Grindrod Internship Programme for 2016
We believe in employing people with integrity, who recognise opportunities and thrive in an entrepreneurial culture, people who revel in achieving worthwhile goals and care about the communities in which they operate.
Graduate Internship Programme Qualifying Criteria
Interns must be proactive self-starters and results driven.
In addition, the following skills and knowledge are critical:
- Good academic results
- Good communication skills
- Strong analytical ability
- Computer literacy
In order to qualify in any one of the disciplines listed below, Interns must hold a completed Education of Higher Learning qualification not more than two years old, or be in their third year of study, and require workplace experience.
- Logistics/Supply Chain management
- Computer science/IT
- Environmental/Sustainability studies
- Human Resources
The above list is not exhaustive and other qualifications may be considered in accordance with the business needs.
Graduate Internship Programme addresses the specific needs of the business and caters for the career development needs of the Interns.
Grindrod endeavours to place Interns in roles aligned to their academic background and career interests.
Each Intern is assigned to a Business Unit with a Sponsor/Line Manager and an HR Representative to provide support with integration from student life to corporate environment. A mentor is also assigned as additional support for advice and acts as a sounding board for all career advancement needs/opportunities for the Intern.
Graduate Internship programme encompasses training, specifically designed to support new Interns, allowing them to succeed in Grindrod’s diverse business environment.
Interns are taken through a 12-month development programme that provides valuable insight into the working world of Grindrod, as well as a strong foundation for further development.
Interns are supported by internal/external training programmes, and practical experience will be gained through the program duration.
The Programme commences in February each year and runs for 12 months.
In selecting Interns, due consideration is given to candidates from previously disadvantaged groups.
Grindrod’s strategic aspirations ultimately lie in the hands of its people. Highly motivated teams of professional and skilled employees are paramount to the success of each of its companies.
Essential ingredients for Grindrod’s success include a safe working environment where employees are treated with dignity and respect, where communication is open, honest and courteous, where ethical standards are high and where equity is a reality.
Closing Date: 30 September 2015
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