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We understand that life in a commercial law firm can seem daunting. That’s why we provide you with all the support that you need.
Once you join our Graduate Program, you’ll benefit from a comprehensive one-week induction, before completing ongoing practice group training throughout each rotation tailored to the team you are joining. With a solicitor assigned as your dedicated “buddy”, you’ll receive regular feedback, as well as extensive on-the-job support from other solicitors, senior associates and partners.
As you work towards admission as a Legal Practitioner in Australia, we support you by providing Practical Legal Training (PLT) and assistance throughout this important process.
Once admitted, you will begin the second stage of your formal learning program – Advance. This program focuses on the client, financial and people skills that you will need to take you to the next level of your career.
At different times throughout your career, you may feel as if you need a change or a new challenge. This could mean developing new skills, setting a new direction, starting a new role within the firm, or taking a short break. While this may require you to change your focus, we believe that pursuing a new path should not mean that you have to close off others.
That’s why we are committed to redefining how we invest in our people as they look to pursue diverse personal and professional pathways, both at Herbert Smith Freehills and beyond.
Through our Career Pathways program, we will show you the countless personal and professional opportunities that are available to you, both inside and outside our firm. We will demonstrate how you can be supported and rewarded as you develop a wide range of skills and pursue various opportunities, and we will empower you to follow your own pathway, whatever that may be, with the firm’s complete support.