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You should consider a career at MinterEllison if:
- Your passion for excellence leads you to winning solutions
- Building relationships excites you – you see yourself partnering with clients to truly understand their needs
- You’re looking for a firm with a clear strategy
- You want to feel empowered and be part of a high performing team
- Collaboration and inclusiveness are principles you value
- You’re a game changer – you think outside the box and embrace new ideas
The MinterEllison Graduate and Clerkship Launch Program is critical to our firm for three reasons:
- The market has changed, companies don’t recognise borders the same way they used to, neither should your career.
- Our graduates are part of our firm's future. We know that graduates entering the job market today have unique career expectations – and we have listened.
- The legal landscape is moving forward very quickly. We need to be agile to ensure we continue to grow as a firm and allow our talented people to future proof their careers.
What is the Graduate and Clerkship Launch Program?
The MinterEllison Graduate and Clerkship Launch Program is a continuous program commencing with a fast-track induction. Candidates who complete this induction will often take on the opportunity to accelerate their career with MinterEllison in a flexible role throughout their final year of study before they commence as a Graduate.
Prior to the launch program we work closely with candidates to identify areas of the law that they are passionate about. Our goal is to ensure all participants gain broad experiences in practice areas within our Lines of Business, that match their interests and fit with their career goals.
Successful candidates get the opportunity to experience real life work, and are provided with a supervising partner, career mentor, and a buddy. Our launch program is filled with challenging and exciting work, support and mentorship, as well as professional and personal growth – all the while having the opportunity to develop new networks and friendships.
Our Graduate program is designed to be flexible in order to suit the individual, their level of experience, and their career aspirations. MinterEllison graduates are able to fast-track their full time career in a Line of Business that aligns with their career objectives. MinterEllison’s agile program also provides the flexibility for graduates to move between practice areas and Lines of Business while they are looking for the area of law that they wish to pursue.
What makes MinterEllison a Game Changer?
At MinterEllison our aspiration is to be our clients’ best partner. Last year, MinterEllison introduced a new internal structure whereby the firm operates under four Lines of Business. This unique and market-facing structure provides opportunity for greater collaboration across the firm and ensures that we are able to seamlessly service clients with our solutions-based approach.
This operating model also encourages a broad career path for our people, with increased opportunities to work across multiple practice areas our lawyers have the opportunity to develop a breadth of skills that will future proof their career.
MinterEllison lives and breathes the mantra of Innovate, Collaborate, and Inspire; we think beyond the law and apply a commercial approach and creative thinking to some of the region’s most high-profile transactions, projects and disputes.
As part of our strategy to focus on innovation, MinterEllison acquired top tier boutique technology consulting firm ITNewcom in 2017. This transaction represented both a game-changing and a sector-changing move for a top tier law firm such as ours as it provides clients with seamlessly integrated legal and consulting services.
What can a successful candidate expect at MinterEllison?
Be more than just a technically excellent lawyer
MinterEllison is committed to providing you with the tools to become not just a qualified lawyer, but also empowering you to be a technical thinker and a truly commercial advisor, enabling you to utilise your business acumen every time you interact with clients.
Achieve early success through fast tracked career opportunities
At MinterEllison we understand that our people are our greatest asset. We have invested heavily in understanding how best to capitalise on the unique and diverse range of expertise that our people bring to the firm.
Become your clients’ best partner
MinterEllison lives and breathes the mantra of "our clients’ best partner", through the relationship-driven approach to the way we work. By placing you outside the office you will have genuine opportunities to work hand in glove with clients where you will build enduring relationships both locally and internationally.
Create innovative solutions for clients
With our solution focus, we understand that all of our clients have a unique business and to solve their problems in real time we need to be innovative in everything that we do. You will be challenged to think outside the box by a firm that embraces new ideas.
Gain broad exposure through a flexible graduate program
We are committed to ensuring that you have the all the information you need to make the right decision about where to focus your career. Our program is designed to give you the critical experiences necessary to become a well-rounded lawyer.
Are you a successful MinterEllison candidate?
At MinterEllison we are not looking for people to fit a mould. Academics are just one piece of the puzzle, and we recognise the strength that diversity can bring to a team. Work experience, extra-curricular activities, sporting participation, music and travel are all important criteria to us. At MinterEllison we want you to bring your whole self to work - individual strengths and diversity is what builds our teams up to be the successes they are.
For MinterEllison, an outstanding applicant will know their application inside and out and be confident in their responses. They need to have thought about their own business acumen and be able to provide real life examples to the questions with which they are presented. A strong applicant has a desire to get to know, not just the business, but also the people at the firm, why they are there, and what they enjoy about MinterEllison. Cultural fit is an important element in deciding on a career path for both the applicant and MinterEllison. A successful MinterEllison candidate could be you.
We invite you to apply for this year's graduate and clerkship program, and look forward to meeting you in your city.