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Trainee Solicitor Programme

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In choosing to apply to the William Fry trainee solicitor programme, you are investing significantly in a promising career. Our goal is to reward your commitment with a trainee experience that is second to none – because your success is vital to the future of our business.

As a William Fry trainee, you will benefit from a bespoke in-house learning and development programme which offers you the best opportunity to excel and reach your potential. Our structured trainee development programme includes the following:

  • Challenging and interesting work: You will gain hands-on work experience with teams of experienced professionals, and you will contribute to high profile cases which shape the business and legal landscape of Ireland.
  • Skills development: You will acquire the legal, business and client care skills you need to become a top-tier solicitor. Our structured trainee development programme includes both professional and personal skills development, as well as a bi-monthly legal seminar series delivered by William Fry subject matter experts.
  • Coaching and mentoring: You will have the option to take part in professional coaching, delivered by the trainee development manager who is a qualified executive coach. Trainees also have the opportunity of participating in the firm-wide mentorship programme where they are matched with a more senior colleague.
  • Rotations and reviews: Trainees rotate through 4 departments as part of the William Fry traineeship and complete their first rotation before attending the Law Society Professional Practice Course in Blackhall. As part of each rotation, you will benefit from both a mid and end of-rotation review, ensuring you receive continuous feedback throughout your traineeship.
  • Unique opportunities: William Fry trainees can avail of secondments to our London office, to clients such as IBM, or they can second internally to teams such as Risk and Knowledge, which affords access to unique commercial insights.
  • A trainee community: The William Fry trainee community support each other across teams and departments. Not only will you be assigned a buddy upon joining each rotation, you will also regularly interact with trainees across our 3 trainee intakes. The trainee social committee organise a number of trainee specific social events throughout the year.

Trainee Solicitor Highlights

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