Grads@Gadens 2019

partnership agreement

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:

  • Property, Construction & Planning
  • Corporate Advisory & Tax (including IP / IT and Employment)
  • Banking, Finance & Insolvency (including Corporate, Residential & Insolvency)
  • Disputes & Litigation
  • Family Law / Private Clients

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 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 team 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 as fitness sessions, group sporting events and yoga.


Grads@Gadens is open to candidates who are PLT-qualified and will ideally be admitted before commencing with us in March 2019. If your admission date is within the first three months of the program, your application will still be considered.

Application dates – Melbourne 

  • Applications open: Wednesday 1 August 2018
  • Applications close: Friday 31 August 2018
  • First round interviews: Monday 1 October 2018 – Friday 5 October 2018
  • Second round interviews: Monday 15 October 2018 – Thursday 18 October 2018
  • Offers made: Thursday 25 October 2018

Application dates – Sydney 

  • Applications open: Wednesday 1 August 2018
  • Applications close: Friday 31 August 2018
  • First round interviews: Monday 1 October 2018 – Wednesday 3 October 2018
  • Second round interviews: Monday 15 October 2018 – Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • Offers made: Monday 22 October 2018

Application details

To apply, click on the Apply Now button for the relevant city. You will need to complete an application form and 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.