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DAC Beachcroft will hire two more apprentices, to be employed in its real estate team.
The new appointments are due to take the total number of apprentices at the firm to seven, after a successful pilot involving five apprentices in the claims solution and corporate recovery and insolvency teams.
The vacancies, open to school leavers, are based in the firm’s Bristol and Leeds offices.
Training will be provided via CILEx Law School’s Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services and apprentices will graduate from initially preparing pro-forma letters and doing admin tasks to becoming specialist paralegals within 18 to 24 months.
DAC Beachcroft real estate partner Morag Joyce, who was heavily involved in the developing DAC’s apprenticeship strategy, said: “Recruiting apprentices into the real estate team is an exciting development for us and I’m very pleased to see the fruition of the work DAC Beachcroft contributed to developing the legal apprenticeship route.
“The real estate apprentices will learn quickly how to work on live legal matters. Their training will be carefully planned and they will work in a supportive team environment, actively contributing to the DAC Beachcroft business.”
CILEx Law School business director Jenny Pelling added: “This is evidence of the benefit of legal apprenticeships. For DAC Beachcroft to have taken the decision to expand the model in such a short time indicates how much value they place on this route as a business.”