Graduates

Aoife Nannery | Trainee

Aoife initially wasn’t sure whether she wanted to study Law or do an Arts degree, and so the option of Law with History at UCD enabled her to combine the two.

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A different career path

'I went to an open day at UCD and was impressed by the introductory law lecture that I attended; I liked how they spoke about the career path. I did a Law and History degree and in my final year, I applied for an internship with McCann FitzGerald.' 'I had friends who had previously done the internship at McCann FitzGerald, and they spoke very highly of the experience. People were welcoming and friendly, and that was important to me – it was my first real experience working in an office environment, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.'

'I had friends who had previously done the internship at McCann FitzGerald, and they spoke very highly of the experience.'

Life as a trainee

'As a trainee, you are treated like a valued colleague. You have the chance to help with important cases and transactions, and the work that you do is necessary and appreciated.' 'I’ve also had the chance to assist our solicitors at the Free Legal Advice Centres, and through that I have become very aware that the law can be intimidating for a lot of people. I appreciate the opportunity to bring it home to them that it can actually come to their aid and help them in their lives.'

My advice

'I would advise anyone who is thinking about doing a legal traineeship to consider applying to McCann FitzGerald.' 'It’s a great opportunity to receive excellent training in a stimulating environment, to qualify into a profession and advance your career.'