SAICA Trainee Program

At Merchantec Capital our trainees form part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals spanning the following business areas: sponsor/designated adviser services, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, valuations, accounting, company secretarial and equity research.

During your traineeship you will be exposed to the majority of (if not all of) these business areas to ensure that upon completion of your articles you are a well-rounded business professional.


Merchantec Capital has been built on an entrepreneurial spirit which has facilitated not only growth in our own business but also in the clients that we advise. Our ethos is to guide our clients correctly and work in an environment that promotes respect and integrity for our fellow colleagues. We have an open door policy that will allow you, as a trainee, access to a wealth of knowledge from all our professional staff.

Your role

You will be expected to be an energetic, intelligent and dynamic individual who can adapt to new challenges and responsibilities in a positive fashion. You will need to possess a desire to learn and provide clients with the highest quality services delivered in an efficient and tailored manner. This is a deadline driven industry and we expect you to work well under pressure and exceed client expectations.

What should you expect while completing your articles?

You will be able to take the practical knowledge obtained from university/varsity and apply it on a daily basis to real world problem solving scenarios. You will interact with employees on various levels from both within Merchantec Capital and on the client facing side, in both the private and listed space. You will be working in a challenging industry but will always have the support and guidance of a diverse team of skilled professionals.

Benefits of doing articles at Merchantec Capital

Being exposed to a wide variety of clients and industries; The ability to affect positive changes for clients going forward; Constantly being faced with exciting new challenges; and Having a multidisciplinary team of professionals upon which to draw knowledge and experience.

How do you apply for a training contract?

Please send a detailed CV to This should include details about your personality, previous work experience, educational history and relevant academic transcripts.


Merchantec Capital is a leading corporate finance, independent equity and debt sponsor, research and business advisory company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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