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Trainee Solicitor Ireland


SSE Ireland Ireland

2 weeks ago

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Reading, London, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: £32,500 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Two Year Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

As Trainee Solicitor you'll support on some of the most exciting energy projects in the world, and we have three new... opportunities for a Trainee Solicitor to join our General Counsel team. Our bespoke training contract meets the requirements to complete a two-year, Law Society regulated, legal training contract.

From the moment you join you'll benefit from specialised training and be closely supported and mentored by our friendly team. Our four-seat training contract will provide you with exposure working across the SSE businesses, as well as the opportunity to broaden your experience by spending your third seat with one of SSE's legal panel firms.

You'll provide legal advice and support to the SSE Group to ensure legal compliance, and help the group to understand, minimise and mitigate legal risks across its operations. You'll be involved in document drafting, conducting due diligence, property and consenting, disputes, projects client meetings and negotiation. As well as gaining exposure to real work, you'll develop the following skills and expertise:
• Core knowledge and understanding of the law and risks applicable to the SSE Group.
• Intellectual, analytical and problem-solving; transactional and dispute resolution.
• Legal, professional and client relationship knowledge; personal development.
• Work management and professional values, behaviours, attitudes, and ethics.

What do I need?

To be considered for the position of Trainee Solicitor, we would love you to have:
• An undergraduate degree in Law (or set to achieve this in 2023).
• Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
• The ability to build relationships and engage with professionals and colleagues.
• The ability to work alone or as part of a team, to self-motivate and to effectively manage and prioritise a broad and large workload.
• Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills.

If you think you could be SSE's next Trainee Solicitor, we'd love to hear from you. Apply online, submitting a CV and cover letter detailing why you have applied for a traineeship with SSE, and what you can bring to our legal team.

About our Business

Our in-house SSE Legal function operates across the SSE Group to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. We identify and rationalise legal risk, providing advice on both regulatory and statutory obligations, all whilst helping the business to achieve their strategic goals.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on [email protected]

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



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