The Legal Clerkship program is open to Law students. You must be in your penultimate year of your legal studies and must possess full-time working rights in Australia.
I’m an international student - can I apply?
If you have full time working rights within Australia, you can apply for the Legal Clerkship. You will be required to supply the following supporting documentation as evidence:
- Either one of the following: IELTS, OET, TOEFL, iBT, PTE or CAE.
- Your visa notice.
You will also need to meet the minimum requirements as set out by the Australian Department of Immigration. View these requirements.
What’s the recruitment process?
Our process has never been easier! Simply:
Apply online and complete the application form (Guess what? You don’t need a CV)
Complete an online aptitude test
Record a video interview
Attend an assessment centre
Once you complete the process, offers will be issued from your local recruiter.
At PwC, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is an important part of everything we do. As part of this commitment, we want to remove any conscious or unconscious bias from impacting the recruitment process. Therefore, we no longer require you to upload a CV or resume as part of the application process. We care about your potential and ability, and look for people whose purpose and passions align with our values. We hope this will help create a more equitable, fair and diverse application experience for you.
Academic transcripts will be requested upon successfully reaching the final stage of assessment to verify your degree.
What do you look for in a candidate?
As a Legal Clerk you’ll be assessed against the competencies of our global framework, the PwC Professional. This is how we define and encourage leadership at all levels - from Vacationer to Partner. Learn more about the framework and the skills we look for.
When will the Assessment Centre Days be held?
Assessment Centres will be held alongside NSW and Victoria Law Society timelines.
Whilst we try to accommodate all candidates, we will require you to attend an Assessment Centre to ensure a fair and equitable experience for all applicants. If you are unable to make it to the Assessment Centre (for example, if you are overseas for extended periods of time), we will not be able to progress your application.
How long is the Legal Clerkship?
The Legal Clerkship runs for 6 weeks.
When does the Legal Clerkship start?
The Summer Legal Clerkship will take place between November and January. A Winter Clerkship is offered in Melbourne between June and July. Program dates will vary between locations and are confirmed closer to commencing.
Where will the Legal Clerkship take place?
Clerkship roles will be offered in Melbourne and Sydney.
Is this a paid placement?
Yes, you will be paid during the Legal Clerkship.
I interviewed / applied last year and wasn’t selected. Can I reapply?
Yes! We welcome you to reapply, if you are in your penultimate of your legal studies.
I need an adjustment for a disability. What do I do?
PwC recognises the benefits of diversity and is committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce, including the number of employees with disability.
As part of our commitment to creating a culture of inclusion, if you have a disability we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.
During the application process you will be asked if you require any adjustments to our recruitment process or if you anticipate needing any workplace adjustments to enable you to perform the role you're applying for. If so, please specify and discuss your needs with your recruiter upfront, so that we can help you to perform at your best.