Any questions regarding the Graduate Programs can be directed to Catherine Davies.
The Sydney and Brisbane Offices take part in the NSW Graduate Scheme and the Queensland Graduate Program.
Applications open on 2 March 2020
Applications close at 5pm on 12 April 2020
Applications open on 3 August 2020
Applications close at 9am on 17 August 2020
From the outset, graduates in our Australian offices have the opportunity to work closely with associates and partners across several practices and offices. To ensure that graduates experience a variety of work assignments, they are encouraged to introduce themselves to lawyers.
The Australia offices recruit graduates through the NSW Law Society Graduate Recruitment Scheme, which commences in March and concludes in June each year. The majority of our summer clerks continue as graduates in the Firm.
New lawyers attend the New Lawyer Academy, an annual event held in Washington, DC. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other and learn what it means to be One Firm Worldwide. Our Firm leaders, partners, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions. Every year, our new lawyers take away from the Academy a sense of great pride and excitement about being part of the Firm.
Graduates joining Jones Day Australia have their Practical Legal Training (PLT) course fees paid by the Firm, and PLT costs are reimbursed for those lawyers who complete PLT outside of their degrees. We are flexible as to whether PLT is completed onsite or offsite, full time prior to commencing with us, or part time while working as a graduate.