Location: Johannesburg


Webber Wentzel is committed to the development of promising and dedicated students. If you would like to gain practical work experience at one of South Africa’s top full-service corporate law firms apply to join their student vacation program me. Successful applicants participate in a structured programme designed to provide insight into how a law firm operates in addition to practical work experience. They arrange accommodation if necessary and also pay students who work for the two-week period. Those who participate are also guaranteed an interview for articles. Their vacation programme enables you to experience the law in a practical way by giving you an opportunity to work in various legal departments and to get to know their current candidate attorneys and other legal professionals.

How does the Webber Wentzel vacation programme work?

The formal vacation programme consists of presentations, assignments and job shadowing in various legal practice groups. You will be exposed to corporate law across a variety of areas including coporate law, environemntala md natural resource law,intellectual property law, and international trade law. Partners, senior associates, associates and candidate attorneys from Webber Wentzel all participate in the programme, allowing participants to get to know our staff on a professional and social level. Students complete an evaluation of the programme while their supervisors complete an assessment on their performance.

Both of these play an important role in fulfilling the aims of the programme, which include:

  • offering law students an opportunity to experience the law in a practical way while enhancing their skills and knowledge
  • identifying potential candidate attorneys to join our firm.

How to Apply

Send your applications for the Vacation Programmes to (site editor update: contact details taken down). Your application should include your CV, a copy of your ID, matric certificate and full academic record. Please also make it clear which Webber Wentzel office (Johannesburg or Cape Town) you are applying to.

If you have any queries please contact Thabang Ratau ,Graduate Recruitment Manager, on 011 530 5000.