n Without Prejudice - Our kind of firm : student feature

Volume 15, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Global law firm Baker & McKenzie : Johannesburg, which has been in South Africa for three years, offered a different kind of graduate recruitment programme earlier this year. The firm hosted over 30 university students in its annual vacation programme where participants gained first hand experience by way of a job shadow opportunity. Students were involved in current matters and were assigned tasks relevant to the mentors daily activities and deliverables, providing essential hands-on experience.

The boot camp and vacation programme aims to connect minds, share ideas and impart knowledge. In its entirety, the programme runs for over two weeks and while the comprehensive agenda incorporates all facets of corporate law, it also allows for a lot of fun - the work life balance that the firm is well known for.

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