Belfast Programmes

Belfast Trainee Programme

Belfast Trainee Programme

If you want to make the best possible start to your legal career, consider the Trainee Programme at Arthur Cox – our application process is now open.

Our programme is designed around the personal talents, skills and interests of each trainee. We support each individual to become a unique and expert lawyer – our focus is on your potential.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, the completed application form (available here), a detailed CV, and a photograph by email to

You will also need to send a completed Monitoring Form (available here) separately in an email entitled “2020 Trainee Application MF” to:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 November 2019.

Open Evening

We will be hosting an open evening at our office (Victoria House, Gloucester St, Belfast) from 6.30pm on 29 October 2019 where you will have the opportunity to tour the office, meet with partners, associates and trainees, and attend our CV and interview skills workshops – we will be delighted to see you then. Please RSVP by email to

The Process

From the applications we receive, our Trainee Committee makes an initial selection of candidates. The selected candidates will be invited to a group interview. We will notify you in early November whether you have been included in this selection.

Candidates chosen from the group interview will then be invited to a final individual interview. Offers will be made shortly after that. We look forward to reading your application and we wish you every success.

Remember, you do not need to have completed an internship prior to applying for a place on the Trainee Programme.

Want to join the Arthur Cox team?

Submit your application to be considered for our Trainee Development Programme or our Summer Intern Programme.

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