Transnet Sector Specific Learnerships

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Training programmes are available for unemployed youth who are looking for jobs working for Transnet at ports and terminals in operations management. These sector specific programmes are open for applications now.



Transnet is recruiting for unemployed young people to fill the position of Sector Specific Trainee at the Ports operations.

The trainee will report to the Operations Manager and must be able to work at height.

Position Title : Sector Specific Trainee
Employee Group : Trainee
Department : People Mgmt
Location : Durban
Reporting To : Operations Manager
Grade Level : SSTFT
Reference Number : 203530

Position Purpose:

The purpose of the Training Programme is to develop a pipeline for key roles within Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) through a structured 12-month training programme. The programme seeks to place Learners in specific areas within TPT according to their academic background, career aspirations and business requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any
suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.

Position outputs:

Follow a structured training programme
• Undergo performance reviews and assessments
• Perform all duties as contained in his/her development programme,
as well as which he/she may reasonably be required to perform by Transnet Port Terminals.
Qualifications & Experience:
• Grade 12 / Matric or NQF Level 4 Equivalent - Incumbent to be based at TPT Saldanha Terminal.
• Completed Certificate programme (logistics, operations management, or related) will be an advantage


• Time management.
• Interpersonal skills and relationship building.
• Conflict management and resolution.
• Effective writing skills.
• Self-motivated.
• Attention to detail.
• Service orientated.
• Can-do-attitude.
• Integrity.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Computer literacy.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Packages.
• Ability to multi-task.



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