At Page Seager our staff are our greatest resource and we have the same approach and respect for them as we do to our clients. Joining Page Seager means becoming part of a team where you are supported, guided and encouraged to grow your knowledge throughout your career.
We provide the tools required to progress in your chosen field and are continuously looking to expand our talent base with passionate people who value relationships with both colleagues and clients.
For practitioners at Page Seager we have a merit based Promotions Policy with clear guidelines and criteria to help you aim for your next promotion. There is no guess work involved to know if you are “ticking the right boxes” in your skill level. Each staff member has a Responsible Partner who meets with them weekly and who will help them develop their skills, technical experience and performance to enable promotion.
It is anticipated that once a lawyer is familiar with the key competencies required for promotion, it will become clear to them whether or not they are ready for promotion.
Promotions are considered annually in April and practitioners are supported by their Responsible Partner in their application.
For support staff we also have career progression opportunities, particularly Office Juniors who are able to undertake a Certificate in Business Administration whilst receiving ‘on the job’ training and support that positions them well should a Personal Assistant opportunity arise at the end of their traineeship.
Summer Clerkship Program
Page Seager offers Summer Clerkship positions to university students in their penultimate year during the summer break (December and January). This year the dates will be:
- 5 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; and
- 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017.
If you are interested in gaining a Graduate position with us, it is important to consider a Clerkship, as we typically select our Graduate Program participants from the Clerkship program.
A Clerkship position gives participants a glimpse of practising law in a large commercial law firm. They spend two weeks rotating through each area of expertise, gaining insight into the areas of law we practice in. Each Clerk is paired with a buddy who supports and guides the participant through the program.
The Clerkship offers a variety of experiences, both in and out of the office. Our program is structured so Clerks can learn through a combination of hands-on experience, information sessions, training and observation.
The application period for participation in the Summer Clerkship Program will be open from 1 July to 31 July 2016. Should you wish to apply, send a covering letter, up-to-date resume and your academic transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of Deirdre Boxall (Human Resources Coordinator). From the applications received, interviewees are selected and interviews are conducted in August. The successful applicants are then notified in September.
Page Seager selects participants for our Graduate Program typically from the Summer Clerkship pool, however we are also happy to receive applications from interested university students near the end of their Law degree.
The Graduate Program allows Graduates to spend time in each area of expertise and to get a feel for the areas of law they would like to practice in, as well as giving both the Graduate and the firm an indication of where each individual’s strengths lie. The firm works with the Graduate in a collaborative way in deciding where they will eventually work within the firm if there are positions available at the end of the Graduate Program.
As a Graduate, the emphasis is placed on learning and development and not on billable time. At Page Seager you will have the support of other practitioners working in dedicated teams. Each Graduate is allocated a buddy practising in the area of their current rotation. This mentoring system provides Graduates with support and is a way for them to seek assistance and discuss work issues without inhibition.
Page Seager provides opportunities to work on secondment with some of our corporate clients gaining invaluable experience as an “in-house” lawyer. Secondments not only enable a client to deal with staffing challenges that they encounter from time to time, but they also allow our practitioners to better understand our client’s business and commercial objectives, which is essential to the delivery of effective legal solutions.
Secondments are both challenging and rewarding and give our practitioners the opportunity to experience being a lawyer on “the other side of the fence”.
Opportunities can arise for both short term (e.g. 1 month) and longer term (e.g. 3, 6 or 12 month) secondments that are part time or full time, where our practitioners could be one of a number of in-house lawyers or they could in fact be responsible for managing the in-house team as General Counsel.
For all career related enquiries please contact:
Human Resources Coordinator
Phone: (03) 6235 5172
Mobile: 0417 340 953