Nurturing future talent
At DAC Beachcroft we want to ensure that every person who has the passion and drive for a career in a law firm is given the support to get ahead irrespective of their background.
We're supporting people in a range of ways from our legal apprenticeships scheme to welcoming teenagers from non-privileged backgrounds interested in law through the Pathways to Law programme.
The firm is also an active supporter of the Social Mobility Foundation which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds
Another initiative that we support is the annual Legal Launch Pad programme run by the BLD Foundation, which supports young people from ethnic minority and/or socio-economically underprivileged backgrounds who want to pursue a career in law.
Our work with the Foundation helps to provide opportunities for students to explore a professional career through events and work placements at our various locations in the UK and many of our Partners share their wealth of expertise through the BLD mentoring scheme to inspire and guide young people through their studies.
We're also supporting young people through the Prince's Trust Next Steps programme and welcome cohorts of 16-19 year-olds into our offices for workshops to improve their CVs and interview techniques.
We are also proud to have formed a partnership with Aspiring Solicitors, an organisation committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. Aspiring Solicitors provides unique opportunities and hands on assistance to students from under-represented groups who wish to pursue a career in the law, through events, mentoring and advice delivered with the support of its network of law firms, professional and campus ambassadors and AS alumni.
We offer Legal Apprentice opportunities for young people who would like to train in law through an alternative route to university.
Our legal services apprentices are trained and developed in a supportive environment to work in our business as a paralegal and can achieve a Level 3 Apprentice qualification. The experience means they can gain exemptions from part of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive examinations, should they chose to follow the Legal Executive career path.
Similarly, our accounts apprentices' training follows that of the Association of Accounting Technicians, whilst working with us, learning on the job, as an Accounts Assistant. And we also offer apprenticeships in IT.