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​GIT Training Programme


​Graduates in Training Programme

operationsThe GIT programme seeks to create opportunities for young South Africans who have completed a 3 year degree/national diploma and obtained a formal qualification in various commercial fields at a recognised tertiary institution.

Purpose of the GIT Programme

The purpose of the GIT programme is to bring in youth on a 24 month contract to gain rail industry exposure. The development programme entails assigning graduates to match business areas aligned to their field of studies. Through an on-going assessment and excellent performance, graduates get to be identified for accelerated development into the talent pool and ultimately key positions within the organisation.

Training programme

The programme is designed to provide a broader industry exposure aligned to departmental needs and learning takes place in various forms, including; experiential learning through a structured programme, training courses, simulation, assignment, self-study, coaching and mentoring, peer group support and 6 monthly assessments to ascertain individual development and growth as well as integration into teams and workplace.

Focus Areas of the G I T Programme

  • Operations
  • Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Safety
  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Property Management

Principles of the G I T Programme

The GIT programme will be positioned as part of critical skills and talent management strategy.

  • The programme is informed by the workforce planning requirements against strategic intent of the organisation and turnover trends
  • The programme aims to fast-track development
  • The programme will promote employment equity and diversity goals
  • The programme will consist of a structured programme with common Transnet Freight Rail and functional-specific elements
  • The programme will provide maximum exposure to the business and the functional areas
  • The GIT trainee is to take responsibility for their own learning with strong support of mentor, supervisor and GIT Coordinator

Benefits of the Graduates in Training Programme

  • Opportunity for the Organization to augment its skills pool by recruiting high calibre individuals
  • Opportunities for university graduates to obtain work experience within their designated areas and to get cross-functional exposure within the Transnet Freight Rail environment
  • Structured training and development plans will lead to a better utilization of resources
  • Assisting in meeting employment equity targets
  • Assisting in planning for and meeting of the Organisation’s long term human capital requirements

Placement after the programme

  • The GIT programme should be seen as a feeder directly into the career paths within the organisation, where applicable.
  • Placement options are pro-actively explored before the end of the programme (6 months in advance) by the Line manager, mentor, HC partner and GIT Coordinator.

Application dates:

Applications are closed until the next intake.