a comprehensive induction programme when you arrive and departmental training each time you change seats and departments. Legal training and personal development sessions run throughout the year and you are encouraged to attend those relevant to you and your career development.

  • What process is there for applying for a job at the end of my training contract? addremove

    After your Training Contact, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a position in one of our Middle East offices, and join one of the largest firms in the region. We advertise the positions available and trainees are invited to apply for up to two positions. All trainees are interviewed against a competency framework.

  • Are there opportunities to do a seat in your global offices or with a client? addremove

    As a Middle East Trainee, you will spend your Training Contract between our Middle East offices. There may be an opportunity for a client or international secondment.

  • Where will I complete each of my seats? addremove

    If you are successful in applying for our Middle East Training Contract, you will complete your sixth-month seats across our Middle East offices, and across our Middle East Practice Areas.
    For a list of our Middle East offices please see: https://www.dentons.com/en/global-presence
    Our Middle East Practice Areas include:
    – Corporate and Commercial
    – Banking and Finance
    – TMT
    – Litigation and Arbitration
    – Real Estate and Construction
    – Energy