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Our programs

With our programs, you don’t just play the game. You change it.

We believe graduate programs should allow you to explore your interests, not ours.

Our programs expose you to a wide variety of business areas, skills, teams and challenges, helping you understand where your strengths lie. You’ll be given exciting and challenging opportunities, and responsibilities that no other program provides so early in a graduate’s career. Because we want you to be more than just a technically excellent lawyer. We want you to be a game changer.

Launch your career

Clerkship launch program

Ready to practise law in the real world? We pride ourselves on giving clerks real work with real clients, so you can launch your career with confidence.

You’ll be given exciting roles to fill, challenging problems to solve and mentors with invaluable knowledge to pass on. But your career is about more than just a job. We’ll also give you opportunities to grow personally – as well as professionally. And we’ll guide you every step of the way.

In our program, you will:

  • get a taste of life at MinterEllison
  • be taught all the practical tools you’ll need to succeed through our orientation program
  • experience roles in all our lines of business, helping you decide which area is right for you
  • be mentored by a partner, supervisor, career coach and buddy.

There are summer and winter programs available nationally of varying durations.

Accelerate your career

Graduate program

You’ve launched your career and now it’s time to thrive. We have a program designed just for that. And it’s award-winning.

Our graduates quickly gain legal and business expertise by working alongside high-performing partners, lawyers and professionals in a collaborative and innovative environment. You will have the opportunity to rotate through different practice areas. And be part of inspiring and challenging transactional, advisory and litigation work.

We’ll give you real responsibility and autonomy. And we’ll be by your side supporting you as you take those responsibilities on. Our unique My Support Team program will set you up with a mentoring partner for each rotation, a supervisor to guide your day-to-day work, and a buddy to help you settle in and navigate your different practice group experiences. Your career coach will oversee your whole graduate experience and offer program support and direction.

We are your partners in success. Every day, we will help you bring your best self to work, navigate challenges, and ensure that at the end of the program you are best positioned for the next step you want to take.

Our award-winning development program includes:

  • our extensive orientation program, which builds on your experience as a clerk and imparts our firm strategy, culture and legal insights
  • an on-site MinterEllison Practical Legal Training program in partnership with The College of Law
  • ongoing legal and business skills workshops
  • a unique, strengths-based approach to performance and development
  • modules on health and wellbeing (which we believe are the cornerstones of sustained high performance)
  • ongoing learning and networking events run by our Junior Professionals Committee
  • our My Support team program, which includes an allocated buddy, supervisor, mentor and coach
  • a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator workshop to better understand your working style and how to work best with others
  • admission support – and celebrations!

MinterEllison virtual internship

We have partnered with InsideSherpa to provide an interactive virtual internship that gives you a true-to-life experience of commercial work at a top-tier law firm. In this innovative online program, participants will be briefed on work by partners and lawyers, then submit legal tasks. Once complete, they’ll unlock real work samples that reveal how a MinterEllison lawyer completed the same tasks.

TAKE ME THERE

Be part of it

We’re not looking for people to fit a certain mould. Your academic results are just one part of who you are. Work experience, extracurricular activities, sporting participation, music and travel are all important criteria to us. At MinterEllison, we want you to bring your whole self to work – because it is your unique strengths, experiences and perspectives that build our teams up to be the successes they are.

An outstanding applicant will know their application inside and out. They will be confident in their responses and be able to provide real-life examples to the questions we ask. They will have a desire to get to know the business and the people at the firm – what draws these people to MinterEllison and what do they enjoy there? They’re interested in knowing these things, so they can make the right choice for themselves.

We invite you to apply for our Clerkship and Graduate programs and we look forward to meeting you in your city.

How to apply

1 step 1

Complete the online application form.

2 step 2

Answer our 3 key questions.

3 step 3

Complete a psychometric assessment.

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