Indigenous Employment

Each year, we invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students to apply for the Gilbert + Tobin Indigenous Cadetship Program in our Sydney office.

G+T’s Indigenous Cadetships are a fantastic introduction to life in a law firm, for law students at any stage of their degree. Working one to two days per week in our Sydney office, you’ll participate in a staggered program of work experience that is responsive to your level of experience, including the opportunity to work as a paralegal. Through on-the-job-learning, mentoring, structured training programs, and both internal and external events, there’s no shortage of personal and professional development opportunities on offer.

 

Why have an Indigenous Cadetship Program?

The aim of our cadetship program is to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the legal profession. A 2014 survey of the legal profession conducted by the NSW Law Society found that Indigenous people make up 0.8% of the legal professional nationally, yet Indigenous people comprise 3% of the population. We encourage our cadets to explore careers as practicing lawyers and work closely with cadets to explore graduate employment options in the legal profession.

 

Who should apply?

Our Gilbert + Tobin Indigenous Cadetship Program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at any stage of their law degree. The part-time ongoing nature of work experience under the cadetships means that it will be most relevant to students of the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University. We also welcome applications from students at the University of Wollongong or University of Newcastle, provided you’re up for the commute!

If you are currently in your penultimate year and looking to secure graduate employment you should apply to our seasonal clerkship program. Many of our seasonal clerks progress into graduate roles. Outside of clerkship, we also recruit lateral graduates to our Sydney office on an as-needs basis. For more information about Sydney lateral graduate opportunities, please contact Kristie Barton on (02) 9263 4575.


I started at G+T in the Indigenous Cadetship Program in 2014 before completing a summer clerkship and starting as a graduate in the Disputes + Investigations team this year. The Indigenous Cadetship set me up in my career by providing me with the opportunity to develop my legal research and writing skills, build strong networks across the firm, and contribute meaningfully to both corporate and pro bono matters. Working at G+T continues to be challenging, interesting, and rewarding!

- Paige Bisset

CONTACT

Eloise Schnierer Head of Corporate Social Responsibility +61 2 9263 4497

Indigenous Employment

Each year, we invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students to apply for the Gilbert + Tobin Indigenous Cadetship Program in our Sydney office.

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G+T’s Indigenous Cadetships are a fantastic introduction to life in a law firm, for law students at any stage of their degree. Working one to two days per week in our Sydney office, you’ll participate in a staggered program of work experience that is responsive to your level of experience, including the opportunity to work as a paralegal. Through on-the-job-learning, mentoring, structured training programs, and both internal and external events, there’s no shortage of personal and professional development opportunities on offer.

 

Why have an Indigenous Cadetship Program?

The aim of our cadetship program is to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the legal profession. A 2014 survey of the legal profession conducted by the NSW Law Society found that Indigenous people make up 0.8% of the legal professional nationally, yet Indigenous people comprise 3% of the population. We encourage our cadets to explore careers as practicing lawyers and work closely with cadets to explore graduate employment options in the legal profession.

 

Who should apply?

Our Gilbert + Tobin Indigenous Cadetship Program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at any stage of their law degree. The part-time ongoing nature of work experience under the cadetships means that it will be most relevant to students of the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University. We also welcome applications from students at the University of Wollongong or University of Newcastle, provided you’re up for the commute!

If you are currently in your penultimate year and looking to secure graduate employment you should apply to our seasonal clerkship program. Many of our seasonal clerks progress into graduate roles. Outside of clerkship, we also recruit lateral graduates to our Sydney office on an as-needs basis. For more information about Sydney lateral graduate opportunities, please contact Kristie Barton on (02) 9263 4575.


I started at G+T in the Indigenous Cadetship Program in 2014 before completing a summer clerkship and starting as a graduate in the Disputes + Investigations team this year. The Indigenous Cadetship set me up in my career by providing me with the opportunity to develop my legal research and writing skills, build strong networks across the firm, and contribute meaningfully to both corporate and pro bono matters. Working at G+T continues to be challenging, interesting, and rewarding!

- Paige Bisset
Eloise Schnierer Head of Corporate Social Responsibility +61 2 9263 4497