Sappi: Analytical Chemistry Internship Programme 2020

Sappi South Africa is calling on qualified and interested individuals to apply for its upcoming Analytical Chemistry Internship Programme for the 2020 financial year.

Established in 1936, Sappi South Africa (SA) is a leading manufacturer of quality paper products and dissolved paper pulp. After a series of aggressive expansion efforts, the company diversified its product line to meet local and international demand. Today, they produce packaging and specialty papers, printing paper, biomaterials and bio-energy, to name a few.

Sappi SA is headquartered in Johannesburg and is the forerunner of Sappi Global, a multi-national company with operations spanning three continents including North America and Europe.

Sappi SA Analytical Chemistry Internship Programme

Through this internship, the successful candidate will be presented with an opportunity to acquire and develop essential skills, experience and competencies relevant to this field. The chosen intern will also be responsible for supporting business operations with various tasks and responsibilities within the intern programme.

The Analytical Chemistry Intern will be reporting to the SHEQ Superintendent and stationed in Sappi SA’s Stanger Mill. The incumbent’s primary tasks and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide assistance in chemical preparation
  • Provide support with verification and calibration of instrumentation
  • Conduct routine analyses as needed

Who should apply?

Only applicants who meet the programme’s minimum eligibility requirements will be considered for the positiion:

  • Must have completed all Analytical Chemistry theoretical modules with P1 and P2 the only subjects needed to graduate
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of computers, particularly with Microsoft Office applications
  • Working experience not a requirement

What is the selection process?

Sappi SA employs a straight-forward and effective selection process when screening applicants for either internships or full-time positions.

  • Applicants able to meet the basic requisites are shortlisted by a line manager and the HR department
  • Interview invitations are sent to the qualified applicants
  • The interview is conducted with the HR and line manager present. The most suitable applicants are chosen based on the interview and CV
  • When needed, assessments are done to determine skill gaps or suitability for the job prior to potential employment
  • The line manager reviews the assessment results along with recommendations
  • An offer is made to the best candidate
  • The successful candidate will accomplish the required paperwork and will receive a start date upon accepting the offer

How do I apply?

Applicants who are able to meet the basic qualifications mentioned above will need to register an account on Sappi SA’s recruitment portal. Click here to start the registration process.

If you already have an account, kindly sign in and use the job requisition ID 26329 to easily locate the job listing.


Checkout more latest jobs opening at Sappi Careers Page


Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 20 December 2019.

Contact Information

For any further questions about this internship programme, get in touch directly with Sappi at careerssa@sappi.com. Do not send applications to this email address.

Click the link to view the Sappi SA Analytical Chemistry Internship Programme advert.

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