Trainee Solicitor Programme

Once you’ve decided to pursue a career in law, your next big decision is choosing a firm that will be the best fit for you – and securing a traineeship.

Our Trainee Programme will set you on the path to becoming a successful lawyer. The programme provides you with legal knowledge, experience, expertise and interpersonal skills to support your professional and personal development.

Through our structured training programme, you’ll have the opportunity to gain varied experience across our main practice areas, working on rotation as an integral part of each team. You’ll gain a good understanding of the legal work involved so you can decide the area of law that interests you most. During each rotation you will be provided with strong guidance from the partners and solicitors on the team, who will always be available to answer any questions you have.

Our open door policy and mentoring programme ensure that you get the support and encouragement you need to grow and develop during your traineeship. You will have every opportunity to perform to your personal best, supported by the partners within your practice area rotations, the broader solicitor team, and our HR team, who are all available to answer any questions you may have.

If you excel, you may get the opportunity to further your learning experience on secondment at a client organisation. In recent years we have placed secondees – both final year trainees and newly qualified solicitors – with client companies in Dublin, Paris, London and New York.

Our Trainee Solicitor Programme is an investment in your future and in the future of Dillon Eustace. It is an integral part of the firm’s ongoing recruitment, so we aim to retain as many of our high-performing trainees as possible. Our firm includes partners and senior associates who started their careers as Dillon Eustace trainees and are continuing to build successful careers with us.

Application Process

We are looking for candidates who have completed the penultimate or final year of their degree and have achieved a 2.1 grade or higher in their end of year examinations.  

To apply for a place on our 2018 programme, please complete the application form (download here) in full and email to gradrecruitment@dilloneustace.ie.  The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 25 October 2018.

Before applying to our Trainee Programme please note that Dillon Eustace takes data privacy seriously and is committed to protecting the way in which your personal information is treated. Our Privacy Statement explains how we collect and process your personal information and is intended to assist you in understanding how your personal information may be processed by us as a result of you submitting an application for a role in Dillon Eustace. Please take a moment to read our Privacy Statement.

Thank you for your interest in our 2018 Trainee Programme and we wish you the very best with your application.