02 Mar 2016

Clayton Utz Stays True to future talent with new graduate program

Sydney, 2 March 2016: Clayton Utz has launched a new national graduate program and recruitment campaign to attract and retain talented individuals who are drawn to the firm's unique and independent culture.

The new program - branded 'Stay True' - gives graduates a nationally consistent introduction to Clayton Utz and is supported by a dedicated graduate website. Over two years, Clayton Utz will invest strongly in the development of our graduates and they will be given in-depth exposure to the firm's key practice areas including pro bono, community programs, sustainability initiatives, and diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.

Clayton Utz Deputy Chief Executive Partner - People and Development Kate Jordan said the new program reflected the firm's investment in graduate talent as the firm's future leaders.

"We recognise that to continue to attract the best graduate talent, we need to have a compelling, modern program that also reflects the Clayton Utz culture - entrepreneurial, down-to-earth and independent. We also want all our graduates to have the same introduction to Clayton Utz regardless of their location," said Kate.

"The 'Stay True' brand reflects our spirit of independence and how we have stayed true to our own direction. Similarly, we want our graduates to forge their own unique paths and careers at the firm - embracing their individual passions and making their own mark. As part of the program, our graduates will hear from Clayton Utz ambassadors who each have their unique story to tell about how they have made their way at Clayton Utz and stayed true to themselves."

This month over 60 graduate lawyers will spend four days in Sydney participating in the very first national program. The program will include sessions on professional practice, business development, pro bono, firm strategy, personal development and diversity and inclusion.

The new graduate program is one of a number of new initiatives at Clayton Utz to support our people in achieving professional and personal success. These include a new flexible work policy supported by a dedicated Flexibility Manager, a Careers Unfiltered career development program, a formal mentoring program for the firm's lawyers and shared services employees, and a range of health and wellbeing initiatives, including mindfulness training.

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