Choosing where you start your career is one of the most important decisions you'll make.
At DAC Beachcroft, we know how important it is to give you a customised experience throughout your training contract. Not only do we provide a tailored development programme, you'll also have support from our Learning & Development team and key Partners across the business.
Future leaders need a mix of technical and leadership skills, so our Training Contract route provides a blend of technical and personal development. During the two-year programme, you will have the opportunity to work with market-leading professionals and clients across a range of sectors. You'll gain early exposure to interesting and challenging work with support from highly experienced supervisors.
You'll have a comprehensive personal development plan created in collaboration with our dedicated learning and development team. This is combined with access to an extensive range of technical, professional and personal development resources, including face-to-face workshops, blended, e-learning and on-the-job training. Many of our Trainees also undertake secondments to clients as part of their development.
Our Trainees tell us that they enjoy the firm's collaborative working environment which reflects our cultural principles – supportive, creative, determined, and clear. There are also many opportunities to network with other Trainees and other colleagues across our network, and to be part of wider firm projects and initiatives.
During your two year training contract, you will rotate to four different practice areas, spending six months in each area. For example, trainees are currently located in the following areas:
Seat availability is established on business need. Seats could be offered to trainees in any of our practice areas.
During each seat you will be supported by a supervisor who is responsible for your day to day development. You will have regular reviews with your supervisor to set seat objectives and to discuss your progress
The Ideal Candidate
While academic qualifications are important, this is not the whole story. We are looking for people with the energy and the drive to succeed, as well as commercial acumen and leadership potential. You will be a lateral thinker who welcomes and values different perspectives.
How to Apply
To apply for a Training Contract, you need a minimum of 120 UCAS points in the current UCAS Tariff system (or equivalent), and 2:1 degree classification. We are looking to appoint to start in either September 2021 or September 2022 and will expect candidates looking to apply to start in either year to be in at least the final year of their Law degree, or completing GDL prior to starting.
Please complete all sections of the application form as thoroughly and accurately as is possible. Internal applicants please use your DAC Beachcroft e-mail address to create your application profile.
Our Vacation Scheme
Our vacation scheme gives you the opportunity to come and see what DAC Beachcroft is all about and provide you with a clear idea of what life as a trainee is really like.
Join us on a vacation scheme and you will be involved in a range of activities such as client meetings, social events and the opportunity to experience challenging work. Throughout your placement you will be surrounded by large and experienced teams, including a support network of trainees and supervisors. There will also be the opportunities to meet Regional Senior Partners and other Partners of the firm.
DAC Beachcroft runs a combined application process, with the vacation scheme forming part of the assessment process for training contract place.