Our Graduate Programme

Applications for our 2018–19 summer clerkships and 2019 graduate positions are open from 15 March until 5 April 2018. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to be the first to know about how you can apply – and also see how you can help us do some good for one of our pro bono clients.

At Russell McVeagh, we offer our graduates supportive teams and challenging, exciting work – plus we offer a range of great perks. You will receive the best training in New Zealand and our dedicated HR team will assist you in your transition to work. Russell McVeagh lawyers are recognised all over the world for their first class skills and experience.

The graduate programme at Russell McVeagh is a well rounded programme that ensures you are exposed to all aspects of life at the firm. As a graduate at Russell McVeagh, you will:

  • Have your interests and personality carefully matched to the right partner-led team.
  • Work alongside the best lawyers in the business in both your team and in the wider practice groups.
  • Gain hands on work experience with real work.
  • Begin on a comprehensive, structured training programme that will continue through your entire time at Russell McVeagh.
  • Be supported through your professionals course and in obtaining admission to the Bar.
  • Formally belong to two practice groups (if you choose) as part of the firm’s bipartite system.
  • Have fun!

Transition into a career in law

We also offer a range of programmes to help ease your transition into a career in law. You will:

  • Attend an induction trip to meet all the Russell McVeagh graduates you will be working with.
  • Be allocated buddies to ease your transition into the firm.
  • Be encouraged and supported to prioritise your wellbeing and have a life outside of work.
  • Be supported through your graduate year and transition to the workplace by a dedicated HR team.
  • Enjoy an active firm social, cultural and sporting life.