Transnet Internships Programme

Transnet delivers internationally as well as nationally.  It is a state owned entity, owned in totality by the South African Government.  It is seen as the custodian of pipelines, railways as well as ports.  They aid in the growth of the economy, while also providing healthy competitiveness.  They deliver trustworthy freight and transport services to all sectors, satisfying customer needs.

Transnet is known to be the largest freight delivering network in South Africa, providing quality services to all its residents.  It moves cargo through the ports, then via train or road to each destination locally, and then additionally also ship’s cargo to international ports.

The company works according to the highest standards, delivering goods, efficiently, safely and reliably to all corners of South Africa.  Their internship is devised to promote skilled workmanship to support the economical growth of the country.  They offer positions as their demands rise.  Some of these are as short as 12 months, where others can even go up to 4 years.

Transnet Internships Available

Transnet offers a variety of fields each year, here are some that may be of interest to you, depending on your desired career path:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering ( Heavy Current)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy (Physical)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Protection Officer
  • Aircraft Artisan

Requirements

Applications are accepted yearly for a variety of internships to fill opening that rise within Transnet.  Grade 12 learners, those studying further as well as Graduates are all welcome to apply, within their fields of openings.

Candidates will also be required to have the following:

  • Candidates must hold a valid Matric certificate
  • Must have a level 5 for Physical Science
  • Must have a level 5 for Mathematics
  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must hold a valid ID book/card
  • Candidates must pass a fitness evaluation
  • Candidates must pass a medical examination
  • Candidates must pass a Psychometrical test
  • Candidates with a degree or diploma within the selected discipline
  • Candidates must be MS as well as computer literate
  • Must be proficient in English (read, write & speak)
  • Candidates must not hold any kind of criminal record

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.  Ensure you attach all relevant certified documentation to your application, in addition to a curriculum vitae.  The curriculum vitae should reflect your expertise, competencies along with your skills and interests.

Application

Internships online applications processes are made available during the year.  There are multiple sites where applications can be made, however it is recommended to regularly check on the Transnet Webpages for any developments during the year.

There are a couple of different forms for communication and acquiring information regarding their Internships, here are some of those:

Fax: 011 – 774 9235

E-mail: recruitment.tcp@transnet.net

The closing dates for internships differ, depending on the current need within Transnet.

Most open with the start of each year, however closing dates can be from March to September.  They also have some open in the middle of the year and close the following year January.

Thus it is highly recommended to make regular checks on their website for such openings.  Please note that if you have not had any correspondence within 30 days of closing date, your application was unsuccessful.

Transnet receives a vast amount of application each year, consequently they cannot respond to all, but only those who have qualified.

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