Dube do! SEZ opens internship programme to unemployed graduates
05 February 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202017808
DUBE TradePort’s Internship and In-Service Training Programme is once again seeking applications from graduates seeking to gain valuable work experience at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
The SEZ has operations that cover several sectors and specialisations, including town planning, infrastructure development and construction, environmental management, cargo and logistics, finance, investor relations and a range of other support activities.
“We have opened our facilities to graduates, allowing them to gain hands-on experience from the pool of industry experts and specialists that Dube TradePort SEZ employs across its various businesses,” said Solomon Nkosi, Corporate Social Investment Project Leader at Dube TradePort Corporation.
Close to 200 interns and trainees have benefited from the programme since 2013. During the course of 2019, the SEZ hosted 47 interns, the highest number of interns hosted at one time since the inception of the programme. “Of these, 20% have since secured permanent employment,” Nkosi added.
The programme targets unemployed graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 years with no or limited work experience within their chosen profession. Applicants must have completed their tertiary qualification, or require experiential learning to complete their qualification.
The12 to 24-month development programme is designed to equip candidates with essential knowledge and skills and is hosted within the various business units operated by Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone.
The applications window opened on 2 February and closes on 28 February 2020.
Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone can accommodate graduates within the following fields of study:
• Human Resources Management
• Public Management/Administration
• Social Sciences
• Fleet Management
• Occupational Health and Safety/Quality Management
• Accounting/Financial Management
• Supply Chain Management
• Contracts Management
• Aviation and Logistics
• Civil Engineering
• Town Planning
• Quantity Surveying
• Geographic Information System
• Environmental Management
• Agricultural Science/Engineering
• Water Quality/Testing
• Tissue Culture Laboratory
• Network and Data Centre Management
• Information Technology
• Maintenance/Property Operations
• Marketing/Graphic Design/Journalism/Public Relations
A link to the online application portal is available on Dube TradePort Corporation’s website, under the “Company Profile” tab and “Career Opportunities” page: