Legal Traineeship in Eskişehir, Turkey
After completing my Master’s degree studies in Law, I grasped the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus Traineeship for Recent Graduates programme, in order to acquire the experience of working abroad. I was fortunated to find a traineeship at Akyol Law Office which is located in a beautiful city Eskişehir in Turkey.
I was very lucky to have an opportunity to learn from professionals who have a reputation for providing an excellent client focused service. Moreover, throughout my traineeship, there was a very good atmosphere and camaraderie between all workers in the office.
This traineeship has given me professional experiences such as how to draft various legal deeds and documents, how to handle litigation matters, how to make legal research and critically evaluate information sources, how to interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and for business and how to advise clients concerning claim liability.
However, Erasmus traineeship experience has helped me more on a personal level. Starting to live in a country practically unknown to me for a determined period of time has helped me to have more autonomy, become more independent, to handle everyday problems and above all to make lifelong friends.
With those new skills that I gained throughout this journey, I feel ready to start my professional career at both local and international level more assertively.
For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will start your career and the opportunity to gain international experience may turn out to be once in a life time opportunity. Take this opportunity. Erasmus Traineeship for Recent Graduates is an experience unlike any other.