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Opening the door to opportunity – Fasken Martineau shortlisted for Best Work Experience by the South African Graduate Employers Association

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South Africa - Fasken Martineau Johannesburg is proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted by the South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) as one of three finalists for the category of Best Work Experience.

The SAGEA Employers Awards recognises the achievements of South Africa’s leading graduate employers. The shortlist is based on independent research and feedback gathered from students and SAGEA.  

Professional Development Manager, Carien Brady says “Fasken Martineau’s student vacation programme aims to go above and beyond the norm to deliver a purpose-driven vacation programme. Our graduate recruitment team year-on-year continues to seek the best experiences and exposure for law students who walk through our doors.”

Fasken Martineau’s vacation programme aims to offer law students hands-on work experience via task-based work as well as on the job exposure across the firm’s practise areas, mentorship and an in-depth understanding of Fasken Martineau’s company culture. Engaging with the firm’s attorneys, in both formal and social platforms is also imperative in ensuring the success of the vacation programme. All of these elements assist the vacation students to make informed decisions about their career paths.

It is encouraging to the firm to hear feedback from our vacation programme students reinforces the value the Fasken Martineau vacation programme to them. One student said It’s clear to me after this experience that when you work at Fasken, you work hard but play hard too! It’s a firm that truly cares about the wellbeing of its employees”. Another said “The best place to gain insight into the practice of law. A once in a lifetime experience at the best law firm with people who have a passion for law” as well as one saying that the firm possesses “many of the best legal minds in the field, and an excellent foundation to have to start your legal career”.

Our enriching student vacation programme sets law students on a path to success. Fasken Martineau believes in training and developing future lawyers and aiding graduates in their future success.

To be considered for our next graduate programme, students can submit their application via