A&L Goodbody

Formal Training (graduates)

8.2 / 10

(based on 53 ratings in 2015)

How would you describe the training programmes offered at your firm? What skills have you picked up as a result of this training?


"The training programme in general is fantastic. We rotate across four departments over the course of the programme. This allows us to get a great insight into the work in each department. For each department, there are frequent workshops which allow us to us expand our learning."
Third year trainee, Dublin
"The training programme is excellent. There are weekly trainee education presentations where a combination of trainees, partners and experts give talks on specific issues of importance and/or relevance. There are also workshops within the departments, so that you can become more familiar with the area you are working in and ask questions."
First year trainee, Dublin
"Huge emphasis is put on your training, and there are weekly trainee education talks, and mid-seat and end-of-seat assessments with your team partner."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"There is a good balance in the training programme between practical skills and the law. Teamwork skills are emphasised, as well as written and oral communication skills."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"The firm runs a fantastic training programme. You are supported and encouraged every step of the way. There are trainee education programme talks every week delivered by people in different departments, so you learn about all of the departments in the firm. The firm provides you with a bursary to complete further education courses such as diplomas or certificates."
Third year trainee, Dublin
"Weekly presentations are given on specific areas of the firm or skills that are essential to respective departments. Trainees have to give these on occasion, which adds to your development and learning."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I think that the training programme is excellent. There are regular lectures on all aspects of legal work and the work our firm engages in to constantly keep us up to date on modern developments. The know-how centre is also an excellent way of sharing knowledge throughout the firm."
First year trainee, Dublin

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