Operations Internship Programme


Applications are invited for the above mentioned positions in the Southern Africa Distribution Department , based at our New Germany Distribution Centre in Kwazulu Natal. The successful incumbent will report to the Distribution Manager .

Purpose of the Position: 
The intention is to give practical work experience to students recently graduated, but are unemployed and require exposure in a work environment, or those in their last year of study and require In-Service Training in order to obtain their qualification. Successful interns will be expected to enter into a 12 month contract commencing 1 February 2020 and ending 31 January 2021.

Key Learnings would include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Materials Handling
  • Quality Control
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing and Distribution

To qualify for selection and participation in this programme, candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Suitable Tertiary qualification – diploma / degree
  • Good decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and problem solving skills.
  • Analyse and generate meaningful insights from numbers & data
  • Ability to work in cross functional groups within the business unit.
  • Results and goal orientated, always able to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn and make a difference.
  • Computer literacy – Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Ability to multi-task and perform under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Driver’s License is essential.
  • South African citizen.

The successful candidate must Demonstrates the following Behavioural competencies: 
Lead Self – Personal effectiveness, Resilience, Model the Organisation values
Thinking and Innovation – Business Acumen, Adaptability, Problem solving
Relationship – Customer focus, Builds and maintain relationships, Engagement skills
Management – Planning, Organizing & Controlling, Sense of urgency, Take Ownership
Leadership – Dealing with change, Team work, Leading own performance

Prospective interns must submit the following:

  • Covering letter/ Letter of motivation
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified academic record
  • Certified copy of Grade 12 certificate
  • A letter from the tertiary institution
  • A format for evaluation, required by the tertiary institution
  • Certified copy of identity document

Applications process: 
If interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell career portal by logging onto www.distell.co.za/careers

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