Trainee Solicitor Programme

Location Dublin
CareerPaths: Trainee or Intern
Job type: Trainee Programme
Job ref: 001422
Published: 10 months ago

Our traineeship will provide you with a structured programme designed to build your knowledge and experience over the 33 month programme.

We are looking for candidates who are bright and academically able, who can see both the big picture and pay attention to detail, who have excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, and who will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and challenging team environment.

In return, we will give you a high level of responsibility within an environment that encourages and supports you as you reach the highest professional standards and develop both your technical skills and commercial instincts. You will be supported along your journey by our Professional Development, Knowledge and Library teams. Mentored by our partners, there will be plenty of opportunities to shine and to show that you want to become a leading lawyer.

From the outset, you will be working for high profile clients as a member of a team where each individual’s contribution is valued and encouraged. Our friendly open-door approach fosters learning and collaboration. It is a proven recipe for high achievement and makes for an exciting trainee experience.

To see more information about everything our traineeship has to offer, visit our  Why William Fry page.

To hear what our current trainees have to say, visit our  Meet Our Trainees page.

We are currently recruiting for April 2024, 2025, 2026 & 2027 start dates. The deadline for applications is Midday on 19 October, followed by the deadline to complete the Watson Glaser critical thinking test at 5pm on 19 October. The link to the test will be sent upon submission of your application. Please note this email may take a few minutes to arrive in your inbox, please also check your junk folder.

Interviews will take place on 15 & 16 November.

Please save your answers on a word document as you are working on them, as the system could time out after 40 minutes.

If you have any issues or questions about this application form, please reach out to Lucinda, HR Programme Manager at

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