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:

  • Real Estate and Construction;
  • Disputes and Investigations;
  • Corporate;
  • Employment Advisory;
  • Intellectual Property and Technology; and
  • Banking and Finance.

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 Wellbeing Committee organises initiatives such as 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.

Application dates


Recruitment for our Sydney Grads@Gadens 2022 program is now complete. Application dates for our Grads@Gadens 2023 program will be confirmed in due course.


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

Application details

You will need to attach the following documents as part of your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Full academic transcript
  • Evidence that you will be admitted before the start date of the Grads@Gadens program or PLT qualified with admission within the first three months of the program

Applications without a full set of attachments will not be considered.