Nampak Graduate Development Programme

About Nampak

Nampak is a South African company based in Johannesburg, South Africa that specialises in the manufacturing and design of packaging. The company produces packaging in glass, paper, metals and plastic. Founded in 1968, Nampak has become the largest diversified packaging company in Africa and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (JSE) under the symbol NPK since 1969.  The company is headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa and has operations in a number of locations worldwide, including Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The main areas served by Nampak are most of the countries in Africa and the United Kingdom – with being the market leader in the supply of beverage cans in South Africa and Angola; the leading supplier of beverage cans in Nigeria; and the leading supplier of plastic bottles to the dairy industry in the United Kingdom.

The company’s subsidiary, BevCan, is one of the largest producers of aluminium cans in Africa. Meanwhile, the subsidiary DivFood is one of the largest producers of metal cans for canning, aerosols and metal containers in Africa. Nampak is currently focusing on expanding its operations into the rest of the continent.

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Nampak’s strategy in building and developing the business has two focus areas:

  1. Unlock further values from base business
  • Active portfolio management including possible divestitures
  • Stringent cost management
  • Working capital management
  • Business process improvement:
  • Buy better – streamline procurement process
  • Make better – operational excellence, safety and efficiency
  • Sell better – margin expansion, customer portfolio management
  • Invest to compete
  1. Accelerate Africa growth
  • Growth through greenfield investment and acquisitions in metals, glass and plastics
  • Growth at a reasonable and sustainable return
  • Partner with major multinational customers
  • Sensibly manage and grow presence in current jurisdictions
  • Build market base through exports
  • Diversity manufacturing to other Nampak products
  • Build on existing hubs

Nampak participates in extensive collection and recycling initiatives and continues to invest significant time and resources in the development of more sustainable products. Its world-class research and development facility based in Cape Town provides technical and product development support to the business, as well as to the company’s customers.

Nampak Graduate Development Programmes

Nampak offers a Graduate Development Programme for young people who are eager to gain experience in their chosen field of study. The Nampak Graduate Development Programme provides the opportunity for the students to begin a journey that is equally hands-on and minds-on while earning a market-related salary and package. The programme is a great start to boost up the student’s knowledge and skills to improve their performance in the industry.

The Graduate Development Programme takes up to 18 months of duration. During this time, the graduate trainees will be developed and coached by technical experts in their respective fields. The trainees will be introduced to a broad spectrum of dynamics that facilitate significant learning experiences while developing generalist and specialist fields. They will be trained both formally and informally and will be given an amount of opportunities to take part in various engaging projects. Trainees will be mentored throughout the programme by the company’s senior leaders and decision makers into building business acumen and creating a strategic context for the trainee’s particular field of interest and developing professional networks.

Nampak upholds a culture of continuous learning and development. The blended learning approaches allow young people to develop personal mastery, technical and business competence, as well as an appreciation of social responsibility.

Careers at Nampak cover many professional disciplines, including:

  • Accounting / Finance
  • Engineering – Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical and Electrical
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology / Business Systems
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Production / Manufacturing

 Nampak Graduate Development Programme Prerequisites

Potential students are encouraged to apply for the Nampak Graduate Development Programme as it is an engaging and promising track to boost the student’s performance and prepare them to be successful in their professional career. This competitive programme requires students to obtain the following prerequisites in order to be admitted in the opportunity.

  • Applicants must be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • They must hold a relevant Bachelor Degree
  • They must have completed studies or are currently in the final year of study
  • Required qualifications vary for each position in the Graduate Development Programme.
  • Mechanical Engineering: BSc Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • Supply Chain / Logistics: B.Com Supply Chain / Logistics or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • Industrial Engineering: BSc Industrial Engineering or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • Sales and Marketing: B.Com Marketing or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • Chemical Engineering: BSc Chemical Engineering or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • Electrical Engineering: BSc Electrical Engineering or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • Human Resources: B.Com Human Resources or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • Finance: B.Com / B.Compt Finance / Accounting or equivalent (in the final year of study or have completed the degree)
  • They must have good academic results in every subject throughout every year of their study
  • They must have completed Matric or Grade 12 with Mathematics and Science, each with a minimum of 50% or NCV Level 3
  • They must possess excellent mechanical and technical abilities or knowledge
  • They must be a computer literate or are familiar with MS Office – at least MS Word and MS Excel
  • They must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Due to the highly competitive nature of the programme, positions are limited. Therefore, applicants must ensure that they are able to compete by their satisfying grades and strong competencies.

How to Apply

To apply for the Nampak Graduate Development Programme, applicants may firstly want to visit the official recruitment website to check if there are any available opportunities. Once applicants have decided on which position they want to apply for, they may create an account on the website. After creating the account, they may then log into their account, select the desired position, then start filling in the required information for the application. Applicants are suggested to re-check their application ensure that they have provided all the required information as detailed as possible before submitting their application.

Applications can only be done online via the official recruitment website of Nampak otherwise the submission may be disregarded.

Successful applicants will be notified for further recruitment stages.

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SASSA Internships: Application and Requirements

About SASSA 

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a national agency of the government and a public entity in terms of Schedule 3A of the Public Finance Management Act. SASSA was formed in 2005 in order to distribute social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development. Previously called the Department of Welfare, the Department of Social Development is responsible for providing social development, protection and welfare services to the public. It also has an oversight role over the South African Social Security Agency but no operational control over it.

SASSA was also designed to reallocate the function of social security from South Africa’s provinces to the national sphere of government and reports to the Department of Social Development. The key functions of the parastatal are related to the administration and payment of social grants, which include the processing of applications, verification and approval of applications, disbursement and payment of grants to eligible beneficiaries, quality assurance, and fraud prevention and detection.

SASSA provides social assistance in the form of:

  • A child support grant
  • Older person’s grant (a pension)
  • Disability grant
  • Was veteran’s grant
  • Care dependency grant – for caring for a child with severe disability
  • Foster child grant
  • Grant-in-aid – for those who need a full-time caregiver
  • Social relief of distress – a temporary measure for people in dire need, in the form of parcels or vouchers

All nine provincial governments were previously responsible for the administration of social grants until serious social delivery challenges occurred, especially the delay in the approval and payments of grants, possible fraud and corruption in the system, inhumane pay point facilities and huge administration costs in delivering social grants.

SASSA is mandated to ensure the provision of comprehensive social security services against vulnerability and poverty within the constitutional and legislative framework. The legislative mandate for SASSA is regulated in the following acts.

  • Social Assistance Act, 2004

The Act provides a national legislative framework for the provision of different types of social grants, social relief of distress, the delivery of social assistance grants by a national Agency and the establishment of an Inspectorate for Social Security.

  • South African Social Security Agency Act, 2004

The Act provides for the establishment of the South African Social Security Agency as a schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act. The principle aim of the Act is to make provision for the effective management, administration and payment of social assistance and service through the establishment of the South African Social Security Agency..

In 2012, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), a subsidiary of Net1 UEPS Technologies was awarded a five-year, R10 billion tender to distribute social grants on behalf of SASSA. In 2014, SASSA was given the opportunity to initiate a new tender process due to irregular processes found as a rival bidder, AllPay, challenged the procurement process in court. The Constitutional Court consequently declared the tender as invalid but suspended the order in order not to interrupt grant payments. Each month, the National Treasury deposits the total amount to be paid out into a Nedbank trust account. Interest earned during this period goes to the state. All beneficiary accounts are held at Grindrod Bank. A grant recipient can withdraw their grant from any SASSA pay point across the country, which carries no withdrawal charge. Net1 CEO Serge Belamont claims that it is more secure because of the biometric security checks on fingerprints, or from ATMs or designated retailers such as Pick n Pay, which work with EasyPay (another company owned by Net11), to allow these withdrawals. Other companies owned by Net1 that provides loans to grant recipients is Moneyline, also, Umoya that allows grant beneficiaries to buy cell phone airtime on credit.

In its duties as a public entity, SASSA subscribes to those values that promote democracy and a culture of respect for human rights. I addition, in building social cohesion, the foremost values are:

  • Transparency
  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Customer – Care Centred Approach

The value preposition will require continuous refinement in order to satisfy and meet customer need and expectations. The responsiveness of SASSA to community needs and expectations may require adjustments in respect of service delivery, information technology and administrative processes.

SASSA Internships

SASSA is a dynamic organisation that provides a range of essential services to a diverse group of south Africans. With offices located all around the country, its operational structures aspire to embrace all that is state-of-the-art, offices that are modern and an environment designed to stimulate the workers to achieve, enjoy, progress and prosper.

To give unemployed graduates great experience in such field of work, SASSA offers internship programmes. The programme is a 12 month internship contract and interns will receive monthly stipend of R4200 for a National Diploma and R5200 for a Bachelors Degree.

Minimum Requirements for SASSA Internships

In order to be admitted as an intern in SASSA, applicants must fulfil the following minimum requirements.

  • South African citizen
  • Aged between 18-35 years
  • Studied at a recognised institution or higher learning in the Republic of South Africa
  • In need of Experiential Training
  • Qualification in field of studies vary according to the available positions
  • Preferences may be given according to the available positions.
  • Individuals with disabilities are welcome to apply

These are the documents required for the application:

  • A fully completed Z83 form (visit and create an account on to access the form)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Certified copy of driver’s license
  • Certified copy of personal identity document (ID)

How to Apply for SASSA Internships

Those who are interested in applying for a SASSA internship should send their application form along with its supporting documents quoting the relevant reference number to the relevant reference address listed on the recruitment announcement. Announcements can be downloaded from the Vacancy page on

Appointment will be subjected to compulsory pre-employment screening in the form of qualification, ITC, criminal checks and compulsory competency assessment (where necessary).

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) prior to the selection process.

No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Applicants who have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement must accept that their application had been unsuccessful.

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