My name is Sinead O'Donnell and I am a second year Trainee, currently completing PPC1 in the Law Society. Having completed a Summer Internship with the Firm in 2013, I was fortunate to interview for and be offered a Trainee Solicitor position. One of the stand out aspects of A&L Goodbody's Summer Intern Programme (SIP) is that every Intern is guaranteed an interview for a Trainee Solicitor position on completion of their SIP. The SIP was an invaluable experience for me at a time when I was making important decisions about what path to take after graduation.
First and foremost it gave me an excellent idea of what a traineeship at A&L Goodbody would entail; the type of work Trainee Solicitors do in various departments day to day, their exposure to important transactions, deals and cases and the excellent structured training and support they receive throughout their traineeship. I also began to appreciate the Firm's central role in the commercial world, particularly by observing the high profile clients advised and represented by A&L Goodbody and the topical deals and transactions they are involved in.