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Transnet Young Professional-in-Training Programme 2024

Exciting Career Opportunity: Young Professional-in-Training at Transnet Port Terminals

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is offering an amazing opportunity for young professionals to kickstart their careers.

If you have the right qualifications and are looking for a structured 24-month training program, this is your chance.

In this article, we’ll provide you with all the details in a simple and easy-to-understand format.

Who Can Apply?

This opportunity is open to external applicants.

Transnet values diversity and is committed to Employment Equity.

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Therefore, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants who are members of designated groups.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this opportunity, you can apply by following these simple steps:

  • Register on the Careers section of the Transnet website.
  • Complete all required details on your profile.
  • Apply for the position you’re interested in.

You can also submit your completed Curriculum Vitae through post, email, or fax.

Important Dates

The closing date for applications is 08.11.2023

Make sure your application is received before the closing date.

About the Program

The Young Professional-in-Training program aims to develop a pipeline for key roles in various departments within Transnet Port Terminals.

It’s a 24-month structured training program that aligns your academic background, career aspirations, and business requirements.

Position Details

  • Position Title: Young Professional-in-Training
  • Employee Group: Trainee
  • Department: People Management
  • Location: Durban
  • Reporting To: Capacity Building Manager
  • Grade Level: GRAD_7
  • Reference Number: 203504

Position Outputs

During the program, you can expect to:

  • Follow a structured training program.
  • Undergo performance reviews and assessments every 6 months.
  • Submit monthly reports.
  • Perform all duties as per your development program.

Qualifications & Experience

The program is open to candidates with various academic backgrounds, including but not limited to:

  • Information Technology/Computer Science
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computers Science/IT, AI/ML Research
  • Risk/Project Risk Management
  • Safety Management or Environmental Management or Quality Management
  • Accounting (NQF7)
  • SCM/Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Statistics


To succeed in this program, you should have:

  • Above-average computer skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong administration and organization skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Research skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Professional attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent time management


This position is based in Richards Bay, with preference given to applicants within the King Cetshwayo District.