The Rand Refinery is excited to announce its 18-month Rand Refinery Graduate Internship aimed at fostering young talent. Located in the bustling East Rand of Johannesburg, this program offers a unique opportunity to work for Africa’s largest refiner, smelter, and fabricator of precious metals.

Rand Refinery Graduate Internship Details

  • Reference Number: COMMGRAD24
  • Type of Employment: Fixed Term Contract (18 Months)
  • Grade: B-Lower
  • Division: Graduate Programme
  • Closing Date: 8 April 2024

About Rand Refinery

Established in 1920, Rand Refinery stands as a beacon of excellence in the precious metals industry. With a rich heritage rooted in integrity, honesty, and excellence, the refinery has played a pivotal role in adding value to the African economy. By refining raw materials into valuable products and evaluating and recovering precious metals, Rand Refinery has refined over 130,000 kg – 150,000 kg of mined gold from Africa, contributing significantly to the continent’s monetisation of gold.

Why Choose the Rand Refinery Graduate Internship

Embarking on the Rand Refinery Graduate Internship Programme is more than starting a new job—it’s stepping into a legacy. With over a hundred years in the gold refining industry, Rand Refinery stands as a symbol of excellence and a pivotal contributor to the gold industry. This programme isn’t just about building your career; it’s an invitation to become part of a historic journey.

Here’s what makes this opportunity stand out:

  • Hands-On Experience: Immerse yourself in an environment that’s carefully structured to nurture and develop emerging talent. You’ll gain practical experience that’s not just about the tasks you perform but about understanding the essence of the industry.
  • Mentorship: Benefit from the wisdom and guidance of experienced mentors who are committed to your professional growth. Regular feedback and supportive insights will be a cornerstone of your development.
  • Work-Readiness Training: Beyond the technical skills, equip yourself with the comprehensive abilities needed to excel in the commercial sector. The programme focuses on providing you with the tools and knowledge to thrive in your career.


  • Educational Background: Applicants must possess a completed Matric qualification along with one of the following with an overall average of 75%:
    • BCom in SCM/Logistics Management
    • Bachelor of Laws
    • BCom in Finance/Economics
    • Honours Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology
    • BCom Honours in Finance/Management Accounting
    • BTech./National Diploma in IT (with a focus on Networks and Data Analytics)

How to Apply

Embarking on the application process for the Rand Refinery Commercial Graduate Programme is your first step towards an enriching career journey. To ensure your application stands out and meets all the requirements, follow these crucial steps and guidelines meticulously:

Note: It is imperative to have an overall academic average of 75% to qualify for this programme.

Required Documents

Your application must include the following documents, meticulously prepared and attached:

  • 2-Page CV: Concisely highlight your academic achievements, work experience (if any), skills, and extracurricular activities that make you a perfect fit for this programme.
  • Certified Copy of Your ID Document: This is to verify your identity and ensure you meet the legal employment criteria.
  • Certified Copy of Your Matric Qualification: Your matriculation certification serves as a baseline educational requirement.
  • Certified Copies of Both Your Academic Record and Qualification(s): These documents validate your tertiary educational accomplishments and your academic prowess.
  • MS Excel Spreadsheet: This spreadsheet will serve as a tool to confirm your cumulative aggregate achieved over all the years of study. This is a crucial component of your application, and failing to include this document will result in your application not being considered.

Guidelines for Completing the MS Excel Spreadsheet

Completing the MS Excel spreadsheet is a detailed process that requires accuracy and attention to detail. Follow these steps to ensure your spreadsheet accurately reflects your academic achievements:

  1. Module Names and Percentages: Start by adding all module names (courses) you have taken, along with the percentages achieved for each qualification attained. This includes all module percentages for National Diploma, BTech./Advanced Diploma, Honours/Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree/MTech.
  2. Count of Modules Completed: Tally the total number of modules you have completed throughout all your tertiary qualifications. This comprehensive count will play a significant role in calculating your overall academic average.

Remember, the MS Excel spreadsheet is not just a formality but a pivotal component of your application that showcases your academic diligence and capability to follow detailed instructions.

Final Steps

Once you have gathered and prepared all the required documents, including the MS Excel spreadsheet, review your application to ensure completeness and accuracy. Submit your application before the closing date, 8 April 2024, to be considered for this transformative opportunity at Rand Refinery.

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The Rand Refinery Graduate Internship Programme is a gateway to exceptional opportunities in the precious metals industry. With comprehensive training, mentorship, and practical experience, this programme is an ideal stepping stone for ambitious graduates eager to make their mark.

Apply today and embark on a journey of professional growth and development with one of Africa’s most esteemed refineries.