Clerkships – Melbourne

The clerkship program – what’s it all about?

Gilbert + Tobin is a leading corporate law firm and a key player in the Australian legal market. We value energy, ambition, talent and creativity and we attract summer clerks who subscribe to the same ideals.

The clerkship program at our Collins Street office is structured to offer clerks a  four-week placement  during summer or winter, providing valuable insight into a career at G+T.

Intake 1: 21 November – 16 December 2016

Intake 2:  16 January – 3 February 2017

Intake 3: 26 June – 21 July 2017

 What will I get out of the experience?

The seasonal clerk program is designed to give you:

  • practical exposure to the legal environment
  • interaction with partners, lawyers and graduates
  • insight into the work undertaken by various practice groups

Our clerkship  program has been tailored to ensure you gain a wide range of experience and the opportunity to develop your skills by working directly with partners and lawyers. You’ll be mentored throughout your rotations by a lawyer – who will help you build relationships within the practice group and learn more about the law in practice.

What practice groups will I be available to work in?

The practice areas in our Melbourne office are:

  • Banking & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Competition & Regulation
  • Litigation
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Clerkship interviews

Interviews will take place during ‘business hours’ in our CBD office – 101 Collins Street. The interview will be conducted by a partner and a representative from our People Team.

The interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to learn more about Gilbert + Tobin. You will be asked a range of questions and about yourself and what you have noted on your CV.

Interviews  will be conducted during September.

We will host a pre-offer event prior to offers going out.

2016 Melbourne program dates

We will be participating in the Victorian Vacation Clerkship scheme.

June – July Time to start preparing your CV and cover letter
Monday 11 July   Applications open – add to my calendar
Sunday 14 August Applications close – add to my calendar
Monday 5 September Interviews commence
Tuesday 11 October Offers made for clerkship
Tuesday 11 October Offers must be accepted or declined

 How to apply for a clerkship positions?

Applications for 2016/17 seasonal clerkships will open 11 July 2016 and will be accepted through the CVmail job portal

What about graduate opportunities?

Click here for more information about graduate opportunities at Gilbert + Tobin.

Clerkship contact details

For more information regarding the clerkship program, please contact Anu Briggs from our People Team on 03 8656 3362 or email Anu at


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