Clerks and Graduates

Each year, we offer clerkships to law students who want to be involved in the real work of a legal firm – not just to observe. We will provide you with the fundamentals to truly understand our business and clients, across all industry sectors and services.

Our 18-month graduate program is an opportunity for recent law graduates to complete a structured training program in a highly supportive environment. Participants will gain exposure to different practice groups within our firm while completing the fully funded Practical Legal Training (PLT) program.

At McCullough Robertson, you can expect more. It’s what sets us apart and sees us work alongside clients that understand it’s what you do outside the boardroom that makes a difference. We know it too. As a fiercely independent Australian-grown law firm, we deliver more than just outcomes. After 95 years in commercial law, we continue to grow and evolve.

We strive towards a diverse and inclusive environment that supports our values, and creates a collaborative and innovative experience for our people, our clients and our community partners. Our goal is for each and every one of our employees to build a rewarding career rich with opportunities, satisfying relationships and a sense of achievement.

Clerkship program

Our structured clerkship programs are aimed at providing you with invaluable hands on experiences, allowing you the opportunity to work across a number of areas of the firm, alongside partners and with clients. Our clerkship programs are open to pre-penultimate and penultimate law students looking for real responsibility, real relationships, sooner.

Pre-Penultimate: Brisbane only – eight week duration and may be completed over two years.

Penultimate: Brisbane – four week duration, Sydney – six week duration.

Graduate program

Get involved. Make a difference. Today!

As a graduate at McCullough Robertson, you will launch your career at a firm that cares about its people. It’s what we do, it’s part of our DNA.

We provide real opportunities for our graduates to grow and develop, through an inclusive and supportive environment where your difference is valued. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in teams, ensuring you have the opportunity to be challenged whilst being mentored by industry leaders.

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Graduates 2022

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At McCullough Robertson, we live our values. We are generous and down-to-earth; committed and commercial.

With a long-standing community partnership program (CPP); numerous sports teams; monthly social events; and pro bono opportunities, there is something for everyone, wherever your interests lie.

We are committed to creating a workplace culture where inclusion is embraced and diversity is celebrated. Read more about our inclusion and diversity awards and certifications here.


We understand that learning never stops. A dedicated Success Academy and mentorship program provides opportunities for development throughout your career, while secondment opportunities – both national and international – give you valuable experience and insight into your clients’ world.

Read more about our Success Academy and Mentorship Program.

For any questions on our clerkship and graduate programs, please contact Thao Le or Alice Darwin.