Trainee & Intern Programmes - Belfast

A&L Goodbody's Trainee & Intern Programmes form a key part of our resourcing strategy. 

Trainee Solicitor Programme:

Programme Details

At A&L Goodbody, trainee solicitors are guided every step of the way as they embark on their legal career with top tier, market leading lawyers. Throughout your training contract, you are fully supported with a structured Trainee Development Programme which allows you to develop the skill set and commercial acumen to become the next generation of top international lawyers.

As a trainee solicitor you will have an opportunity to discover which areas of law interest and engage you most. Some people are born litigators, others love the dynamics of a commercial deal and some absorb themselves in employment law, taxation or restructuring. Our Trainee Solicitor Programme is designed to encourage and develop your unique qualities.

Training Contract Breakdown

As a trainee solicitor you will spend time in our main departments; Corporate and M&A, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Finance, Commercial Property. In each department you will work as part of a team with all the support, facilities and guidance you need to learn about that area of the law. In addition, we have a range of specialist units focusing on particular areas of the law like EU & Competition, Restructuring & Insolvency, Energy, Environment, and Commercial & Technology to name but a few. You will also have the opportunity to work in these areas during your traineeship.

*LPC trainees will remain in office

Our approach is friendly. We are always ready to answer questions, and with our open plan office environment, our trainee solicitors have the opportunity to sit side by side and learn from partners and other senior lawyers during their traineeship.

Who can apply?

Our Trainee Programme is open to applicants who are final year undergraduates, post graduates and those who have successfully obtained a relevant third level degree qualification. We accept LPC and IPLS trainee applications.

How to apply?

Our Trainee recruitment process opens for applications on Friday, 28 September 2018.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 29 October 2018.

Successfully shortlisted candidates need to be available on the following dates:

Tuesday 6 November 2018


Thursday 8 November or Friday 9 November 2018

If you have any queries in relation to our Trainee Solicitor Programme, please contact us at:

Summer Intern Programme

Programme Details

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Intern Programme 2018. Applications are now closed. We will be recruiting again in early 2019 for our Summer Intern Programme 2019 .

Intern Programme Dates 2018

Interns attend for one week within one of our programmes. The dates of our programmes are listed below:

Programme 1: Monday, 4 June - Friday 6 July 2018

Programme 2: Monday, 16 July - Friday, 3 August 2018

Programme 3: Monday, 6 August - Friday, 31 August 2018

If you have any queries in relation to our Summer Intern Programme, please contact us at