Going to work in the legal sector in a different country than that of your study is an experience of a lifetime. Not only do you get to apply the skills you have gained at law school, but you also gain unique and valuable exposure to new cultures. STEP offers as many benefits to you as you are ready to embrace, some of which include the following:
You are Appreciated
Employers outside of Ireland recognise the quality of Irish universities, and hence your law degree will be valued. Most of the traineeships require, as the minimum, a good command of English, which is another reason why Irish applicants rank high in STEP.
Exposure to foreign cultures is a valued asset in an increasingly globalised world. In addition to developing your legal skills, STEP places you in another country and culture, which is a great opportunity to practice your language skills and broaden your cultural understanding.
Valuable Work Experience
STEP enables you to gain legal work experience at companies, organisations and institutions of various sizes and kinds. By working in a different country at a law firm, consulting agency, legal advice centre, law faculty, ministry, court, or a civil organisation, you get to develop the practical skills necessary for a future career in legal practice.
STEP Sets You Apart!
The experiences you gain from STEP and take with you back home are a certain conversation starter! STEP is a unique opportunity, which certainly catches also the attention of any future employers in your favour.