In 2018 Lighthouse Law launched The Lighthouse Academy, our training and skills development programme for law graduates in South Africa. We are currently recruiting for the 2019 intake. To find out about our current students click here.


The training takes place over 12 months and includes both academic and practical components.

The academic course modules focus on commercial law, ensuring that trainees have an excellent grounding in the legal principles and knowledge that informs the type of transactions we support. The practical component consists of apprenticeships under our lawyers, allowing trainees the opportunity to develop the practical skills essential in supporting our blue-chip South African and international clients, and gaining exposure to a full spectrum of commercial transactions, ranging from the company’s strategic alliance negotiations through to the basic contracts that cross the desk of our in-house counsel clients on a regular basis.



  • Duration: 12 months
  • Contract: Trainees will be full time employees for the duration of the 12 months and receive a market competitive salary
  • Next Start date: January 2019
  • Structure: Academic modules and apprenticeship
  • Graduation: On completion of the course, successful trainees will be considered for opportunities to either join Lighthouse Law or be placed with one of our clients
  • BBBEE graduates will have the opportunity to take part in the BBBEE ownership trust set up in conjunction with The Lighthouse Academy
  • Please note that The Lighthouse Academy is currently not a substitute for articles but from 2020 time spent in the Academy can be registered as articles. 



If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter to We encourage applications from students who will have completed their law degree by the start date, have an interest in commercial and technology law and a strong academic record.  Applicants should meet BBBEE criteria. The closing date for applications for 2019 is 31 August 2018.  If you are interested in applying for intakes after 2019, please indicate this in your application email.

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