Operating in over thirty countries - and at the forefront of our industry - A&O is one of the world’s leading law firms. Working together within our teams and side-by-side with our clients to solve every challenge, however complex, we make headlines, break new ground and set precedents. We lead, so others can follow. Ambitious and creative, by embracing new ways of thinking and bringing together the most talented legal minds in the industry, we do more than open up possibilities in law; we provide our people with the space to be themselves, and unleash their potential. We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel that you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident and to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong.
Bring exciting ideas to the table and we’ll make sure your voice is heard. Demonstrate tenacity and we’ll show you a brave new world. If you’re ready to be a part of a team that goes the distance: It’s Time.
We are currently recruiting for Candidate Attorneys 2025 intake to join the Johannesburg office.
Trainee rotation every six months so you will gain experience across various legal sectors: Corporate, Banking, Litigation, and Projects
Dynamic work environment and the opportunity to be a part of a leading international law firm
Access to our international knowledge platform
Varied, interesting work and the opportunity to work with other departments, both in the Republic of South Africa and internationally
Dedicated local and global training programmes and professional training in communication, IT skills, management and business development skills
Personal contact with local and international clients
Career progression and a very competitive salary
South African undergraduate or postgraduate degree (Bcom Law, BA Law or LLB). An additional degree would be an asset
Outstanding academic credentials
Resilient self-starter with the intellectual curiosity and versatility to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge
Evidence of a keen interest in and knowledge of the legal framework surrounding general financing transactions
Highly motivated team player with excellent organisational skills
Clear and concise verbal and written communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills and a good eye for detail
Strong commercial/business acumen
Willingness to be admitted as a notary public
A person of sound judgement and core values, able to establish a high level of credibility
Rewards & Benefits
Attractive package including benefits.
Latest Academic Record
South African ID Copy
Character References (not applicable)
Closing Date: Ongoing (please apply as early as possible as we have limited spaces)