About Adams & Adams
Adams & Adams is recognized for its commitment to excellence, innovation, and client service. They work with a diverse clientele, including multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs, inventors, and individuals, providing tailored legal solutions to meet their specific needs and objectives. The firm has a team of highly skilled professionals, including attorneys, patent agents, trademark practitioners, and legal experts, who are dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services and contributing to the growth and protection of their clients’ intellectual property assets.
Established in 2000, the Academy was founded to educate individuals from marginalized backgrounds in the role of secretaries. The institution holds accreditation from the Services SETA under registration number 12842 for the Further Education and Training Certificate in Business Administration Services qualification (SAQA ID 61595 LP35928) at NQF Level 4. While the course’s framework has evolved over time, the primary objective remains constant: to deliver top-notch training that equips candidates to step into secretarial roles with confidence upon course completion.
About the Adams & Adams Secretary Trainee Learnership 2023-2024
Adams & Adams is accepting individuals who would like to develop their skills and abilities as a professional Secretary with their trainee learnership. The Adams & Adams Secretary Trainee Learnership spans a duration of one year, commencing on 1 March and concluding on 28 February of the subsequent year. This period includes a mid-year examination and a rigorous final exam. The practical training component encompasses exposure to various departments, namely Patents, Trade Marks, Commercial, and Conveyancing.
In the initial 5-6 months, the focus is on honing typing and keyboarding skills, along with providing an introduction to the legal field and general work dynamics. Progressing to Phase II is contingent upon exceptional performance during this stage. Phase II delves into more advanced training, geared towards preparing trainees for the professional realm. This phase emphasizes improving typing speed, mastering advanced audio typing, handling spreadsheets and presentations, and developing other vital secretarial competencies. These include proficient note-taking, composing letters and memos, demonstrating initiative and responsibility, and effectively preparing diverse correspondence.
A notable recognition is bestowed upon the highest-achieving student in the course, who excels both academically and across all aspects of the training. Through maintaining a positive attitude, this outstanding student significantly contributes to elevating the standing and reputation of Adams & Adams.
Throughout the learnership, you will be required to learn the following items:
- Telephone etiquette
- Basic English – writing, reading, comprehension and advanced spelling
- Professional image and grooming
- Basic Accounting
- Computyping (including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint skills)
- Financial planning
- Time management
- Written and spoken English for business purposes
- Typing speed (goal is 60 wpm)
- Audio Typing
- Legal Theory
- Life skills
- Business Administration Services Qualification (learnership):
- Module 1: Administration processes
- Module 2: Information and communication
- Module 3: Work in an office
Module 4: Problem solving and admin
- Module 5: Teamwork
Each year, only X12 candidates are chosen following a rigorous evaluation assessing computer proficiency, keyboarding aptitude, and language skills.
For application purposes, please kindly take note of the Adams & Adams Secretary Trainee Learnership 2023-2024’s Reference Number: AA-521.
If you’re ready to commit to the Adams & Adams Secretary Trainee Learnership, go ahead and register! If you’re still uncertain about your suitability, that’s okay. Simply review the prerequisites provided below and compare your qualifications with the selection committee’s expectations. To enhance your likelihood of being accepted, ensure you meet all the specified criteria. While not meeting these criteria may not automatically disqualify you, it could diminish your chances of being accepted.
The Adams & Adams Secretary Trainee Learnership Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
- Be within the age range of 18 to 25 years.
- Possess a Matric certificate including Computer Applications Technologies; or
- Obtain a post matric qualification involving Typing or Keyboarding and MS Office applications, achieving a minimum typing speed of 25 words per minute.
- Demonstrate proficiency in English – showcasing both written and verbal skills; having a C-symbol (between 60% and 69%) is beneficial.
- Show enthusiasm to work diligently and absorb knowledge to the fullest extent.
- Individuals with a history of prior disadvantages who wish to pursue a career as a secretary within the legal sector, particularly in intellectual property.
Apply online: Adams & Adams Secretary Trainee Learnership 2023-2024.
It’s highly advisable to utilize Google Chrome to access the aforementioned website seamlessly.
When completing the application on the site, ensure you provide the most pertinent and accurate information in the designated fields. All personal details should align accurately with your current circumstances.
The entirety of the information you furnish will undergo a thorough review by the entire selection committee, including yourself. Therefore, it is imperative to verify and cross-check the information to eliminate any possibility of misinformation. Any indication of false information from applicants can jeopardize their application status.
Please upload a comprehensive application package that includes your CV, a clear copy of your ID document, and duplicates of all pertinent certificates you have acquired. It’s essential to compile your CV and the required documents into a single attachment or document before submission. Additionally, take special care to confirm that your application is thorough and contains all the necessary components.
Your curriculum vitae must be in either PDF or Word format, and it should remain free of any handwriting or extraneous markings.
By submitting your application, you are granting authorization to the selection committee to utilize your personal information for registration purposes.
The applications will undergo an additional round of rigorous scrutiny and vetting to ensure the legitimacy of all applicants. Any instance of misleading or false information provided by an applicant will result in their disqualification from the registration process.
Candidates are required to process their applications exclusively through the provided portal. Submissions through alternative methods, such as hand delivery or fax, will not be acknowledged or considered by the selection committee.
Applications for the Adams & Adams Secretary Trainee Learnership must be submitted before the closing date on 15 October 2023.
Ensuring the safety of your application promptly is achievable by registering at your earliest convenience. However, it’s essential to note that this registration doesn’t guarantee immediate success; rather, it aims to secure your position during the recruitment procedure.
The selection committee will not accept incomplete applications. Applicants who submit their applications after the specified deadline will not be taken into account. Any submissions received after the deadline, regardless of their content, will be disregarded without further review.
Adams & Adams holds the authority to extend or decline employment offers to individuals at its sole and absolute discretion. The decisions made by the selection committee are final and binding for all parties involved in the process.