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Why your firm?

2018

"I initially thought that I wanted to work in London and intended to use the ALG summer intern programme as a platform to prepare for vacation schemes at London firms. Having completed both this and some London vacation schemes, I decided I wanted to work for ALG largely because of the people I was working for but also because I was given a large amount of client exposure and responsibility at an early stage. ALG really involved me in the work, whereas the London firms seemed to keep me at more of a distance."
Third year trainee,
"I knew the firm was a market leader. I was also attracted by some of its speciality practice areas such as EU law, competition and intellectual property and IT."
Second year trainee,
"I was convinced to apply on the basis of the firm's reputation as a market leader across all of its specialist practice areas. The training programme is consistently ranked as the most popular in the country and this is down to the firm's commitment to and investment in the graduate programme."
First year trainee,
"The firm's reputation as being one of the top law firms always stood out for me. I wanted to work for, and learn from, the best lawyers in the industry. Equally, the firm's emphasis on social activity appealed to me as it seemed like a very balanced and sociable place to work."
First year trainee,
"Its reputation domestically and internationally, the work, the clients and the feedback from previous trainees."
First year trainee,
"Having completed a summer internship, I really like the culture and the people here. The big-name clients and generous training package was also a big attraction."
First year trainee,
"The presence of the firm at events at my university and various discussions I had with people working here at the time is what ultimately convinced me to apply."
Third year trainee,
"The firm's international outlook, global reputation and established and recognised traineeship programme. I also liked its attention to business needs in an ever-changing economy."
Third year trainee,
"The high-quality work and international clients of the firm. The graduate programme appeared to be second to none and I felt it was the best firm to train at."
First year trainee,
"The firm works on most of the high-profile deals you read about and it has a reputation for being a friendly and sociable place to work. There are also excellent international and domestic secondment opportunities for trainees."
Third year trainee,

2015

"It is well known for being in the top three law firms in Ireland. It also focuses on corporate work rather than banking which encouraged me to apply here."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I attended one of the open evenings and was hugely impressed by how nice everyone was. I have since had the opportunity to work with some of the people that I met that evening and that is something which I really enjoyed."
Third year trainee, Dublin
"The quality of the training, the high-profile clients, the ability to gain a professional qualification and the prospect of a successful career all encouraged me to apply here."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I was encouraged to apply here as the firm is known for having one the best trainee programmes, being involved in a huge variety of work and their emphasis on teamwork."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"The status of the firm; the large scale and complexity of the transactions were all attractive to me."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I spoke to trainees who really seemed to enjoy working here. Also, after having been offered a traineeship, I was made to feel as though I was really wanted. I was asked to come in and meet people for informal conversations about the firm and this really separated A&L Goodbody from the other firms, in my opinion."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"The firm's excellent reputation as a great place to work, learn and receive top quality training encouraged me to apply here."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"The firm's international focus and how it is considered a Tier 1 firm in every practice area drew me towards them."
First year trainee, Dublin
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