The role of a Graduate Lawyer with the VGSO is wonderfully diverse, constantly challenging and extremely interesting. As a Graduate Lawyer, you will gain exposure to various facets of the legal system, with three-month rotations through four of our five Branches: Government & Public Law, Commercial, Property & Technology, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Victoria Police, and Workplace Relations & Regulatory Compliance.
- VGSO Graduate Program (formally VGSO Traineeship Program)
- 2017 Graduate Recruitment and Selection Calendar
- How to apply
- What do our 2014 trainees have to say?
- Who to contact
- VGSO Traineeship brochure (2017 placements)
Why choose a Graduate position at the VGSO?
Our Graduate Program offers you a unique foundation for a rewarding career as a lawyer, whether in government or private practice. You will work on interesting, high-profile matters, with a great deal of autonomy and responsibility.
You will work with talented, highly-motivated and enthusiastic colleagues, who will help to mentor and guide you.
Highlights of the Graduate Program include:
Exposure to various facets of the legal system with rotations through four of the five VGSO Branches.
|You will work on interesting, high-profile matters, with a great deal of autonomy and responsibility, as you not only represent your client but the State.|
|The VGSO values the importance of encouraging a flexible working environment. We offer a range of options such as flexible working arrangements, part-time employment and generous leave provisions.|
|The VGSO operates in an open-door environment where knowledge is shared in a supportive and collegiate manner, you can also expect regular feedback to assist you in the development of your skills, confidence and ability.|
Continuing professional education
We encourage all of our legal practitioners to participate in learning and development activities that will further enhance their skills and expertise. The VGSO's Learning & Development Program is tailor-made for individual careers and allows for learning on the job through numerous hands on experiences such as:
Graduate Lawyers also receive training through Leo Cussens to successfully complete the values, skills and some practice area components of the Supervised Workplace Traineeship.
The VGSO is offering a number of positions commencing March 2018.
|Applications open:||Friday 11 August 2017|
|Applications close:||Sunday 27 August 2017|
|Interviews to commence:||September 2017|
|Offers made from:||10am, Monday 9 October 2017|
|Traineeships commence:||March 2018|
All dates in relation to the recruitment of Graduate Lawyers are subject to the LIV guidelines. VGSO adheres to the guidelines and will be making offers on Monday, 9 October 2017 at 10am.
Applications for the 2017 Graduate program will be open in accordance with the LIV guidelines.
To view Current Opportunities, please click here.
In 2014 VGSO welcomed our biggest group to the Traineeship Program in Angus Woodward, Julian Chant, Emma Palmer, Oliver Cox, Myf Evans, Natalie Luong, Mary Quinn, Tessa Plueckhahn and Julia Freidgeim. Our 2014 Trainees were admitted to the legal profession as Australian lawyers and officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria in April 2015, and are now all Solicitors at the VGSO.
For further details about the Graduate Program please contact:
VGSO People and Culture
tel + 61 3 9032 3025
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