Saturday, August 25, 2018

Transnet Learnerships For CAT Programme

Looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to future
economic growth of South Africa? Transnet is a
world-class employer with a highly motivated workforce
exceeding 55 000 permanent employees. If you believe you have
the right combination of passion, proficiency and tenacity to
join our team, then perhaps Transnet is the place for you!
As a leading rail and logistics entity, Transnet is expanding
and transforming South Africa’s rail, port and pipeline
infrastructure which will result in a significant increase in
freight volumes, especially in commodities such as iron ore,
coal and manganese.
This will also lead to a significant modal shift from road to
rail.
Transnet Careers:
We value their dedication and commitment and embrace the
importance of ensuring the right skills, capabilities and
improved capacity is sustainable in the long-term by helping
our employees excel in achieving their desired potential.
Our workplace reflects our dynamic and challenging environment
and offers outstanding opportunities aiming at attracting
results driven individuals who are suitably qualified and who
have the necessary career prospects.
With a vision to become Africa’s world champion in transport
and logistics solutions, Transnet SOC Limited has its roots
established in resourcefulness and transformation. We proudly
operate and control South Africa’s major transport
infrastructure.
Transnet is committed towards working with our customers to
suit their every need.
We aim to create a working environment that attracts and
retains the most talented people, enabling them to reach their
full potential.
Employment equity also remains a priority on our transformation
agenda.
Employing the best skilled people in the industry is vital to
the success and sustainability of our company.
It is through our staff that we realise our aspirations and
deliver on our strategic goals and objectives. Our core values
include the following;
We DELIVER on our promises
We treat each other with DIGNITY and RESPECT
We have a SAFETY MINDSET
We recognise and REWARD GOOD WORK
We are EMPOWERED to perform in our jobs
We have GOOD COMMUNICATION
We are BUSINESS FOCUSSED.
Transnet’s CA Training (CAT) Programme – Background:
Training of accountants is critical both for Transnet and the
country as a whole.
South Africa has a shortage of accountants especially black
accountants.
Transnet has accepted the responsibility to develop the scarce
skills in light of the greater objectives of the country.
The CA Training (CAT) Programme in Transnet is a strategic
intervention to train prospective Chartered Accountants to meet
the skills requirements of South Africa in the Accountancy
field. Transnet has been an accredited training office with the
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from
1997.
About the CAT Programme
The CAT Programme at Transnet is a three year learnership
programme for candidates who have a Certificate in the Theory
of Accounting (CTA) / B Compt Hons or equivalent.
The stringent requirements of SAICA demand that trainees
receive extensive training in Financial Management, Management
Decision-Making, Financial Accounting, Internal Audit &
Corporate Governance, Auditing & Assurance and Taxation.
This also includes the professional skills like interpersonal
& communication skills, intellectual skills, personal
skills, and organizational & management skills.
In Transnet, the trainees will be rotated to the head office
and several of its business units, e.g. Transnet National Ports
Authority, Transnet Pipelines, Transnet Freight Rail, etc.
The rotation will be tailored to meet the needs of the trainee
and the respective business unit, with the trainee spending at
least one-third of the practical training in one business.
The training programme matches the depth of the SAICA syllabus
requirements with a wide business exposure.
Our SAICA Elective Skills:
Transnet has elected the Financial Management and Management
Decision-Making as its Elective Skills based on Transnet’s
business and industry.
Our Selection Criteria:
The minimum entry requirement is the Certificate in Theory
of Accounting (CTA) and each applicant must also
demonstrate:
  • Consistent progress in their accountancy studies,
  • Strong verbal communication skills, and
  • Analytical ability.
Training Support:
  • Transnet will offer its trainees industry level support to
    ensure their success in the programme.
The training programme will provide for:
  • Study leave for the board exams;
  • Supplementary courses;
  • General business management training;
  • Exam technique courses, revision courses for the board
    exams;
  • Assessments.
About Mentorship:
Trainees are assigned mentors from the CA’s within the Transnet
Group. These mentors have volunteered their time, passion and
dedication to the success of the programme and the trainee
accountants. They provide leadership, empowerment, guidance and
advice to trainee accountants on their career path.
About Supervision:
Supervisors are the line managers who ensure that training
takes place. They are responsible for the day to day training,
workstation, timesheet and leave authorization, and attendance
of assessment meetings. They also provide career guidance to
trainees.

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Friday, August 31, 2018
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