The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme for South African Graduates

About Mercedes-Benz South Africa
The Mercedes-Benz South Africa, commonly shortened to the MBSA, may just be one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable companies in the world. If you have a penchant for sleek, fast cars that are both aesthetically pleasing on the outside and has a high-quality engine on the inside, the MBSA is definitely the company for you to start off your future career path.

As the subsidiary of the bigger company, Mercedez-Benz AG, the South African branch surprisingly has had a long history that has spanned over a period of 6 decades. Standing strong until present times, the automotive company has changed the way people see vehicles and has given a totally new meaning to the concept of travelling from one place to another.

Today, the company is still a pioneer in the automative markets. This is no surprise – besides their trademark automotive vehicles, Mercedez-Benz has revolutionized the way their business runs. With mobility solutions that are constantly shifting, and elaborate value chain, and strong ethics to ensure how their business is conduct, Mercedez-Benz is not stopping any time soon.

About the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme (GDP)
The Mercedes-Benz has come up with a unique type of internship that may be appealing to the local youths of South Africa – the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme. This programme is designed as chance for highly-qualified graduates who are interested in working under the Mercedes-Benz good name.

With the programme conducted in Pretoria, the MBSA Graduate Development Programme will equip their interns with the necessary practical training and mentorship that will enable selected candidates to utilize what they learnt in their previous studies into the actual working field. In addition, as Mercedes-Benz has a long list of networks, you will also be exposed to different kinds of employers and employees as well.

Visit the official Mercedes-Benz South Africa website to find out more about the company.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme Requirements
Before applying for the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme, there are a couple of criteria that needs to be adhered to in order to be chosen by the programme. As each of these requirements are equally important, please pay attention to all of them, even if some of them does not apply to you.

Below are the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme requirements:

  • Has a South African citizenship, or is considered as a South African Permanent Resident
  • Have graduated within the past 3 years
  • Has a full NQF in these listed fields:
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Marketing Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology
    • Informatics
    • Data Analytics
    • Digitalization
    • Commerce
    • Finance
    • Financial Management.
  • Optional, but advantageous:
    • Has a Grade 12 distinction in HG Mathematics and HG Physical Science
    • Has a tertiary qualification with an average score or higher of 65%.

The opportunity is also open to all kinds of future employees coming from different social backgrounds. However, there are certain terms and conditions that will be applied to ensure an inclusive work environment:

  • If you are a foreign national, please have a work visa/permit that is established under the Immigration Act 13, 2002
  • The Employment Equity Plan under the Employment Equity Act, No 58, 1998
  • The Code of Conduct of Good Practice on the Employment of People with Disabilities.

How to Apply
Do you have your eyes keen on this unique type of internship? Then it’s high time you sign up for the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development programme! Applying for this programme has been made simple by the company. All you have to do is access the Daimler Careers website and login to your account. If you haven’t made your account yet, then create one before you can start with your online applications.

Once you have logged in, type in the keywords Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme into the Search Bar. After you have found the internship position, click on it and you can start filling out the application form with your personal information.

The application will also ask you to attached several documentations as well, namely:

  • Your latest Curriculum Vitae (the size of the file must not be too big and must be in PDF format)
  • Valid copies of your Grade 12/tertiary education certificates, as well as an accompanying academic transcript
  • A valid copy of your identification
  • A phone number that can be contacted as well as an e-mail address.

After all’s that done, you can immediately send them in. Kindly make sure that everything is complete and in order before submission, as applications that are not complete with automatically be disregarded. Announcements will be made within 30 days after submission – if you have not been notified by then, we regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful.

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