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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has cemented its position as the legal sector’s top employer of choice after being named the number one law grad employer in GradAustralia’s Top 100 Graduate Employers list for 2023. The firm also ranked the 15th best Australian graduate employer across all sectors.

The Top 100 Graduate Employers list recognises both the popularity and quality of each employer and their graduate program. GradAustralia combines data from applications and graduate reviews to determine an objective and comprehensive ranking of graduate preferences.

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Recruitment Manager, James Keane said, “We are delighted that the firm has again been recognised as one of Australia’s leading graduate employers.

“Later this month we are welcoming graduates across all of our Australian offices, and we are committed to offering them incredible opportunities to help them grow and achieve their ambitions. We give graduates the support they need to thrive and empower them to contribute to the firm and our clients from day one.

“We are proud that this new graduate cohort is more diverse than ever and we look forward to welcoming them to the firm.”

HSF was also recently ranked the 20th Top Graduate Employer by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE). The rankings were based on feedback from over 3,000 graduates, the rankings consider factors like training and development, quality of work, career progression, mentoring and networking, and company culture.

Further highlighting the firm’s status as an employer of choice, it was also recently named the top attraction firm in the 2022-23 Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms, based on the results of its recent Legal Firm of Choice reader survey.

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