Dentons has become the latest firm to offer solicitor apprenticeships.

It will take on up to four school leavers in its London office from September 2017.

The firm is partnering with BPP Law School to deliver the six-year Trailblazer Level 7 apprenticeship, which will lead to direct qualification as a solicitor, with apprentices also gaining an LLB (Hons) Legal Practice degree in the process.

Dentons is branding the programme “Your Bright Future”.

The firm’s CEO for the UK, Middle East and Africa, Jeremy Cohen, said, “Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our firm’s culture, and we already work with a number of organisations with the objective of increasing access to the profession from under-represented groups. By broadening our recruitment activities to a much more diverse talent pool the apprenticeship programme advances Dentons’ commitment to the social mobility agenda a stage further.

“We are very excited to be launching this initiative which will enable us to access talent that may be put off by the costs of university tuition or want to enter work at an earlier stage.”