Careers

Melbourne Clerkships

We invite law students in their penultimate year of study to complete a four-week clerkship in summer or winter.

For the duration of your clerkship you’ll work in one practice area, assisting lawyers and partners in either:

  • Banking + Infrastructure
  • Competition + Regulation
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Disputes + Investigations
  • Technology + Digital.

You’ll be introduced to all areas of firm life and get a taste of what it’s like to work in corporate law, including:

  • Your own mentor – a lawyer who’ll help you build relationships within the practice group and learn more about the law in practice
  • Interaction with partners, lawyers and other graduates
  • Practical exposure to legal work
  • Insight into the work undertaken by practice groups.

Clerkship intake dates

Intake 1: November – December 2018

Intake 2: January – February 2019

Intake 3: June – July 2019

June – July

Time to start preparing your CV.

8 July 

Applications open – click here to apply

11 August

Applications close 

September

Interviews commence

10 October

Offers will be made in October and must be accepted or declined that same day.

How it works

You’ll be interviewed 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’ll be asked a range of questions and about yourself and what you have noted on your CV. 

When and where are interviews held?

We conduct interviews in September and they take place during business hours at G+T’s office at 101 Collins Street. The nearest tram stop is stop number 7, 101 Collins Street, directly in front of the building.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend you arrive 10 minutes prior to your interview timeslot.

What should I bring?

Please bring an updated copy of your academic transcript (original copy) and a passport size photo of yourself.

What should I wear?

Either a suit or a smart business–casual outfit. Your interviewers will be wearing smart business attire.

How should I prepare for my interview?

We appreciate the interview process can be nerve wracking and we want you to put your best foot forward on the day. Prior to the interview, we recommend you research the firm and your practice area of interest, and prepare a few questions you’d like to ask the interviewers. Try to speak confidently and clearly throughout the interview and attempt to respond to all interviewers’ questions. Remember – you should do most of the talking at the interview, so be prepared to talk about yourself.

Can I ask questions at the interview?

Yes! The interview is your opportunity to learn more about the firm. Our interviewers welcome questions and are happy to help you get to know us better.

How do I apply for a clerkship?

Applications will open 8 July 2019. Please submit your application through the CVmail job portal or see link above under '2019 Melbourne Application Dates'. For all Melbourne clerkship queries contact Sarah Crinnigan (People Team), scrinnigan@gtlaw.com.au.

What should I do if I have accessibility issues with any stage of the recruitment process?

Gilbert + Tobin promotes a workplace that seeks to include, welcome and value the contribution of all people. We encourage you to contact Sarah Crinnigan (People Team) if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to participate in the recruitment process. Please call (03) 8656 3396 or email scrinnigan@gtlaw.com.au.