Diversity at Allens

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

Allens is a strong leader in promoting women, LGBTI and indigenous workers.
Entry level, Melbourne
Market leader in this regard. First law firm to actively support gay marriage.
Graduate, Melbourne
Allens is very focuses on LFBT inclusion. There are also many other committees at the firm (indigenous and womens) that are focused on ensuring inclusion in the workplace. There are frequent events to bring attention to these issues, change is happening slowly.
Entry level, Sydney
There is a good focus on diversity and inclusion with respect to women and LGBT.
Graduate, Sydney
Exceptional commitment to diversity, especially with LGBTI employees. The firm does a lot of work on promoting diversity within the firm and with clients, and gets involved in AWEI Pride in Diversity rankings.
Graduate, Melbourne
Women and LGBTI are very well supported. Very low ethnic diversity.
Graduate, Sydney
The firm seems dedicated to all of the above, with committees dedicated to each, who voluntarily dedicate a lot of time to trying to make a difference.
Graduate, Melbourne
Interest groups set up for each of these; NAIDOC and Reconciliation week celebrations; themed staff drinks for these; public support by the firm for marriage equality
Graduate, Sydney
Within the firm, the approach to diversity of staff is very strong. Extensive efforts are also made in recruitment to encourage ethnic minorities and indigenous people to apply.
Graduate, Melbourne
In theory, there are no problems and the firm is doing and saying all the right things. The reality is, I fear, somewhat different - I would not like to be in a situation where I was desperately keen to become a partner, but also desperately keen to have children and have a "career break" or "work from home" for a few years - these choices are simply incompatible.
Graduate, Melbourne
Our firm was just named law firm of the year for LGBT initiatives. It has an diversity officer and is constantly trying to see encouragement of diversity in the workplace especially at a Partner level.
Entry level, Melbourne
Womens Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan, LGBTI Committee - recently came out in support of marriage equality.
Graduate, Sydney

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

Allens has a range of programs to ensure employees come from a range of backgrounds. For example, the offices take indigenous interns around Australia.
Entry level, Melbourne
Indigenous program
Graduate, Melbourne
Indigenous internship program
Entry level, Sydney
Allens is keen to hear from applicants from anywhere with any background.
Graduate, Melbourne
The firm does have programs targeting indigenous youth, and also hires graduates from non-metropolitan law schools.
Graduate, Melbourne
The Company has many programs. It has a scholarship especially for Indigenous students as well as providing mentoring opportunities for disadvantaged schools.
Entry level, Melbourne
Programs with Aboriginal communities e.g. Aboriginal internships
Graduate, Sydney