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Why William Fry

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Our Culture

A supportive and collaborative culture that enables you to fulfil your ambitions and reach your potential through Big Thinking, Energetic Engagement and being Powerfully Principled. We offer high quality service to clients, based on almost 200 years of experience. As a trainee solicitor, you will benefit from:

Work and Rotations

  • Work with clients such as Diageo, AIB, and the IRFU
  • Complete real and meaningful work across four 6 monthly rotations with department specific training; Corporate & Litigation rotations guaranteed
  • Rotations available in London & Cork
  • Be mentored by our legal experts who are leaders in their field
  • Unique internal secondment opportunities such as to our Risk or Knowledge functions
  • Client secondment opportunities such as to IBM
  • Opportunities to complete legal secondments with clients before commencing your traineeship via our PeopleBridge business unit

Your Development

  • Lawyer led Professional Development team & programme dedicated to your continuous learning
  • Qualified coach dedicated to getting to know you 1:1 and developing you
  • Fun & innovative summer projects for Year 1, Year 2 & NQ cohorts
  • Mentoring programme
  • ‘Strive’, the trainee coaching programme
  • Regular development feedback from your supervising partner

Wellbeing & Social Life

  • Award winning total health programme with year round events; winner of IBEC’s Best in Class mental health award 2023
  • Employee Assistance Programme & wellbeing platform with Spectrum Life available to future trainees
  • Dedicated trainee sports & social committee and budget with exclusive trainee trips away
  • Onsite gym with free weekly classes and PT sessions and access to bike racks, lockers, showers and a drying room
  • Responsible Business programme with Pro Bono opportunities such as FryTY
  • A variety of firmwide social events, clubs and committees
  • Future trainee social before commencing your traineeship

Salary & Benefits

  • €46k Year 1, €47k Year 2, €48k Year 3 salary, reviewed annually
  • €75k NQ salary, reviewed annually
  • Full salary is paid while you attend Blackhall Place
  • Your Law Society fees including reimbursement of FE-1 fees and full payment of indentures, and PPC fees
  • Commission scheme for introducing new business to the firm
  • 22 days annual leave (plus extra days and Christmas and Easter)
  • Paid study, paternity & maternity leave
  • Discretionary Christmas voucher
  • Annual trainee qualification dinner
  • Subsidised on-site restaurant and barista service and access to late-night food facilities
  • On-site gym with free membership, personal trainer and classes
  • Up to €900 towards your annual travel pass and access to the ‘Bike to Work Scheme’