Quality and consistency through collaboration

2022 was a big year for Sparke Helmore's Graduate Talent Acquisition team, seeing the recruitment of our largest ever intake of Graduates across the firm. What better way to celebrate this with the wonderful news that we have been voted No 1 for Workplace Culture and No 2 for overall Graduate Satisfaction in the GradAustralia Awards, with strong Top 10 placings in several other very important categories.

GradAustralia recently launched the ‘best workplace’ rankings to help students find the best graduate roles in Australia.  Here's what it looked like for Sparke Helmore:

  • Number 1 – Top Workplace for Culture (10/10)
  • Number 2 – Overall Graduate Satisfaction (9.8/10)
  • Top 10 - Hiring Process
  • Top 10 – Career Prospects
  • Top 10 – Social Responsibility
  • Top 10 – Offices

Some comments from some of the award categories:


“The culture is phenomenal. The people are very approachable and there is a strong community within the firm. You get to socialise with your team on a daily basis but also with the rest of the teams on your floor. The graduate program also seems to create a close connection with your fellow grads.” 

Pro Bono

“The firm's commitment to pro bono is ever present. The firm has so many pro bono projects and initiatives, such as a wills clinic drafting wills for Indigenous Australians. Sparkes works with Legal Centres around the state and takes on individual pro bono cases. I have already worked on three - an insurance issue due to COVID, a fraudulent transfer of property, and a fraudulent contract.”

Applications for Graduate Opportunities, based in Sydney, open on Monday 27 February.  If you would like more information or would like to apply, please visit our Graduate Program page.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover six key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Property Environment & Finance, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 850 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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