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Gilbert + Tobin

4.3
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

Gilbert + Tobin Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Law

Gilbert + Tobin is a leading transactions, regulatory and disputes law firm, committed to outstanding citizenship. Our clients turn to us at pivotal moments in their growth trajectory – from industry-shaping M+A deals to high-stakes disputes and regulatory work.

We challenge the status quo and think differently to do things better. As a bold and ambitious team, we work on our clients’ most important projects – the ones that define their business. And through our pro bono practice, we actively make a difference. We are people who know what we stand for, and we have freedom to work in the way that suits us. Our flexible, open and welcoming culture underpins our continued success in Australian corporate law.

We employ a diverse mix of talented and ambitious people who are attracted to the firm because of its entrepreneurial spirit, creative approach and capacity for change. These are the reasons we enjoy a reputation as the most successful corporate law firm to emerge in Australia in many years.

We advise many of Australia’s and the world’s leading organisations and focus on the most dynamic sectors. Our clients and projects span Australia, Asia and emerging African markets.

#OpportunityStartsHere

Recruitment Process

Recruitment and selection varies, depending on office location and governing scheme.

The majority of our graduate roles are filled via seasonal clerk recruitment. The clerkship recruitment process may include some of the follow stages:

  • Application form including questionnaire
  • Psychometric assessments 
  • Video interviews
  • Assessment centre or workshop
  • One-on-one interviews

Remuneration & Career Growth

Gilbert + Tobin prides itself on being a great place to work. Our benefits are designed to help our employees manage all of their lifestyle needs and to reward them for being part of the team.

From top of market remuneration and other financial rewards, to health and wellbeing, outstanding L+D opportunities, flexibility and innovation visit Why Join Us | Careers | Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers for all the benefits of being part of G+T.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.3
Overall score based on 19 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.0
Office Work Environment
8.9
Salary
9.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.0
Office Work Environment
8.9
Salary
What Graduates Say About Them
  • 1. Remuneration 2. The types of deals you get put on as a junior are great. They give you a lot of responsibility, which is a great opportunity.
  • The people, culture, benefits, interesting clients and matters
  • I have endless opportunities to participate in complex and interesting commercial and pro bono matters. I also love working for a law firm that is genuinely committed to progressive social justice ideals.
  • Gilbert + Tobin is an egalitarian workplace that gives graduates and junior lawyers the opportunity to be heard. Personally, I have benefited from this immensely, having had the opportunity to get involved in matters and work streams of interest and accelerate my personal and professional development.
  • Quality of work, limited hierarchy, inclusive culture, training opportunities, and support structure (both professional and personal) are available for a graduate or junior.
  • Having to work late every now and again.
  • Tight deadlines can be challenging at times.
  • Not having control over my day or the work that I complete, and trying to manage other junior colleagues expectations while doing work for partners.
  • The potential for unforeseen, arduous deadlines to spring up, providing challenging short-term periods
  • The ups and downs of work are sometimes hard to manage. There are large peaks of working long hours and then quiet periods where it is hard to stay motivated.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Part-Time Student Job

Sydney
Gilbert + Tobin's First Nations Cadetships are a fantastic introduction to life in a law firm for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students.
Applications Close
31 Dec 2024
Start Date
Ongoing
Salary
AUD 60,000 - 75,000 / Year

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney
Not all corporate law firms are the same. The only way to understand the work and culture is to experience it for yourself. #OpportunityStartsHere
Applications Close
14 Jul 2024
Start Date
20 Nov 2024 - 27 Nov 2024
Salary
AUD 80,000 - 85,000 / Year


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Don’t catastrophise when you face adversity. This goes for both academic and non-academic adversities. If you don’t get good grades or aren’t successful in a job application, don’t see it as a failure. Instead, see it as a learning experience—reflect on what you did right and what you could have done better, and take some lessons from it.

Tom Penglis

  • Graduate stories
Don’t catastrophise when you face adversity. This goes for both academic and non-academic adversities. If you don’t get good grades or aren’t successful in a job application, don’t see it as a failure. Instead, see it as a learning experience—reflect on what you did right and what you could have done better, and take some lessons from it.

Tom Penglis

  • Graduate stories
Communicate with different people, explore new experiences, and be compassionate towards yourself and others.

Aleisha Sleight

  • Graduate stories
Communicate with different people, explore new experiences, and be compassionate towards yourself and others.

Aleisha Sleight

  • Graduate stories
Don’t catastrophise when you face adversity. This goes for both academic and non-academic adversities. If you don’t get good grades or aren’t successful in a job application, don’t see it as a failure. Instead, see it as a learning experience—reflect on what you did right and what you could have done better, and take some lessons from it.

Tom Penglis

  • Graduate stories
Don’t catastrophise when you face adversity. This goes for both academic and non-academic adversities. If you don’t get good grades or aren’t successful in a job application, don’t see it as a failure. Instead, see it as a learning experience—reflect on what you did right and what you could have done better, and take some lessons from it.

Tom Penglis

  • Graduate stories
Communicate with different people, explore new experiences, and be compassionate towards yourself and others.

Aleisha Sleight

  • Graduate stories
Communicate with different people, explore new experiences, and be compassionate towards yourself and others.

Aleisha Sleight


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Brittany Baker

Brittany Baker studied Juris Doctor at Melbourne University and is a Graduate, Technology + Digital at Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Day in the life

Brittany Baker

Brittany Baker studied Juris Doctor at Melbourne University and is a Graduate, Technology + Digital at Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Day in the life

Stephanie Choong

Stephanie Choong studied Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Economics and is a Graduate, Competition + Regulation at Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Day in the life

Stephanie Choong

Stephanie Choong studied Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Economics and is a Graduate, Competition + Regulation at Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Day in the life

Brittany Baker

Brittany Baker studied Juris Doctor at Melbourne University and is a Graduate, Technology + Digital at Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Day in the life

Brittany Baker

Brittany Baker studied Juris Doctor at Melbourne University and is a Graduate, Technology + Digital at Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Day in the life

Stephanie Choong

Stephanie Choong studied Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Economics and is a Graduate, Competition + Regulation at Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Day in the life

Stephanie Choong

Stephanie Choong studied Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Economics and is a Graduate, Competition + Regulation at Gilbert + Tobin.

Videos


Graduate Opportunities at G+T

G+T's Co-founder and Chairman, Danny Gilbert and CEO, Sam Nickless discuss their ambitions for Australia's most progressive corporate law firm - and how you can be part of it.

Impact at G+T

Janelle Sputore goes behind the scenes on a corporate law transaction – and how graduates can make an impact for clients.

Graduate Opportunities at G+T

G+T's Co-founder and Chairman, Danny Gilbert and CEO, Sam Nickless discuss their ambitions for Australia's most progressive corporate law firm - and how you can be part of it.

Impact at G+T

Janelle Sputore goes behind the scenes on a corporate law transaction – and how graduates can make an impact for clients.

Advice


Workplace Culture at Gilbert + Tobin

Corporate culture insights from poet-slash-graduate lawyer, Moe Ayman

Day in the Life of a Graduate Lawyer

Follow Maxwell Collins, Graduate Lawyer - Melbourne, for a snapshot of a day in the life of a graduate at G+T.

Workplace Culture at Gilbert + Tobin

Corporate culture insights from poet-slash-graduate lawyer, Moe Ayman

Day in the Life of a Graduate Lawyer

Follow Maxwell Collins, Graduate Lawyer - Melbourne, for a snapshot of a day in the life of a graduate at G+T.