Trainee Solicitor Programme

Trainee Solicitor Programme

Once you have 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 Solicitor 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 will complete a number of rotations during your traineeship and so will have the opportunity to gain varied experience across our main practice areas. As a Trainee Solicitor you will be an integral part of the team you rotate into and will 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.

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 LLP. 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

Applications for our Trainee Solicitor Programme have now closed for 2023. Applications will re-open in Autumn 2024.

Thank you for your interest in our Trainee Solicitor Programme. If you have any queries, please email