Graduate program

About the program
If you’re outstanding lawyer, you may want to consider our 18-month graduate program. Rotating through three different practice areas, you’ll work on real-world, high-profile cases and deals. By the program’s completion, you’ll have developed the mindset, knowledge and experience you need to become a solicitor at our world-leading firm.

​​​​​​​We know that the transition to a commercial law firm can be daunting. Our graduate program has been designed to support you in your journey, equipping you with the tools, knowledge and structure you need to succeed.
Become part of a team
Rotating in a specific team, you’ll build deep relationships and become a core part of the team over the 6 months. To guide you through the rotation, you’ll be allocated a supervising partner, coach (senior associate) and buddy (junior solicitor). They’ll be responsible for your career development, workload and welfare.
Choose what suits you
You have more choices to choose from our many different practice groups, sector specialists and team structures. You may prefer to do a specific type of work or work with specific partners. You may prefer to work in a smaller specialist team or a larger team with many partners. With three rotations, you can try more options to work out what suits your career best.
Structured blended work/learning experience
In partnership with UNSW, we’ll support you through the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice on your pathway to becoming a Solicitor. You’ll complete this during your first rotation, where you’ll have up to 20 days of study leave. This means you’ll be on track for admission before your second rotation.
Tailored training and support
As our future lawyers, we take our graduates’ training and welfare very seriously. Throughout your time here, you’ll have a supervising partner, coach and trainee buddy to approach with any questions or concerns. Your graduate program will begin with a comprehensive one-week induction, after which you’ll have ongoing practice group training related to your rotation. We’ll also support your Legal Practitioner in Australia admission through Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice For you to be a trusted advisor to our clients and a valuable member of our team, you will need to develop a range of business skills to complement your technical knowledge of the law. As a Graduate you will attend the first level of the Business Skills Academy (Launch) during your first and second rotations to develop these skills.
How to apply
Although most of our graduate positions are offered to vacation clerkship students, opportunities to apply directly to the graduate program may arise from time to time. Keep an eye on our website for further updates.

Our Graduate program

Our Graduate Program is designed to strengthen your knowledge, develop your mindset and hone your expertise through rotations in three different practice areas for six months at a time. This will enable you to gain the breadth of experience that you need to become a trusted Solicitor and business advisor.

Before each rotation, you’ll have the opportunity to submit preferences for practice areas, enabling you to tailor your graduate program to your specific interests. These preferences can be discussed with our dedicated Graduate Recruitment Team.

If you’re interested, you can also apply to complete an international rotation, or a rotation through our Digital Law Group or Legal Operations team during your Graduate Program.

At the end of your 18-month program, you can select the discipline that you would like to continue to grow your career in, allowing you to focus your development in an area that matters to you.