Dentons reveals rise in retention

Dentons has posted a retention rate of 85 per cent, keeping 22 of its 26-trainee intake.

Two trainees of the 26 chose not to apply for a newly-qualified (NQ) position while another two were not made offers. Of those who were offered roles, all accepted.

The vast majority of NQs, 19 of 22, will head to the London office, with seven joining the banking team, and three apiece heading to real estate, corporate and technology, media and telecoms. Two will join the energy, transport and infrastructure department while another will work within dispute resolution.

Two of the trainees will work in the Milton Keynes office in the corporate/commercial and contentious construction departments while another will head to corporate/commercial in the UAE.

Trainee recruitment partner Sarah Dyke commented: “It is particularly pleasing to see an uplift in intake since last year – an uplift which demonstrates our continued commitment to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our clients and our business.”