How to apply

The next big step – and you’re ready for it.

You’ve done your research, got to know what’s on offer, and found the programme that’s right for you. So what do you do about it now? Find out how to make the best application with us, then from here, you can go straight to your chosen programme. With all our programmes hiring on a rolling basis, we’d encourage you to do that as soon as you can. 



What are we looking for?

Whichever programme you apply for, there are a few characteristics we’ll be looking for – whether first-year or graduate. We’ll check for them through the selection process and interviews.

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Interview tips

  • Research our firm as much as you can
  • Study current affairs in the business and legal press
  • Be prepared to talk about yourself in detail
  • Think about parallels between your experience and the role
  • Prepare concrete examples of your experience
  • Dress smartly and professionally
  • Remember body language and a confident handshake
  • Think about eye contact
  • Take time to consider the question if you need to
  • Show interest and ask intelligent questions

What’s it like to interview here?

This might be your first big interview, or you might already have a few under your belt. Either way, it can seem daunting. But the message from our trainees? Relax and enjoy the day, because even if you think things are going wrong, your interviewers are on your side, wanting you to do well.

During the information evening you are given a talk about what the firms goals, directions, and values by the Managing Partner. I remember being struck by the ease, confidence and humour with which this was delivered. Once the talk ended I looked across and saw him quietly ask one of the partners if it was good. I thought to myself they are just as keen to impress us and we are to impress them.

Edwina Grigg, Lawyer

Accessibility and adjustments

We want our applications to be open to everyone, so if you have a disability – even if you’re not sure what adjustments you might need – all you need to do is get in touch with us. It is the policy of NRFA Group to provide workplace adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please get in touch with your state representative

Time to apply

Ready to get started? You’ll find links below for each of our programmes, taking you straight to application stage.

Graduate Academy

Summer clerkship programme

Paralegal opportunities

International opportunities


Get in touch

National: Jimmy Taylor, Senior Advisor - National Clerkship & Graduate Programs

Sydney: Kaitlin Taylor, HR Coordinator

Perth: Brooke Wheeler, HR Coordinator

Melbourne: Gabby Sujevich, HR Coordinator

Brisbane: Jasmine Larosa, HR Coordinator