Our Sydney-based summer clerks complete two rotations of four weeks’ each, in any of our practice areas:

  • Banking + Infrastructure
  • Competition + Regulation
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Disputes + Investigations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate and Projects
  • Technology + Digital
  • Pro Bono.

You’ll be introduced to all areas of firm life and get a taste of what it’s like to work in corporate law, including:

  • Your own mentor – a lawyer who’ll help you build relationships within the practice group and learn more about the law in practice
  • Interaction with partners, lawyers and other graduates
  • Practical exposure to legal work
  • Insight into the work undertaken by practice groups.

Aurora Project – Native Title secondment opportunity

Would you like to work as an intern in a Native Title office? The Aurora Project gives two Sydney clerks the opportunity to gain work experience with a Native Title representative body during the winter semester break. This unique initiative is fully funded by the firm and will help you build important personal and professional skills. In the past, our clerks have seconded to the Torres Strait Regional Authority on Thursday Island, Queensland and the Top End Women’s Legal Service in Darwin, Northern Territory.

2019 Sydney application dates

April – June 

Time to start preparing your CV and cover letter

Tuesday 11 June 

Applications open - click here to apply

Sunday 14 July, 11.59pm

Applications close

August

Super Saturday

September 

Second-round interviews commence

Wednesday 18 September 

Offers made for summer clerkship

Friday 20 September

Offers must be accepted or declined

How it works

At G+T we offer a number of ways for candidates to demonstrate their skills and capabilities through a variety of assessment and interview experiences.

The application form

Complete the online application form via the link above (or direct through cvmail.com.au). Attach your cover letter, resume and academic transcripts. If your semester results aren’t due for release until after the application closing date, be sure to include a note in your application then email your updated transcript as soon as received, to clerkships@gtlaw.com.au. 

Online testing + video interview

If your application progresses to the next stage, you’ll receive an email link to complete an online ability test.  

Following testing, successful applicants will be invited via email to participate in a video interview. This will involve a few pre-recorded interview questions, which you can complete via your PC or any mobile device, anywhere you feel comfortable. There’s no preparation required for these and no right or wrong answers!

Super Saturday Selection Day

Upon successful competition of the video interview stage, candidates will be invited to attend Super Saturday. This is a half day event where you will take part in a range of individual and group selection experiences as well as have the opportunity to meet a wide selection of partners, lawyers, graduates and former summer clerks.  

We know this part of any recruitment process can be daunting. To help you prepare, we’ll give you plenty of information so you’ll know exactly what to expect on the day. You’ll also a chance to take a  closer look into life at  G+T at our Summer Clerk Insights Evening, typically held on the Tuesday prior. 

Online testing + second round interviews

Prior to your second interview, we’ll ask you to complete the online Occupational Profile Questionnaire, a quick test which identifies your preferred working style and behaviours within a workplace context. You can obtain a copy of your results at the end of the clerkship recruitment process.

Second interviews take place in September during business hours. At your second interview, you’ll meet a representative of the People Team and another partner in your practice area of interest. Following your second interview, you’ll be able to speak with a graduate or junior lawyer. Our People Team will provide you with contact details at the time of your second-round interview.

Pre-offer function

All candidates who reach the final stage of the selection process are invited to attend our pre-offer cocktail party. 

Summer Cle

All offers are made in accordance with the NSW Summer Clerkship Scheme Guidelines. Please visit the Legal Vitae website for more details: https://legalvitae.com.au/about-our-programs.rk offers

How do I apply for a clerkship?

2019 applications will open on 11 June 2019. Please submit your application through the CVmail job portal. For Sydney clerkship queries, please contact Kristie Barton via clerkships@gtlaw.com.au.

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