Australia Vacation Clerkships & Graduate Program

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    Choosing where to start your legal career is an important decision – for you and for us.

    At our firm, we strive to be a dynamic and inclusive workplace, promoting a productive and supportive culture. We value enthusiasm, collaboration, creativity and commercialism, and individuals who demonstrate those attributes will thrive in our culture and contribute to our continued growth and success.

    As a vacation clerk and law graduate in our Australian offices, you will…

    Be Connected

    We describe ourselves as one office, many locations, and that pretty much sums up our approach. Many of our clients work across countries and continents, and expect us to do the same.

    You will be working alongside lawyers across the country and all around the world.

    “I’ve worked on high-profile cross-border and domestic transactions with colleagues in our London, Hong Kong and Sydney offices. Gaining experience and confidence through working with a wide range of talented people with different areas of expertise has been an invaluable start to my legal career.”
    Marcus Edwards | Corporate | Perth

    Be Commercial

    Whether they are household brand names that have changed the way we work, live, shop or play, or start-ups just about to shake things up all over again, our clients are clever, creative and commercial. So are we.

    You will learn how to adapt what you have learned about law to real-time scenarios. That is because you will be working on real work for real clients from day one.

    “Working with sophisticated clients has developed my ability to incorporate the client’s broader strategy and commercial considerations into our advice, to ensure not just the best legal outcome but a strong commercial one too.”
    Harrison Kerr | Real Estate | Perth

    Be Committed

    Our culture emphasises and rewards collaboration, accountability and responsibility. We support our clients, our people and our community. Values are not just words on a page but are lived daily. We have generous wellbeing programs to keep you happy and healthy in mind and in body. We support volunteerism and pro bono initiatives. We work hard to build a culture that makes coming to work each day a pleasure.

    From the very start, you will be provided with the tools, know-how and options you need to set your own challenges and define your career path.

    “My supervisors have been fantastic at involving me in aspects of a matter, giving me insight into the broader strategic issues that must be taken into account when advising clients. This has enabled me to develop my legal skills.”
    Hamish Donovan | Litigation | Perth

    “It’s great to have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the community through working with some of our charity and pro bono clients. It’s so rewarding to know that your work is making a real difference in people’s lives.”
    Genevieve Mascarenhas | Law Graduate | Perth

    So, begin a career that will take you places and apply today!

    Vacation Clerkships

    Vacation clerkships are a two-week work experience program over the Summer (December 2022) and Winter (June 2023) period, and are open to penultimate-year students.

    Perth

    • Applications open: 9 a.m. Monday, 27 June
    • Applications close: 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 31 July

    Find out more about our vacation clerkship opportunities here

    Graduate Program

    The graduate program consists of at least two six month rotations in different practice areas, and is open to final year students.

    Perth

    • Applications open: 9 a.m. Monday, 25 July 2022
    • Applications close: 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 7 August 2022

    Find out more about our graduate opportunities here

    To find out more about our programs, please read our brochure or visit www.cvmail.com.au

    To find out more about working with us, please read our graduate article.

    How to apply

    You will need to submit the following:

    • A cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for a position at the firm
    • A CV outlining your work experience, extracurricular activities and academic and non-academic achievements
    • A copy of your academic transcript

    For any further enquiries, please contact us at careers@squirepb.com.