Engineering Graduate Programme at Tongaat Hulett

Tongaat Hulett Sugar has apportunities for hardworking, committed Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical (Heavy Current/Power) and Engineering graduates.The Engineers in Training Development Programme offers:

  • A challenging, structured two-year programme at one of the four sugar mills along the KZN North Coast or a sugar refinery close to Durban
  • Hands-on experience within one of the most technically advanced cane sugar producers in
  • the world
  • Comprehensive application of engineering principles in design, development and operational roles


Minimum BTech or BEng in the following Disciplines

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current/Power)

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • Analyse and interpret professional engineering reports and recommendations, and thus take appropriate action
  • Apply engineering principles and practices for complex problem-solving
  • Communicate sound  engineering insights and solutions
  • Conceptualise and implement changes which are required so that the engineering function is optimised
  • Evaluate and/or analyse systems
  • Interface with engineering disciplines to meet functional and/or project management objectives
  • Interpret statutory and/or company policy requirements as these may impact on the Engineering function or discipline
  • Manage resources associated to engineering functions
  • Organise the scheduling and timeous delivery of resources required for engineering Projects
  • Prepare estimates of production costs/progress reports for management


  • Applying chemical/electrical/mechanical engineering to resolve problems
  • Effective time management
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Making persuasive and compelling technical presentations


  • Creative, lateral thinking and problem-solving approaches
  • Project management principles and techniques

How to apply

Closing date is 30 September 2015. Click here to apply

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