Peter Carvill

University College Dublin

Growing up I always had a keen interest in business. At the same time I loved a debate and had a knack for arguing. After studying Business and Law in UCD I was torn between choosing a career in business or law. The business orientated, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to law taken by William Fry offered an optimal compromise and allowed me to pursue both paths and satisfy both interests.  

I applied to the William Fry traineeship programme during my final year in UCD. After interviewing with a handful of Dublin based law firms it was clear that William Fry took particular time to understand and appreciate the strengths and interests of each trainee. Throughout the interview process the firm engaged with the potential trainees by hosting drinks evenings, hosting a dinner with senior partners and more. William Fry  took the time to get to know each individual trainee and ultimately it was this personal note that convinced me to choose William Fry’s traineeship programme. 

I began my traineeship in April 2019 with a rotation in the corporate department. Working with the corporate department allowed me gain exposure to high level transactions, equity issuances, funding rounds, seed investment and more. Everyone on the team demonstrated a high level of competency but were also friendly, helpful and put up with the inevitable mistakes that I made during the first rotation. 

Ultimately my experience with William Fry has been top notch. The Firm has invested time and effort in my training and my experience as a trainee. William Fry has an enlightened understanding that the trainees are the future of the firm and therefore spare no effort in the traineeship programme. From my experience, William Fry gives trainees attention, responsibility and a sense of belonging from day one. William Fry’s traineeship programme has been an exciting, interesting, challenging and rewarding experience.

 

"William Fry’s traineeship programme has been an exciting, interesting, challenging and rewarding experience. "

Peter Carvill

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