SARS: Human Resources (HR) Graduate Trainees x6

Location – Pretoria Gauteng (South Africa)
Salary – Market Related 
Closing Date:  11 September 2014

Development Programme entry level position at South African Revenue Service in the Government & Local Government (Government) industry.

SARS seeks to enrol qualified individuals in the Human Resources Division (Remuneration and Benefits, Employee Services and HR Business Resource Services):

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Amongst others, the purpose of Remuneration and Benefits division is to develop and maintain a consistently fair, competitive and tax effective remuneration package structure, Develop and recommend remuneration and benefits policies, including incentives and recognition awards, Maintain and administer a consistent and impersonal job evaluation system, which determines the ranking, competencies and value of each job in terms of remuneration level.

Employee Services:

  • The Employee Service provides a centralised service to SARS and its employees that is Cost-efficient, Rapid and Reliable, Keeping the basics right so that business can get on with “Core Business”. The Employee Service unit is responsible for a comprehensive HR Administration & Payroll service on a centralised basis.

HR Business Resource Services:

  • Business Resource Services serves as the face of the HR division, its activities permeate the whole of HR and beyond, and consequently its value can be measured according to the continuous interface within the individual HR Business units and other external stakeholders to HR.
  • The purpose of this unit is to provide seamless support to the broader HR business units with products and services that will enable the HR division to operate optimally in order to deliver on its mandate.

The Graduate Development Programme of SARS is a 24 months programme (fixed terms) where you will be introduced to a broad spectrum of learning experience while developing generalist and specialist fields.

At the end of the development programme, trainees who successfully meet SARS’s recruitment requirements will be considered permanent appointment.

Only online applications through the SARS online recruitment process will considered.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric
  • BCom in Human Resources
  • South African Citizens
  • Not more than 6 months of work experience
  • Currently not participating in Graduate programme/Learnership


  • Matric
  • BCom in Human Resources

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • Self-driven
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to perform under stress
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer focused
  • Analytical Skills
  • Strong organisational Skills
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Attention to detail

Employment Equity

The Employment Equity policy of SARS will be considered as part of the recruitment and selection process. For statistical purposes, please indicate your Equity status (race, gender and disability) on your CV.People with Disability are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an oath of secrecy, pre-employment screening and or vetting, and a declaration of private interest. The appointment is also subject to appropriate reference(s) and security clearance if applicable.

Putting our people first is an integral part of SARS business strategy. In support of this and our ongoing evolution towards becoming the best employee-centric employer in South Africa, our Human Resources strategy aims to create a high performing environment for our people by role modelling and embedding the right behaviours and values.

Please note that Recruiters may delete or expire jobs at any time

Unfortunately this position is now closed.

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