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, graduates 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.

Our approach is friendly; our office doors stay open. We are always ready to answer questions and many of our trainee solicitors will have the opportunity to share an office with a partner and other senior lawyers during their traineeship.

How to apply?

The recruitment period for our Trainee Solicitor Programme closed on 19 January 2018.

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

Summer Intern Programme

Programme Details

To apply for a place on our 2018 Summer Intern Programme, please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to Jill Michael, HR Lead. Applications close at mid-day on Friday, 27 April 2018.

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