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Kells Cadet Program
The Kells cadet program is an opportunity for law students to gain experience through rotation of various fields of law. Our program provides valuable people and office skills coupled with law skills that you may not gain at university.
How does it work?
The cadet program involves two 6 month rotations per year. One 6 month rotation will involve paid, full time work and the other 6 months will be an unpaid off rotation. This enables students to continue their studies on a part time basis whilst employed full time for 6 months and then take up full time studies during the off period. The program will usually continue throughout a students whole degree.
Who is it offered to?
The program is usually offered to 2nd year university students who are studying law. There are exceptions to this, so applying is always a good choice no matter which year of studies you are at.
How do you apply?
You can apply by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear from our Law Cadets
Within my first few months, I have already gained a great deal from program. Working with the commercial team, I have been involved in a wide range of matters, which has allowed me to gain widespread experience. I have completed a variety of different tasks, and was surprised as to how meaningful a lot of my tasks have been already.
The Kells cadet program is a really great way to experience a wide range of practice areas which you may not have an opportunity to learn about while studying at University. What I love about the program is that it gives you a realistic insight into what legal practice actually looks like once you graduate. The program gives you plenty of opportunity to experience the range of situations lawyers have to deal with all the time.
I have found the program to be such a rewarding experience in so many different aspects. I have had the opportunity to continually learn and grow by observing senior practitioners, their experience of the law and the application of their knowledge in resolving real life issues. As I have had the privilege of working within the family law and criminal law teams, I have worked alongside hardworking and supportive mentors that have always remained very willing and dedicated to helping me develop and advance in my legal career.
The Kells cadet program has allowed me to practically use the knowledge I have learnt in law school, before actually entering the challenging workforce. This in turn will give me a head start in my practice, making the jump from student to lawyer a seamless experience. This is possible given the people that make up Kells. They provide an encouraging work environment and effectively fostered my skills to allow me to succeed.
Without the Kells cadet program, I would not have been given the opportunity to begin my legal career prior to completing my studies. This gave me the chance to learn from experienced lawyers whilst being given the appropriate level of independence to learn for myself and kick start my career. Since beginning at Kells, I have had the opportunity to work on various commercial matters. This has challenged me and improved my legal skills immensely.
By undertaking the Kells cadet program during my legal studies at UOW, I was able to apply the theory in books to real life practice through a hands-on approach. I believe that the skills, knowledge and experience I have gained from my time as a cadet at Kells will influence my future career as a lawyer and I am grateful to have experienced such an enlightening and enriching experience in a law firm early on in my career.
At Kells we encourage diversity and foster open communication where individuality and personal expression are valued. Our partners are accessible and have hands-on involvement in the work we undertake. If you are interested in joining Kells and/or feel that you can offer something that is different, we encourage you to send your CV to email@example.com
Business Administration Traineeship
Are you interested in studying whilst gaining valuable experience in a law firm?
If so, this Business Administration Traineeship is for you!
We will pay for you to commence your studies of a Certificate III in Business Administration whilst earning a wage and being mentored by a dedicated team of professional lawyers.
This is a 12 month full time position, with the high possibility of full time employment following the successful completion of your studies.
If you are interested in a career in the legal industry with a firm that can offer you the chance to combine academic studies and practical experience, then we want to hear from you.
As part of our team you will be providing support to a small team of lawyers. Working with other support staff in the team, you will be responsible for the following duties:
Your duties and responsibilities will include:
- creating and amending documents and correspondence
- dealing with clients, courts & professional staff
- answering the telephone & transferring calls
- maill, banking, filing, deliveries, email management
- opening and closing files & archiving
- diary management and monthly billing.
Ideally the successful applicant will possess:
- a genuine interest in a long-term career within legal administration
- the ability to commit to a 12 month traineeship program
- the right to work in Australia
- excellent verbal and written communication skills
- an understanding of Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Please forward your application (including resume and covering letter addressing the selection criteria in Word format only) by 26 August 2019 to Jessica Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting position number “SYD 115”.
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