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King & Wood Mallesons

4.5
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

King & Wood Mallesons Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Law

About Us

Our unique firm was born out of a big idea – that the world needs a firm like us. A firm that can bridge East and West and create a new standard of world-class legal services. A firm that attracts clients and talent with borderless ambitions. To become the leading top tier international law firm from Asia, for the world.

In an increasingly challenging and complex business environment, our clients need a top tier firm in the region who can match deep local understanding with a world-class platform. That's us. That's KWM.

We are driven by a simple purpose – to use our mastery of the law for the lasting prosperity of our clients, people and communities. To use our unique experience, skills and insights to help our clients navigate a changing world. To help provide confidence and stability. To create an environment where our people can thrive and meet their own aspirations and goals. And to use our platform to help build a better future for society and the planet.

It’s why we exist. It’s why we are KWM.

Clerkship Experience Program

Your Clerkship Experience Program

As a clerk you are a valuable member of a team that values learning, inclusivity and collaboration. Your supervising partner, development coach, and buddy will provide guidance and share their expertise to help you navigate the early stages of your career. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn from leaders and industry experts through structured learning and development sessions, which will contribute to your personal and professional growth. Our program offers exposure to a wide variety of work that shapes your future and sets you up for success, no matter where your career takes you. It is worth noting that all of our graduates are selected from our clerkship program, making it the first important step towards a successful career at King & Wood Mallesons.

Together we Learn. Together we Master. Together we Lead.

What you'll learn

We have developed a comprehensive program to ensure that your time with us is productive and fulfilling.  

Throughout your clerkship you will:

  • learn essential skills for starting your legal career, such as taking instructions, meeting with clients, drafting memos and documents, managing your practice, and building professional relationships;
  • develop a thorough understanding of our core practice teams at KWM, including their structure, clients, and your role within them;
  • gain exposure to our suite of market leading tech tools; and
  • have the opportunity to immerse yourself in our unique culture by actively participating in team activities and events. Our supportive and knowledgeable people from all areas of the business will be there to guide you through the early stages of your career and beyond.

Graduate Experience Program

We offer a unique future-focused experience and invest heavily in your development to support you throughout your journey.

Most of our graduates are recruited from our clerkship cohort. Our graduate program consists of three six-month rotations.

What you will receive:

  • Meaningful work covering a wide range of practice areas
  • Client contact and an in-depth understanding of how they operate in a commercial and regulatory environment
  • The opportunity to work as part of a team with a range of partners, senior associates and solicitors
  • A practical understanding of areas of our legal practice
  • Training in the latest legal technology.

All our graduates participate in a two-week induction program to help you prepare for life as a graduate. You will build a fundamental understanding of the business through one week of professional skill development sessions and a further week undertaking practice team induction developing legal skills.

We offer multiple levels of support and facilitate the frequent provision of feedback throughout the graduate program. Each graduate has a supervising partner, development coach and buddy per rotation. You will receive formal and informal feedback throughout the graduate program and the People and Development Graduate Team also act as a support network throughout the program.

Recruitment Process

Our standard recruitment process involves an online written application, face-to-face interviews, and networking events. 

The process does differ slightly across our locations. Reach out to the relevant key contact for more information.

Remuneration & Career Growth

The Graduate Experience program promotes and supports the mobility of our people by giving you the opportunity to apply to go on exchange in one of our interstate or overseas offices or undertake a client or pro bono secondment. 

Through these opportunities, you can access greater on-the-job experience and create a positive impact.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Sydney
We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Graduate to join KWM’s Finance Graduate Program based in our Sydney office.
Applications Close
27 Aug 2024
Start Date
28 Jan 2025 - 28 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 65,000 - 80,000 / Year

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Brisbane
Together we Learn. Together we Master. Together we Lead.
Applications Close
9 Aug 2024
Start Date
3 Nov 2024
Salary
AUD 70,000 - 80,000 / Year


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I felt very involved and immersed into the work throughout my entire clerkship, in contrast to my initial expectations.

Siena Lumbaca

  • Graduate stories
I felt very involved and immersed into the work throughout my entire clerkship, in contrast to my initial expectations.

Siena Lumbaca

  • Graduate stories
I was most proud of the improvement in my legal skills in such a short period of time.

Ronan Maddox

  • Graduate stories
I was most proud of the improvement in my legal skills in such a short period of time.

Ronan Maddox

  • Graduate stories
I felt very involved and immersed into the work throughout my entire clerkship, in contrast to my initial expectations.

Siena Lumbaca

  • Graduate stories
I felt very involved and immersed into the work throughout my entire clerkship, in contrast to my initial expectations.

Siena Lumbaca

  • Graduate stories
I was most proud of the improvement in my legal skills in such a short period of time.

Ronan Maddox

  • Graduate stories
I was most proud of the improvement in my legal skills in such a short period of time.

Ronan Maddox


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Jing Wang

Jing Wang studied a Juris Doctor and is now a Solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons.
  • Day in the life

Jing Wang

Jing Wang studied a Juris Doctor and is now a Solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons.
  • Day in the life

Aisling Scott

Tasks like this are time consuming, but rewarding.  I even get a “great work” email from the Senior Associate I am helping.
  • Day in the life

Aisling Scott

Tasks like this are time consuming, but rewarding.  I even get a “great work” email from the Senior Associate I am helping.
  • Day in the life

Jing Wang

Jing Wang studied a Juris Doctor and is now a Solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons.
  • Day in the life

Jing Wang

Jing Wang studied a Juris Doctor and is now a Solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons.
  • Day in the life

Aisling Scott

Tasks like this are time consuming, but rewarding.  I even get a “great work” email from the Senior Associate I am helping.
  • Day in the life

Aisling Scott

Tasks like this are time consuming, but rewarding.  I even get a “great work” email from the Senior Associate I am helping.

Advice


King & Wood Mallesons - Frequently Asked Questions

Here's what you need to know about The Clerkship and Graduate Program at King & Wood Mallesons

Six tips for graduates wanting to get hired at King & Wood Mallesons

With its headquarters in Hong Kong, and 27 offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, King & Wood Mallesons is a truly global law firm, and the sixth largest in the world.

King & Wood Mallesons - Frequently Asked Questions

Here's what you need to know about The Clerkship and Graduate Program at King & Wood Mallesons

Six tips for graduates wanting to get hired at King & Wood Mallesons

With its headquarters in Hong Kong, and 27 offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, King & Wood Mallesons is a truly global law firm, and the sixth largest in the world.