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

If you are interested in applying for either the Vacation Programme or the Candidate Attorney (CA) Programme (also known as Practical Vocational Training [PVT]) then you will need to complete our online application.

To simplify the application process, applicants only need to submit one application for both Vacation Work and the CA/PVT Programme. Please pay careful attention to which year of the CA/PVT Programme is linked to the opportunity that you are applying for once you have created your profile.

Werksmans uses the 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 profile by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. After you have registered and provided some basic information (this should take less than 5 minutes), you will be presented with Werksmans’ opportunities¬†for which you are eligible. Simply apply to the ones you prefer and ensure you check your dashboard for any outstanding actions you need to take before we can review your application.

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Do take note of the following application deadlines:

Winter Vacation and CA/PVT Programme: Applications open in February and close 30 April
Summer Vacation and CA/PVT Programme: Applications open in July and close 30 September

Please note that we recruit up to 2-3 years in advance for the CA/PVT Programme.

Please take note of the following requirements when applying to our Vacation and CA/PVT 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, B Com 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 the CA/PVT Programme. Should you wish to add more information or update your application, you may do so by logging into your profile.


For any queries related to your application or our selection process,
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For any technical assistance with regard to the online application,
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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.