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JD Group Information Technology Graduate Programme 2014

Advertiser: JDG Trading (Pty) Ltd
Location: Johannesburg

Job Description:

The JD Group Birthing Talent Strategy is aimed at ensuring a consistent approach of talent in order to meet future needs by targeting students through the Graduate Programme. The Graduate Programme is a year-long developmental Programme which builds and optimizes talent capacity through learning and developmental practices and opportunities.


The JD Group Graduate Programme calls for applications from individuals who are in their final year of study towards a Bachelor or a National Diploma qualification / have completed their studies in the field of Information Technology.

Applicants should have obtained 60% average for all modules and should be able to relate to the following personal characteristics:
- I am engaged
- I am empowered
- I am energised
- I am enabled
- I am JD Group

Application documents required:
- Motivational Letter: The motivational letter should be a 200 word description of how the applicant has impacted his or her community.
- CV
- Certified copy of ID
- Certified copy of academic transcript

Selection process:

- Step 1: Candidates who meet the requirements will be invited for a one-on-one screening interview.
- Step 2: Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to participate in a role-play case study assessment exercise.
- Step 3: Then further shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with the selected stakeholders. This interview will take place inform of a panel interview.
- Step 4: Then successful shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a leadership assessment.
- Step 5: Offers will be made to successful candidates who will be invited to sign the necessary documents.

The JDG Trading (Pty) Ltd is an equal Opportunity Employer. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups.

Reference number: 0017-12

Closing date: 13 September 2013

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There are basically two types of internships:

  • The Undergraduate Internship: Usually with bigger organisations that pick undergraduates to attend the internship. It often takes places during the holidays and the average durations is a few weeks. In most cases the intern will receive some sort of stipend or salary and this type of internship may lead to a job offer to the intern once he / she is finished with their studies.
  • The Graduate Internship: This type of internship could be paid or unpaid and it is to gain practical work experience after the qualification has been completed and in a job related to the qualification. It could be from a few weeks or even one or two years long. This type of internship could also lead to permanent employment.


A learnership is an occupational qualification and it consists of theory and work-based experience and practical skills, with formal assessment and a qualification. At the end of the learnership the candidate may be offered permanent employment.

In-service training:

In-service training is to gain practical work experience during studies. It usually takes place after a few years of theory has been successfully completed. It is essential work experience that is part of the qualification and the in-service training is necessary to achieve the qualification. It could be paid or unpaid.