Being a Graduate

Our Graduate Program promotes and supports an integrated approach to learning, where you build capability through a range of “formal” and “informal” learning experiences, ranging from day-to-day work activities, through to the more traditional face-to-face learning programs. 

We enable graduates to gain on the job experience with rotations across different practice areas and access to a greater choice and variety of destinations – with opportunities to complete a rotation in one of our interstate or overseas offices.

Our graduates are very important to shaping the future of the firm, and we invest heavily in development to support them in fulfilling their potential: 

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As part of the Graduate Program, we also offer Practical Legal Training (PLT) for our Australian law graduates - ensuring you meet the practical requirements for admission to legal practice. Delivered online during your first eight months as a law graduate, it’s a customised, in-house program conducted in association with the College of Law and aligned to the work you’ll do with us.

If you have an international mind-set and ambition to work across a changing global landscape, find out more about our graduate experience at #kwmgrads

Also check out what a day in the life of a KWM solicitor is like via GradAustralia. 


Graduate Program

The Graduate Program begins early February for each centre. 

Brisbane (Show dates)(Hide dates)

The Brisbane Graduate and Seasonal Clerk recruitment process is conducted in line with the QLS guidelines.

We will be recruiting all of our 2020 Graduates from our seasonal clerkship pool and Graduate offers will be made in February 2019. Feedback and assessment is gathered during the Winter and Summer clerkships. Candidates will be made offers on the basis of 2018 clerkship performance and application. No interviews will be required for those who have completed a clerkship.


Canberra (Show dates)(Hide dates)

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Melbourne (Show dates)(Hide dates)

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The Melbourne graduate recruitment process is conducted in line with the LIV guidelines.

The majority of our Melbourne graduate positions are recruited through the clerkship program. If we have any additional graduate vacancies for our graduate program, they will be advertised around August.


Perth (Show dates)(Hide dates)

  • Applications open: 29 June 2020
  • Applications close: 13 July 2020, 9.00am WST

King & Wood Mallesons' Perth centre follows the priority offers process. Former vacation clerks and law clerks are eligible to apply for a priority graduate offer.

If you have any questions, please contact Shenae Djulbic, People and Development Advisor.

Sydney (Show dates)(Hide dates)

Coming soon.

Be sure to let us know if you have any additional language skills (written or oral).

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