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Legal careers with PwC

As a Graduate or Clerk, you'll create meaningful change through legal.

Help create the future of legal services, with PwC

Are you passionate about creating meaningful change through legal services? Well, you're in good company with PwC's legal practice. We're leading the transformation of legal services and reimagining the impact they can have. 

We're excited to be investing into our legal offerings, both for our clients and for students with legal backgrounds. We offer a Legal Clerkship and a Graduate Program for law students in our Melbourne and Sydney offices. Through both programs, you'll gain the opportunity to work on a wide range of matters across different legal and business specialist teams.

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Sydney Applications now closed July 14
Melbourne Applications now closed August 15

Joining PwC through our Legal Clerkship

Did you know PwC was recognised as the AFR's Most Popular Clerkship Employer in 2021? It's an achievement we're proud of as it shows our commitment to fostering your development as a Legal Clerk. We were also just recently recognised by the AFR as the #1 Professional Services firm in Australia.

Through the Legal Clerkship you'll build your skills and networks whilst working with our lawyers on client engagements. You'll gain invaluable exposure to the fundamentals of commercial law in one or more of our key pillars - Corporate Advisory, Regulatory, Employer and Workplace Relations, Projects & Finance, and Legal Tax Services.

The projects you work on will see you learning from leading legal professionals as well as other business professionals who will help you to develop a broad skillset, giving you a headstart towards our Graduate Program. 

Type of work you'll undertake as a Clerk: 

  • Drafting - preparation of deliverables and reports.
  • Participating in meetings - involvement in face-to-face client meetings, conference calls and internal discussions across the different teams.
  • Data collection - managing requests for information, first review of client documents and conducting necessary searches.
  • Research - researching case law and commentary on legislation for client legal advice.
  • Project support - assisting with project and document management, ensuring filing is in order and maintaining document checklists.
  • Pitches and proposals - assisting with the drafting of proposals of prospective clients and upcoming deals.

Learn from others in our Legal Clerkship

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PwC Legal Clerkship - Tony - Interesting and challenging

Tony created his career at PwC in 2017 in the Legal Clerkship. Now, he works on large projects as a lawyer within our Corporate Team.

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PwC Legal Clerkship - Jess - What was your impression

After completing her Legal Clerkship at PwC, Jess rejoined after graduation in a Graduate role on our Corporate Advisory Team.

Joining PwC as a Legal Graduate

Through the Graduate Program, you'll gain a practical understanding of how to use legal skills to solve our clients' problems. With the opportunity to work across a wide range of matters for different legal and business specialist teams, you'll gain exposure to the commercial aspects in action and learn what makes our holistic service legal practice truly unique.

Use the team filter below to discover where you want to make the most impact through legal.

Choose your Legal team...

Advising on all aspects of corporate law, including M&A, private equity transactions, restructures, etc.

Helping clients navigate regulatory requirements to find the best legal solutions to achieve their objectives.

Advising on all aspects of employment, workplace relations and safety.

Advising government and the private sector on all aspects of infrastructure, energy and utility projects.

Advising clients on all aspects of technology law.

Combining legal and non-legal services across tax.

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How do I start?

Find where your skills fit

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Hear from a recruiter what skills they look for as well as handy tips to give you a headstart.

Prepare to apply

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Learn about what you need to research, how to reflect on your experience, or how to track your applications.

How we hire

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Learn how to submit a successful application form, and all the steps you will need to complete.


Take an online assessment

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Our online assessment gives you a chance to learn about your strengths and where they might work best with our team.

Participate in a digital interview

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Our digital interview is an opportunity to meet one-on-one and learn more about you. We share some handy recruiter tips to prepare.

 

Take a final assessment

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We do this through a group assessment and one-on-one interview. Listen to some of our tips to get started.

FAQs

What are the key dates?

Sydney

  • Applications open 8th June 2021

  • Applications close 14th July 2021 (Midnight AEST)

Please note that we follow the NSW Law Society timelines.

  • We’ll be assessing applications immediately and progressing candidates who meet the program eligibility criteria to the online assessment and digital interview.

  • You could have outcomes for your online assessment and digital interview as early as week commencing 9 August, 2021. This will depend on when you apply and complete these parts of the recruitment process.

  • Virtual Assessment centres will run from approximately late August 2021.

  • Offers made 15 September, 2021.

Please note, all applications will be reviewed.

Melbourne

  • Applications open 28th June 2021 (7:00 am AEST)

  • Applications close 15th August 2021 (Midnight AEST)

Please note that we follow the VIC Law Society timelines.

  • We’ll be assessing applications immediately and progressing candidates who meet the program eligibility criteria to the online assessment and digital interview.

  • You could have outcomes for your online assessment and digital interview as early as week commencing 6 September, 2021. This will depend on when you apply and complete these parts of the recruitment process.

  • Virtual Assessment centres will run from late September 2021.

  • Offers made 20 October, 2021.

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Are you hosting any events?

Want to learn more about our recruitment process or a day in the life at PwC? We have put together some exciting events for you to learn more and meet some of the PwC Legal team! 

PwC Legal Clerkship Campaign Kick Off Virtual Event

Navigating clerkship opportunities can be confusing, so we've created an event series to help you understand how you can create a meaningful career with PwC Legal. These 45- to 60-minute virtual sessions kick off with a welcome from one of our senior team members, an overview of the recruitment process and a panel discussion.

You will learn how to translate your university experience, choose your legal pathways and gain some insider tips and tricks to help you in your clerkship journey. Can't attend?  No worries!  We will record the main session for you to view later. We hope to see you there.

Sydney - PwC Legal Clerkship Campaign Kick Off Virtual Event
Thu, Jun 10, 2021 6:00 PM AEST

Melbourne - PwC Legal Clerkship Campaign Kick Off Virtual Event
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 6:00 PM AEST

To register and choose your events, click the link below:  

https://event.webcasts.com/viewer/portal.jsp?ei=1469020&tp_key=7eb4472bbd

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Who’s eligible?

The Legal Clerkship program is open to Law students.

To be eligible for our Legal Clerkship Program  you’ll need to:

  • Be in your penultimate year of university (that’s your second last year of study) or final year of your legal studies

  • Have full-time working rights within Australia at the commencement of the program.

If you’re not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or have Permanent Residency in Australia, you will need to provide the following:

  • Your visa notice.

  • One of the following: IELTS, OET, TOEFL, iBT, PTE or CAE.

  • You’ll also need to meet the minimum requirements as set out by the Australian Department of Immigration.

  • For student visa holders your academic calendar and confirmation of your enrolment in a University course.

These will be requested upon successfully reaching the final stage of assessment.

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What’s the recruitment process?

Our process has never been easier! Simply:

  1. Apply online and complete the application form (Guess what? You don’t need a CV)

  2. Complete an online assessment

  3. Record a digital video interview

  4. Attend a virtual assessment centre*

*This year the final stage of our recruitment process will be held digitally, to ensure the health and safety of our people, clients and guests. 

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 stages of assessment to verify your degree.

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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.

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.

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How long is the Legal Clerkship?

Legal Clerkships run for 7 weeks in Sydney and 3 weeks in Melbourne.

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When does the Legal Clerkship start?

Sydney: The Summer Legal Clerkship will take place between November and January.

Melbourne: 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.

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Where will the Legal Clerkship take place?

Clerkship roles will be offered in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Is this a paid placement?

Yes, you will be paid during the Legal Clerkship.

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I interviewed / applied last year and wasn’t selected. Can I reapply?

If you’ve already taken the time to apply for a position with us in the last year, please note that your online assessment gameplay is valid for one year. You will be asked to log in and submit your results for your new application.

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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.

When applying, you’ll be asked if you require any adjustments during our recruitment process, or if you anticipate needing any workplace adjustments to enable you to perform the role you're applying for. If so, we’ll be in touch to discuss your needs so that we can help you perform to the best of your ability.

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