Academy Background Alternative.jpg
Academy Background Alternative.jpg



To continue putting local talent on the global stage, FinTrU is committed to investing in their Academy to prepare its employees for life on the global investment banking stage.

The FinTrU Belfast Legal Academy is delivered virtually to ensure that the health and safety of all applicants is at the forefront of this fantastic opportunity. The FinTrU Training Academy takes place over six weeks.


The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s largest Investment Banks from right here in Northern Ireland.


The opportunity is open to those with an undergraduate degree, however a degree in Law or Languages would be desirable.

Applications are currently closed. Please sign up for our newsletter below to be notified when our next Legal Academy is open for applications.

"The FinTrU Legal Academy is a fantastic opportunity for those who wish to train in the legal aspects of Financial Services, and embark on a career working with some of the largest global investment banks from right here in Northern Ireland, which has obvious appeal to graduates from law and language disciplines."

- Roli Shaw, General Counsel and Head of FinTrU Legal


All recruitment for the FinTrU Legal Academy will be by telephone and video calls. All training for participants will be delivered virtually to comply with social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.


These conditions also apply to any subsequent employment with FinTrU until such time as social distancing restrictions can be lifted.

Supported by the Department for the Economy, the FinTrU Legal Academy is a training programme leading to a potential offer of employment. The FinTrU Legal Academy Training will be delivered in conjunction with Queen's University Belfast, Ulster University and Belfast Metropolitan College


Upon successful completion you will:

  • Join a multi-award-winning Financial Services company that is committed to giving local talent the opportunity to work on the global stage.

  • Be part of our Belfast Legal Team.

  • Work with some of the largest and most prestigious investment banks in the world.

  • Gain training and skills from industry experts in a range of derivatives contracts to kick start your career in law.

The FinTrU Legal Academy provides participants with the opportunity to gain both the knowledge and practical skills needed for an exciting legal career in the Financial Services Industry. You will be paid an allowance of £150 per week while you train.

Previous experience is not required but applicants must hold at least a 2.2 in any discipline.


To comply with social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis all recruitment interviews will be hosted via telephone and video calls, training will be delivered through virtual classrooms

Claire Brennan

FinTrU Talent Partner


#MeetFinTrU: David Scullion shares his story of his professional development during his career with FinTrU Legal

Show More

Sarah Leaver - FinTrU Associate: “Having no prior experience in the Financial Services Industry, working within FinTrU Legal has enabled me to develop both my subject matter knowledge and practical experience. Working on behalf of a client situated in New York, I have gained exposure analysing and negotiating on a breadth of client documentation, including: ISDA Master Agreements, Credit Support Annexes, Guarantees and Ancillary documentation. This is a proactive and dynamic role in which professional development is continually encouraged and supported.” 

Maria McKay - FinTrU Associate: “In my team we work as an extension of the NY documentation team and have developed a great relationship with our stakeholders. We negotiate an array of derivatives trading agreements and deal directly with the counterparties, being responsible for managing those relationships as well. In the time I've worked at FinTrU, I've noticed a clear progression in the complexity of the work I do, and have had many opportunities to take initiative, build my knowledge and further develop my skills.”

Stephen Bryans - FinTrU Associate: “In my current legal role in FinTrU, as an ISDA negotiator for a Tier 1 investment bank, I am continuing to gain invaluable exposure to the broad variety of legal documentation relating to the derivatives trading relationship. Initially focused on a large-scale Brexit remediation project, my job continues to be both challenging and extremely rewarding, allowing me to engage directly with a broad range high-profile, international clients on behalf of the bank on a daily basis.”

Jacquelyn Speedy 2.JPG


Successful applicants claiming Job Seekers Allowance can contact their local Jobs and Benefits office to have a ‘Better off Calculation’ carried out before proceeding with the programme. 

Applications are welcome from those who meet the criteria irrespective of religious belief, political opinion, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, marital status, gender, whether or not they have dependents and women returning to the workforce.

For further information please email your enquiry to


© FinTrU Ltd. 2021

Media Enquiries: 


Careers Enquiries: 

North West:

Belfast Headquarters: FinTrU House, 1 Cromac Avenue, Belfast, BT7 2JA

Belfast Office: FinTrU, 1A Pakenham Street, Belfast, BT7 1AB

North West Headquarters: FinTrU, Carlisle House, 3 Horace Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6JS


North West Office: FinTrU, City Factory, 100 Patrick Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7EL

London Office: FinTrU, Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT


New York City Office:  FinTrU, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036

  • linkedin
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram

FinTrU operates in the UK as FinTrU Limited; Registered in England: no 08815659; registered office: Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AT

FinTrU has used ISO 26000 as a framework to implement social responsibility into its values and practices.

FinTrU uses cookies only to track visits to our website. No personal details are stored. View our Privacy Policy Here.