How it Works

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.

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
  • London or Milton Keynes based
  • Designed for school leavers who have yet to commence an undergraduate degree

Applications for our September 2023 intake are now open.
Deadline to apply: 26 February 2023.

If you are interested in our opportunities at our Milton Keynes or London offices beyond 2023, you can sign up to our database to be kept updated.

How does it work?


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.


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.


  • Starting salary: £25,000 (London), £21,000 (MK)
  • Starting work bonus: £1500
  • Salary increases annually
  • Sports club membership
  • Health insurance
  • 24 annual leave days
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised office restaurant
  • Access to well-being resources
  • Restaurant discounts