South African Bureau Of Standards (SABS) Internships 2022

The South African Bureau of Standards is calling on suitable individuals to submit an application and possibly take part in its upcoming multidisciplinary Internship Programmes for 2022. These internships are aimed to help build experience and skill in a number of different areas. Take a few minutes to find out the basic qualification requirements as well the main responsibilities of the position you wish to apply for.

About the South African Bureau Of Standards

Established in September 1945 during the post-war rebuilding efforts of the South African government, the South African Bureau of Standards was put to the task of setting common and agreed-upon standards in the manufacture of products in the country. SABS is one of five national entities that make up South Africa’s national infrastructure system and holds positions in the ISO Council and the Technical Management Board. The headquarters are located in Pretoria, Gauteng.

South African Bureau Of Standards (SABS) Internships

South African Bureau Of Standards (SABS) Internships

In pursuit of its expansion efforts, SABS is now opening the following internship opportunities to be based in various SABS offices in the country. Below is a complete list of internship programs SABS is currently accepting applications for. Please pick one which most suits your field of study. Also included are relevant information about the position e.g. eligibility requirements and role responsibilities.

Business Solutions and Advisory Services

Division: Group Strategy

The duties and responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Recommend courses of action that will improve customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Use analytical skills to generate comparison reports and communicate findings to concerned parties in financial or business management
  • Perform research as per information requests and make sure standards are compliant with customer requests
  • Document technical requirements for the development of solutions
  • Gather and present progress reports at site visits and business initiatives as needed
  • Provide assistance in preparing proposals and presentations for prospective leads
  • Regularly monitor, manage, and update records and databases
  • Perform desktop research
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Ensure all client requests are directed to the line manager
  • Follow through customer concerns, complaints, etc.
  • Compile and submit reports, method files,  and time sheets on time
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team and helping other employees

Business Solutions and Advisory Services

Division: Standards

The duties and responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure course materials are in line with SAQA, SETA, and SAATCA requirements
  • Employ the use of questionnaires, reports, interviews, etc. to identify training needs
  • Manage document compilation and submissions
  • Perform processing of applications,  verification, and quotations as needed
  • Collect accepted quotations, purchase orders, JDE account details, track registration progress, proof of payment details, etc from the operational database and  finance platforms
  • Create purchase or sales order, proforma invoices, and process client GRV
  • Assist trainers with administrative tasks
  • Facilitate and provide logistical support during training sessions
  • Organize venues for meetings and training activities
  • Make sure all outstanding documents are processed and filed accordingly
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Certification Internship

Division: Certification

The primary role of the Certification Intern is provide assistance with external and internal certification customer and to ensure adherence to legislative guidelines. Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limtied to the following:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Certification Department
  • Ensure timely uploading of audit data into client folders
  • Compile AB packs
  •  Evaluate CrtF 710 tracking tool to identify gap
  • Compile agreements
  • Carry out ad hoc administrative duties as needed
  • Take part in audit archives
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Must hold any of the following qualifications:

  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Financial Management, Environmental Management, Food Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, Wood / Fiber

Compliance, Risk, and Legal Services Internship

Division: Legal

The primary responsibility of this role is to carry out general support functions in line with keeping service delivery optimized: The other duties and responsibilities of the successful applicants are as follows:

  • Gather and compile input as needed
  • Provide ad hoc legal and paralegal assistance
  • Draft legal correspondence underline management supervision
  • Conduct research on documents, judgements, and legal articles
  • Ensure departmental documents are accurate and updated and sent to appropriate stakeholders as needed
  • Carry out departmental processes in line with SABS’ standards
  • Work closely with stakeholders to manage their expectations accordingly
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Must hold any of the following qualifications:

  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Law

Content Solutions, Publishing and Licensing Internship

Division: Digital Transformation and Information

The primary responsibility of this role is to provide administrative support to ensure service delivery is optimal. The other duties include, and but are not limited to:

  • Provide support with administrative tasks
  • Help out with subscription records management
  • Commit to prescribed service standards and provide world-class customer service
  • Perform at optimum best within the team

Minimum requirements:

  • Holds a National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science, Information Management, or any relevant qualification
  • Eager to learn
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Information and Records Management

Customer Engagement Internship

Division: Digital Transformation and Innovation

The main purpose of the role is to deliver general administrative support to the Customer Engagement team.

  • Follow prescribed service standards and deliver exceptional customer service
  • Perform at optimum best within the team

Facilities – HVAC Technician Internship

Division: Finance

Duties and responsibilities

  • Implement prescribed preventive maintenance approach within execution activities, recommended safety precautions, and physical and people resource requirements
  • Carry out quality control from the maintenance procedure to completion
  • Provide administrative support as needed by Engineering & Plant Maintenance
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Facilities – Mechanical Fitter

Division: Finance

  • Implement prescribed preventive maintenance approach within execution activities, recommended safety precautions, and physical and people resource requirements
  • Carry out required maintenance e.g. inspection, testing, overhauling, calibration, etc.
  • Provide administrative support as needed by Engineering & Plant Maintenance
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Minimum qualifications

  • Must hold a National Diploma or Diploma in Fitting or diploma in Machining, or Mechanical Fitting Trade Test of any relevant field

Finance Internship

Division: Finance

Duties and responsibilities

  • Collect invoices in the JDE financial system across all revenue streams
  • Process credit on customer accounts as well as draft memos with support documents regarding credit note requests
  • Follow through open sales orders
  • Present audit information to external and internal auditors on schedule
  • Review Approval Board minutes
  • Keep track of cancellations and legal collections to ensure timely stoppage of the billing process
  • Study and update end-to-end billing process
  • Provide ad hoc admin support as needed by the Finance team
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliation and financial reports
  • Execute fixed asset capitalization in
  • Move fixed asset ledger to ensure capitalization
  • Prepare end-of-month and end-of-year financial statements and process
  • Working with financial reporting systems and accounting system applications 
  • Comply with the organization’s service standards
  • Maintain optimum performance within finance environment

Human Capital Internship

Division: Human Capital

Duties and responsibilities

  • Act as first line of support providing advice via phone or email as needed
  • Facilitate the interview process such as scheduling, communicating with candidates and line managers, preparing interview packets, etc
  • Conduct background verification on potential hires (e.g. credit checks, reference, criminal records)
  • Create and present Human Capital letters such as transfer letters, bursary letters, appointment letters, etc.)
  • Compile and aggregate interview records and new hire files for job seekers
  • Facilitate on-boarding of new hires on the first day of employment
  • Gather learner results together with training records
  • Document training requests and provide assistance with selecting providers
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

ICT Intership

Division: Digital Transformation and Innovation

Duties and responsibilities

  • Gather and provide input to reports
  • Set up workstations
  • Perform software installation and configuration
  • Guide users when operating equipment
  • Function as ICT service help desk to end-users including service and incident requests, responding to service desk calls, and escalating calls as needed
  • Implement departmental processes compliant with SABS’ requirements and standards
  • Work closely with stakeholders to ensure their expectations are efficiently managed

Qualification requirements

  • Must hold a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, or any relevant qualification

Laboratory Services

Division: Lab Services

Duties and responsibilities

  • Administer tests and collect test results and provide reports
  • Utilize maintenance and calibration procedures
  • Contribute in upholding the quality of the lab’s management system and accreditation
  • Comply with the organization’s HSE guidelines and procedures
  • Observe service standards and provide world-class customer service
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Minimum qualification requirements

  • Holds a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (heavy/light current), or Business Administration
  • Proficient with MS Office tools, internet research, etc.
  • Keen on acquiring new knowledge in calibration procedures, test report generation, testing methods, etc.

Marketing Communications Internship

Division: Digital Transformation and Innovation

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide the Marketing department with administrative support as needed
  • Facilitate logistical support to various marketing efforts, particularly in social media
  • Commit to the Organization’s service standards and provide excellent customer  service
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Minimum requirement:

  • Holds a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Business Management, Marketing, Public  Relations, or any other relevant qualification
  • Proficient with MS Office tools, MacOS, internet research, social media
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of digital media platforms

Sales and Business Development Internship

Division: Digital Transformation and Innovation

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide the Sales department with administrative support as needed
  • Facilitate logistical support to various activities initiated by the Sales department, particularly in social media
  • Commit to the Organization’s service standards and provide excellent customer  service
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Minimum qualification requirements

  • Holds a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Marketing, Sales, or any other relevant qualification
  • Proficient with MS Office tools, internet research, social media
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of sales and marketing concepts

Standards (Editing Services) Internship

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide the Editing Services department with administrative support as needed
  • Compile, aggregate, and present  input to reports
  • Keep documents pertaining to stakeholder requirements up-to-date and ensure receipt by the appropriate parties
  • Perform e-reading, editing, proof-reading, number comparison, and preparation of master copies in line with the Organizations quality requirements and standards
  • Make sure editing requests are compliant with client requirements including time frames
  • Take responsibility of editing workflow via the Livelink database and keep SABStan records updated
  • Comply with set service standards and provide world-class customer service

Minimum qualification requirements:

  • Holds a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in English, Applied English, or Language Practice

Standards (Standards Development)

Division: Standards

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide the Standards Development department with administrative support as needed
  • Maintain and keep database processes and record management of the Department constantly updated
  • Comply with the Organization’s set service standards and provide world-class customer service
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Minimum qualification requirements

  • Holds a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Food  Technology

Supply Chain Management Internship

Division: Finance

Duties and responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties for the Supply Chain Management team
  • Facilitate and provide logistics support to the activities initiated by the Supply  Chain Management team
  • Manage and keep the procurement filing management system of the Division constantly up-to-date
  • Maintain optimum performance within the team

Minimum qualification requirements

  • Holds a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or any other relevant fields of study

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Who should apply?

Candidates must possess the qualifications mentioned for the specific internship programme as mentioned earlier.

How do I apply?

Eligible candidates are to fill out the online application form on the Organization’s recruitment page. Click the link to the internship you wish to apply for and fill out the form:

Business Solutions & Advisory Internship

Business Solutions & Advisory Internship

Certification Internship

Compliance, Risk and Legal Services Internship

Content Solutions, Publishing, and Licensing Internship.

Customer Engagement Internship

Facilities – HVAC Technician Internship

Facilities – Mechanical Fitter Internship

Finance Internship

Human Capital Internship

ICT Internship

Laboratory Services Internship

Marketing Communications Internship

Sales and Business Development Internship

Standards (Editing Services) Internship

Standard Standards Development Internship

Supply Chain Management Internship

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 6 December 2021.

Contact Information

Find out more about the company and SABS jobs current vacancies by clicking on this link.

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