Clerkship & Graduate Positions
Our Clerkship and Graduate programs are designed to ensure that you quickly become embedded in our high performance culture, enabling you to get the most out of your experience and make a valuable contribution to your team from the word go.
We are looking for talented and ambitious law students who are passionate about commencing their career with a dynamic commercial law firm. You should be willing to take on personal responsibility and also able to thrive in a collaborative environment. Most importantly, you should be as committed to making the most of opportunities for personal and professional growth as we are to facilitating them!
Your future and our future
We know you’re not just a student on work experience
We want to give you a realistic and stretching introduction to the legal profession. How does this happen? From day one, you’ll be an active participant in the team, involved in all aspects of legal practice, and working directly with experienced practitioners. We also want you to enjoy your time with us – there are loads of social events you can get involved in – and what better way for you to get to know your future colleagues?
Developing your skills to set you up for a bright future
We view all of our clerks as potential graduates, and all of our graduates as potential partners. We will dedicate significant time to your development as an up and coming lawyer in our team: an investment in you is an investment in our future, and the future of our valued clients.
You will find that all of our partners and staff are approachable and always happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. We encourage our clerks, graduates and trainees to get as much exposure to different practice areas and ways of working as they can – this is a reflection of how we work as a wider organisation; a fully integrated, cohesive, national team.
Enabling success through guidance and support
You will find that all of our partners and staff are approachable and always happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. You will have access to a supervising partner, a mentor, and a buddy, to help you navigate through the transition from uni to work and begin to build your chosen career. We encourage our clerks and graduates to get as much exposure to different practice areas and ways of working as they can – this is a reflection of how we work as a wider organisation: a fully integrated, cohesive, national team.
Our commitment to a great culture
The Law is an incredibly rewarding profession, but we recognise that it can also be demanding. For this reason, we aim to maintain an environment that is friendly, collegiate and professionally stimulating.
We work hard to enhance this culture through open and authentic communication, and by ensuring we are respectful and accountable to each other every day.
We also acknowledge the importance of achieving a healthy work/life balance throughout your career. This is why we invest in a wellbeing@work program, which includes:
- Healthy eating options, such as breakfast provisions and fresh fruit
- In-house exercise programs (e.g. yoga and pilates)
- In-house seminars and workshops on healthy living topics
- Sponsored sporting teams and participation in Corporate events
- Social activities, Social Clubs – Christmas parties, networking events, art exhibitions and firm drinks
- Tertiary assistance and study leave
- Flexible work practices
- Generous paid parental leave benefits
We are also actively involved in making positive and charitable contributions to the communities in which we operate through the provision of pro bono legal work and workplace giving donations.