With over 150 years of experience and deep industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent. We service complex and multijurisdictional legal and tax matters seamlessly and combine knowledge and experience to offer tailored and commercially-minded business solutions in record times. We focus on efficient and effective delivery of innovative solutions, adopting considered strategies around legal process management, legal process improvement and legal technology. We believe in making a positive contribution to the communities in which we work and we are proud to call ourselves home to one of South Africa's longest-standing and dedicated pro-bono practices.
Choosing where you wish to undertake your training as a legal practitioner is the first step on the way to a successful legal career. We offer law graduates the opportunity to serve their practical vocational training with us, over two years, on our candidate attorney programme. Our candidate attorney programme offers diverse development opportunities to help each candidate attorney become a valued member of our legal team. We cultivate the knowledge and skills of our people to help them launch successful careers in law.
Careers at Webber Wentzel are a two-way deal. You’ll be expected to work hard, be driven to succeed and committed to excellence. We will focus on your development and support your career aspirations. During the two years of training you'll be based in either Johannesburg or Cape Town and will rotate through three practice areas, exposing you to a range of legal disciplines, different matters,
partners and teams. In addition to receiving legal training from top attorneys and legal practitioners, you will participate in our in-house Practical Legal Training Programme in preparation for the Attorneys'
What we look for in our candidates
Academic excellence, diligence, leadership, curiosity, a desire to learn, a generosity of spirit and the ability to adapt. To apply you will need to meet the following criteria:
- Be studying/have studied at a South African institution or have a SAQA certified equivalent international qualification
- Expect to complete an LLB degree by January of the year the
training contract commences
- Be a South African citizen or Permanent Resident