Legal Clerkship Program Our Legal Clerkship Program helps you build 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 & Workplace Relations, Projects & Finance, and Digital, Cyber & Technology Law. 
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Join our Legal Clerkship program to transform the future of legal services.
If you're in your second last year of university, we have incredible experiences waiting for you in Sydney and Melbourne. As our business continues to grow, we need the next generation of leaders to help us solve important problems!

Application are closed for 2023.
But you can still keep in touch by joining our talent community!

What does being a clerk look like at PwC?

  • Drafting - preparation of deliverables and reports. 
  • Participating in meetings - involvment 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. 
A law firm of 25 partners within Australia’s #1 Professional Services firm
of our Legal Partners are women
Most Popular Clerkship Employer AFR 2021
of PwC Legal are women

Why join our community of solvers? 

If you're in your second last (penultimate) year of study, our Legal Clerkship Program offers you a three or six-week paid placement at PwC. You'll gain a practical understanding of how to use legal skills to solve our client's problems. With the opportunity to work across a wide range of matters for different legal and business specialists teams, you'll gain exposure to the commercial aspects in action and learn what makes our holistic service legal practice truly unique.

Meet our legal clerks

As a legal clerk, Avishay works in our legal team helping do research for client advice and creating information content. 
As a clerk and a grad, Lekha's experience at PwC has truly kick-started her career.
In four years with the firm, Rebecca knows the Legal Services team inside and out! Rebecca currently works in Corporate Law.

The Application Journey

  • Apply online
  • Digital Interview and Behavioural Assessment
  • Assessment Centre
  • Interview
  • Offer!

Applications open June 5, 2023 for Sydney and July 3, 2023 for Melbourne Prepare to apply for our Graduate program by finding where your skills fit and familiarising yourself with how we hire.
We'll be assessing applications immediately and progressing candidates who meet the program eligibility criteria to the online assessment and digital interview. All applications will be reviewed.
Digital Interview and Behavioural Assessment This is the stage where we get to know you better and you to learn a little more about yourself! 

Your digital interview is your chance to bring your application to life. You'll be asked questions that will help us get to know you better and understand why you're interested in creating a career with us.

For your behavioral assessment, you'll play a series of games designed to help us learn more about your strengths and to see if you're a good fit for the area you've applied to. This should take around 45 minutes to complete.
Assessment Centre This is where you get to put your problem solving skills to the test! 

As a part of a group, you’ll complete a case study assessment with a senior business representative from your chosen business area, and also a recent graduate from that team to share their experience - we will give you some tips on how to prepare for this when we invite you to complete it. 
Interview This is the last step! Hooray! 

The final part of our hiring process is a final interview with a Partner from the business area you are interested in joining. Again, this is a two way process - so come prepared with some questions to ask whilst you have this time with the most senior leaders of PwC!
Offer You made it! 
When you’re invited to join our community of solvers, you’ll receive a verbal offer followed by a written offer! That will have all the details on your remuneration, benefits and start date!

How do I start?


Find where your skills fit

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

Prepare to apply

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

How we hire

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


Take an online assessment

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

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

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

Choose your Legal Team...

Corporate Advisory
Advising on all aspects of corporate law, including M&A, private equity transactions, restructures, etc. You’ll advise on all aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, restructures, foreign investment, initial public offerings and capital market transactions.
Helping clients navigate regulatory requirements to find the best legal solutions to achieve their objectives. You’ll advise on all aspects of regulatory law, including competition, telecommunications and financial services.
Employment & Workplace Relations
Advising on all aspects of employment, workplace relations and safety. You’ll advise on all aspects of employment, workplace relations and safety, including compliance enterprise bargaining, industrial disputes and organisational strategies.
Projects & Finances
Advising government and the private sector on all aspects of infrastructure, energy and utility projects. You’ll advise government and the private sector on all aspects of financing, infrastructure, energy and utility projects, including design and construction, operations, maintenance, disposal, planning and environment.
Digital, Cyber & Technology
Advising clients on all aspects of technology law. You’ll advise on all aspects of technology law, including the commercialisation of data and privacy, cyber security and strategy, cloud contracting and the Internet of Things, technology transformation and outsourcing, blockchain solutions and technology infrastructure.

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