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Legal & Support - Australia and Singapore

Graduate Practice Assistant Program 2024 - Melbourne

Apply now Job no: 497791
Work type: Full time - Contract
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Projects & Real Estate, Construction, Environment & Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Employee Relations & Safety, Dispute Resolution, Taxation, Competition, Intellectual Property, Legal – other, Support

  • Collaborate with exceptional colleagues
  • Gain on the job learning and mentoring
  • As a leading law firm, we actively seek people from diverse backgrounds to enrich our culture and performance

Who are we?

We are Asia’s top tier international law firm with 25 offices and over 3,000 lawyers strategically positioned in the world's growth markets and financial centres. We have deep roots in Australia spanning almost 200 years and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands and waters.

About the role

As part of our Practice Assistant team, you will provide fundamental administrative and operational assistance across a range of tasks in our Melbourne office.

Our national program, with intakes in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra, is an immersive 12 month paid learning and development program helping you develop your personal and professional skills. You will have the opportunity to work in different legal teams and work as part of an inclusive and collaborative team.

You will get diverse experience and access to development opportunities that will be hard to find anywhere else!

What you’ll learn

Our experienced Practice Assistants will provide you with the support and guidance you need to become a successful Practice Assistant. Daily tasks will vary but will involve legal document management (including preparation, printing, filing and archiving), client relations, financial administration and reporting, diary management, travel coordination and general administrative support.

You will undertake a formal induction program and learn about the day-to-day skills to get you set up for success.

About You

You will have:

  • An interest in working in an administrative role as part of a team
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Experience with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to analyse, problem solve and apply appropriate use of judgement
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, choosing an appropriate style for their audience
  • Well-developed people skills
  • Confidence and ability to use initiative appropriately
  • Effective planning and organisational skills
  • Reliability
  • Completion of Certificate III in Business Administration, Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice, Associate Degree of Legal Practice or work experience in a similar field is advantageous but not essential.

What we offer

We will provide you with the opportunity to work in talented teams in a flexible, inclusive and innovative environment. Our holistic wellbeing programs also support mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, gym memberships, flu vaccinations and skin cancer checks.

Why work with us?

We promote a collaborative culture where people feel respected, valued and supported both personally and professionally, and where diversity and inclusion also play an important role in enhancing our knowledge, driving innovative solutions for our clients and creating positive social impact.

We live by our Principles, and strive for mastery in all that we do.  We take pride in the high quality work we deliver. Working with colleagues and clients who are leaders in their fields, means the ability to explore new paths to progress with continual learning and development, career and leadership opportunities.

As part of the KWM community you’ll have access to a suite of wellbeing initiatives, benefits, policies and processes, to enable you to achieve your career goals.

At KWM, we’ll provide you with the platform to Learn, Master, Lead.

Want to know more?

We will be hosting an information session at our office on Tuesday 26 September at 5.00pm. This will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about our program, the application process and meet some of the team. Please RSVP to Antonia Demaria at antonia.demaria@au.kwm.com. You are welcome to bring a friend, family member or colleague with you to the session - light refreshments provided!

Next Steps

Please click ‘Apply Now’ to apply online with your cover letter summarising why you are applying and your resume to support your experience.

Applications close COB Sunday 8 October 2023.

Please note the below upcoming dates:

Information session – Tuesday 26 September at 5pm

Interviews and selection – during the month of November

Offers - will be made by early December 2023

Program commencement – February 2024


If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.  

For further information on this role, please contact Antonia Demaria at antonia.demaria@au.kwm.com

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people from diverse backgrounds. We welcome, value, support and harness the positive benefits that people’s different life experiences bring, especially as they relate to gender, sexual identity, culture, faith, disability and life stages.

If you are unsure if you meet every criteria for this role, but have a passion for delivering high quality work, developing your skills and realising your full potential, then we encourage you to apply and have a further conversation about how you could fit at KWM.

We have a range of inclusive hiring practices – if you would like to access these or seek workplace adjustments to complete your application please contact Antonia Demaria at antonia.demaria@au.kwm.com.

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