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Careers

At MinterEllison, collaboration, innovation and opportunity are the foundations of our workplace environment. We welcome people who want exciting careers in high performing teams. 

We embrace flexibility and empower all our people to learn, grow and become truly extraordinary. We provide our future leaders with best practice programs to accelerate their development and grow their careers.

MinterEllison people aspire to be our clients' best partner.

  • Legal
  • Clerks & Graduates
  • Practice group operations
  • Business operations
Clerks & Graduates

Our legal teams are supported in achieving their career goals and ambitions through regular feedback and coaching from partners who are industry experts and leaders in their fields. We facilitate secondments to clients, and within and across our lines of business.

We also develop capability through exposing our people to a broad range of clients and diverse work experiences – this approach supports our people to become our clients' best partner. We also offer learning programs that focus on building business acumen and personal leadership skills in addition to legal skills. We provide financial assistance and paid study leave for approved external courses including post-graduate studies. 


 

Why is MinterEllison a great place for legal staff?

We spoke to lawyer Maxine Minter 

What drives you on a daily basis?

Day-to-day, what drives me is the challenging, dynamic and fun team environment.

What opportunities do you have at MinterEllison?

Working here offers many opportunities, the most notable being the ability to learn from some of the best lawyers in the business and working on some of the most interesting and challenging deals in the market. I have a leading Asia-Pacific brand on my CV and access to resources I wouldn't have working at another firm.

Did you start your career with MinterEllison?

I started at MinterEllison three and a half years ago – as a summer clerk, progressing through the graduate program and now in my role as a lawyer.

What advice would you give lawyers thinking about a career at MinterEllison?

Come join us! MinterEllison is a great place to work, with people who value relationships and thrive in an environment that fosters collaborative performance and prioritises people’s happiness as a whole.

How have you found the mentoring of developing lawyers at the firm?

MinterEllison has a culture of continual learning, and this is seen in a whole host of different initiatives for developing lawyers including Continuing Legal Education, team knowledge sharing, senior investment in lawyer development and work and team structures that set people up to succeed.

Have you had any experience working on some of the firm's innovative projects?

I've been lucky enough to have been involved in several innovation projects, including the firm's recent acquisition of the IT consultancy ITNewcom and the provision of IT consulting services as part of MinterEllison's business; being trained in coding and then working on the development of apps; participating in working groups on blockchain at Data61 to develop recommendations to government on use cases for blockchain; and being a part of a collaborative IT / legal team building internal systems, such as the enterprise collaboration software, that challenges the status quo.

Business operations

From Client & Market Growth, Corporate Services, Financial Services, Information Technology, Legal Service Delivery and Talent, our business operations teams help drive MinterEllison's success through firm-wide projects that support our growth, capability and innovation strategies.

Our business operations people are continuously learning and growing through on-the-job feedback and coaching. They also have access to tailored learning modules to develop their skills such as leadership, coaching, feedback and personal brand.


 

Why is MinterEllison a great place for business operations staff?

We asked Talent Adviser Susanna Dodson

What drives you on a daily basis?

To stay motivated, I need to be continually learning. Each day, I endeavour either to learn something new or contribute in some way to the team or the firm.

What opportunities exist for you here?

At MinterEllison I have the opportunity to continue to develop in my role as a Talent Adviser, and progress my career within the Talent Business Partner team working on some interesting projects.

Why is MinterEllison a great place to work?

MinterEllison is a place where you can bring your whole self to work and feel respected and valued for what you bring to the table.

How long have you been at MinterEllison?

I started at the firm in 2014 as a Coordinator in the Talent Connect team. I learnt a lot in this role and was promoted to Adviser level after a year and a half. I then moved across to the Talent Business Partner team in 2016.

Has MinterEllison’s position on flexible working enabled you to deliver better results and achieve a work/life balance?

Most definitely, yes. I wouldn't have been able to sustain studying and working full-time without my team supporting me in working from home when needed and taking study leave.

MinterEllison talks about its focus on innovation – have you experienced first-hand any innovative practices?

MinterEllison's approach to innovation is all about finding better ways to service our clients. The Empower Program being rolled out across the firm helps each of us find how and where we work at our best. The program encourages you to adopt new ways of working and encourages individuals and teams to find new ways to add value to their clients.

Valuing our people

We are committed to our people and reward them for their contribution.

Total reward

Our total reward program includes market competitive salary packages, incentive pay, salary sacrifice packaging, additional leave programs (SA/SC leave, purchased leave, parental leave) and referral rewards.

We also provide salary continuance insurance and corporate discounts including telecommunications products, financial solutions and travel.

Flexible work practices

We encourage our people to work flexibly to be our clients' best partner - this includes spending regular time at client sites to support their business needs. We also understand our people have a diverse range of personal commitments and we actively support them to balance these with work.

Health and wellbeing

MinterEllison's health and wellbeing program has been recognised for taking a holistic approach to wellness, by employing a wide range of initiatives designed to equip our people with health, safety and wellbeing strategies.

Our people benefit from free gym membership, financial wellbeing information sessions, access to Employee Assistance Programs (also available to their families), subsidised in-house massage and more.

Support for caregivers

MinterEllison supports caregivers through our paid parental leave, carer's leave, emergency childcare, eldercare and working parents programs.

Social

We offer a variety of firm sponsored teams – including touch football, netball, basketball, soccer, skiing, cycling and swimming for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. We host social events throughout the year and also have active social clubs.

Programs, rewards and benefits may differ by location.

Building your career – achieving your potential

 

At MinterEllison, our people are encouraged to be their own career architect by learning through experience, exposure to others and program participation.

MinterEllison is made up of teams of people who are experts in their fields. Being surrounded by this experience provides opportunities for everyone to collaborate, build their personal capabilities, share their knowledge and diverse experiences in an inclusive environment to inspire others.

We also offer a wide range of learning programs across the business to ensure our people are set up for success. We believe that continuous development is key to career success. 

 

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