Grads@Gadens is the program through which we attract and retain talent within the firm. Once on our program, you will immediately receive challenging and varied work with a high level of responsibility. Grads@Gadens is based on two, six month rotations through different practice areas. Practice areas in the rotations include:
Spending time in different practice areas means you have the opportunity to make an informed decision about your chosen specialisation. It also ensures you develop a broad set of skills, which you can carry with you throughout your career. Through our practical, on-the-job training, you will work directly with partners and get exposed to ‘real work’ and ‘real clients’ from day one.
Training and development
Throughout the program we will invest in you and provide comprehensive support to ensure each rotation is a success. You will team-up with a dedicated mentor who will work closely with you to develop your technical skills, allocate work and provide ongoing feedback.
You will attend multiple workshops each month led by partners and senior members of staff so that you are continually learning and developing. These sessions focus on business skills and technical development, and ensure that you are given the support you need to excel in a commercially driven environment.
What we offer
We provide a collaborative, open and welcoming environment where you can achieve the best in your personal and professional development. Gadens offers work-life balance and accessibility to senior lawyers and partners. Our Social Committee organises regular events and functions to allow relaxed interaction with your colleagues whilst providing a valuable opportunity to enhance those ever-important networks and business relationships. Our Health and Wellbeing Committee organise initiatives such group sporting events, health seminars and yoga.
Grads@Gadens is open to candidates who are PLT-qualified and will ideally be admitted before commencing with us in March. If your admission date is within the first three months of the program, your application will still be considered.
Applications open: Monday 15 March 2021
Applications close: Friday 9 April 2021
First round interviews: Monday 10 May – Thursday 13 May 2021
Second round interviews: Monday 24 May – Wednesday 26 May 2021
Offers made: Friday 4 June 2021
Applications open: Monday 5 July 2021
Applications close: Sunday 8 August 2021
First round interviews: Monday 6 September – Friday 10 September 2021
Second round interviews: Monday 20 September – Wednesday 22 September 2021
Offers made: Tuesday 12 October 2021
You will need to attach the following documents as part of your application:
Applications without a full set of attachments will not be considered.