Life as a Trainee
Support and development
We have an unrivalled reputation for training and, from the moment you join us, you will be mentored and supported at every stage of your career. You’ll be provided with on-the-job training and given genuine exposure to client work, supported by partners and more senior colleagues.
The path to qualification is not easy and there are several exams you will need to pass. However, we will support you all the way, not only by developing your technical ability but also helping you enhance other aspects, such as your commercial judgement and business development skills. You will have the opportunity to attend internal and external tutorials, seminars, and courses to supplement your training and development.
It’s not all about hard work and no play. We foster a genuine and positive work/life balance at Dehns. We are an inclusive, sociable firm and there is always plenty going on, from meeting up for firm-wide social events, to local office events such as getting together in the pub or at a comedy club, or the Dehns pool and darts tournaments We’re also quite competitive, from playing softball matches against other firms to competing in industry pub quizzes. We frequently participate in firm-wide charity events in which our Partners’ Charity Fund matches amounts raised by staff. The Fund also aims to match donations and sponsorship raised by Dehns’ staff supporting individual charity events.
Rewards and benefits
The best talent calls for more than just financial reward. As well as a competitive salary, we offer a friendly and sociable environment to work in, and a wide range of benefits.
Trainee attorneys can enjoy:
- Minimum first year salary of £31,000 per annum
- Annual profit-related bonus
- 25 days’ annual holiday (rising to 26 days on qualification)
- Contributory pension scheme
- Private Medical Insurance
- Critical illness cover
- Life assurance
- Permanent Health Insurance
- Flexible working
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Subsidised Health Club membership
- Interest-free annual travel season ticket loan