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2023/2024 Summer Clerkship Program – Sydney
Are you ready to help create the next chapter of our story?
Clyde & Co is running a national Summer Clerkship Program for
2023/2024 and invites you to submit your application.
If you're looking for the perfect environment to learn, develop and
progress, Clyde & Co is the place for you. We're a growing firm
(one of the fastest growing in the world, in fact) working at the
heart of sectors that drive global trade and commerce and this
experience will not only enhance your legal skills, but also broaden
your understanding of different cultures and business practices.
This Program is our primary method for graduate recruitment and many
of our summer clerks go on to start their legal career with us.
What you'll do As a Clyde & Co Summer Clerk, you will gain exposure to our
niche practice areas and experience more than just shadowing our
lawyers. Clyde & Co Summer Clerks can expect to:
Experience real work by observing cases, drafting responses,
providing advice and preparing research
Get involved in significant deals, meetings and negotiations
Attend court hearings, arbitrations and mediations to see the
different types of litigation available first-hand
Learn about the nuances of privacy advice and the Cyber landscape
in Australia and New Zealand
Work alongside leading Insurance lawyers as they demystify the
myths of insurance law
What we provide We take a very hands-on approach to our program to give clerks
valuable insight into how we operate.Clyde & Co Clerks will be
A dedicated performance coach and buddy who will help you settle
in and provide guidance and support throughout your placement.
A formal induction program, aimed at equipping you with the
necessary knowledge and skills to succeed.
You will also attend ongoing training and information sessions to
broaden your understanding and strengthen your competencies
The opportunity for you to build your business development skills
by being provided with many client facing opportunities.
The opportunity to attend a variety of social events, allowing you
to network with not only the other clerks but with colleagues from
across the firm
The chance to hear about our global connections and overseas opportunities
The opportunity to get involved in community and pro bono work,
and learn about our Diversity & Inclusion committees
The opportunity to connect with interstate clerks and build a
What we are looking for We're proud to be a genuinely diverse firm. We don't look for a
certain type of person. We look for people who can bring us something
different. New ideas. Fresh perspectives. Open-mindedness. And the
kind of collaborative spirit that leads to powerful solutions to
complex problems. We are interested in engaging with clerks who are:
Self-motivated, naturally proactive and full of initiative
Commercially minded and have an entrepreneurial spirit
Equipped with innovation and great attention to detail
Clyde & Co in Australia Clyde & Co has grown to become a leading global law firm in
our core sectors. With over 3,200 legal professionals operating from
over 60 offices and associated offices across six continents, we offer
a comprehensive range of legal services and advice to businesses
operating at the heart of global trade and commerce. We specialise in
the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the
insurance that underpins it, namely: transport, infrastructure,
energy, trade & commodities and insurance.
Our lawyers advise local and international clients on matters and
business opportunities throughout the Asia Pacific region, and have
developed a reputation for:
Advising on significant infrastructure projects and construction
disputes Successfully defending insurance claims and handling
complex coverage issues
Acting for corporations and individuals in relation to corporate
and regulatory matters
High-profile class actions, public inquiries, major losses, and
health and safety investigations
Providing corporate legal support for domestic and international insurers
For more about the firm, its lawyers, offices and areas of expertise
and for the latest industry thought leadership please visit www.clydeco.com
Our Values Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make,
unite us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our
clients and our firm. We:
Work as one. We are a globally connected team of talented
people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
Excel with clients. We aim high and challenge ourselves to
deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the
centre of everything we do
Celebrate difference. We help each other to be at our best
and believe our differences result in greater achievement
Act boldly. We seek new opportunities, take action and
learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our development
and contributes to growth.
How to apply Applications are now open for our
Sydney office, closing 9 July 2023.
If you are interested, please submit your application via the
"apply" button below, ensuring all mandatory fields are
completed, as well as including your CV, a copy of your official
academic transcript, together with a cover letter to the attention of
Simone Rodgers, Early Careers Advisor.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be legally permitted to work
in Australia, and have between 1 to 3 semesters of their degree
remaining as of 31 December 2023.
We offer a rewarding work environment that supports professional
growth and opportunities. We value diversity in our workplace and it
is the policy of the Firm to recruit, hire, promote, reassign,
compensate and train highly qualified persons without regard to race,
colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis
protected by applicable law.