solicitors, graduate recruitment


Apprentice Solicitor Programme

Success at Deloitte means many different things: winning awards, losing inhibitions, gaining skills for work, gaining skills for life, making lasting memories and, most importantly, making an impact.

Apprentice Solicitor Opportunities within Tax

Tax Consulting is all about solving complex intellectual challenges. We help our clients make the right business decisions, on a worldwide scale, by working collaboratively and creatively. Which means you get to see the bigger picture, and become an expert in your specialist field.

Tax is constantly developing, and is a significant business issue and cost for our clients particularly in the current climate. To succeed as a tax professional, you need to be able to respond to your clients, providing them with value added services and advice, while ensuring that your client understands complex tax issues and the associated financial consequences.

The Tax Private & Capital business unit helps individuals manage their personal wealth, provides advice on measures that can be put in place to protect family businesses and family wealth into the future, as well as assisting in the transition of family wealth from one generation to the next. The members of the Private Clients team have varied backgrounds and includes solicitors, accountants and tax consultants.

Learning and Development

Our commitment to the professional development of our people is absolute. Focused on technical, client relationship and technology skills, and reinforced by on-the-job learning, our ‘lifelong’ tailored approach will ensure you continue to progress in your career and become the leader you know you can be.

Structured training is available at each level of your training programme. During your trainee solicitor contract you will work within our Tax Private & Capital team on challenging client assignments. A day working as an apprentice solicitor at Deloitte could involve any of the following activities:

  • Scanning for upcoming regulatory/legislative changes which will impact our clients and conducting detailed analysis of existing and upcoming regulatory/legislative changes
  • Providing advice and support to our clients in implementation of regulatory changes
  • Conducting detailed gap analysis and impact assessments for clients
  • Assisting compliance departments in reviewing their core activities from a second line of defence perspective, providing support in the roll out of compliance universes, regulatory obligations registers etc.
  • Drafting policies, procedures, standards and compliance frameworks
  • Assisting with Brexit related queries, jurisdiction analysis, authorisations etc.
  • Drafting points of view, articles, responding to consultation papers and attendance at industry events


Read more about our learning approach.

Paths to Qualification

Apprentice Solicitors complete the Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Course (PPC1&2) to become a Solicitor during their training contract (up to 4 years in duration). Once all FE1 examinations have been obtained.

Trainee solicitors will complete their in-office training (24 months in duration). This is structured as follows

  • In office training/ secondment post PPC1 - 11 Months.
  • Attendance on PPC2 - 3 months.
  • In office training/ secondment period post PPC2 - 10 months

Upon completion of your in-office training and once all exams have been completed, you may apply to have your name entered onto the Roll of Solicitors. 

Professional Education

The firm is committed to supporting apprentice solicitors through their course of study and subsequent admittance to the professional body, not only by providing the competencies through their day to day work but also fully supporting this course of study through a mixture of study leave, internal and external support mechanisms.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Our requirements include:

  • Achieved or are currently on target for a 2.1 honours degree or higher
  • A high level of self-motivation and commitment
  • The ability to analyse and work through complex problems
  • Flexibility, resilience and intellectual curiosity
  • A proactive approach to work
  • Ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Demonstrated leadership, creative problem solving and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, work on multiple assignments, and manage change
  • Some relevant work experience (e.g. internships, summer positions, school jobs)


At Deloitte, we offer competitive reward packages and a variety of benefits. The firm also offers a number of wellbeing programmes to reflect the balance of priorities in our people’s lives.

  • 21 days annual leave rising with service plus 1 additional Deloitte Day (22 days total)
  • Compressed working week. 2pm finish on Friday’s during June, July and August
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Graduation leave
  • Advanced learning and development programmes
  • Comprehensive professional education and study leave programme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Tax saver travel pass
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Annual Corporate Responsibility Impact Day
  • Deloitte Unplugged programme
  • Corporate deals and discounts


Read more about life at Deloitte.

Meet our people

Caroline O'Byrne -  Apprentice solicitor, Risk Advisory 

Louise Dennis - Apprentice solicitor, Tax & Legal 

Aishling Cunnigham - Assistant Manager, Risk Advisory