So far I've done seats in commercial services, professional risk and am currently in the employment team. I've also been on secondment to one of the firm's major clients. My supervisors and colleagues are extremely supportive, friendly and have consistently given me opportunities to develop and take on challenging work.
Chara de Lacey
From day one I have been encouraged to take on responsibility although, of course, with the support of a supervisor and a very approachable team. My training is varied and engaging as are the pro bono and extracurricular activities on offer. All this yet time for life outside work too!
- Applications to: Mrs Saab Dhillon
- Method of application: Online Application Form
Summer work placement: 04/03/2013
|Number of work placements:||24|
|Start salary:||£26,000 (regions) £34,000 (London)|
Application details and method of selection
We accept applications from all second/third year undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates for both our vacation scheme and training contract.
If you wish to apply to DAC Beachcroft for a training contract or vacation placement please visit the trainees page of our website and complete the online application form.
If you have any questions about the DAC Beachcroft training contract, vacation placement or the application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firm description and career prospects
DAC Beachcroft is a leading international legal business with more than 2,000 people across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate.
We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with. Our flexible approach to resourcing enables us to apply the right mix of legal, commercial and process skills to deliver the right outcome at the right price, depending on our clients’ individual needs. We pride ourselves on measuring our performance against our clients' expectations.
Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2012, recognised 121 of our partners and professionals as leading lawyers and we hold with 84 rankings in 34 separate practice areas, 20 of which are number one rankings.
In 2009 we achieved certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and in 2011 we were awarded ISO27001 certification for our information security procedures. We are the largest law firm in the country to obtain a silver Investors in People award. The firm is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and via structured programmes including those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.
Payment for LPC, GDL and £5,000 maintenance.
In 2013 we will be offering 15 vacation placements across the following locations:
The closing date for application for vacation placements is 4 March 2013. You can expect to hear about the status of your application in May 2013.
Our trainees get the most from their training contract through learning on the job. Our two-year training programme consists of four six-month seats across a range of specialist disciplines.
The programme will provide you not only with all of the training required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, but also exposure to business-focused training and a wide variety of client contact that allows you to build up your experience.
Throughout the 2 years trainees will be invited to take part in a range of development activities, which will take the form of face to face workshops, e-learning options and practical on the job experience. The aim being to develop not just your technical skills but business and personal skills that will equip our trainees for a successful career here with us at DAC Beachcroft.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice
Diversity access schemes
Pathways to Law