We are excited to announce an opportunity for aspiring Graphic Design professionals to join Transnet as Young Professionals-in-Training. This program offers a dynamic platform for developing your skills and contributing to our innovative projects. If you are passionate about graphic design and eager to grow in a supportive environment, we encourage you to apply.

Transnet  Young Professional-in-Training (Graphic Design) Position Overview:

  • Operating Division: Transnet Corporate Centre
  • Employee Group: Trainee
  • Department: TA, FOLDRS & FUNC – Youth Development
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Reporting To: Specialist: Youth Development
  • Grade: GRAD_6
  • Reference Number: req1493
  • Closing Date: Applications close on 10th July 2024

Position Purpose:

  • Transnet Corporate Centre and Academy seeks dynamic and recently graduated individuals for a comprehensive two-year programme.
  • This initiative aims to equip participants with practical workplace experience through a structured learning curriculum and extensive organizational backing.
  • The programme offers a platform for graduates to develop and apply their skills in real-world scenarios under professional guidance.
  • Participants will benefit from mentorship and ongoing support to facilitate their professional growth and career development.
  • Successful completion of the programme prepares individuals for future leadership roles within Transnet and beyond.

Position Outputs:

    • Perform specific tasks within designated work-streams or departments.
    • As a Young Professional-in-Training, responsibilities include shadowing staff members, participating in learning sessions, attending meetings, and workshops to gain practical experience.
    • Engage with customers to understand their needs clearly, including urgency levels, and provide regular updates on the progress of their requirements.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for supplier and end-user inquiries, ensuring timely and satisfactory resolution.
    • Provide general administrative support, conduct research, and assist with various tasks as required.
    • Receive work briefs and instructions from mentors or specialists to outline the necessary tasks for specific projects or deliverables.
    • Execute project tasks efficiently both independently and collaboratively.
    • Prepare reports using MS Office Word and/or PowerPoint formats that present deliverables in a clear and structured manner.
    • Produce high-quality work that serves as valuable input for developing optimal project solutions for clients.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • ND/Degree in Graphic Design
  • 0-1 year of relevant experience


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Application process:

  • Review Job Description: Read through the job description to understand the role’s responsibilities and requirements.
  • Prepare Documents: Gather your updated resume/CV, cover letter (if required), and any relevant certificates or qualifications.
  • Complete Application Form: Fill out the online application form with accurate personal details, educational background, work experience, and contact information.
  • Upload Documents: Attach your resume/CV and any other necessary documents as specified in the application form.
  • Equity Statement: Note that preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants who are members of designated groups, aligning with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of Transnet.
  • Submit Application: Double-check all entered information for accuracy before submitting your application.
  • Confirmation: Upon submission, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your application.

Transnet Corporate Centre and Academy extends its gratitude to all individuals considering a career opportunity with us. Prospective applicants, especially those from designated groups aligned with our Employment Equity Plan, are encouraged to submit their applications for the Young Professional-in-Training (Graphic Design) position via our online platform. The organization values your interest in joining its team and eagerly anticipates reviewing all submitted applications. Candidates whose qualifications meet our criteria will be contacted for further discussions regarding the recruitment process.