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2021 Victorian Graduate Program

Melbourne Office & Dandenong Office
Exciting opportunity to join a National Law Firm as a 2021 Graduate!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
5
Salary
$65,000 - $69,999
Start Date
1 Mar 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
24 Aug 2020
Applications Close
7 Sep 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Degrees Accepted
L
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

Apply for the 2021 Macpherson Kelley Graduate Program

At Macpherson Kelley, we do things a bit differently.

Our values of 'talk straight', 'play as a team' and 'better each day', are what we at strive to achieve every single day.

We're straight talkers who take care of our client's legal concerns, giving them the freedom to focus on what they do best. We're pragmatic in the advice we give and bold in our recommendations. We take our jobs seriously, but not ourselves.

We are a national commercial law firm focused on the mid-market with offices in Brisbane, Dandenong, Melbourne and Sydney. We're structured to meet the needs of and deliver value to businesses who need direct, succinct guidance, without the extravagance of a traditional top tier firm. We offer you the opportunity to build your career in the real business world. It is our goal for our people, and clients, to be our strongest advocates.

OPPORTUNITY

The Victorian Graduate Program is part of our National program. It is a 12 month program where you will rotate across a number of different practice areas that will expose you to a variety of different commercial law firm experiences. To support your on the job learning, you will complete supervised legal training all while receiving close mentoring and coaching from your peers and supervising Principals.

We focus on building strong business minded lawyers, who can work closely with clients and understand their challenges and opportunities and add value to their businesses. To do this we believe it is essential to give our graduates hands on experience as early as possible in their career. This might mean you will be on the floor of a client's factory, in a car yard or transport depot, in a client's commercial office in the CBD or front and centre at a mediation.

ABOUT YOU

We are most interested in you as a person. We would like to hear more about your interests outside the law and the individual strengths you can bring to Macpherson Kelley. It's not about filling a mould for us, we want people to join us who exemplify our values from a range of diverse backgrounds.

It is likely you are someone who demonstrates resilience and a 'can do' attitude in everything that you do. You never like to see an opportunity pass you by, especially if it is one that involves working in a team. You are a pragmatic and commercial thinker who enjoys solving problems with the client at the heart of your solution. You are known for your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

THE EXTRAS

There are many benefits we offer to support our flexible, innovative and positive work environment. We offer recognition and performance bonus schemes, genuine work life flexibility and access to social, wellness, sporting activities. You will have the opportunity to participate as a member of the MK Foundation and involve yourself in many community-based activities.

APPLY NOW

Follow the link to apply. All applicants must include a cover letter outlining your interest in joining the Macpherson Kelley Graduate Program, CV and Academic Transcript. Applications close Monday 7 September at 11:59pm.

For more information, visit our website.

Graduate Success Stories


Graduate profile: Macpherson Kelley - James Hunter-Smith
  • Graduate stories
It’s an incredibly rewarding job, particularly when we see hard-hitting articles go to print and know we’ve helped them get across the line.

James Hunter–Smith

  • Graduate stories
It’s an incredibly rewarding job, particularly when we see hard-hitting articles go to print and know we’ve helped them get across the line.

James Hunter–Smith

Macpherson Kelley Belinda Sigismundi
  • Graduate stories
Learning about and truly understanding a client’s business makes you more than just their lawyer – you become their trusted advisor.

Belinda Sigismundi

  • Graduate stories
Learning about and truly understanding a client’s business makes you more than just their lawyer – you become their trusted advisor.

Belinda Sigismundi

Graduate profile: Macpherson Kelley - James Hunter-Smith
  • Graduate stories
It’s an incredibly rewarding job, particularly when we see hard-hitting articles go to print and know we’ve helped them get across the line.

James Hunter–Smith

  • Graduate stories
It’s an incredibly rewarding job, particularly when we see hard-hitting articles go to print and know we’ve helped them get across the line.

James Hunter–Smith

Macpherson Kelley Belinda Sigismundi
  • Graduate stories
Learning about and truly understanding a client’s business makes you more than just their lawyer – you become their trusted advisor.

Belinda Sigismundi

  • Graduate stories
Learning about and truly understanding a client’s business makes you more than just their lawyer – you become their trusted advisor.

Belinda Sigismundi