A member of the LEX Africa Alliance
colour bar

Welcome to the Werksmans Online Application

Thank you for your interest in Werksmans Attorneys and congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming part of the Werksmans team.

In order to apply to our Vacation and/or Graduate Programmes you must complete our online application as no paper-based applications will be accepted.

Werksmans uses the leap.ly application portal which is a secure, web-based application system that is available 24 hours a day. It can be used anywhere as long as you are able to access the internet.

In order to begin the online application you will need to create your 90 seconds leap.ly profile by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. Once you have registered and completed your profile in full, then only will you be able to apply for our opportunities.

Please take note of the following requirements when applying to our vacation and/or graduate programmes:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens/ Non- South African citizens must have permanent residence or citizenship.
  • We accept applications from the following disciplines from all accredited South African institutes of higher learning, LLB, BCom Law, BA Law.
  • Applicants must have an overall academic average of 65% and higher.

Please note that you may only apply once for both vacation work and articles. Should you wish to add more information or update your application, you may do so by logging into your profile.


Do take note of the following application deadlines:

  • Winter vacation: applications open in February and close 30 April
  • Summer vacation: applications open in July and close 30 September
  • Articles: applications stay open until all vacancies for that specific year are filled.

For any queries related to your application or our selection process, you may contact us on graduates@werksmans.com.

For any technical assistance with regard to the online application, you may make use of the online chat which is available during office hours or contact: hello@leap.ly.

Click here to begin your application

colour bar

Interested? Download our brochure to get more details on benefits, training, development and the non-work-part about life at Werksmans. The brochure will also give you more information on how to make your application.