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Mimecast Graduate Programme 2018

This role will provide an exciting challenge for a world class individual who wants to stand out in an entrepreneurial environment. Apply for Mimecast’s 2018 program today.

About Mimecast

Founded in 2003 in London by Peter Bauer and Neil Murray, Mimecast is a Nasdaq Listed business with 10 offices around the globe including Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Boston, San Francisco, Jersey, Chicago, Dallas and Melbourne.


Mimecast is a truly multinational business with a wide array of opportunities for the right people.

We understand that success is built on our people and therefore we take hiring very seriously. Only people that represent our passion, energy and commitment to the big picture will be considered for a rare spot in this company that is genuinely going somewhere and fast.

To ensure continued accelerated growth we are looking for brilliant graduates to join our super charged Team where your energy and commitment will have a direct effect on your own value creation.

To be successful you need to be excited by the opportunity to apply your progressive knowledge and thinking as well as by the opportunity to continually stretch and learn. You will not be ‘a number’ so with that comes greater responsibility and commitment. Be ready to operate at full capacity!

The Mimecast Graduate Programme 2018

The Mimecast Graduate Program extends 12 months and aims to provide young talented graduates with an opportunity to receive the best start in their careers in one of the most progressive Cloud technology companies in the country.

We are looking for an ambitious, go-getter, who wants to hit the ground running and learn the ins and outs of their prospective future careers by giving them a hand’s on approach. With 10% of our work force being part of our Graduate Program, this is a great opportunity to develop yourself with scarce skills in the world of Technology!

During the course of the 12 month program you will focus initially on core skills training to develop the personal and professional skills needed to establish yourself within the Mimecast community. Thereafter, you will progress into the relevant division in which you have been appointed, where you will have a dedicated mentor, ready to groom and guide you in your first year of work.

Brief Role Description:


As a Mimecast Graduate Sales Engineer (SE) you will assist the SE team with providing a sales enablement function mapping Mimecast’s product suite to Customers business and technical requirements in a seamless, easy and uninterrupted way. Based in our Sandton office, this position is a technical pre-sales role supporting the sales activities of our Middle East and Africa sales, CX and channel teams. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic professional with in-depth technical abilities as well as some commercial acumen and at least a basic understanding of cyber security. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start a career in a pre-sales or technical role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to Sales Engineering best practice knowledge base
  • Contribute to and deepen organizational security knowledge
  • Contribute to customer acquisition case studies
  • Contribute to product evangelism initiatives (build presentations, white papers etc)
  • Collation and reporting on team generated data
  • Involvement and co-ordination of SE projects
  • Assist with technical and administrative aspects of trials, proofs of concept implementation and reporting
  • Collation and reporting on email security risk assessments
  • Assist with administration of business support systems relevant to presales
  • Mimecast certifications and experience on our internal software and processes

Essential Qualification/s:

The successful graduates must have completed the following in the last 2 years:

  • Degree or diploma in IT
  • Preferably a post graduate degree in a relevant field such as Computer Science or Information Systems

Essential Personal Characteristics:

  • Composed
  • Strategic
  • Analytical
  • Task driven
  • Goal oriented
  • Ambitious;
  • Tenacious;
  • Energetic and enthusiastic;
  • Goal and solutions orientated;
  • Passionate about Technology;
  • Passionate about learning and self-development;
  • Resilient;
  • Adaptable and flexible;
  • Well spoken;
  • Professional and presentable;
  • Curious and problem solving


Location: Sandton

Only completed applications submitted to the graduates@mimeast.co.za will be considered. A completed application must include: CV; completed application form; ID, Qualifications and Academic Transcripts.

Graduates over the age of 25 years and/or graduates who have not completed their relevant degree or diploma in the last 2 years will not be eligible for the programme.

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Sales Graduate Programme Opportunity at P&G 2018

P&G has been proudly serving the consumer needs of South Africa since 1995 out of our locations in Sandton & our Plant in Spartan Kempton Park.


Our team of 300 serves South Africa with our leading brands (including Ariel, Pampers, Always, Gillette, Pantene, Vicks, and Oral B), and our community engagement campaigns.

Do you want to be in the driving seat to sell our global leadership brands? Are you intrigued by the idea to build long-term business relationships with our customers?

Then our Sales Graduate Program is the right place to kick-start your career & leadership development.

Who we are:

The Sales department leads the collaboration with our customers and develops strategic selling concepts and activities to grow our business and the customers’ sales. We work with our customers, whether in stores, retailers, headquarters, influencers or end-users, to align strategies and exchange capabilities, competencies and assets. The common objective is that both companies achieve greater turnover, market share and profitability than they could have achieved separately.

Your Role:

The Sales Graduate Program will enable you to influence P&G’s customer’s decisions in critical business areas by using conceptual selling techniques and data-based presentations. This involves developing product ranging, shelving, pricing and promotion strategies, based on consumer shopping behavior insights. Graduates will be trained to Lead, Sell, and Win by designing business plans which will deliver sales & market share objectives and help customers develop programs which will build their business & ours.

What we offer:

We guarantee you responsibilities from day 1 and to have the full ownership of the projects.
Your manager will coach you and will ensure you get a dedicated training program, including some days with our Sales force.
The Sales Graduate program is the best way to start building your career at P&G. Our career paths are based on promotion from within: all our Commercial Sales Directors have started their career on the field!

We are looking for:

  • Graduates (minimum Bachelors’ degree) from a reputed institute with 0-1 years of working experience
  • business mindset and willingness to get involved in a leading group with a recognized internal promotion policy
  • Fluency in English
  • Capacity to work autonomously towards common sales objectives
  • South African Citizenship
  • Valid driver’s license
Location: Sandton


Just so you know:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our mission of Diversity and Inclusion is: “Everyone valued. Everyone included. Everyone performing at their peak”.

Fin24 Internship Opportunity 2018

Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division, 24.com, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications.
24.com is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly.
Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Fin24 requires an intern at its Johannesburg Bureau with solid content producing skills, displaying a passion for business news and the digital media. He/she will be responsible for producing and editing content for the Fin24 website, as well as help research stories for the site.

Minimum Requirements

– A relevant tertiary qualification is a requirement; journalism or economics will be an advantage.
– The ability to communicate well is a necessity.
– Must have a sound understanding and knowledge of the digital medium and an understanding of how to deliver online content in the SA environment.

Skills & Competencies

– Must have a keen interest in and a good knowledge of current affairs, business and economic news
– Must have a passion for online media.
– Must have some understanding of company results and relevant economic data.
– Must have good language, writing and editing skills
– Must be versatile, flexible and adaptable to change
Must be able to perform under pressure, with short turn-around times
– Must have a nose for news and eye for spotting unique stories
– Must have a passion for learning new skills in a busy environment and working unusual hours.

Duties & Responsibilities

– Help write original content relevant to Fin24.com’s audience.
– Drawing up a schedule of company results, and writing on the results if needed.
– Liaising with users and building a vibrant online community.
– Writing up and following up on press releases.
– Takes responsibility for quality of content and general appearance of the site.
– Help identify and drive user-generated content
– Assist editor with new story ideas and respond creatively to breaking news.
– Assist in the management of the website, including maintenance and site improvements.
– Help build Fin24.com’s multimedia strategy.
Closing Date: 21 January 2018

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

In terms of our employment equity policy, preference will be given to candidates from designated groups, including people with disabilities.

Venture Otto SA Internship Opportunity 2018

Venture Otto SA (Pty) Ltd was established in 1997 and initially focused mainly on the production of automotive components, but has since expanded into other markets such as engineering and construction; renewable energies; aircraft building and refurbishment; industrial & commercial cleaning services and high-tech modular housing.



We believe in: “Having fun being the best” and our key strengths to be our: Global footprint, manufacturing capabilities using different technologies, financial strength, Logistics and quality systems and JIT (Just in Time) delivery capabilities.

Venture believes that customer satisfaction, operational and employee growth brings about profitability.

Venture in South Africa consists of 10 different facilities, employing many people.

Venture is offering internships opportunities to unemployed graduates for the academic year 2018 at our Prospecton, Durban Plant in KZN.

The internship programme provides opportunities to graduates to gain practical experience which augments their theoretical studies under the guidance of more experienced professionals.

The graduates will receive a monthly stipends during their placement.

Candidates must be unemployed South African graduate aged between 20–26 years, have completed a degree/ national diploma (NQF 6) or Honours degree or a Master degree in the below mentioned fields of study from accredited institutions of higher learning.

  • PRODUCTION / PLANNING
  • LOGISTICS
  • QUALITY
  • FINANCE
  • HUMAN RESOURCES
  • PROCUREMENT
  • HEALTH & SAFETY

REQUIREMENTS:

• A three-year tertiary qualification (NQF 6 / NQF 7) in the above-mentioned fields.
• Only applicants who have completed their Degree or National Diploma need apply.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates; however, the Company’s Employment Equity.

Skills Development and BBBEE plan will apply.

Applicants must forward a comprehensive CV, attaching certified copies of ID, Matric certificate, academic qualification with academic transcripts to email : careers@venture-sa.co.za.

Location: Durban


CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2018

If you receive no notification regarding this application within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

EE Internship Opportunity 2018

Equal Education’s Junior Organiser (JO) Internship Programme is for young people who are passionate about being leaders within and outside of their communities. Through the program, aspiring young activists develop leadership, facilitation, community organising and communication skills.

During the internship, JO’s will be involved in running Youth Groups; youth group is our main platform for engaging and developing equalizers.

The work of a JO will entail: working with a team of facilitators, building strong relationships in communities and schools, participating in and assisting with campaigns.
Participants must be energetic, hard-working, self-motivated and team players who are able to adapt to a fast-changing environment,

The 2018 JO Internship Programme entails the following:

  • It is a one year, full-time, paid internship based in the Youth Department.
  • Meeting with school and community members to build relationships and involve them in our work.
  • Each JO will be an integral part of youth groups, which includes working with a team of facilitators and ensuring that logistics around youth groups are taken care of.
  • Political Education, Leadership Development, and other training workshops.
  • Representing EE on public and private platforms.
  • Office hours are 9-5pm. However, JOs work flexible hours (late evenings and weekends).

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Must be between ages of 18 – 27.
  • Post school youth who have relevant experience in facilitating or working with school pupils.
  • Are able to commit 100% of your time to the organisation. Successful applicants must be able to start the programme full-time on 1 February 2018.
Characteristics we are looking for include:

  • Leadership
  • Ability to work hard and focus
  • Maturity
  • Dedication
  • Passion
  • Responsibility
  • Creativity
  • Communication skills
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Punctuality
  • Problem solving techniques.

Download the application form here.

Deadline: 25 January, 5pm

Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through analysis and activism.

Imperial Internship Opportunity 2018

Imperial Holdings Limited is a JSE listed South African-based holding company, employing over 49 000 people in 33 mainly African and Eurozone countries, operating exclusively in the logistics and vehicle sectors.



Interns are recruited annually from various tertiary institutions for participation in a structured Internship Programme. The rationale behind the programme is to increase skills within the company as well as the industry.

This programme also addresses succession planning and transformation objectives. This is a generic structured programme that assist companies to expose and develop the interns.
The internship programme is a 12 month programme and permanent employment upon the completion of the programme can not be guaranteed.
This is a Internship – Industrial Engineering.

Specific Role Responsibilities
o This Intern would be expected to assist in the collation and analysis of data from multiple sources. They should have the ability to analyze data and turn this into information able to be shared amongst peers and dealers.
o The Intern would accompany the BDM’s on local (Gauteng) dealership visits and assist in business management at dealer level covering all aspects of sales and operations within the dealership environment.
o The Intern would also be expected to assist with the management, planning and operations of dealer specific events and meetings and attend such meetings with the ability to contribute and to perform an administrative tasks associated with these meetings and events.
Qualifications and Experience
• Industrial Engineering Degree
Skills and Personal Attributes
• Good computer skills
• Good communication skills
• Good interpersonal Skills
• Initiative and creative problem solving skills
Closing Date: 22 January 2018
Location: East Rand


We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible.
Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals

Takealot.com BI Internship Opportunity 2018

At takealot.com we firmly believe that the people with the best people win. And we plan on winning. So if you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to hear from you.


takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly curious BI Intern to join our team in Cape Town, for a period of 3 months.

This internship will give you a massive advantage in pursuing a career in Business Intelligence and a great starting point for a career in Data Science or even Machine Learning.

We’re a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity, to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you’re prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform data extraction using SQL or other methods from numerous data sources
  • Perform data analyses to address complex business questions
  • Partake in team projects, which will include learning and understanding the business processes, as well as how to design a technical solution/application
  • Identify areas where we can use technology to make processes more efficient
  • Assist with designing and developing QlikView models to help business leaders in their decision making
  • Translate massive data sets into actionable business results

Attributes required:

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to learn and an ability and desire to teach oneself
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or any other similar qualification (Honours preferred)
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python and/or a BI Reporting tool will be advantageous

The Environment:

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
  • thinks like an owner of the business
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities, to apply.

IkamvaYouth Internship Opportunity 2018

IkamvaYouth equips learners from disadvantaged communities with the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to access tertiary education and/or employment opportunities once they matriculate. IkamvaYouth aims to increase the collective skill level of the population, to grow the national knowledge base, and to replicate success in more communities.


A non-profit organisation (established in 2003 and formally registered in 2004) with branches in five provinces in South Africa, IkamvaYouth currently operates in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, North West and the Eastern Cape.
While learners enroll at IkamvaYouth when they are in grades 9, 10 and 11, the programme’s success is ultimately determined by the number of grade 12 learners who access tertiary institutions and/or employment-based learning opportunities when they matriculate.
Currently fewer than 10% of South African youth access higher education (SAIRR, 2009) of which only a fraction come from township or rural communities.

IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint an intern Finance, to be based in Pretoria.

Duration: 6 Months

Responsibilities:

  • IY Asset Register and Insurance Tracking
  • Support development and tracking of IY’s asset register (ensuring that it is updated as assets are purchased and disposed of)
  • Ensure outdated and nonexistence assets are removed from the insurance policy in consultation with Technology coordinator
  • Assist the branch staff to update their Asset register as there are movements
  • Day to day Operations Support
  • Maintain a record of all IY Accounts with various service providers e.g. Insurance, phone accounts etc
  • Assist with the double checking if all the cost centres have uploaded the relevant supporting documents (receipts, invoices, learner, tutor and staff reimbursement on drop box
  • Assist with account balance reconciliations monthly for various account
  • Support internal Branch Audits
  • Ad-hoc support to the Finance team as needs arise
  • Help address finance -related queries from IY branch and national staff
  • Provide support to the Finance manager as needed

Requirements:

  • Degree / Diploma
  • Minimum one year administration experience
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Computer literate
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • A can do attitude

To apply, submit CV and a cover letter to careers@ikamvayouth.org with the subject heading clearly marked “Intern Finance’’

Opportunity closing date: Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Should you not hear receive a response by two weeks, you may consider your application unsuccessful

For more about Ikamva Youth, refer to www.ikamvayouth.org

Research Interns at AMEC 2018

Established in 1998, the Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) aims to foster, produce and disseminate the highest quality of research on the Middle East, to maintain public discussion and to help shape the public discourse on issues related to the Middle East. Amec’s research includes relations between Africa and the Middle East.


AMEC engages in funded research on the contemporary Middle East, and accepts research commissions from government, business, academia, non-governmental organisations, and community-based organisations.

AMEC seeks to appoint two Research Interns, to be based in Johannesburg.

The interns will be provided with the opportunity to gain work experience in a research environment, and will be given stipends to cover their expenses. Internship programme will range from three to six months.

Requirements:

  • Students who are either in the final year of their undergraduate studies or have just graduated in International Relations, Political science or related field of study
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a post-graduate degree
  • Research and writing skills
  • Motivated, analytically rigorous, thorough and reliable
  • Verbal and written communication skills and ability to engage at all levels
  • Report writing skills and an analytical approach
  • Fluency in English
Closing date: Friday, 19 January, 2018

To apply, submit a detailed CV, motivation letter to Nazlie@amec.org.za

Your motivation letter should explain why you want to work for AMEC, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the role.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more about Afro-Middle East Centre, refer to www.amec.org.za

Events and Communications internship at AMEC 2018

Established in 1998, the Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) aims to foster, produce and disseminate the highest quality of research on the Middle East, to maintain public discussion and to help shape the public discourse on issues related to the Middle East. Amec’s research includes relations between Africa and the Middle East.



AMEC engages in funded research on the contemporary Middle East, and accepts research commissions from government, business, academia, non-governmental organisations, and community-based organisations.

The Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) is a research institute established in 1998 to conduct research mainly on the Middle East and North Africa region. The institute activities include publications, conferences, seminars, and other events, and production of policy recommendations.

AMEC seeks to appoint Events and Communications Intern, based in Johannesburg.

The interns will be provided with the opportunity to gain work experience in a research environment, and will be given stipends to cover their expenses. Internship programme will range from three to six months.

Requirements:

  • Students who are either in the final year of their undergraduate studies, or have just graduated in Communications, Public relations, Graphic design or related field of study
  • Public relations and communication skills
  • Acquainted with social media platforms
  • Website management and graphic design will be an advantage
  • Motivated, analytically rigorous, thorough and reliable
  • Verbal and written communication skills and ability to engage at all levels
  • Fluency in English
Closing date: Friday, 19 January, 2018



To apply, submit a detailed CV, motivation letter to Nazlie@amec.org.za

Your motivation letter should explain why you want to work for AMEC, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the role.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more about Afro-Middle East Centre, refer to www.amec.org.za