Law firm Goodbody adds new graduate jobs
Around a dozen graduate jobs are being created in Belfast by law firm A&L Goodbody.
The company, which has 108 staff in the city, is adding a total of 40 new posts across its Belfast and Dublin offices.
The company will add the graduate positions over the coming months as part of its 'trainee solicitor recruitment programme'.
It has also launched its Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award. Now in its fifth year, it recognises the innovative ideas from either undergraduate or postgraduate students at universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Mark Thompson, head of A&L Goodbody in Northern Ireland, said: "Bold Ideas is designed to inspire student creativity and bold thinking as they look at the country they want to help create for the future. We are one of the most successful countries in the world for foreign direct investment (FDI), however, there are always challenges ahead."
Last year's winner Diarmuid Hickey said: "The Bold Ideas competition is the single best thing I have done during my time at university.
"It gave me incredible opportunities to work with one of Ireland's most prestigious law firms and expand my knowledge on a topic that was new to me."