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We want our graduates to become strong, commercially minded lawyers. That means working closely with clients to understand the challenges they face, identifying opportunities for them and adding value to their businesses. One day you might be in a client’s factory or head office. Another you could be in court or front and centre at a mediation.
Our year-long graduate program will see you rotate every three months through a range of law practice areas. We want to give you the opportunity to see what you enjoy and where you would like to focus your career long term. This is your year so make the most of it!
We don’t expect you to know it all. In fact, your professional development is a key priority for us. You will be able to take part in our Macpherson Kelley Business School, as well as Business Bootcamps which feature practical scenarios and real world case studies. You’ll also receive mentoring and regular feedback from our senior lawyers.
an extensive induction and on-boarding program
mentoring and coaching, including a buddy to help transition you into your new role
exposure to clients via meetings, mediation and events
opportunities to build your career
fun activities – social, sporting and community focused events
a down to earth and flexible workplace culture
When you consider how different each and every one of our people is, it’s not an easy question to answer but for everything that’s different about our people, there are a few traits you will find in all of them.
They are commercial, energetic, ambitious, entrepreneurial and confident. They talk straight, are pragmatic and get involved. Getting involved is important at our firm, there are no ringside seats available. It’s these things that make each one of us a good fit for Macpherson Kelley.
Ever so slightly, though our graduate program is truly national.
The Victorian Graduate Program is a 12 month rotation across a range of practice areas exposing you to a variety of different law experiences. In 2020 we will have graduates based in both our Dandenong and Melbourne offices. Our Victorian graduates complete Supervised Legal Training, allowing for practical on-the-job training.
New South Wales
2020 will see our first intake of graduates to our Sydney office. Much the same as Victoria and Queensland, our New South Wales based graduates will complete 4 rotations over a 12 month period and will be enrolled in the College of Law PLT course.
Aligning with the other states and completing a 12 month program in line with the QLS guidelines, our Brisbane graduates will experience the full suite of legal practice areas we offer.
We are interested in who you are and the individual strengths you can bring to Macpherson Kelley. We do not look to fill a particular mould.
We recruit employees from a diverse range of backgrounds who we think exemplify our core values: talk straight, play as a team and better each day.
When reviewing applications, we focus on:
To apply you will be required to answer a few screening questions and upload the below documents:
Just be yourself and relax. We want you to meet our people and find out more about us! That way, you make a decision on whether we are the right firm for you.
Be ready and willing to try anything! Think of our values and how you could display them during this process.
How to prepare for your interview: