AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society is offering a unique opportunity for unemployed South African graduates. The company, located in Pretoria, South Africa, is inviting applications for its 2023/24 Graduate Internship Programme, a twelve-month initiative tailored for young professionals.

Avbob Graduate Internship Overview

Location: Pretoria
Reference Number: ESGGRADHO
Industry: Insurance
Job Type: Contract
Apply Online: Avbob Graduate Internship

Eligibility and Responsibilities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Range: Applicants must be South African citizens aged between 18-35 years, showcasing AVBOB’s commitment to youth development.
  • Educational Background: Graduates with a diploma or degree in relevant fields are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collecting Baseline Data: Interns will gather initial data sets which will be used as a reference point for future performance assessments.
  • Internal Data Review: This involves scrutinizing existing data for accuracy and relevance, ensuring the reliability of information used in decision-making.
  • Maintaining Information Integrity: A crucial role that involves ensuring the data remains accurate, consistent, and trustworthy over time.
  • Collaborating with Stakeholders: Interns will work alongside various internal and external partners to effectively monitor and evaluate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. This collaboration is vital for achieving sustainability goals and ensuring that ESG efforts are aligned with organizational objectives.

Qualifications Required

A diploma/degree in:

  • Environmental Sciences,
  • Social Science,
  • Law,
  • Economics,
  • Accounting,
  • Internal Audit,
  • Commercial Engineering
  • and other Sustainability-related disciplines is considered a strong added value.

Skills and Competencies

For those aspiring to join the AVBOB Graduate Internship Programme, a comprehensive skill set is essential. Candidates are expected to demonstrate:

  • Computer Literacy: Proficiency in using computers, understanding basic software, and navigating digital platforms.
  • Quantitative Proficiency: Ability to handle numerical data, interpret quantitative information, and use statistical tools.
  • Interest in Sustainability/ESG: A keen understanding and passion for environmental, social, and governance issues, reflecting a commitment to sustainable practices.
  • Good Judgment: Making sensible, well-thought-out decisions based on available information.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Ability to make effective choices, considering the pros and cons and potential outcomes.
  • Excellent Communication Abilities: Strong skills in both verbal and written communication, ensuring clear and effective interaction with team members and stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Capability to identify issues, analyze problems, and develop effective solutions.
  • Analytical Capabilities: Proficiency in analyzing complex data and information to derive meaningful insights.
  • Proficiency in MS Office: Skilled use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) for various professional tasks.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulousness in handling tasks, ensuring accuracy and precision.
  • Resilience: Ability to cope with challenges, adapt to changes, and persist in face of difficulties.
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure: Competence in managing stress and maintaining performance when faced with tight deadlines or challenging situations.

Related: SIU Internships Opportunities for 2024

Avbob Graduate Internship Application

AVBOB is dedicated to equal opportunity employment, particularly encouraging persons with disabilities to apply. To apply, candidates must submit their applications online, including a comprehensive CV/Resume, ID, and academic records (Grade 12 certificate and higher education qualifications). This opportunity is specifically for those who haven’t served as interns before. AVBOB will only correspond with successful applicants, and submissions after the closing date won’t be considered, emphasizing the importance of timely applications.

Why the Avbob Graduate Internship

AVBOB’s Graduate Internship Programme offers a promising platform for young graduates to gain valuable experience and skills in various professional fields. This initiative not only benefits the interns but also contributes positively to the broader community and environment through AVBOB’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility​​.