Application process for Graduate Programme
To apply, graduates must have a primary degree in the required field for a project on the list. Relevant degrees include commerce, marketing, human resources, computer science, IT, supply chain management, engineering (chemical, mechanical, instrumentation and industrial), as well as business management, for specific projects. Ideal competencies include strong leadership skills, ability to work in a team and to work under pressure, problem solving skills, flexibility, commitment, motivation and good communication skills.
The programme includes an induction to provide graduates with an overview of the business with tasks and deliverables to facilitate team excellence, as well as specific training modules to support the graduates’ individual development. Focus will be given to equipping graduates with the necessary interpersonal skills building the required capability to succeed in our ever-changing business environment.
“Each graduate will be given a project of substantive value aligned to at least one of the company themes of Value Creation, Sustainability, Differentiation and Leadership Effectiveness, where they will be hands-on. They will each be assigned a project sponsor or mentor with oversight provided by an Executive Committee member, giving further proof of SRSA’s commitment to this initiative. At the end of the programme, projects will be presented to the Executive Committee as a close-out to their year’s journey,” van Wyk added.
Young graduates interested in applying to join the programme should send queries and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line:
Application 2022 Graduate programme – followed by the project name they wish to apply for.
The seven SRSA head office projects are:
SRSA SAP FICO (Finance), Customer Development Framework (Sales), Dunlop Sure (Sales), HR driving efficiencies at Plant (Human Resources – Plant Talent), Creating Career Pathways and Learning Pathways (Human and Resources Learning & Development), Warehousing into the Future (Procurement), Creating an Overall Approach to Product Launches from Cradle to Grave by using Salesforce (Corporate Planning), as well as the Young Potentials project for Implementation of Business Continuity Plan in SRSA (Strategy).
The 10 SRSA Plant -Graduates projects are:
Polymers cycle time optimization at Mixing (Mixing and Components), Reduce Static Tyre Balance Defect (Truck Bus Radial), Bladder pinching failure in Moulding/Curing department (Passenger Car Radial), Implement ProCal Calibration System (Maintenance), Material flow through the FIFO System (Industrial Engineering Passenger Car Radial), Localization Opportunities for S.A Tyre Manufacturer (Procurement –Raw Materials), Promote a Client Focused Approach (Procurement Consumer Good Stores / Services), Identify Control Points within the Quality Management System and implement accordingly (Quality Assurance), Enhanced Plant Forecasting and Plant Fixed Assets Accounting (Finance -Plant), SRSA FIFO System (IT Ladysmith Plant).
SRSA’s commitment to job creation and skills transfer is evident in other areas of its business. The company helps its network of tyre dealers to grow and develop their businesses from entry level enterprises through initiatives such as the Dunlop Container project, established in 2012 to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship and promote safety on the road. SRSA is the only tyre manufacturing company with a township and rural area enterprise development programme and has now developed accredited training programmes funded by merSETA and SRI for Dunlop’s Enterprise Development dealers to apply to send their employees for training in one of four focus areas: Technical Skills, Occupational Health & Safety, Business Acumen and Sales and Customer Care.
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