The SEF Graduate Programme is a 12 month training and development programme aimed at recent graduates with a commitment to the elimination of poverty and a passion for changing the world.
Successful candidates will be in a 6 month rotational programme, which will give them the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in all the departments of the organisation. These include Operations, Administrations, Finance, Quality and Compliance, Training, Human Resources, Research and Development and Information Technology.
During the second half of the Graduate Programme, the successful candidates will be assigned to one of the departments, based on their professional interests and the organisation’s needs. This will assure relevant practical exposure to a specific department and allow the candidate to strengthen applicable and useful skills to cover future roles within the organisation.
- University degree or Advanced Diploma in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Bcom Commerce, Development Studies, Statistics, Auditing, Human Resources, Bachelor of Science, International Relations and IT.
- Strong academic record-average of 65% throughout the course
- Passion for and commitment to poverty alleviation; engagement in community work is a plus;
- Enthusiastic, resourceful, motivated, self-starter, fast-learner;
- Good written, verbal and presentation skills (in English);
- Open-minded, culturally sensitive, and eager to learn and contribute;
- Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
- Microsoft Office Package
- The ability to prioritise and multi-task
- Leadership skills
- South African not more than 35 years old
Hear from our Graduates
Zinhle, Graduate 2016
In my graduate year, it was amazing to move to a small town and play a part in improving people’s lives in the process. I am grateful for the opportunity. SEF is continually developing better ways to improve their client’s lives, and that is truly inspiring to me.
The most interesting aspect of my graduate experience was being given the opportunity to work on projects that challenged me and that allowed me to learn something new. Working at SEF, you will always have something to learn!
Nteseng, Graduate 2017
Working at SEF has been my greatest achievement thus far. I was granted an opportunity to learn and develop my knowledge through exposure to different departments, which gave me an understanding of the organisation and how it works to alleviate the burden of poverty in South Africa. This rotational graduate programme helped me to discover my strengths and the role where I fit best in the organisation.
I have always wanted to help people to maximize their potential and improve their lives. At SEF, I’ve found an organisation which shares my passion and helps to make it a reality.
Oratile, Graduate 2018
As someone who gains considerable satisfaction from helping and empowering others, I couldn’t have found a more fitting placement than SEF’s graduate programme. It was extremely gratifying to be entrusted with the level of responsibilities that I was assigned, as well as to be given the leeway to put forward ideas and pursue meaningful projects, as it was an exciting learning experience and an opportunity to develop personally and professionally. My graduate year was an invaluable experience that granted me the opportunity to put my passion for humanitarianism into practice. The knowledge I have gained, the friendships I have made, the progress I have seen and the success stories I have heard of empowered and uplifted women, have made this a truly fulfilling journey.
How to apply
Applications open on March 1st each year.
To apply: Email your CV, Cover Letter and Academic Transcript to HRmanager@sef.co.za