Our graduate programme
Williams Winter is committed to attracting and developing the very best young legal talent available. The firm runs a comprehensive trainee program where trainees work closely with the principals and receive broad general experience. Williams Winter’s size and approach ensures trainees receive a breadth of experience not readily available at larger firms.
Our dedication to ensuring we ‘attract the best’ is key to maintaining the highest standards in our practice. If you believe you have the required aptitude, commitment and are passionate about a career in law, we encourage you to apply for a position as an trainee.
Past articled clerk and now principal of the firm, Michael Watson, describes his experience at Williams Winter. “The firm’s diversity has allowed me to develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a variety of practice areas. The opportunity to work closely with principals and other legal staff has also been very valuable. They’ve given me responsibility, whilst providing support and guiding my professional development.”
Another of our past articled clerks said, “the most obvious feature of Williams Winter is its welcoming and friendly atmosphere. You have the opportunity to get to know everyone in the firm, and everyone welcomes you warmly. Principals provide a broad scope of training, and try to acquaint me with as many areas of law and practice skills as possible. I’ve been made to feel that I am of value to the firm, and that my work is of consequence to its operation.”
Trainees work one-on-one under the direct supervision of a principal. Williams Winter’s principals are committed to undertaking a mentoring role with the trainees.
When a position becomes available, we advertise on the LIV website as well as through a number of the major University websites in Victoria. We request applications by email with a brief covering letter, CV and tertiary academic results. Two principals will conduct interviews for all short listed applicants. Applications should be sent to our Practice Manager, Ms Angela Wagstaff.