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12th, October 2016

International Firm DAC Beachcroft Join as Industry Members

We’re delighted to welcome our latest industry member, long-standing international legal business, DAC Beachcroft.

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Our Industry Members are pivotal in helping us to deliver a wide range of unique programmes throughout Teesside and the North East, strengthening industry-led skills in the area and providing students with the opportunity to discover career opportunities and work experiences.

With offices across the UK, Europe, Asia and Latin America, DAC Beachcroft are recognised leaders in Insurance, Health and Real Estate, drawing on the knowledge and experience of 2,200 employees including lawyers and support staff. And if that wasn’t enough, their beginnings can be traced date back to 1762, making them over 250 years old!

DAC Beachcroft join our 65 other diverse members including Barclays, Emirates, Middlesbrough FC, P&O Ferries and SABIC, who have previously delivered schemes such as cadetships, apprenticeships and work placements.

High Tide Chairman, David Robinson (right) with DAC Beachcroft Partner David Weatherburn.

Vikki Pounder, Construction and Engineering Associate at DAC Beachcroft said: “Corporate Social responsibility is very important to DAC Beachcroft LLP, as is social mobility.  The legal profession is, historically, known for being a difficult industry to break into without the right connections. We are dedicated to be breaking this mould. 

“We recognise the rich and diverse bank of talent the Tees Valley has to offer and relish the opportunity of working for, and with, some of the forward thinking businesses of the region in developing the next generation of business men and woman, and perhaps even some lawyers!”

DAC Beachcroft are set to offer work placements and school visits to their Newcastle office, whilst also supporting workshops for High Tide’s cadetship programmes and providing resource and support for fundraising events.

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