The North West Department of Public Works and Roads is eager to welcome candidates to its HR Internships for the 2024/2026 period. This program is geared towards providing unemployed graduates with significant work experience and skills development, aiding their transition into skilled professionals in the public sector.

Designed specifically for unemployed graduates, these HR internships aim to bridge the gap between academic achievements and practical, real-world application. Participants will gain significant work experience and develop a range of skills that are crucial in the field of Human Resources. This program not only aids their transition into skilled professionals but also boosts their employability in the competitive job market.

North West HR Internships Overview

Stipends and Contract Periods:

  • R7,043.31 per month for a 24-month contract.
  • R5,898.50 per month for an 18-month contract.

Centres and Reference Numbers:

  • Head Office-Mmabatho:
    • Ref No: H/O 001/2024 (X10 Posts)
  • District Ruth Segomotsi Mompati:
    • Ref No: RSM 001/2024 (X1 Post)
  • District Ngaka Modiri Molema:
    • Ref No: NMM 001/2024 (X1 Post)
  • District Kenneth Kaunda:
    • Ref No: KK 001/2024 (X1 Post)
  • District Bojanala:
    • Ref No: BOJ 001/2024 (X1 Post)

Minimum Requirements for HR Internships:

  • Grade 12 Certificate (required)
  • National Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • N6 Certificate from TVET Colleges in one of the following specialties:
        • HR Management
        • Public Administration
        • HR Industrial Psychology
        • Management Services
        • Operations

Skills Required for HR Internships:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and the public.
  • Skills in mediating conflicts and facilitating discussions.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Attention to detail for managing HR records and data accurately.
  • Proficiency in HR management software and common office applications like Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understanding of payroll systems and employee benefits management.
  • Ability to analyze employee data to aid in HR decision-making processes.
  • Skills in compiling reports and presentations based on data interpretation.
  • Basic understanding of labor laws and employment standards.
  • Awareness of compliance requirements within the HR field.

Duties of HR Interns:

  • Assisting in the recruitment process by screening candidates, scheduling interviews, and preparing job advertisements.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of onboarding procedures for new hires.
  • Helping to address employee queries and concerns, ensuring swift and professional resolution.
  • Assisting in the organization of staff welfare programs and team-building events.
  • Coordinating training sessions and workshops for employees.
  • Assisting in the evaluation of training programs and keeping records of employee participation.
  • Supporting the performance review process by collecting and organizing feedback from supervisors.
  • Helping in the development of performance improvement plans.
  • Maintaining accurate HR records and databases.
  • Preparing HR documents, such as employment contracts and new hire guides.
  • Ensuring that HR practices comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Assisting in the review and update of HR policies and procedures.

Application Process:

  • Applicants must complete the New Amended Z83 Form. This form must be signed, initialed, and dated, with all fields filled as prescribed.
  • A recent updated curriculum vitae must accompany the application, detailing personal information, qualifications, competencies, and knowledge. It should also include three contactable referees.
  • The application package should indicate the field of study, the centre, and the reference number, and must be submitted either by post to Human Resource Management, Public Works and Roads, Private Bag X2080, Mmabatho, 2735, or by hand delivery to Registry Office no. 133, Ground Floor, East Wing – Old Parliament Building Complex, Modiri Molema Road.

Closing Date: The applications must be submitted by the 7th of May, 2024, before 15h30 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.

 For Enquiries: Ms M.E Motshologane at Tel No: (018) 388 4256 for any further questions regarding the advertised internship positions.

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This internship programme represents a fantastic opportunity for graduates to gain practical experience in a supportive and challenging environment, setting the stage for a successful career in the Public Service.

By the end of the internship, participants will not only have enhanced their technical and soft skills but also gained confidence in their professional capabilities. This robust foundation will empower them to pursue further career opportunities within the public sector or beyond, equipped with knowledge, experience, and a network of professional contacts.

The North West Department of Public Works and Roads is committed to investing in the future leaders of the public sector and looks forward to the fresh perspectives and enthusiastic participation of the interns in the 2024/2026 period.