HR / Talent Intern

London (Central), London (Greater)
13 Feb 2018
29 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Experience Level

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The department

Our team of business services staff play a significant role in the success of Dentons, and we recruit staff into a wide variety of areas. Here, we look for focused, flexible individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are team players. Previous experience within the legal sector is not essential. We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop his or her potential fully and, therefore, provide support, training and encouragement to members of staff at all levels.

Purpose of role

An exciting temporary role has arisen for a HR/Talent Intern to support our firmwide talent agenda.  We are seeking to hire a highly motivated and commercially astute HR graduate.  This position would be an excellent opportunity to learn and get immersed in a number of key HR and talent projects.  This position requires an immediate start.

Please provide a supporting covering letter outlining:

  • Your interest in this role
  • What you hope to gain from this internship
  • What you think you can specifically bring to the role


The intern will work directly with the Global Chief Talent Officer and Global Talent Programme Manager on a series of projects and key activities on the talent agenda. Responsibilities will include:

  • HR project work linked to global HR transformation projects

  • Supporting talent projects, for exampleadvancing our approaches to mobility and firmwide onboarding

  • Undertaking research and collating data for various HR/talent initiatives

  • Work on a significant leadership development project that would involve interviews and analyzing themes

  • Proofread HR materials and documents

  • Assist with sourcing, preparing and gathering materials for meetings

  • Scheduling meetings and conference calls

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Advanced degree in Human Resources, or related field

  • Understanding and experience with qualitative data collection

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to succeed in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Self-starter who maintains high levels of motivation and demonstrates resilience

  • Displays a dedicated, enthusiastic and conscientious approach to tasks

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Team player with the ability to also work independently

  • Deadline driven

  • Creative problem solving abilities

  • Excellent written communication and verbal skills

  • Strong administrative and organisational skills

  • IT proficient with the ability to learn new systems quickly

  • Comfortable with dealing with people at all levels of the organisation

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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