Vacation Schemes

We understand that choosing the right place to begin your career is a pivotal decision. At Dentons, we offer you the chance to balance genuine work experiences with training and networking opportunities, providing a glimpse of what a career here could entail. Our two week scheme will offer you, and us, valuable insights into whether we’re a perfect match.

The Structure

During each scheme, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in at least two practice areas, working with your supervisor and collaborating closely with a fellow trainee buddy. We’re committed to offering you a genuine taste of life at Dentons, and you’ll be entrusted with real responsibilities to match.

By participating in our Vacation Scheme, you’ll automatically assessed for our Training Contract – a potentially transformative beginning.

Each scheme includes:

  • Workshops: Gain valuable knowledge and skills
  • Training Sessions: Deepen your understanding of our practice areas
  • Formal and Informal Networking: Connect with professionals at all levels
  • Exposure to Real Work: Dive into meaningful tasks and projects
  • Social Events: Enjoy memorable moments with your peers

Our schemes are designed to serve as the initial steps in your professional journey, equipping you with the essential tools for success. Beyond the induction, you’ll attend workshops and receive overviews of our practice areas during the scheme. Continuous feedback loops will keep you on track.

Throughout the scheme, you’ll forge connections that could be key to building your career. Alongside your supervisor and buddy, you’ll engage with our teams through workshops, formal networking sessions, and social events.


We understand that taking time away for a Vacation Scheme can present challenges. That’s why we offer additional support, including covering child-care costs, providing a competitive salary, and offering accommodation for eligible candidates.

For a detailed discussion on this support, please reach out to us at

Scheme Dates


London and Milton Keynes: Penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates

Scotland: Penultimate year Scots Law students, final year Scots Law students and Scots Law graduates

Scheme Dates

  • Summer Vacation Scheme (Central Belt): 3 – 14 June 2024
  • Summer Vacation Scheme (Milton Keynes & London): 1 – 12 July 2024


Applications for our 2024 Vacation Schemes closed on 2 January 2024.