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Sappi: SHEQ Internship Programme 2020

December 2, 2019

Sappi SA is currently in need of suitable graduates who are interested in joining the company’s Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Internship Programme for 2020.

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 SHEQ Internship Programme

The successful intern will be given a great opportunity to acquire and develop the essential skills, experience and profiency in the field of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. Reporting directly to the SHEQ Manager, the intern is to provide support to the organization by carrying out various tasks and responsibilities such as:

  • Collecting  and analysing water and wastewater samples
  • Conduct research, develop, organize and initiate projects
  • Assess and ensure manufacturing processes are compliant with SHEQ regulations
  • Provide assistance to the SHEQ department with gathering  daily safety reports
  • Go to MDT meetings

Who should apply?

Applicants must be able to meet the programme’s minimum requirements in order to become eligible for consideration to the internship:

  • Must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Management. BTech Environmental Science graduates are also welcome to apply
  • Must be knowledgeable in operating computers as well as using Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience is 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?

Eligible applicants who wish to pursue the internship will need to register their profile on Sappi’s recruitment portal. Click here to get started. If you already have an account, be sure to use the requisition ID 26330.


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Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 6 December 2019. Keep in mind that the job advert on the career portal may no longer be available beyond the deadline or if the position is no longer available.

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.

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