Graduate Program

How it works

During our 12-month graduate program, you will rotate through up to five practice groups across the firm’s Commercial, Government and Insurance Divisions. The practical exposure this provides to different areas of law is invaluable, helping you determine which practice you are most passionate about.

You will also be supported in each rotation with an assigned supervisor and a buddy. At the end of each rotation, you will meet with your supervisor and HR for a formal review, which provides an opportunity to discuss your experiences and progress.

At McCabes, we have a strong focus on innovation. This is why we dedicate part of the program to producing a new application or tool for staff and clients, alongside our Knowledge Team. Past innovations driven by our graduates have received industry praise, and placed on the AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List.

Graduates also spearhead Trial By Podcast. You will have an opportunity to delve into the fascinating areas of law we do not commonly think of before scripting and recording episodes for our audience of law students, graduates, industry professionals and business owners.

Learning & Development

In addition to your induction program, you will attend a tailored learning program throughout the year. We have designed this program to develop your skills, ensuring you are ready to transition from law graduate to lawyer by the end of the program.

Our graduates then present an in-house seminar on a topic of their choice towards the end of the year, relevant to the skills of a particular rotation area. We want to see you excel, with a clear focus on the practice area you will pursue.


2025 Graduate Program  – Key dates


1 July 2024 – Applications open

31 July 2024 – Applications close

12 August 2024 – Interviews commence

27 September 2024 – Offers made

3 February 2025 – Start date