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Buddle Findlay

4.3
  • #4 in Law
  • 100 - 500 employees

Buddle Findlay Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Law

Buddle Findlay is an exceptional New Zealand law firm.  Join Buddle Findlay to discover their unique energy and enthusiasm they bring to the legal market.  Their culture is the foundation of who they are and it is their core strength and focus.  As part of their team, you will feel valued, connected and supported.  You will work in an environment where you can grow while feeling balanced in your personal and professional life.  They bring the highest quality approach to everything they do and measure their success by the exceptional experiences they provide.  Their purpose is to empower their people to be extraordinary and in turn, help their clients achieve extraordinary things.

Their central value proposition is 'exceptional outcomes through collaboration'.  Their team is dedicated to providing expert advice with a strategic and commercial approach.  They are acknowledged as a market leader in collaborative working relationships with their clients and their other advisers.  They also take pride in their reputation as pragmatic, solution-focused and approachable legal advisers.

You will have the freedom to shape your career and be proud of the work you do at Buddle Findlay!

Diversity at Buddle Findlay

Buddle Findlay recognises that their strength lies in employing and working with talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. They respect the value of different perspectives, individuality, and the importance of giving everyone an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential in a supportive and inclusive work environment.

They are committed to being market leaders in attracting a diverse workforce and creating the best environment for their people to belong, thrive, and grow their careers. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental elements of Buddle Findlay’s strategic priorities and are a lens they place over all their decision making. They know that a diverse workforce will increase their creativity, innovation and profitability, and provide their clients with better experiences.

They have a Diversity Steering Committee, which is responsible for ongoing development of Buddle Findlay's approach to diversity and inclusion, with support and oversight from the Board of Management.

They are committed to building on their programme and acknowledge that it benefits not only Buddle Findlay but it enables them to better respond to the wider community in which they operate.

A copy of their latest Diversity and inclusion annual report can be found on our website. See more of the diversity and inclusion initiatives on our D&I tabs.

Recruitment Process

The Buddle Findlay summer clerk programme provides you with the opportunity to get to know them, understand what they do, and discover how they grow and work.  Their summer clerk programme is designed for law students in their penultimate year looking to gain real-life experience over the university summer break.  As a summer clerk you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their many practice areas, learn alongside experts in their field and get involved in client-facing work from the get-go.  With a culture of mentoring and support, you will be given all the tools you need to grow and succeed!

Applications for their 2023/2024 summer clerk programme open 9 March and close 27 March 2023.   Their 2022/2023 summer clerk programme applications are closed for this year.  When you are ready to apply, you will be asked to complete a quiz to provide an insight into how you think, feel and operate.  They believe grades don't define you and this process gives them a deeper understanding into who you are and how you could contribute to the success of their firm.

Visit their careers site to view some diagrams which show the summer clerk programme and summer clerk recruitment process.

Remuneration & Career Growth

Their promise is to provide you with a collaborative and supportive environment that will develop and enrich you.  As a summer clerk you will rotate through two teams to develop a broad understanding of corporate law and take part in our summer clerk training academy to ensure a smooth transition into the corporate world.  Your growth, development and support will be of upmost importance to your supervisor (who will be a partner or a senior member of their team) and your dedicated buddy.

They are committed to supporting your success in all areas of life and offer a range of development, wellbeing, and community initiatives, enabling you to be the best you can be.  

Jobs & Opportunities

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Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Whilst everyday presents its challenges, I genuinely feel as though I am learning each day

Sam Summerfield

  • Graduate stories
Whilst everyday presents its challenges, I genuinely feel as though I am learning each day

Sam Summerfield

  • Graduate stories
My work is dynamic, challenging, fulfilling and no two days are alike!

Jayna Lee

  • Graduate stories
My work is dynamic, challenging, fulfilling and no two days are alike!

Jayna Lee

  • Graduate stories
Whilst everyday presents its challenges, I genuinely feel as though I am learning each day

Sam Summerfield

  • Graduate stories
Whilst everyday presents its challenges, I genuinely feel as though I am learning each day

Sam Summerfield

  • Graduate stories
My work is dynamic, challenging, fulfilling and no two days are alike!

Jayna Lee

  • Graduate stories
My work is dynamic, challenging, fulfilling and no two days are alike!

Jayna Lee


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Hayley Shallard

This afternoon, I am tasked with drafting a statutory declaration in support of the registration of our client's trade mark on the basis that it has been used by our client for over 20 years, during which time it has acquired distinctive character and is well-recognised as a trade mark in the marketplace.
  • Day in the life

Hayley Shallard

This afternoon, I am tasked with drafting a statutory declaration in support of the registration of our client's trade mark on the basis that it has been used by our client for over 20 years, during which time it has acquired distinctive character and is well-recognised as a trade mark in the marketplace.
  • Day in the life

Hayley Shallard

This afternoon, I am tasked with drafting a statutory declaration in support of the registration of our client's trade mark on the basis that it has been used by our client for over 20 years, during which time it has acquired distinctive character and is well-recognised as a trade mark in the marketplace.
  • Day in the life

Hayley Shallard

This afternoon, I am tasked with drafting a statutory declaration in support of the registration of our client's trade mark on the basis that it has been used by our client for over 20 years, during which time it has acquired distinctive character and is well-recognised as a trade mark in the marketplace.

Videos


2022 Māori & Pasifika Job & Internship Super Fair | Buddle Findlay

Watch Buddle Findlay reps talk about how their graduate program and how to succeed in the Law sector!

2022 March Job & Internship Super Fair | Buddle Findlay

Watch this presentation to hear from Buddle Findlay representatives about what it's like to work for them and in the Law sector.

2022 Māori & Pasifika Job & Internship Super Fair | Buddle Findlay

Watch Buddle Findlay reps talk about how their graduate program and how to succeed in the Law sector!

2022 March Job & Internship Super Fair | Buddle Findlay

Watch this presentation to hear from Buddle Findlay representatives about what it's like to work for them and in the Law sector.