Grindrod: Graduate / Internship Programme 2018 – 2019
August 11, 2014 Graduate Programme

Grindrod invites applications for their Graduate Internship Programme. The programme commences in February 2017 and runs for 12 months. Grindrod’s Talent Strategy is driven by the need to provide the business with a constant and consistent pipeline of skilled individuals to ensure continuity, sustainability and profitability. The programme is intended to act as a vital talent-acquisition component through which the strategic imperative can be achieved.

Grindrod is a global business represented in more than 37 countries and is uniquely positioned to service Africa trade flows. Grindrods business is all about moving cargo byroad, rail, sea and air, providing integrated logistical and specialised services en route.

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. In selecting Interns, due consideration is given to candidates from previously disadvantaged groups.

Programme Structure

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.

How to apply

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