Lesley O’Neill – Newly Qualified Accutrainee

At Accutrainee, we focus on offering unique and flexible in-house training contracts. As an SRA registered training establishment, you’ll not only benefit from the opportunity to work with a variety of firms, but also receive dedicated mentoring and support throughout your training contract.

As she embarks upon her career as a fully qualified solicitor, recent trainee Lesley O’Neill shares her experience of working alongside Accutrainee for the duration of her fulfilling a hugely successful training contract.

“I recently completed my training contract with Accutrainee and am now a fully qualified solicitor about to start my first job as a data protection lawyer. During my training contract, I took the opportunity to work both within a law firm and in-house and gained high-level experience from day one. I was given real responsibility throughout and worked for well-known clients across a range of sectors in litigation, data protection and privacy seats. As well as undertaking interesting and varied work dealing with clients on a daily basis, I had the opportunity to travel and spent several months travelling to client sites in Germany working directly with a global life sciences company. The experience I gained was invaluable and I enjoyed building a rapport with key members of the client team who I met with regularly over several months.

Accutrainee supported me fully throughout my training contract and I benefitted from having a mentor with over twenty years’ experience at a Magic Circle firm as well as receiving career advice from the Accutrainee team. 

I appreciated being able to shape my training contract and was given a choice of practice areas and the opportunity to do two seats in one area (data protection and privacy) when I realised this is an area I am passionate about. I gained cutting edge experience in the rapidly evolving technology sector and as a result I received two job offers during my last seat. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team and highly recommend applying to Accutrainee for quality work and a great learning experience.”

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