Cadetship program

What does a cadetship at G+T mean?

  • Joining a firm that is determined to help you to succeed at law school. You will be working in a range of roles as you progress through the cadetship from legal administration and legal research, to being a paralegal in a practice group. We offer a flexible work schedule to fit with your study commitments and university breaks. The first two years of our cadetship program are focused on building foundation skills. As you progress through the later stages of law school, we will do our best to give you practical experience in areas that align to your studies. You’ll see the law in action as you learn about it at law school.
  • Joining a firm that is committed to increasing representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the legal sector, whether in corporate law firms, in-house, government, community legal centres and in-house with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. While we hope cadets will want to join our team on graduation, we see our role as assisting you to complete your studies, build practical skills and gain valuable experiences that will assist you to make decisions about the type of legal career you would like to pursue.
  • Joining a firm that works on some of the most exciting, high-profile and newsworthy deals. With a focus on dynamic and evolving market sectors, we work on transactions and cases that define and direct the market. We also have a strong commitment to pro bono and corporate social responsibility.

What are we looking for?

We understand that everyone has different strengths and abilities – but that’s exactly what we’re looking for – a diverse mix of people who bring a broad range of skills, abilities and interests. We look for Indigenous law students who are bright, ambitious, driven and self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit. If you have these qualities, then Gilbert + Tobin is the place for you.

We value energy, ambition, talent and creativity and attract graduates who subscribe to the same ideals. We encourage independent thought and open communication. At Gilbert + Tobin, everyone’s ideas and opinion are valued.

You’ll be mentored throughout your rotations by a lawyer who’ll provide career-related advice and help you build relationships across our teams. You’ll also have access to a graduate lawyer who will provide guidance and assist you to navigate the clerkship process.

Our Indigenous Cadetship Program has been tailored to ensure you see the practical application of law and improve your skills by working directly with senior professionals.

How do I apply?

We invite Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students currently enrolled in an LLB or JD program to consider applying for a cadetship with us. The program is open to students at any stage of their degree.
Our cadetships are part-time and based at our Sydney office. We welcome applications from students at Macquarie University, UNSW, UTS, the University of Sydney, UWS, the University of Wollongong or the University of Newcastle.

For more information about the Sydney Indigenous Legal Cadetship program, please contact Melissa Gavagna on (02) 9263 4149 or Eloise Schnierer on (02) 9263 4497.

Applications for our 2016 cadetship intake are currently open (applications close 31 May 2016). Apply here.

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