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Our Legal Apprenticeship offers a real alternative to university, with the possibility of getting right to the top of your profession. You'll quickly be on your way to a career in law with a combination of on-the-job training and part-time study. You'll earn a salary and the firm will fund your studies.
You'll work on live legal matters as part of a team and soon have contact with clients. You'll be doing a real job that makes a real contribution to our business. But we will make sure that you are not thrown in at the deep end either. Your training will be carefully planned and you will have dedicated support from your manager as well as our Learning & Development team.
Our apprentices in their own words:
Maia Crockford, Paralegal Apprentice
Maia works in our Casualty Injury team, based in our Bristol office.
"I was welcomed into the firm straight away and settled quickly as a result. I'm constantly surrounded by hardworking professionals and everyone understands that we aren't experienced. They're patient with us and, even though we're trusted with challenging work, they accept that we're likely to make a few mistakes to begin with.
"I am lucky to be working in an international law firm and doing what I love at only 18. As long as you're motivated and willing to work hard, balancing work and study really isn't as hard as it seems. I am eager to learn and I enjoy my education so it doesn't feel like studying. Learning things that are relevant to my job means I get to put what I am taught into practice in the workplace. I have found that this results in a deeper understanding, in contrast to study without real-life experience."
Olivia Jones, Paralegal Apprentice
Olivia works in our Casualty Pre-Litigation team, based in our Leeds office.
"I didn’t know if I wanted to go to university, but I still wanted to carry on my education and get more qualifications. An apprenticeship seemed the best option as it combined working and learning at the same time.
"The people I work with are really nice and everyone is very helpful. I feel like I learn so much at work, as well as during my university hours.
"It is a really good balance. DAC Beachcroft allows me to have one day off a week to do my studying, which is great and enables me to keep on top of everything. Also, as I work with lots of people who already have degrees, they are able to advise me if I ever have any questions about anything I have learned."
We pride ourselves on attracting the very best talent to work with us at DAC Beachcroft and have a unique culture which brings together the skills and experience of a diverse range of people.
We are looking for people with a wide range of abilities, skills and personalities, who have the potential to contribute to our growth and success. We are looking for people with ambition and who are organised and prepared to work flexibly and in what can be a considerably demanding sector.
As well as having an interest in law and business you will need to have an awareness of the work that we do, as well as at least five GCSEs at A* to C grades, including Maths and English, and a minimum of 112 points at A Level or equivalent.
You will also need to have strong IT skills including Microsoft Word and email.
The recruitment window for our legal apprenticeships commencing in September 2020 will open in February 2020. If you would like to get in touch in the meantime or have any questions about the recruitment process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org