Eskom provides electricity that is generated, and distributed via their multiple power plants. Not only do they provide for about 95% of the power usage in South Africa, but moreover they also deliver approximately 45% of the power usage in Africa.
Eskom offers services to all industries, commercial, residential as well as agricultural and mining. They are currently building additional plants, laying new power lines and more to meet the demands. They are focused on improvement along with strengthening their core business.
Eskom offers a diversity of opportunities for all, their internships is only one of the many programs they have available. They are committed to offering high-quality educational programs. With these, they aim to improve the skills, over and above the expertise that is required for success. Eskom internships are usually for a period of 18 months. During this period, candidates will also receive a monthly stipend.
Candidates will gain great workplace exposure, experience expanded via skills transfer while learning from greatly qualified members of Eskom.
Eskom Internships Available
Eskom has a variety of fields available each year, here are some that may be of interest to you, depending on your career path:
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- Development Studies
- Material Science
- Chemical Technology
- Research Management
- Research Support
Applications are accepted yearly for a variety of internships with Eskom. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Candidates will also be required to have the following:
- Matric with technical exemption
- English with a 50% pass rate
- Mathematics with a 60% pass rate
- Physical Science with a 60% pass rate
- An average of 60% pass rate
- Computer literate
- Be self-motivated and a team player
- Flexibility with a commitment to learning, but moreover willingness to work
- National diploma
- Driver’s License
- Own vehicle will be to the candidate’s advantage
- Previously disadvantage candidates are also invited to apply
Please also include the following:
- Up to date curriculum vitae
- Copy of driver’s license (certified)
- Copy of ID (certified)
- Copy of highest qualification (certified)
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 Eskom website for opportunities as they arise.
After completion of the application, shortlisted candidates will be contacted and an interview may be scheduled with such individuals.
The closing dates vary, depending on the position as well as the need of Eskom each year. Some Eskom Internships open with the start of each year and usually close around the end of July each year. Others open the middle of the year and close the end of October.
They do not accept any late entries, so be sure to have your application in on time. Do not forget to include all documentation and complete all fields of the application.