Correctional Services Learnership by DCS

About the Department of Justice and Correctional Services

Correctional Service Learnership is offered by DCS South Africa, a part of Department of Justice and Correctional Services. Before you find out more information, let you know about the learnership provider.

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is the justice ministry of the South African government. The department provides administration and financial support to the court system and the judiciary, oversees the National Prosecuting Authority, provides legal advice and representation to organs of the state, facilitates law reform and is responsible for the country’s correctional services.

The correctional division of the department is responsible for the administration of 240 prisons in South Africa, which accommodates about 189.748 inmates. The prisons include minimum, medium and maximum facilities.

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This department offers the people of South Africa services in formal education, community corrections, health, social work and psychological services as well as research. In the formal educational services, the department aims to be the best in the world in delivering formal educational programmes with integrity and commitment to excellence an education service that will provide diverse educational needs for to the people. The target groups of their formal educational services include:

  • Incarcerated mothers with their children / babies
  • Awaiting-trial detainees
  • Sentenced offenders (including children under the age of 18, youths and adults)
  • Physically challenge persons
  • The aged
  • Pre-releases
  • Parolees and probationers

The objectives of formal education in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is to offer a variety of learning fields that are aimed to contribute towards the development of essential skills and knowledge that will form the foundation for life-long learning. Also, to offer career oriented education programmes and services that are nedds-driven, adaptable and market related, to those entrusted to DCS’s care in a stable and humane teaching environment. The department strives towards their goals in partnership with relevant stakeholders.

The education programmes provided by the Department of Correctional Services mainly focuses on sentenced offenders. Nevertheless, the necessary support services and systems are provided to Mother and Child Care units in terms of Early Childhood Development (ECD). As for the awaiting-trial detainees, parolees and probationers, the Directorate Formal Education in the Department of Correctional Services is only responsible for providing administrative support, study guidance, counselling and other relevant support in terms of studies. During the re-integration process, those who are in charge of education link the probationers with the community learning centres where practicable.

To all who fall into the sentenced offender category, the Department of Correctional Services provide the following.

  1. General Education and Training
  2. Children of School-Going Age

It is compulsory for children of school ages to attend school and these children that are sentenced to imprisonment, should also have education opportunities. Therefore, the Correctional Centres utilize learning methodologies that will meet the needs of education of these children and contribute towards their personal growth, by all means following the curriculum as prescribed by the Department of Education.

  1. Pre-Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and ABET Level 1 – 4

Pre-ABET programmes is a compulsory part of the ABET field. The Pre-ABET programmes provide opportunities for the learners to learn how to read and write. This course serves as a bridging phase to ABET level 1. The ABET is available from level one up to level four. The programme is presented by trained ABET practitioners (educators, functional officials / trained offender facilitators).

  1. Further Education and Training (FET)

The FET programme is offered in cooperation and in line with national and provincial departments of education in South Africa, and the Department of Correctional Services is bound by the directives and curricula of these departments of education. The FET programme is provided for free, up to and including Grade 12 and N1-N3 business studies, to all sentenced juveniles and also to adult learners where resources permit or education qualifications can be obtained by means of distance learning in the learners’ own time and at his / her own expenses

  1. Higher Education and Training (HET)

All courses / subjects / study fields that falls into this band should be done by distance learning in the offenders’ own time and at their own expenses. The Higher Education and Training programme includes diplomas, occupational certificates, first degrees, higher degrees, further research degrees and doctorates.

  1. Computer-Based Learning

The Computer-Based Learning Centres are designed to provide a secure environment for the learners to utilize technology for study purposes. The Computer-Based Learning programme’s purpose is also to train the offenders to become computer literate as well as to use the centre within a multimedia approach to train students in relevant courseware packages / applications.

Correctional Services Learnerships

The Correctional Services Learnership programme is offered by the Department of Correctional Services every year to 12 Grade African students that had graduated from school. This programme is a form of the government’s National Skills Development Strategy. It was designed to improve skills and reduce poverty and unemployment.

The learnership programme consists both theoretical and practical training in how to contribute to the rehabilitation of prisoners. Trainees will be taught in human correction and development, safe and secure detentions or under community-based correctional supervision.

This Correctional Services Learnership programme is for a period of one year (12 months). It gives people the opportunity to improve their skills and gain more knowledge, as well as to learn acceptable workplace behaviour and attitude that is required in the Correctional Services. Learners will also benefit in receiving monthly stipends worth R3.500.00 for as long as they participate in the Correctional Services Learnership programme.

Requirements

These are the requirements to join the Correctional Services Learnership:

  • Applicants must be a South African citizen, proven by a certified copy of their IDs.
  • Applicants must be aged between 21 and 35 years old.
  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83). it can be obtained from any Public Service Department or at gov.za
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be attached in the application. The CV should include details of at least two contactable referees who recently worked with the applicant.
  • Certified copies of qualifications and an identity document (ID) with an original certification stamp are also necessary in the application.
  • Applicants must possess a Standard 10 / Grade 12 Certificate or a Further Education and Training Certificate NQF (Level 4) or have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4).
  • Applicants in possession of foreign qualifications are responsible to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • A certified copy of a valid driver’s license must be attached in the application.
  • Applicants should not have any criminal record. Those who have a criminal case pending against them must provide all the details when applying.

Preference will be given to applicants who have additional qualifications, such as a trade or occupational-based certificate, diploma or degree related to security / corrections. Any such additional qualifications will not be considered in the payment of stipend or for further salary / wage purposes.

How to Apply for the Correctional Services Learnership

Applicants can get the application form for admission to a learnership in DCS from any Correctional Services Office. Otherwise, they may download it from the Department of Correctional Services website at www.dcs.gov.za on the ‘Opportunities > Forms’ tab.

Applications must be submitted in time to the correct address as indicated at the bottom of each position in order for it to reach the address before or on the closing date of applications. Applicants that hand-deliver their applications to the direct address of the position they applied to must sign an application register as proof of application.

Applications should not be faxed or e-mailed, as it will not be accepted. If applicants do not receive any further notification on the recruitment, they must accept that the application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance procedures. They may also be required to undergo a competency assessment.

South African Breweries Learnerships

About South African Breweries

The South African Breweries Limited is an internationally-known brewery headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was founded in 1895 as Castle Brewery that served a growing market of miners and prospectors in and around Johannesburg. South African Breweries is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Growing as a major brewery company, South African Breweries holds a list of products, including:

  • Carling Black Label
  • Castle Lager
  • Castle Free
  • Castle Lite
  • Castle Milk Stout
  • Flying Fish
  • Flying Fish Chill Lite
  • Hansa Pilsener
  • Hansa Golden Crisp
  • Brutal Fruit
  • Redd’s
  • New Lands Brew
  • Budweiser
  • Corona
  • Liberado
  • New Lands Spring
  • Beck’s

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South African Breweries Skills Development Programmes

The South African Breweries’ success is not just about the high-quality ingredients it puts in its globally loved brands, it’s also about its people’s quality and effort that they invest in the company. South African Breweries looks for intelligence, fresh thinking, people chemistry, integrity, self-reliance and a great business head, and mixes these qualities with passion and care to produce the best calibre of artisans and business leaders for the company and the Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI). Upon this matter, the company offers skills development programmes for hard working students who want to achieve their career goals earlier in the future. The South African Breweries skills development programmes are one of the company’s ways in contributing  to the development of talented people in South Africa. The programmes are offered every year and are open for any young South African student. The skills development programmes offered by the South African Breweries include the following.

  • Graduates Programme, which is a structured 18-24 months programme designed to address the acquisition of technical skills and experience for a graduate as well as familiarise the trainee with the South African Breweries philosophy. This programme includes opportunities in the areas of information technology, engineering, marketing and supply chain.
  • Bursaries, which are awarded to talented and deserving South African students. The bursars are also afforded the opportunity to learn more about the world of work by participating in the resolution of real business challenges through structured summer school or vacation work. They will join the company full-time as graduate trainees upon their completion of studies.
  • CA Training Programme, which is a 3-year rotation plan for young people who have the desire to dive into the financial experience, with a variety of disciplines including sales, distribution, manufacturing and head office finance functions. This programme not only helps build business acumen, but also teaches invaluable life and professional skills in the commercial world. Trainees will be exposed to management accounting, financial accounting, tax, treasury and internal audit, credit and group finance functions in the business.
  • Learnerships / In-service Training / Internships, which are learner programmes structured short-term contractual interventions that encourage job creation and promote talent development.

South African Breweries is committed to contributing to South Africa’s nationa skills development agenda by focusing on both internal and external talent development initiatives. External commitment to the skills development of unemployed learners is demonstrated both through the South African Breweries Bursary Scheme and the provision of learnership / in-service training / vacation work programmes.

South African Breweries Learnerships

The Sector Technical and Training Authority (SETA) defines a learnership as a structured learning programme which includes theoretical and practical workplace experiential learning over a period of at least 12 months and which leads to an occupationally related qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). South African Breweries Learnerships benefit the learners in gaining critical functional and behavioural competencies which contribute significantly to the learner’s employment marketability. The company has unemployed learner opportunities across most business disciplines, and it partners with the various SETAs – particularly the FoodBev SETA – to ensure alignment with the Skills Development Strategy within the food and beverage sector. South African Breweries is committed to developing a talented and diverse workforce, where the right people are placed in roles that best suit their abilities and that provide them with the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

The South African Breweries Learnerships are open for enrolments every year – giving young people from every generation the opportunity to learn academically and experientially in their respective field of interest among this industry. Upon the completion of the learnerships, many of the participating learners transition into full-time South African Breweries employees.

Requirements for the South African Breweries Learnerships Enrolment

Individuals who meet the following general requirements to enrol for the South African Breweries Learnerships are encouraged to apply for a position accordingly with the area of their interest.

  • A South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Completed Matric / Grade 12 / N3 in Engineering with Mathematics and Science
  • Proficient in English
  • Basic computer literate – familiar with MS Office
  • Possess analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, attention to detail, and able to interact well and work effectively in shift based teams
  • Have no trouble working under pressure
  • No experience required

Some positions in the learnership programmes may require special prerequisites. Therefore, applicants are suggested to look out for further details on the position they are aiming to apply for on the South African Breweries careers website.

How to Apply for the South African Breweries Learnerships

To find the ideal position for the qualifications at South African Breweries, applicants may check out the World of Opportunities within the Beer or Soft Drinks Divisions webpage. They may choose the role that they feel most suitable with their skills and aspirations.

What applicants will want to do first is to register an account on the recruitment webpage. After that, they will need to login and update their profile on the account, then provide all the information needed for the application including the details on the position they are applying for. The profile needs to be kept active to prevent the account from being automatically closed. Applicants may do that by logging in every month. Users inactive for 90 days will be locked out.

It is to be noted that only applications submitted via the portal will be considered. Short-listed applicants will receive a notification from the company via e-mail within 60 days from the date the submission was received.

For further details, visit www.sab.co.za.

Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

About Altron

Altron is a leading company that provides locally relevant innovative and integrated ICT solutions to business, government and consumers. The company combines technical expertise with in depth customer understanding to provide end-to-end holistic technology solutions. The South African listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) is invested in telecommunications and information technology through its principal subsidiaries, Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) and Bytes Technology Group (Pty) Ltd (Bytes).

The company was founded in 1965 and has a direct presence in South Africa, rest of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. In addition, the group’s strategic partnerships with leading international technology companies gives it access to leading technology capabilities and products from across the world, including Asia, Europe and North America. Most of the group’s revenue and headcount are derived from the local market in South Africa where the group is headquartered.

The group’s primary focus is in providing innovative solutions in the fin-tech, health-tech, safety and security, as well as learning and developing verticals that have a meaningful impact on society by addressing challenges facing communities in South Africa, the continent and other places in the world the group has operations in, while delivering shared value for all its stakeholders.

Striving to be the world’s leading technology solutions provider, Altron holds on to a set of strategic priorities as listed below.

  • Revenue growth
  • Improving profitability
  • Transform the customer experience
  • Employee excellence

In 2013, the Altron Group formed Altron TMT (Telecommunication, Multi-media and Information Technology) incorporating Altech and Bytes Technology Group, with a joint head office in Woodmead, Johannesburg. The new division was created based on a need to integrate the Altech and Bytes businesses through an alignment of assets, the removal of duplicated cots through a shared service model and to have a more focused approach to customers in order to take advantage of both cross and up selling opportunities. Altron TMT is a highly-technology solutions group focused on providing value added products, services and solutions through the convergence of TMT, driven by market demand. As a part of Altron TMT, Bytes Technology Group offers a selection of services that support Information Technology in a wide range of different industries.

The Altron Group operates through a number of subsidiaries, which some of them are the following.

  • Altron Arrow

The Altron Arrow provides Internet of Things (IoT) modules and components and custom ruggedized ICT hardware solutions. This company is about creating and deploying connected solutions, built on its experience working in the electronics manufacturing sector over many years. It offers expertise across a broad span of technologies from sensors, embedded compute, short and long-range wireless connectivity, gateways, cloud platforms and application development.

By offering logistics, manufacturing, engineering support and customisable software and/or hardware services, Altron Arrow is positioned to respond to all its customers’ needs, enabling it to create, connect, manage, and/or sustain Internet of Things solutions.

  • Altron Bytes Document Solutions

Bytes Document Solutions is the largest Xerox distributor in the world, servicing 26 sub-Saharan African countries and offering the complete range of Xerox document equipment, software solutions and services.

Its Office Systems division provides services that encompass remote and mobile workers, digitisation and the provision of innovative solutions that harmonise paper and digital documents, through simple, one-touch functions. Meanwhile, the Product Systems division delivers specialised applications, such as transactional, high security, high volume and high-quality documents.

Altron Bytes Document Solutions also offers Managed Print Solutions where they handle everything related to print – printers, documents, supplies, support, people and processes. This approach delivers significant cost savings, reduced printing volumes and CO2 footprints, a rationalised, standardised and simplified printing landscape, watertight security and a digital transformation roadmap.

  • Altron Bytes Managed Solutions

This company offers three key types of services:

  • Financial Solutions, which focus on anywhere, anytime, any channel banking, delivering a positive consumer experience and harnessing leading technologies – such as IoT, Mobile Devices, Cloud, Big Data and AI.
  • Retail Solutions, delivering world leading hardware solutions, supported by the most secure, globally advanced software solutions available, combined with extensive knowledge of in-store systems and support and vast experience and understanding of local markets, to meet all its customers’ retail requirements.
  • End User Computing (EUC) Solutions, which meets business demands like productivity uptime, reduction in IT hardware and infrastructure costs and 24/7 maintenance and service requirements, through the provision of seamless, workforce management, desktop support and end user experience services.
  • Altron Bytes People Solutions

The Altron Bytes People Solutions is the largest South African-owned Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions provider. It offers a wide range of outsourced business process solutions to assist in the increased productivity and growth of the customer’s organisation.

Its services include customer experience solutions, inbound and outbound contact centres, outsourced training and learnerships programmes, skills development training and an extensive variety of leading edge enabling technologies, all designed to augment and support the customer’s organisation.

  • Altron Bytes Systems Integration

This company is an end-to-end ICT service provider of consulting, implementation and outsourcing services. It covers financial services, public sector, retail, mining and manufacturing, travel and transport, energy and utilities, as well as telecommunications, media and entertainment.

  • Altron Bytes Secure Transaction Solutions

This company focuses specifically on healthcare IT and e-Commerce solutions, managed payment solutions and electronic transactions.

Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

Altron Group’s major subsidiary Bytes Technology offers skills development programmes where young people, who seeks knowledge and experience in the work environment, will be trained in order to be equipped with the skills necessary to become competent and productive employees and able to contribute meaningfully to future economic success. One of the programmes provided is a learnership. A learnership programme is a structured learning programme for gaining knowledge and practical skills in the workplace leading to a qualification, registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

The learnership programme is provided by the group through the Altron Bytes People Solutions, as the company focuses on empowering South African’s unemployed youth. They focus with these learnership solutions to empower the previously unemployed, build a competent and capable workforce through occupational-based skills development solutions, and ultimately provide the youth with practical workplace experience that will enhance their future employability. The duration of the learnership programme is twelve months.

The company has developed a range of learnership programmes designed to offer training leading to the acquisition of National Certificates – from NQF Level 2 through NQF Level 5 – across a range of areas. All learning programmes are aligned to unit standards and are registered with the relevant Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). The key areas of focus are:

  • Information technology
  • Contact Centre
  • Business Analysis
  • Generic Management
  • Accounting
  • Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS)
  • Warehousing
  • Business Administration
  • New Venture Creation
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Education Development and Training (EDTP)
  • Project Management
  • Wholesale and Retail Operations

Requirements for Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

Candidates for learnership programmes must meet the basic criteria listed below and undergo various skills and psychometric testing.

  • A South African citizen
  • Aged between 18 and 35
  • Possess a valid Grade 12 certificate
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Conversant in English and have good interpersonal skills
  • Candidates with a diploma or degree in their field are encouraged to apply
  • Unemployed and not studying full time
  • Candidates with disability must provide a valid medical certificate

How to Apply for Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

Candidates who feel they have met the mentioned minimum criteria may start their application online on the official learnership application form page.

For more information, visit www.altron.com, or www.bytespeoplesolutions.co.za to get more details on the learnership programme.

SAPS Learning Programme / Basic Police Training Development

About SAPS

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa. Its 1,138 police stations in South Africa are divided according to the provincial borders, and a Provincial Commissioner is appointed in each province. All nine Provincial Commissioners report directly to the National Commissioner. The head office is in the Wachthuis Building in Pretoria.

SAPS was formed in 1995 to create a safe and secure environment for all people in South Africa by participating I endeavours to address the root causes of crime in the community, preventing action which may threaten the safety or security of any community, and investigating the safety or security of the community and bringing the perpetrators thereof to justice. Its divisions include:

  • The Visible Policing Division, which manages highly public police operations, suvh as guarding senior government officials and dignitaries.
  • The Internal Stability Division, which is responsible for preventing and quelling internal unrest and for assisting other divisions in combating crime.
  • The Community Relations Division, which results with all police divisions concerning accountability and respect for human rights.
  • The Crime Combating and Investigation Division, which holds overall responsibility for coordinating crime and investigative procedures.
  • The Supporting Services Division, which manages financial, legal, and administrative matters.
  • The Human Resource Management Division.
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The South African Police Service traces its origin to the Dutch Watch, a paramilitary organisation formed by settlers in the Cape Province in 1655 to protect civilians and to maintain law and order. In 1795, British officials assumed control over the Dutch Watch, and in 1825 established the Cape Constabulary, which became the Cape Town Police Force in 1840. A police force namely the Durban City Police (previously called the Durban Borough Police) was established in 1854. On the next year in the Eastern Cape, Act 3 of 1855 established the Frontier Armed and Mounted Police Force, which was restyled as the Cape Mounted Riflemen in 1878.

The South African Police (SAP) was formed after the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1913. Four years later, the Mounted Riflemen’s Association handed over its civilian responsibilities to the SAP as most of its riflemen left to serve in the First World War. The SAP and the military maintained a close relationship even after the SAP assumed permanent responsibility for domestic law and order in 1926.

When the National Party edged out its more liberal opponents in nationwide elections in 1948, the new government enacted legislation that strengthened the relationship between the police and the military – making the police become heavily armed, especially when facing unruly or hostile crowds. The Police Amendment Act (No. 70) of 1965 allowed police to detain any person, receptacle, vehicle, aircraft, or premise within one mile of any national border, and to seize anything found without a warrant. This search-and-seize zone was extended to within eight miles of any border in 1979 and to the entire country in 1983.

South Africa became an internationally-accepted democracy in 1994 when President Nelson Mandela was elected as the first President of the new South Africa, bringing the apartheid era to an end. A year later, the South African Police was renamed the South African Police Service (SAPS), and the Ministry of Law and Order was renamed the Ministry of Safety and Security, in keeping with these symbolic reforms. The South African Police Service is conducted by the following regulations.

  • Chapter 11 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) that stipulates the South African Police Service has the following responsibilities.
  • Prevent, combat and investigate crime
  • Maintain public order
  • Protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property
  • Uphold and enforce the law
  • Create a safe and secure environment for all people in South Africa
  • Prevent anything that may threaten the safety or security of any community
  • Investigate any crimes that threaten the safety or security of any community
  • Ensure criminals are brought to justice
  • Participation in efforts to address the causes of crime.
  • The South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995
  • To provide for the establishment, organisation, regulations and control of the South African Police Service, and to provide for matters in correction therewith.

The SAPS Academic – Basic Police Development SAPS Learning Programme

To better the safety and security of the country, SAPS recruits young people who desires and has the potential to serve the people of South Africa to keep them safe and secure. The SAPS offers careers in various fields. People can choose whether they want to a police official or a civilian employee. Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995). Civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No. 103 of 1994). Most functional Police Officials are directly involved in preventing, combating or investigating crime, whereas the other Police officials and civilian personnel carry out support functions.

The South African Police Service offers a two-year training programme in policing service namely the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP). The programme was introduced by the organisation in an effort to improve SAPS training and enable members to provide a more effective and professional policing service. It is in line with government’s National Development Plan to ensure that all police officials will be professional individuals working within the ambit of the law and human rights whilst rendering a quality service to the communities they serve.

The BPDLP entails 10 months of training at the training academics, 12 months of practical training at police stations and two months of integrated assessment at the training academics. The BPDLP equips the members to apply legal and policing skills to serve and protect the community.

The programme requires the members to complete various learning modules and practical challenges throughout the 24 months of training which aims at making them mentally and physically fit to deal with various challenges that lie ahead of them in their policing career. Graduates of this programme will leave with a Level 5 National Qualifications Framework-aligned qualification as administered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

After the basic training, members can choose accordingly to their qualifications one of the following positions.

  • Community Service Centre Official
  • Investigator at the Directorate fro Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI)
  • Communication Interception Official
  • Crime Information Gatherer
  • Close Protector
  • Bomb Technician
  • General Investigator
  • Local Criminal Record Centre Official
  • Crime Prevention Official
  • Rider at the Equestrian Unit
  • Dog Handler
  • Special Task Force Official
  • Detective
  • Border Police
  • Air Wing
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Questioned Document Examiner
  • Forensic Science Analyst

When police trainees complete the training and are found competent, they are permanently enlisted in the South African Police Service as constables

Requirements for the Basic Police Development SAPS Learning Programme Enrolment

Candidates who apply to be appointed in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 must:

  • Fill out the official application form and affirm under oath or by means of a solemn declaration that the information they supplied on the application is true and correct
  • Have permanent residence in the Republic of South Africa of which they must give documentary proof
  • Be at least 18 years old and no older than 30 (documentary proof is needed)
  • Must be physically and mentally fit (a physical and medical examination as determined by the SAPS must be taken)
  • Must fit the profile of a police official (a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner of the SAPS must be taken)
  • Have a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or an equivalent qualification (documentary proof must be presented)
  • Be fluent in, at least, English and one other official language
  • Be prepared to take the oath of office
  • Be prepared to undergo any training as determined by the National Commissioner of the SAPS
  • Not have any visible tattoos that are contrary to the objectives of the SAPS on any part of their body
  • Not have previous criminal convictions
  • Let their fingerprints be taken
  • Be prepared to have their background checked
  • Be prepared to serve anywhere in South Africa

How to Apply for the Basic Police Development SAPS Learning Programme

Application forms are obtainable at all local police stations. The application form must be completed in handwriting and must be handed in at the nearest police station along with the necessary supporting documents.

For more information, visit www.saps.gov.za/careers/careers.php.

The Operations Learnerships at Engen Application

About Engen Limited

Engen is a South African oil company that focuses on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. The company’s core functions are the refining of crude oil, the marketing of their primary refined petroleum products and the provision of convenience services via their extensive retail network. Engen produces automotive, industrial, aviation and marine fuels and lubricants, also bitumen as well as chemicals and special products. With its presence in over 20 countries with products exported to over 30 more countries, mostly in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, Engen has been proactively operating since 1881 with a company name of Vacuum Oil founded by a German immigrant, Johann Gottlieb Schade, as a start-up. It has spent every decade since then enriching the lives of the continent’s people by identifying opportunities, finding innovative solutions, and providing energy that fuels Africa’s growth.

After decades of improvement and change due to certain circumstances, the company made its way to be officially named Engen in 1993 – the most successful re-branding exercise ever undertaken in South Africa. Engen was positioned as South African owned but with a broad African outlook. By the early 2000s, the company centred their focus on human capital, social capital, natural capital, financial capital and manufactured capital. In the following years, Engen launched EPIC 2016, which spells out the company’s plan to be ‘A Champion in Africa’ by 2016, as well as their five new corporate values: Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered. By 2012,, the company successfully acquired Shell’s business (in DRC, Gabon and Lesotho), Total’s businesses (in Guinea Bissau, Rwanda and Burundi) and Chevron’s businesses (in Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion and Zimbabwe). Firmly established as a modern, innovative and caring company that offers superior quality, exceptional service, extensive choice and unique convenience, the Engen of today is a leading African energy company, driven by their five values of Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered.

Engen is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and operates approximately 1,450 service stations across sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands with over 3,000 employees (2017). A number of Engen’s service stations are operated on a franchise basis.

Engen Limited is majority owned by PETRONAS (74% holding) – short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad / National Petroleum Limited, a Malaysian oil and gas company – one of the world’s leading oil companies and a member of the FORTUNE 500. Meanwhile, PHEMBANI, a black-controlled South African company focusing on the broader energy sector, holds 21.2% and a Phembani-led consortium holds the remaining 4.8%. Engen Petroleum Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Engen Limited (Engen).

The company has partnered with numerous South African businesses, including Woolworths, Wimpy, Debonairs Pizza, and Steers, which have operations at certain Engen service stations. Today, Engen Petroleum is active in South Africa, Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Congo, Madagascar, Niger, Togo, Malawi, Lesotho, Senegal, Swaziland, Mauritius, Reunion and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. The company is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) and is a constituent of the BSE Domestic Company Index.

The five fundamental principles (Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered) that Engen adopt are the pillars in which serve as a solid foundation on which the employees are able to build the futures they desire. Along with that, the company strive to always operate in accordance with good business ethics and in a safe and environmentally responsible way, not simply to comply with legislation, but because they believe it is the right thing to do. Ethical considerations and their corporate values inform all of the company’s business decisions. The goal of adding value in a balanced manner is their driving force. As such, they pursue their business with honesty, integrity and fairness.

As a big company, Engen offers people the opportunity to work in a challenging environment that has great career prospects for the future. The company not only opens job vacancies for those who are ready to jump into a professional work experience, but they also provide skill development programmes, such as learnerships, apprenticeships, internships, vacation work, in-service training, bursaries and graduate positions.

Engen Learnerships

A learnership is a vocational education and training programme to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification. It combines theory and workplace practice into a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Engen provides this type of skill development programme to enhance the young generations’ skills and abilities and help them prepare for the professional world.

Engen is currently opening the enrolment for Operations Learnerships. It is a 12 month contract programme whereby the 1st preference on the position will be given to unemployed candidates. The programme will take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Application Requirements for the Operations Learnerships at Engen

In order to be admitted in the Operations Learenership programme at Engen, candidates must first consider whether they meet the application requirements or not. Below are some of the things they will want to consider and prepare before applying for the learnership.

  • Candidates must possess a Matric certificate with a pass in “pure” Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Candidates must submit certified copies of ID and Matric certificates when applying

How to Apply for the Operations Learnerships at Engen

To apply for the Operations Learnerships provided by Engen, candidates may simply visit the official recruitment website then click on the Learnerships category to see the details on the available programme and apply. Candidates will need to sign up an account before applying for the programme.

All applications must be submitted to the contact details provided and in the manner requested. Applications that are not submitted by the closing date will not be considered.

Engen does not guarantee that candidates will be called for an interview or appointed by virtue of their applications. The company reserves the right not to make an appointment. Its approved Employment Equity plans and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Application Deadline for the Operations Learnerships at Engen

The closing date for the Engen’s Operations Learnerships enrolment is on January 24, 2019.

For more details on Engen, visit www.engen.co.za (Engen South Africa) or www.engenoil.com (Engen Africa).

AIESEC DHL Internship Programme 2019

About DHL

DHL is the world’s largest multinational logistics company, headquartered in Bonn, Germany and Oslo, Norway. The company was built in 1969 and its name was inspired by the initials of the last names of its founders: Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn. DHL currently employs approximately 285,000 people and has operations running in more than 220 countries around the world.

The founding of DHL represented the creation of a new sector of industry: international air express service – rapid transport of documents and cargo papers by plane. In 1971, DHL started to expand its network in the Far East and in the Pacific Rim. It also began to offer services in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia in 1972 and later in Europe (1974), Latin America (1977), as well as the Middle East and Africa (1978).

In 1979, DHL added parcel delivery to its list of services. Prior to this time, the company only offered delivery of documents. Seven years later, DHL entered into a joint venture with the People’s Republic of China – making it the first express company to operate inside of China.

A partnership between Deutsch Post and DHL International began in 1998 when Deutsch Post acquired a minority interest of the DHL. The partnership then expanded and intensified in 2000. Negotiations were then concluded allowing Deutsch Post to establish a majority interest. At the time, DHL had more than 71,000 employees worldwide. Since 2003, DHL has been operating under the Deutsche Post DHL Group, a company that focuses on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business activities worldwide. Deutsche Post DHL makes a positive contribution to the world by connecting people and enabling global trade while being committed to responsible business practices, purposeful environmental activities and corporate citizenship.

Deutsch Post bundles its entire express and logistics business under the DHL brand. On April 1, 2003, the Group began re-branding some 20,000 parcel delivery vans throughout Germany in the new DHL design. This new, internationally renowned DHL brand underscores the Group’s evolution into a global player.

DHL runs with a number of industry sectors including automotive, chemicals, consumer, energy, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, the public sector, retail, and technology. The DHL family is composed of independent divisions that are connected by the same core values, principle, and a common management approach. This way, the company of specialised Business Units can offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics products and solutions ranging from domestic and international parcel delivery to international express, road, air, and ocean freight to end-to-end supply chain management. The following are the divisions in the DHL family.

  • DHL Express

This division provides international door-to-door express pick-up and delivery services of parcels and documents for business customers. Deutsch Post owns five airline subsidiaries operating for DHL Express, operating 96 aircraft and another 21 aircraft on orders, which are collectively referred to as DHL Aviation. DHL Express is an equal partner in a sixth airline that operates for DHL Express:

  • Blue Dart Aviation in Chennai, India – provides services for Indian destinations from Chennai International Airport
  • DHL Aero Expreso in Panama City, Panama – provides services for destinations in Central and South America
  • DHL Air UK in Hounslow, United Kingdom – provides services for European destinations from East Midlands Airport
  • European Air Transport in Leipzig, Germany – provides services for European destinations from Leipzig/Halle Airport
  • AeroLogic (joint venture with Lufthansa) in Schkeuditz, Germany – provides services from Europe to central and eastern Asian destinations from Leipzig/Halle Airport and Frankfurt Airport
  • SNAS/DHL in Bahrain – provides services for Middle East destinations from Bahrain International Airport
  • DHL Global Forwarding

Formerly known as DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, the DHL Global Forwarding provides air and ocean freight forwarding services. It carries goods by rail, road, air and sea under the DHL brand and includes the DHL Freight operation which runs a ground-based freight network covering Europe, Russia and traffic into the Middle East.

  • DHL Supply Chain

In this business, DHL provides contract logistics solutions along the entire supply chain for customers from a wide variety of sectors. In 2016, DHL Supply Chain was primarily competing in strategic Life Sciences & Healthcare, Automotive and Technology sectors of the market.

  • DHL e-Commerce

This division helps make transactions quicker and easier around the entire business by providing online services for business customers and consumers all around the world.

  • DHL Parcel

The DHL Parcel provides standard domestic and international parcel pick-up, delivery and return services for business customers, as well as consumers in selected geographies.

  • DHL Freight

This division provides road and rail freight services across Europe, parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa and the Middle East. Together with DHL Global Forwarding, it forms Deutsch Post’s Freight / Forwarding business division.

Career opportunities within Deutsch Post DHL Group are as diverse as its teams around the world. They offer a wide range of jobs that can improve their employees’ lives. The company also provides students and graduates various opportunities to join projects, master demanding challenges and assume responsibility. As part of the people’s development, DHL provides plenty of opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge and experience in the form of divisional leadership programmes and functional training curricula that are offered across all its business units to cater people to specific development needs. Some of the different training and development opportunities provided cover for example different relevant operational knowledge and skills training, health and safety training, language courses or soft skills trainings. On-the-job trainings are available as internships and graduate programmes at DHL.

AIESEC Internship Programme at DHL

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. It is a non-political, independent, non-profit organisation run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Since 1996, DHL has been partnering with AIESEC to offer undergraduates and master’s degree students the chance to do 6-12 month developmental internships at their corporate divisions around the world. In the programme, they offer real experience on complex projects and the chance to gain the sort of skills required by global organisations to the interns.

Eligibility Requirements for the AIESEC DHL Internship 

The necessary qualifications for an internship in the AIESEC programme mostly depend on what the department offering the position needs. Each position has specific requirements, thus those who are interested in attending the internship will need to read the job requirements carefully before applying. The general requirements which apply to all positions are as listed below.

  • Above average grades
  • To be enrolled in bachelor or master studies
  • Proficient in English
  • Exceptional knowledge of MS Office
  • First-hand practical experience
  • Good analytical skills and swift perception
  • Independent and goal-oriented work
  • Ability to work proactively in a team, the drive to generate results and a can-do attitude

How to Apply for the AIESEC DHL Internship Programme 

All internship opportunities offered by Deutsch Post DHL Group are posted on the global AIESEC internship website. Those interested can apply for the available opportunities on this website.

Candidates will be subject for an interview with the hiring manager after being shortlisted. Subsequently, the selected candidates will be guided through an on-boarding process in order to enable the candidate to meet all legal requirements and travel to the respective destination of their internship. At the end of the selection process, selected candidates will sign a contract and start the internship programme at the respective DHL office.

SAPPI Learnerships by South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited

About Sappi

Sappi is a global diversified wood fibre company focused on producing and selling commodity paper products, pulp, chemical cellulose, and forest and timber products for Southern Africa and export markets. Sappi Limited, originally incorporated as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited, was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Johannesburg. The company was acknowledged as the world’s largest producer of dissolving wood pulp in 2013.

The dissolving wood pulp (specialised cellulose) produced by the company are used worldwide by converters to create viscose fibre for fashionable clothing and textiles, pharmaceutical products, as well as a wide range of consumer and household products. The quality specialities and packaging papers produced in the Sappi company are used in the manufacture of such products as soup sachets, luxury carry bags, cosmetic and confectionery packaging, boxes for agricultural products for export, tissue wadding for household tissue products and casting and release papers used by suppliers to the fashion, textiles, automobile and household industries. The company’s market-leading range of coated and uncoated graphic paper products are used by printers in the production of books, brochures, magazines, catalogues, direct mail, newspapers and many other print applications.

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Sappi Limited has over 12,500 employees in over 35 countries and manufacturing facilities in nine countries, on three continents (including Europe, America and Africa), and customers in over 100 countries across the globe. The mills that Sappi operate are located in Western Europe (with ten mills), the United States of America (with three mills) and Southern Africa (with four mills). The company owns 33 subsidiaries placed around the world listed as the following.

  • Sappi North America
  • Sappi South Africa Limited
  • Sappi Europe SA
  • Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sappi Lanaken NV
  • Sappi Fine Paper South Africa
  • Sappi Cloquet LLC
  • Sappi Alfeld GmbH
  • Sappi Maastricht B.V.
  • Sappi International SA
  • Sappi Ehingen GmbH
  • Sappi Papier Holding GmbH
  • Sappi Lanaken Press Paper NV
  • Sappi Nijmegen BV
  • Sappi (U.K.) Ltd.
  • Sappi Stockstadt GmbH
  • Sappi Schweiz Ag
  • Sappi Deutschland GmbH
  • PE Paper Escrow GmbH
  • Sappi Management Services (Pty) Ltd.
  • SDW Holdings Corporation
  • Sappi Fine Paper Europe
  • Sappi Finland Operations Oy
  • M-real Biberist AG
  • Sappisure Försäkrings Ab
  • Sappi Share Facilitation Company (Pty) Ltd.
  • Trenfor Trading AG
  • CN Papiervertriebs GmbH
  • Sappi Trading Pulp AG
  • Sappi Finland L Oy
  • Sappi Saiccor (Pty) Ltd.
  • Sappi’s Forest Products Division
  • Sappi Pulp Asia Limited

Sappi South Africa has a combined production capacity of 685,000 tons of paper, 665,000 tons of paper pulp and over a million tons of dissolving wood pulp (DWP) per annum. The company’s headquarters in Johannesburg manages the sub-divisions of Sappi Forests, Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging, and Sappi Dissolving Wood Pulp. A number of regional functions like finance, human resources, sales and marketing, technical and engineering as well as board functions are also based there.

Sappi Limited’s goal is to be the most profitable company in the paper, pulp and chemical cellulose sectors. The company’s goal is supported by a new global business strategy to significantly improve the company’s profitability and returns. In 2017, the company achieved all of their short-term targets and made significant strides towards their 2020Vision, which sets various aspirational targets and goals for providing enhanced rewards to all their stakeholders. The company’s 2020Vision sets out a range of medium-term targets with the end goal of substantially increasing EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) by the conclusion of the decade. Each of Sappi Limited’s regions improved its operation performance and cash generation exceeded the company’s own goals, as a result, they now have greater flexibility to increase investments in strategic growth.

Sappi Limited believes that people are the key to success. They recruit people with quality and offer professional training programmes. The company ensures life-enriching career opportunities to committed and talented individuals. The development programmes provided by Sappi have an aim to attract highly motivated and dynamic individuals with the potential to become successful leaders, not just within Sappi Southern Africa, but globally. These skills development programmes offered consist of training programmes (engineers, technician and forester), learnership programmes, and internships. They also offer bursaries and scholarships.

Sappi Learnerships

At Sappi, enthusiastic, innovative young people are given the chance to build great portfolios, get valuable work experience and receive in depth training form experts. Just like other skill development programmes provided by Sappi, this learnership programme enhances the people’s ability to link theoretical or academic learning with the practical application to the real world of business.

A lot of people mistake learnerships as internships or apprenticeships when it is actually very different from each one of the two others mentioned. Learnerships are structured learning programmes that allow people to combine both theoretical and practical elements. These courses run in partnership with various FET Colleges and lead to a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Minimum Requirements for the Enrolment in Sappi South Africa Learnerships

To enter the Sappi South Africa Learnerships, applicants must meet the following requisites.

  • A citizen of South Africa with legal ID
  • Aged between 18 and 25 years old when applying for the programme
  • Have a Grade 12 certificate
  • Passed Matric with 65% in English and 70% in both Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the application
  • Proficient in English
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a computer literate or have other applicable experience or knowledge
  • Able to work individually and in a team

How to Apply for the Sappi Learnerships

Online applications for the Sappi Leanerships are currently unavailable. Those interested in attending the Sappi Learnership programmes may contact the following e-mails to apply.

[email protected] or [email protected]

Note: Job seekers are not to send their CV and/or any application document via e-mail. Any application document e-mailed to the mentioned addresses will be automatically deleted as job seekers may only register / apply on the Careers portal.

Short-listed candidates will be notified for an interview. Candidates may be assessed to determine if they have any competency gaps and whether they are the best fit for the job prior to potential employment. Candidates are selected based on the assessment results, interview results and CV.

To learn more about the Sappi Learnerships, please visit the official website.

ArcelorMittal Learnership in Metal Production

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is an Indian multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Luxembourg. The company has annual achievable production capacity of approximately 113 million tonnes of crude steel and some 199,000 employees across 60 countries – making it the world’s leading steel and mining company, and the leader in all major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with an industrial presence in 18 countries. Also, ArcelorMittal holds the leading research and development (R&D) and technology, sizeable captive supplies of raw materials, and outstanding distribution networks.

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ArcelorMittal was established in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor, a Western European steel maker (Spain, France, and Luxemburg) by Indian-owned multinational steel maker Mittal Steel. Arcelor was the number one steel producer in Europe and Latin America which held leadership positions in its main markets; automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging as well as general industry. Arcelor was created in February 2002 by three steelmaking companies namely Aceralia, Arbed and Usinor. The company operated in four key market sectors: Flat Carbon Steel, Long Carbon Steel, and Arcelor Steel Solutions and Services. On the other hand, the Mittal Steel Company was formed in 1978 as Ispat International, which at the time was part of the Indian Steel making company Ispat Industries, and separated itself from the company in 1995. Mittal Steel was based in Rotterdam but managed from London. Prior to 2006, the year they took over Arcelor with the new company to be called ArcelorMittal, Mittal Steel had successfully acquired a number of companies that operated in the steel production industry – the International Steel Group (acquired in 2004) which was a merger four steel producers in the United States (Bethlehem Steel, ISG Weirton Steel, Acme Steel, and LTV-Steel – a merger of Republic Steel and Jones & Laughlin Steel), Ispat International (acquired in 2004) and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in Ukraine (acquired 2005).

The ArcelorMittal Group underpins ArcelorMittal South Africa as part of the world’s largest steel producer. Headquartered in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer on the African continent. It supplies over 61% of the steel used in South Africa and exports the rest to sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. The company has a depth of technical and managerial expertise and is well-known for its reputation for reliability and a sharply defined business focus, which has forged the organisation into a modern, highly competitive supplier of steel products to the domestic and global markets. Through the ArcelorMittal Group, ArcelorMittal South Africa has access to world-class research and development, best practice processes, aggressive procurement contracts and international market leverage to ensure the company remains the leading international steel industry. It also has access to leading edge technology, global skills and leadership development programmes.

ArcelorMittal South Africa’s products are categorised into flat steel products, foundry products, long steel products and tubular products. The company runs in a number of industry including agricultural, armament, automotive, bolt and nut, chains, construction, engineering, furniture and appliance, mining, packaging, piping, renewable energy, roofing and cladding, and tubing industry. The company employs nearly 9500 people at its operations in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and in the Western Cape. Their workforce contributes immeasurably to the success that ArcelorMittal enjoys and as such a key strategic initiative for ArcelorMittal is the attraction, retention and development of the human capital.

As the company is an active supporter and participant in developing the South African economy, all appointments are made in terms of the company’s Employment Equity Policy. The corporate divisions that ensure the company operates effectively as a listed company includes communications, finance, investor relations, human resources, legal, information management, sales and marketing, procurement and logistics.

ArcelorMittal Career Programmes

ArcelorMittal South Africa offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates and traineeship programmes at all the operating units, especially for the South African youngsters. The company looks for talented young people to become part of their team. They provide a wide range of opportunities at different areas of the business for those looking to work in a challenging environment. The programmes that the company provides include the Graduate-in-Training Programme, Candidate Engineer Programme, and the Candidate Technician Programme. They also offer Apprenticeship Programmes and Metal Production Learnerships.

The Apprenticeship Programme is designed to enable learners to develop and apply learned industrial standards to increase productivity, efficiency and quality, whereas the Metal Production Learnership is designed for the candidates to acquire educational training and hands-on practical application of skills.

Metal Production Learnership by ArcelorMittal South Africa

This programme is offered by ArcelorMittal South Africa to young people as an opportunity to contribute in the business sector. The duration of this programme is 40 weeks, which consists of formal classroom training and work integrated learning. Upon completion of the programme, the candidates can be appointed in an operator position depending on business needs. The learnership covers training costs and provides monthly bursary allowance.

Requirements to Apply for the ArcelorMittal Learnership Programme

In order to be selected as a learner in the Metal Production Learnership provided by ArcelorMittal South Africa, applicants must first fulfil the following minimum requirements.

  • A South African citizen with a valid ID
  • Pass Grade 12 with 45% in all Mathematics, Physical Science or N3 Engineering Science, and English. A certified copy of the certificate must be attached to the application.
  • Complete the online resume format which will be included in the application
  • Applicants must be unemployed and not attending any training and/or school
  • Physically fit
  • No experience required

Applicants will be further subjected to an interview and all successful applicants will undergo assessments required for the chosen position.

How to Apply for the ArcelorMittal Learnership Programme

If applicants feel they have met the mentioned requirements, they may visit www.arcelormittal.jonti2.co.za to register an application account, search for available opportunities and apply online. It is to be noted that applicants may only apply once for any one position.

E-mailed CVs are unacceptable, as applications can only be submitted online, unless otherwise stated in the advertisement.

Visit www.arcelormittalsa.com for more details.

Shoprite Learnership, Internship and Bursary

About Shoprite

The Shoprite Group of Companies is Africa’s largest food retailer. It was found in 1979 and is currently operating 2.843 outlets in 15 countries, scattered across the continent and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company’s headquarters are located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Shoprite Holdings Limited is a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), with secondary listings on both the Namibian and Zambian Stock Exchanges.

Shoprite Holdings Limited is an investment holding company whose combined subsidiaries constitute the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailer on the African Continent and the Indian Ocean Islands. Though the Group’s primary business is on food retailing, its offering extends to a broad range of goods and services including household products, furniture, pharmaceuticals and financial services amongst others. Shoprite Holdings Limited comprises a number of entities, which includes the Shoprite Checkers Supermarket Group, Checkers Hypers, Usave stores, furniture outlets (including OK Furniture, House and Home), Hungry Lion, MediRite pharmacies and LiquorShop. The Hungry Lion Fast Foods, though, was disclaimed and sold on July 1, 2018 when the Group lost interest in it.

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Shoprite plays a significant role in reducing unemployment rate as it had recruited over 147.000 people. The company manages to prevent job losses and help create thousands more of work opportunities despite going through tough economic times. Apart from that, the company also run food subsidies to help their communities through difficult times.

The company does not only enable access to quality consumer products and services, but also job opportunities to the communities in the countries that they serve. in offering job opportunities to the people in need of employment, the Shoprite Group focuses on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated to the Group’s culture and organisational objectives. The company offers a range of various positions in their divisional offices around Africa and the Home Office departments in Cape Town.

The Shoprite Group also offers bursary opportunities and graduate programmes for those who are willing to expertise their skills and increase their job performances. Up until today, the Group had trained over 155.000 people and invested in over 3 million training hours, conducted 1.5 million successful training interventions and rolled out an e-learning platform across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands to facilitate remote training since the Group was established.

Shoprite Learnership

A lot of people might already hear the words internship and learnership, but most people mistake those two words with one another. An internship is usually programmed for tertiary education students as one of the requisites to graduate from their studies. Internships are about giving students an opportunity to experience real-life work and measuring their readiness to start or join a career. Interns are supervised throughout the entire duration of the internship. Some interns are paid during their internship by the company or institution that they participate in, depending on the policy by the internship provider.

A learnership is another thing. A learnership is a programme that is designed to give people classroom trainings and work experience at the same time. It is a form of an on-the-job training programme that aims to develop the participants’ skills and ensuring that they are ready and have sufficient abilities to jump into the world of work. Learners in a learnership are usually given weekly or monthly stipends by the learnership providers.

In 2016, Shoprite expected to empower over 200.000 people of the young generations in Africa by conducting on-the-job training programmes in order to help those unemployed youths gain sufficient skills to enter the retail sector or to start their own business. It is until now that the company remain to strive for their missions in empowering the young generations of Africa. Therefore, trainings and tertiary educational programmes still run in the company’s system.

Participants of the programme are provided with the basic business principles to understand the financial, legal and business requirements of setting up and running a small to medium enterprise in conjunction with a large retailer.

The programme consists of 12 months classroom training and workplace experience in identifying and understanding the customers’ needs, also delivering first class inbound and outbound customer services and sales whilst remaining committed to treating customers fairly. Participants will receive weekly stipends during their time in the on-the-job training.

Requirements for Shoprite Learnership Enrolment

Individuals who are willing to increase their abilities and gain more knowledge as well as work experience to be ready to start or join a career might want to consider in joining a learnership, specifically provided by Shoprite. In order to do that, those people may need to pay attention to the following list of requirements before applying for the learnership. Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of South Africa with an Identity Document (ID)
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years old by the time they apply
  • Hold a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification (e.g. N3), with Mathematics and English
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Not be involved in academic studies when enrolling for the programme
  • Be able to operate the computer – MS. Office for the least
  • Be able to work in shifts, on weekends or on public holidays
  • Be able to attend both theoretical and practical trainings
  • Have excellent work-ethic
  • Be goal-driven and self-motivated
  • Be conscientious to details
  • Have negotiation and time management skills

How to Apply

Those who are interested to be enrolled in the Shoprite Learnership are welcome to apply online by visiting their website at www.shopriteholdings.co.za then register an account and apply according to the given procedures on the page. Another way to apply is by dialling *120*446# on the phone to then follow the prompts (network rates apply). Remember to choose one of the two mentioned ways to apply.

Send in a CV, a certified copy of ID and transcripts, and any other supporting document as proof of qualification to the Shoprite’s recruitment centres in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further recruitment stages.

Visit the Shoprite’s official website on www.shoprite.co.za for more information.

Sasol Learnerships at Secunda and Sasolburg

About Sasol

Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemical company based in Sandton, South Africa. It leverages technologies and the expertise of 31.270 people in 32 countries that work for the company. Sasol was established in 1950 in Sasolburg, South Africa and built on processes that were first developed by German chemists and engineers in the early 1900s. During the World War II, the Germans built numerous plants that provided the bulk of the fuel necessary for their military to conduct operations. Today, Sasol develops and commercialises technologies, and builds and operates world-scale facilities to produce liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.

Sasol is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa and the New York Stock Exchange in the United States. Major shareholders include the South African Government Employees Pension Fund, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC), Allan Gray Investment Counsel, Coronation Fund Managers, Investec Asset Management, and others. It is the largest corporate taxpayer in South Africa and remains one of the country’s largest investors in capital projects, skills development and technological research and development.

In the U.S., Sasol has operations in Houston, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Tucson, Arizona; and Oil City, Pennsylvania where they build a world-scale petrochemical complex. These sites manufacture the primary ingredients in detergents, personal care products, waxes and speciality products used as abrasives, catalysts, thickeners, ceramics and more.

Sasol’s new value chain-based operating model came into effect in 2014. Sasol Group is now organised into two upstream business units, three regional operating hubs, and four customer-facing strategic business units, supported by fit-to-purpose functions. The company focuses on creating value sustainably as they recognise the growing need for countries to secure supply of energy and chemicals.

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The Operating Business Units in Sasol comprise the mining division and exploration and production of oil and gas activities, focused on feed-stock supply. Sasol mining operates six coal mines that supply feed-stock for Secunda (Sasol Synfuels) and Sasolburg (Sasolburg Operations) complexes in South Africa. Some of the coals supplied to Sasol Synfuels are mainly used as gasification feed-stock, while some others are used to generate electricity. On the other hand, the coal supplied to the Sasolburg Operations is used to generate electricity and steam. Coal is also exported from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers.

The Regional Operating Hubs in Sasol includes operations in Southern Africa, North America and Eurasia. While the Southern African Operations business cluster is responsible for Sasol’s all downstream operations and related infrastructure in Southern Africa, the International Operations business cluster is responsible for Sasol’s international operations in Eurasia and North America, including its US mega-projects in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Sasol focuses on two products – energy and chemical. As for the energy business, the cluster manages the marketing and sales of all oil, gas and electricity products in Southern Africa and oversees Sasol’s international GTL (gas to liquids) ventures in Qatar, Nigeria and Uzbekistan. Meanwhile, the chemical business is divided into two niche groupings; Base Chemicals which consists of fertilisers, polymers and solvents products, and Performance Chemicals which comprises key products including surfactants, surfactants intermediates, fatty alcohols, linear alkyl benzene (LAB), short-chain linear alpha olefins, ethylene, petrolatum, paraffin waxes, synthetic waxes, creslyc acids, high-quality carbon solutions as well as high-purity and ultra-high-purity alumina and a speciality gases sub-division.

In South Africa, the chemical businesses are integrated in the Fischer-Tropsch value chain, while outside South Africa, they are operated based on backward integration into feed-stock and/or competitive market positions.

The Group Technology in Sasol manages the company’s research and development (R&D), technology innovation and management, engineering services and capital project management portfolios. Group Technology includes the following:

  • Research and Technology (R&T), which focuses on developing technologies in order to improve the value propositions and performance of Sasol’s proprietary technologies
  • Engineering and Project Services, which is accountable for delivering specialised and standardised engineering and project services across Sasol where it sets, maintains and benchmarks standards and best practices in engineering and project management.
  • Capital Projects, which provides Sasol with a capital projects organisation that balances cost with effectiveness and delivers large and demanding projects centrally, whilst providing decentralised delivery for small to medium sized projects in Southern Africa and selectively for Northern America and Eurasia. This area is also responsible in co-ordinating the capital projects management execution resource pool across Sasol.

Career Opportunities in Sasol

There is a wide range of fields in the Sasol that people can choose to work in based on their educational background and/or proficiency. Below is a list of work areas in the company.

  • Artisan, Senior Artisan, Specialist Artisan, Master Artisan
  • Technician, Technologist, Engineer
  • Foreman, Area Manager, Operations / Maintenance Manager
  • Learning Practitioner (LP), Principal LP, Learning Manager, Senior Learning Manager

Sasol Learnerships

Learnerships are learning programmes that require on the job learning supported by structured or institutional learning. The Sasol Learnerships’ purpose is to train and develop a person to become a qualified artisan according to the requirements of Chemical Industries Education and Training Authorities (CHIETA). Below are choices of areas of work to take in the Sasol Learnership programme.

  • Chemical Plant Operations (AKA Process / Production)
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Electrical operations
  • Fitting
  • Turning
  • Boiler-making
  • Welding
  • Rigging

Application Requirements for the Sasol Learnership

To be accepted in the Sasol Learnership, applicants must fulfil the following requirements.

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Provide a full N3 certificate with Mathematics, Engineering Science and Business English OR have completed a National Senior Certificate with a 40% pass in the following subjects:
  1. Technical Mathematics or Mathematics SG / HG
  2. English / Business English SG / HG
  3. Technical Science, Physical Science or Engineering Science SG / HG

 How to Apply for the Sasol Learnership

There are three main channels to apply for vacancies at Sasol. Those interested in participating in the Sasol Learnerships may register online at Sasol’s official website www.sasol.com > Careers > Africa, United States and International. Once the account is registered, applicants will receive an email from the system that consist a link to activate the account. Click on the account activation link then proceed on the application.