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Job Title 2023/2024 Summer Clerkship Program – Sydney
Job Location Sydney
Job Type Early Careers/Intern
Expertise Graduate/Intern

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 provided with:

  • 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 national network

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
  • Team players
  • 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.



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