Graduate Recruitment

Graduate Recruitment

As part of our firm’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve through pro-active recruitment and exceptional on-the-job training and mentoring, we have developed an unique and prestigious Graduate Programme for qualifying Candidate Attorneys.

The range of expertise within Adams & Adams’ full service intellectual property and commercial law service offerings provides extensive opportunities to potential CAs. We offer no guarantees of success – only opportunities to succeed.


Applications for articles of clerkship in 2019 and 2020 open on the 1st December 2016.  Only online applications will be accepted.

Closed: Applications for articles of clerkship in 2018

There are two application programmes at Adams & Adams, the Recruitment Games and Vacation Programme.


Applications received before the 19th of March will be considered for both programmes. Applications received from the 20th March to the 31st of May will only be considered for the Vacation Programme.



Applications will be accepted between 1 December and 19 March only.

The Recruitment Games is an intense, amped-up assessment process for articles of clerkship.


Applications will be accepted between 1 March and 31 May only.

  • Two-week vacation programme at our Pretoria office during winter school holidays.
  • Vacation programme is insightful and rewarding. Seeing ‘law in action’.
  • We invite students from all walks of life and different universities.  Meet other students who share similar interests.
  • Students are assigned to teams led by Partners with support from Associates and other CAs.
  • Students attend lectures, some skills based and others content based
  • Students attend consultations, court, discussion forums, etc.
  • Assigned a research assignment and drafting work
  • Students are exposed to two practice areas during their time at Adams and Adams.


First impressions last, so do some planning and grafting before you even register. You’ll want to impress with a convincing Letter of Motivation.

When you’re ready, register online here, and be sure that you have the following information and documents ready:

  • Your personal details
  • A motivational letter
  • Your latest Curriculum Vitae
  • Your latest academic transcripts
  • Your best assignment of the year (marked only)
  • Two character references

The registration phase has to be completed in a single process, so you can’t come back and add any additional files or information. You’re only permitted to apply once as our system will block duplicate names, emails or ID numbers.


  1. Our Graduate Recruitment team will assess your registration details and, if successful, you will then be contacted for a short Skype interview, and a series of psychometric tests.
  2. A final short-list is then drawn up, taking into consideration a number of factors including references, content in your application, your interview and test results.
  3. Short-listed candidates will be invited along to join our unique Recruitment Games, or our Vacation Programme.
  4. The Recruitment Games or Vacation Programme entail intensive processes that will test your resolve, your knowledge, your personality and your ability to work in a team.
  5. Successful candidates will be offered an opportunity to serve articles of clerkship at Adams and Adams.