Eleanor

Legislation drafting with a major Commonwealth department

Eleanor

Having previously only worked in the commercial and wills and estates teams in a private sector law firm, the opportunity to work at a big Federal Government department in a legislative policy team was exhilarating.

The secondment was a once in a lifetime opportunity for my career, which saw me working in a supportive and collaborative team to help deliver the legislative framework for a national project that will go on to impact every day Australian’s lives for years to come.

I gained invaluable legislative drafting skills that someone at my age and experience would never have been afforded in a private law firm. I also gained wonderful friendships and connections that I still maintain today.

The flexibility and short term contract model of the secondment program meant that while I gained invaluable skills and experiences, such as a sharper eye to attention to detail, the fact that I was not committed to a full time job allowed me to further develop what I wanted out of my career in the future and what area of law I wanted to be an expert in. Without a doubt the MVP secondment program is one that you must try out.