Kickstart your career in construction with the help of the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA). The CETA internship program is now open for applications in various fields.

CETA Internship Overview

Company: Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)
Duration: 9 – 12 Months
Closing Date: 23 January 2024
Work Level: Student/Graduate

CETA Internship Available Roles

1. Supply Chain Management Intern

Reference Number: CETAI04
Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Bcom/ ND Logistics Management
  • Bcom Accounting
  • Bcom/ND Supply Chain Management
  • Bcom Business Management or equivalent

2. Projects Finance Intern

Reference Number: CETAI03

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bcom Financial Management
  • Bcom Accounting
  • BCompt/ BTech Cost and Management Accounting
  • ND/Advanced Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting or equivalent

3. Human Resources Intern

Reference Number: CETAI02
Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bcom HRM
  • B.Admin HRM
  • Bcom/ BA in BSocSci or BA in Industrial Psychology
  • ND HRM
  • BTech HRM or equivalent

4. ICT Intern

Reference Number: CETAI01

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • ND ICT/ Computer Science
  • Degree in ICT/ Computer Science or equivalent.

5. Client Services and Projects Interns

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • ND Business Management/ Project Management
  • ND/ BTech/ Degree in Office Administration/ Accounting/ Public Administration/ Business Administration
  • ND Management Assistant/ Administration or equivalent

5. Strategic Support Interns

Reference Number: CETAI08
Minimum Qualifications required:
  • Bachelor/ BTech/ND Office Administration
  • Bachelor/ BTech/ ND in Public Administration

6. Legal, Compliance and Contract Management Interns

Reference Number: CETAI12

Minimum Qualification required:
  • BA Law
  • Bcom Law or equivalent

7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Transformation Interns

Reference Number: CETAI11

The Following Minimum Qualifications will be considered:

  • BA/ Bcom/ ND Auditing
  • BA/ Bcom/ ND Accounting
  • BA/ Bcom Public Administration or equivalent

8. Secretariat Interns

Reference Number: CETAI10

Following Minimum Qualifications will be considered:

  • BA/ Bcom Public Administration
  • BA/ Bcom Business Administration
  • BA/ Bcom/ ND Business Management
  • BTech/ ND Office Administration

9. Strategic, Planning and Reporting Interns

Reference Number: CETAI09

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor/ ND Business Administration
  • Bachelor/ ND Business Management
  • Bcom/ Bachelor Statistics
  • Bachelor/ BTech in Public Administration

 10. Marketing Interns

Reference Number: CETAI07
Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bcom/ ND in Marketing Relations
  • ND Public Relations
  • Bachelors/ ND in Graphic Design or equivalent

11. Learning Programmes Interns

Reference Number: CETAI06
Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • ND Business Management/ Project Management
  • B.Admin
  • ND/ BTech Degree Office Administration/ Business Administration or equivalent
  • ND/ Bachelor in Operations Management

12. Projects Monitoring and Evaluation Interns

Reference Number: CETAI05

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • ND Business Management/ Project Management
  • B.Admin
  • ND/ BTech/ Degree Administration, Public Administration/ Business Administration
  • ND/ Bachelor Operations Management or equivalent

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a CETA internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a South African citizen under 35 years old.
  2. Possess a valid South African ID.
  3. Hold a relevant post-matric qualification from a recognized institution.
  4. Have not participated in any previous SETA-sponsored internship programs.
  5. Have not been previously permanently employed.

CETA Internship Job Profile

Interns in this program will engage in a variety of tasks, including:

  • Performing entry-level tasks for the unit.
  • Managing correspondence, inquiries, and maintaining records and files.
  • Offering administrative support in coordinating the unit’s budgeting processes.
  • Assisting in gathering information for audit preparations.
  • Collating data and preparing monthly and quarterly reports for the units.
  • Executing tasks delegated by supervisors and managers.
  • Preparing meeting agendas and recording minutes.
  • Creating a minimum of one presentation per quarter or as required.
  • Participating in rotational planning for exposure to different tasks within a specific department.
  • Formal progress reviews for interns at the end of each quarter.

Core Competencies

During the CETA Internship, interns are expected to develop the following core competencies:

  • Knowledge of CETA and SETA Landscape: Understand CETA as a corporate and public entity. Gain knowledge of the broader SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) landscape, including its purpose and mandate.
  • Theoretical Knowledge in Functional Areas: Acquire relevant and reasonable theoretical knowledge pertaining to the specific departments or units in which interns are placed. Develop a solid understanding of functional areas related to their internship roles.
  • Understanding of Regulatory Laws and Frameworks: Possess basic knowledge about relevant regulatory laws and frameworks. Familiarity with Acts, guidelines, and policies such as the Skills Development Act, SDLA, PFMA, Tax laws, BBBEE, Employment Equity, and Affirmative Action, among others.

Key Takeaways from the CETA Internship:

  • Valuable Work Experience and Skills: The CETA internship program provides a unique opportunity for young South Africans to gain practical work experience and acquire valuable skills in their chosen fields. This hands-on experience can significantly enhance their employability in the competitive job market.
  • Networking Opportunities: Interns participating in the program have the chance to network with seasoned professionals in their respective fields. Building connections with industry experts can open doors to mentorship, collaboration, and potential job opportunities in the future.
  • Gateway to a Career in Construction: For individuals aspiring to build a career in the construction industry, the CETA internship program serves as a gateway to enter the sector. It allows participants to familiarize themselves with the industry’s dynamics and gain insights into the various facets of construction-related roles.


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Note: CETA will only correspond with shortlisted candidates. If you do not receive correspondence from CETA within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

This CETA internship program stands as a beacon of hope for young South Africans seeking to embark on successful careers in the construction industry. By addressing the crucial issue of youth unemployment, CETA not only contributes to the personal and professional development of the interns but also plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the construction sector in South Africa. Aspiring professionals are encouraged to seize this opportunity, apply, and pave the way for a brighter and more prosperous future in the construction field.

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