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Graduate Job

Sydney, Melbourne
Providing training, support and invaluable real world commercial experience working as a Business Analysis/Intelligence Consultant.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
1 Jul 2021
Applications Close
28 Jul 2021
Start Date
Ongoing
Number of Vacancies
5
Minimum Salary
AUD 55,000
Maximum Salary
AUD 59,999
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Graduate Job

Sydney
Join our comprehensive training program, covering all areas of the financial markets, and learn about the functionality and analytical tools we have!
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Applications Open
14 May 2021
Applications Close
30 Jul 2021
Start Date
Ongoing
Number of Vacancies
1-8
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Graduate Job

Sydney, Melbourne
Looking to kick-start your career in tech and work on the latest technologies? The FDM Software Development Program could be the perfect role for you!
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
1 Jul 2021
Applications Close
31 Jul 2021
Start Date
Ongoing
Number of Vacancies
5
Minimum Salary
AUD 55,000
Maximum Salary
AUD 59,999
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Graduate Job

Sydney, Melbourne
The FDM Technical Analyst Graduate Program offers expert training, placements on-site with our prestigious clients and support throughout.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
1 Jul 2021
Applications Close
31 Jul 2021
Start Date
Ongoing
Number of Vacancies
10
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Internship

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Brisbane
As an intern, you will independently own a key business project that can drive business value, and tasks to support your assigned team.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
1 Jul 2021
Applications Close
31 Jul 2021
Start Date
6 Dec 2021 - 4 Feb 2022
Number of Vacancies
1-25
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Graduate Job

Melbourne CBD
We are looking for a bright and energetic finance/ accounting graduate to join a team of Finance professionals who operate at the top of their game.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
Applications Open
1 Jul 2021
Applications Close
1 Aug 2021
Start Date
ASAP
Number of Vacancies
1
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Graduate Job

Canberra
Our Graduate Program aims to attract and retain the people in the ACTPS that can help make our city a great place to live, work and play.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Applications Open
21 Jun 2021
Applications Close
1 Aug 2021
Start Date
31 Jan 2022
Number of Vacancies
70
Minimum Salary
AUD 74,000
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Clerkship

Perth
See where bright minds meet: Apply for Clifford Chance's Perth Winter 2022 Clerkship today! Clerks automatically considered for 2023 Graduate Program.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Applications Open
12 Jul 2021
Applications Close
8 Aug 2021
Start Date
1 Jun 2022 - 31 Jul 2022
Number of Vacancies
4-6

Graduate Job

NSW
Are you interested in working on legislative instruments, learning about criminal prosecution, or conducting reviews of Policies and Acts?
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Applications Open
5 Jul 2021
Applications Close
9 Aug 2021
Start Date
7 Feb 2022
Number of Vacancies
20

Graduate Job

NSW
Are you interested in gaining broad experience across a range of roles in NSW Government?
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
5 Jul 2021
Applications Close
9 Aug 2021
Start Date
7 Feb 2022
Number of Vacancies
110

Law & Legal Graduate Jobs Overview

Law and legal graduates can work in a wide variety of organisations including government departments, small and large legal firms, large corporations, or as solo contractors.

Since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, the law and legal industry have faced challenging business conditions, including a decline in demand for services, a lack of new product development and fewer mergers and acquisitions. However, this appears to be changing, with new statistics released by the Australian government predicting strong job growth for law and legal professions and a rise in employment levels.

Competition

Unfortunately, there are still more law and legal graduates than there are jobs in these fields, which means competition for graduate and summer clerk positions is very intense.

Those with double degrees are favoured for graduate positions, as are those who have managed to gain part-time legal experience.

To be considered for a position at a large, corporate law firm, graduates need to have something that makes them stand out from other applicants, such as excellent grades, extracurricular activities or work experience.

Finding a graduate job

Many large firms hire law and legal graduates through vacation clerkships, which involves students in their second last year of study spending a summer or winter break interning at an organisation. The expectation is that, if a student performs well, they will be offered a graduate position at the end of their clerkship.

Large firms in capital cities, such as Melbourne and Sydney, each accept around 20 clerks per year out of an estimated 1,200 applicants.

Major employers

The industries that are major employers of law and legal graduates are:

  • Large corporate/commercial firms
  • Media and Communications
  • Energy and Resources
  • Financial Institutions
  • Management Consultancies
  • Small Businesses
  • Local, state and federal governments
  • Large NGOs or community groups such as World Vision, United Nations and Red Cross

A law or legal degree is considered an asset by many companies and the majority of law and legal graduates find work outside the legal sector in jobs including:

  • Journalism
  • Legal Publishing
  • Academia
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment
  • Consulting

Advice for Law & Legal Graduate Jobs


Top tips from Graduates of KPMG

Graduates of KPMG share tips on the graduate application process.

Sydney Associate Daniel O'Neil on the skills for success

“Ask yourself, what is the client actually trying to achieve, and what would be the most commercially astute way of helping them achieve those objectives?”

Applications: Insider Hints and Tips!

Lauren Evans, APAC Recruitment Manager, and Jennifer Lau, APAC Recruitment Advisor, give their advice to any law student during the graduate recruitment process with a discussion on what makes a great candidate stand-out.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney Office Tour

Take a sneak peek inside Corrs Chambers Westgarth's office at 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers Sydney Office Tour

Take a sneak peek inside Sparke Helmore Lawyers's office facilities in Sydney, where new graduates start their career!

10 careers that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Technological change has created new career paths for university graduates to consider – here are ten careers that today's graduates can pursue.

Top tips from Graduates of KPMG

Graduates of KPMG share tips on the graduate application process.

Sydney Associate Daniel O'Neil on the skills for success

“Ask yourself, what is the client actually trying to achieve, and what would be the most commercially astute way of helping them achieve those objectives?”

Applications: Insider Hints and Tips!

Lauren Evans, APAC Recruitment Manager, and Jennifer Lau, APAC Recruitment Advisor, give their advice to any law student during the graduate recruitment process with a discussion on what makes a great candidate stand-out.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney Office Tour

Take a sneak peek inside Corrs Chambers Westgarth's office at 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers Sydney Office Tour

Take a sneak peek inside Sparke Helmore Lawyers's office facilities in Sydney, where new graduates start their career!

10 careers that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Technological change has created new career paths for university graduates to consider – here are ten careers that today's graduates can pursue.

Videos for Law & Legal Graduate Jobs


Question One

What tips and advice can you give regarding clerkship applications? if you did clerk at Allens is there anything you wish you knew before you applied?

Why did you choose Ashurst and how would you describe the culture?

Learn how Ashurst Graduate Programme is a unique experience.

Question Two

What makes you decide to join Allens? What have you learnt and how does it help your career progress in general?

Question Three

How is graduate development fostered by Allens?

Question Four

How is graduate developments fostered by Allens?

Question Five

What experiences do you think Allens looks for when taking grads and clerks? And what were some experiences that you thought helped in being accepted into Allens?

Question One

What tips and advice can you give regarding clerkship applications? if you did clerk at Allens is there anything you wish you knew before you applied?

Why did you choose Ashurst and how would you describe the culture?

Learn how Ashurst Graduate Programme is a unique experience.

Question Two

What makes you decide to join Allens? What have you learnt and how does it help your career progress in general?

Question Three

How is graduate development fostered by Allens?

Question Four

How is graduate developments fostered by Allens?

Question Five

What experiences do you think Allens looks for when taking grads and clerks? And what were some experiences that you thought helped in being accepted into Allens?

Law & Legal Graduate Jobs Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis

  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis

  • Graduate stories
I believe that anyone could do this job as long as they have the core traits of resilience, attention to detail, a willingness to learn and the ability not to take themselves too seriously.

Miriam Asar

  • Graduate stories
I believe that anyone could do this job as long as they have the core traits of resilience, attention to detail, a willingness to learn and the ability not to take themselves too seriously.

Miriam Asar

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is that I am able to do an overseas secondment, which involves working for a different office in a different country. This allows me to travel a bit while working in a new environment.

Annie Wan

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is that I am able to do an overseas secondment, which involves working for a different office in a different country. This allows me to travel a bit while working in a new environment.

Annie Wan

  • Graduate stories
Whether it has been personally appearing at pre-trial conferences to seek orders or being able to observe a barrister demonstrate their skill at a hearing, it is exciting to be able to experience the law outside of a textbook or university lecture slides!

Hugh Marks

  • Graduate stories
Whether it has been personally appearing at pre-trial conferences to seek orders or being able to observe a barrister demonstrate their skill at a hearing, it is exciting to be able to experience the law outside of a textbook or university lecture slides!

Hugh Marks

  • Graduate stories
Applying this framework to my research of firms, Baker McKenzie emerged as a clear frontrunner, and I was thrilled to undertake a Seasonal Clerkship at the Firm in February 2019.

Matthew Jarrett

  • Graduate stories
Applying this framework to my research of firms, Baker McKenzie emerged as a clear frontrunner, and I was thrilled to undertake a Seasonal Clerkship at the Firm in February 2019.

Matthew Jarrett

  • Graduate stories
As one of the world's leading financial centres, a secondment to Johannesburg was an exciting prospect to develop my network and skillset on the African continent.

Ellen Leishman

  • Graduate stories
As one of the world's leading financial centres, a secondment to Johannesburg was an exciting prospect to develop my network and skillset on the African continent.

Ellen Leishman

  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis

  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis

  • Graduate stories
I believe that anyone could do this job as long as they have the core traits of resilience, attention to detail, a willingness to learn and the ability not to take themselves too seriously.

Miriam Asar

  • Graduate stories
I believe that anyone could do this job as long as they have the core traits of resilience, attention to detail, a willingness to learn and the ability not to take themselves too seriously.

Miriam Asar

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is that I am able to do an overseas secondment, which involves working for a different office in a different country. This allows me to travel a bit while working in a new environment.

Annie Wan

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is that I am able to do an overseas secondment, which involves working for a different office in a different country. This allows me to travel a bit while working in a new environment.

Annie Wan

  • Graduate stories
Whether it has been personally appearing at pre-trial conferences to seek orders or being able to observe a barrister demonstrate their skill at a hearing, it is exciting to be able to experience the law outside of a textbook or university lecture slides!

Hugh Marks

  • Graduate stories
Whether it has been personally appearing at pre-trial conferences to seek orders or being able to observe a barrister demonstrate their skill at a hearing, it is exciting to be able to experience the law outside of a textbook or university lecture slides!

Hugh Marks

  • Graduate stories
Applying this framework to my research of firms, Baker McKenzie emerged as a clear frontrunner, and I was thrilled to undertake a Seasonal Clerkship at the Firm in February 2019.

Matthew Jarrett

  • Graduate stories
Applying this framework to my research of firms, Baker McKenzie emerged as a clear frontrunner, and I was thrilled to undertake a Seasonal Clerkship at the Firm in February 2019.

Matthew Jarrett

  • Graduate stories
As one of the world's leading financial centres, a secondment to Johannesburg was an exciting prospect to develop my network and skillset on the African continent.

Ellen Leishman

  • Graduate stories
As one of the world's leading financial centres, a secondment to Johannesburg was an exciting prospect to develop my network and skillset on the African continent.

Ellen Leishman

Law & Legal Graduate Jobs Day in the Life Stories


  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.
  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
  • Day in the life

Lloyd Duncan

Lloyd studied a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science at Monash University. The graduate program is a great opportunity to try out any interests you might have, without fully committing to one stream, whether it's in policy, fire management, biodiversity etc.
  • Day in the life

Lloyd Duncan

Lloyd studied a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science at Monash University. The graduate program is a great opportunity to try out any interests you might have, without fully committing to one stream, whether it's in policy, fire management, biodiversity etc.
  • Day in the life

Harriet Craig

Harriet Craig studied Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts and a Lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Harriet Craig

Harriet Craig studied Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts and a Lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Crosby Radburn

Crosby Radburn studied Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Crosby Radburn

Crosby Radburn studied Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.
  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
  • Day in the life

Lloyd Duncan

Lloyd studied a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science at Monash University. The graduate program is a great opportunity to try out any interests you might have, without fully committing to one stream, whether it's in policy, fire management, biodiversity etc.
  • Day in the life

Lloyd Duncan

Lloyd studied a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science at Monash University. The graduate program is a great opportunity to try out any interests you might have, without fully committing to one stream, whether it's in policy, fire management, biodiversity etc.
  • Day in the life

Harriet Craig

Harriet Craig studied Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts and a Lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Harriet Craig

Harriet Craig studied Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts and a Lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Crosby Radburn

Crosby Radburn studied Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Crosby Radburn

Crosby Radburn studied Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Solicitor at Arnold Bloch Leibler.
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.