Graduate Programmes

Mercedes-Benz SA: Graduate Development Programme 2020 (Pretoria)

Mercedes-Benz SA is currently offering a unique Graduate Development Programme to suitably qualified individuals who are interested in becoming part of the company’s elite talent pool.

Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG, is an international German automotive marque and the maker of popular luxury vehicles, coaches, buses and trucks. The company’s head office is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. In South Africa, there is the East London plant, which is one of the global manufacturers of the C-Class series. The Eastern Cape facility manufactures the C-Class Saloon which are marketed for export to both right-hand and left-hand drive consumers. The Mercedes Benz facility in Centurion, Gauteng serves as the country headquarters and houses the support and marketing division. In addition, this where the Mercedes-Benz, Freight, Smart, FUSO and Western Star units are marketed and financed.

Mercedes-Benz SA Graduate Development Programme

The Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has made available to recent and external graduates who wish to join the company’s Graduate Development Programme. Applicants who are successfully taken into the programme can look forward to:

  • Obtain practical work experience relevant to their field of study
  • Gain exposure to best practices employed by a global, top-class brand
  • Undergo mentoring and coaching support
  • Various opportunities for advancement within the company

Who should apply?

Applicants who wish to qualify for Mercedes-Benz SA Graduate Development Programme will need to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a recent graduate (within the last three years) or,
  • Recent graduates (NQF Level 6 minimum) from careers streams such as:
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Statistics
    • Informatics, Information Technology, Digitalization or Data Analytics
    • Finance, Commerce, Financial Management
  • Grade 12 graduates must have obtained distinction in HG Mathematics or HG Physical Sciences (Engineering streams) a definite plus
  • Tertiary education graduates with an average passing grade of at least 65% is a plus

How do I apply?

If you meet the minimum admission requirements and would like to pursue this graduate programme, you will need to register an account to be able to apply.

Also, you will need to prepare the following supporting documents:

  • An up to date and comprehensive CV, preferably in pdf file format
  • Certified true copy of Grade 12 results
  • Certified true copy of tertiary certificates along with scholastic records
  • Copy of South African ID
  • Make sure to indicate your email address and contact number

Click here to access the company’s online registration page. If you already have an account, be sure to log in using your credentials on the application page.

Also apply for The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Graduate Development Programme (GDP) 2020 (East London)

Applin Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 31 January 2020

Contact Information

For enquiries about the programme, get in touch with:

Andiswa Daphney Ntshinka


  • Where will the graduate programme take place?
    The selected applicants will be working with the HR Management PTA and Shared Services division in MBSA’s Pretoria location.
  • Up until when can I wait for feedback about my application?
    Consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not received feedback by 15 February 2020.

View the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Development Programme 2020 advert by clicking the link.

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    Dear Recipient

    I am an Information Technology Graduate from Vaal University of Technology. I am looking for related internships and learnerships or job posts.

    My names are Maboko Malvern Mhlongo, I reside at White City Jabavu in Soweto Gauteng.

    Your help will be highly appreciated.

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  • Reply Bongekile December 10, 2019 at 8:02 am

    How can I apply for MBSA?

    I have been trying

    • Reply Sam January 19, 2020 at 8:09 pm

      Please follow the above “How do I apply” section. Thanks

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