I went through a written application form and two rounds of interviews.
The interview process is more of a workshop. About 18 candidates come to each workshop. At the start, all of the candidates are given an introduction to the firm by partners from each practice group. The candidates are then split up - some have short (~15-20 minute) individual interviews with two partners, some have a sit-down chat in small groups with senior associates from each practice area to find out more about what they do, and some go on an office tour with the graduates which ends with going to grab a coffee. Everyone rotates through each phase, before ending with drinks and canapes with everyone in the office. I found it a surprisingly enjoyable process. It was much less stressful than sitting opposite a panel and being grilled for an hour. I found the structure really allowed me to be myself, because I was more comfortable. Plus, you got a chance to meet and speak to almost everyone in the office, so you got a better feel for the culture of the firm.
Relaxed - very much based on whether you are someone who would fit in with the other lawyers - you spend a lot of time with your colleagues, so they really want to know that you are someone they can get on with and therefore work with for long hours
Different structure to other top tiers. You attend the office for a few hours for a number of different activities including interview, drinks, office tour, coffee, talks from graduates and partners etc. Allows you to feel more comfortable going into your interview.
I was recruited through the summer clerkship process which involved 2 rounds of interviews with partners and senior lawyers, as well as attending 2 cocktail nights.
Interview 'open day' is very successful and a much more relaxed and enjoyable process than other similar firms. Slow introduction to people is less confronting and allows opportunity for candidate to be their best self. The pre-interview questionnaire was quite long and open-ended compared to other firms and was initially a turn-off, leading me to delay completion but in hind-sight is a good way to see who wants to go to the effort.
Very friendly people, I was given the opportunity to work as a paralegal before being offered a grad role, in many ways this was my interview. Generally people are given a chance outside of the normal clerkship process, to show how they can work in an everyday environment
The interview process was fairly relaxed and I enjoyed having a buddy at my level who was best placed to answer questions about the clerkship and graduate program
The interview process was brief and to the point. There was one 20 minutes interview followed by a cocktail event where we were able to meet most of the staff.
The interviews I had were largely informal (i.e. not someone from HR being present asking set questions), which I found help put me at ease and allow me to put the best version of myself forward.
From the clerkship: CV, cover letter and questionnaire application, follow up 30min interview and coffee
In Melbourne, applications are first made for the clerkship process, where one relaxed, informal, conversational interview of up to an hour is held between the applicant and a partner / HR / senior lawyer.
CV and cover letter submissions and response to questions. Invitation to an interview. Cocktail evening.
Interview process was pretty standard for the legal industry recruiting through clerkships. The selection process was a written application with a CV, covering letter and additional questions. There was one formal interview and then some less formal opportunities to get to know the firm (cocktail evening and coffee with a junior Lawyer/Graduate). Some of the additional written questions can be tedious but those kinds of questions weren't asked in interviews.
The application process was quite involved, however the interview was an informal conversation and did not feel like a structured Q&A.
Well informed throughout the process, many opportunities to ask questions and connect with existing employers
Given the recruitment process in the clerkship is governed by the law society, G+T does well to distinguish itself and make the process more personal.
Interview process through the summer clerkship applications; requires written questions, cover letter, resume; series of interviews and networking evenings
2 interviews, fairly conversational, 2 cocktail networking events
Two interviews, conducted in quite a casual manner