Graduate Program

Unearth Your Potential @ Hicksons

Be Curious. Be Empowered. Be Inspired.

We recognise that diverse, innovative thinking builds on our business, strengthens our client serviceability and increases our people engagement.

We are committed to creating the next generation of leaders that are curious, empowered and inspired to reach their potential and flourish in their roles.
Our Graduate Program provides a collaborative, energetic and supportive environment where you can grow, develop and succeed. We will work with you to align the program to your career ambitions and interests, and support your progression pathway at Hicksons.
Program Overview

Our Graduate Program commences in March and runs over a 12-month period, where each Graduate will undertake a rotation across different practice groups in our Sydney and Newcastle offices.

Tailored to your future career goals, we offer two specific Graduate streams, across our insurance litigation and commercial transactional practice groups.  We support flexibility and want to give you the best experience, with opportunities to rotate through both of our locations. 

For more details for the Graduate program, please see below.

Investment in You

Our Graduate Program offers You the opportunity to:

  • enjoy a diverse range of experiences building on your learning, enhancing your technical knowledge and your personal development;
  • a rotation program across our practice groups where You have the opportunity to participate and contribute to group activities, with direct access to both Partners and team members;
  • a mentor to guide You through the program;
  • a buddy to offer advice and guidance on daily aspects of working life;
  • participation in the firm’s ‘Giving-Back’ program including pro-bono services, volunteer schemes and contribution to charity events – all in support of our clients and the community;
  • access to our innovative learning programs to broaden your legal and personal development;
  • access to a flexible learning environment, combining both virtual and face-to-face activities; and
  • people wellness programs offering You access to relevant information, EAP services, firm sponsored sporting teams and social events.
About You

We are looking for candidates who:

  • are passionate to develop and reach their potential;
  • have a thirst to work in a fast-paced and diverse work environment;
  • are service driven, looking for continuous improvement opportunities; and
  • will bring energy and innovation into the role and into the firm.
To transition into our team, you will have completed your LLB (or equivalent); and be eligible to hold a current NSW Practising Certificate.
Hear from our Graduates
Zakiya-Fontanel.jpeg "Hicksons equips graduates to be successful lawyers by fostering growth, offering a complex and diverse workload, and providing excellent mentorship."

- Zakiya Fontanel, 2023 Graduate


Molly-Robinson-(1).jpeg “I have greatly enjoyed my experience in the Hicksons graduate program, which has not only built a strong foundation for my legal career but also fostered meaningful personal connections. The firm cultivates a supportive culture of camaraderie and continuous learning, encourages exploration of individual interests, and exposures graduates to diverse legal matters. This is guided by experienced mentors and enhanced by the support of wonderful fellow graduates and solicitors."

- Molly Robinson, 2023 Graduate
Application Process
‚ÄčTo be eligible for the Graduate Program, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or have the right to work in a full-time role in Australia. 
Applicants must have completed their LLB (or equivalent) and be eligible to hold a current NSW Practising Certificate with less than 12 months post admission legal work experience.
All applications should include a cover letter as well as details of your work experience, extra-curricular activities, interests, and academic results.

For more information on our Graduate Program, please contact the People & Culture team at [email protected].

Key Dates

Dates for 2025 Graduate Program to be announced.
Are you ready to unearth your potential?

Get In Touch

Please contact us if you have any enquiries via email at: [email protected] or by telephone on: +61 2 9293 5311 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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