We offer vacation scheme work placements and articles in both our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices.

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Cape Town South Africa

At Clyde & Co in South Africa we know the importance of maximizing our candidates’ exposure to all aspects of our specialised practice and providing them with the appropriate guidance and training to ensure a meaningful articling experience. We take a teamwork approach. Candidates Attorneys are given the opportunity to work closely with both associates and partners, while being given the freedom to act independently. A healthy balance is maintained between theoretical and practical tasks.

Our South African Offices

Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms operating in South Africa, with a strong presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Cape Town

We are South Africa's leading insurance law firm and our Cape Town team advises on all lines of insurance and reinsurance, including aviation, construction and engineering, financial institutions and D&O, personal injury, product liability, professional negligence, property and public liability. Our Cape Town lawyers have particular experience in the aviation marine, healthcare and insurance sectors.


Our Johannesburg lawyers advise domestic and international clients including insurers, reinsurers, banks, brokers and underwriting managers, across all lines of insurance and reinsurance business. Our insurance and reinsurance expertise includes aviation, financial institutions and D&O, healthcare, industrials, mining, marine, personal injury, power, product and public liability, professional negligence and property. We also advise businesses across all lines of construction, corporate regulatory, international alternative dispute resolution and commercial litigation.

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Vacation Schemes

We run summer and winter vacation schemes in both our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices, and can usually be flexible with the dates to fit with the vacation dates at your university. The scheme is aimed at penultimate year and final year law students. We do advise you applying as soon as possible, as we may begin inviting for interview places before the deadline.

Completing a vacation scheme with us is not compulsory, but it is an excellent way of learning about the firm and also having the opportunity to impress our panel of recruiting partners.

Upcoming Vacation Programmes

May 2022

9-13 May

July 2022

4-8 July

September 2022

5-9 September

December 2022

5-9 December

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Application Process


Please click the link below to apply. Ensure you submit your curriculum vitae, full academic transcript, ID copy, and matric certificate. Applications that do not comprise of all supporting documentation will be rendered as incomplete. All the best!

Apply Here
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Each day at Clyde & Co provides one with an opportunity to learn an array of skills from the brightest minds who are equally committed to your growth. The experience gained with each passing day is one that is truly invaluable.

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1st Year Candidate Attorney, Johannesburg Office
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Clyde & Co is where you will learn from exceptional attorneys while gaining hands-on, practical experience.

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Clyde & Co Cape Town offers a supportive work environment with an emphasis on educating and upskilling its CAs.

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The exposure, knowledge and insights gained at Clyde & Co are second to none and have massively developed both my personal and professional skills.

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1st Year Candidate Attorney, Johannesburg Office