Transnet: CA Traineeship Programme 2019




Closing Date: 31 August 2018
Location: Johannesburg

The CAT Programme at Transnet is a three year learner ship programme for candidates who have a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) / B Compt Hons or equivalent.

The stringent requirements of SAICA demand that trainees receive extensive training in Financial Management, Management Decision-Making, Financial Accounting, Internal Audit & Corporate Governance, Auditing & Assurance and Taxation. This also includes the professional skills like interpersonal & communication skills, intellectual skills, personal skills, and organizational & management skills.

In Transnet, the trainees will be rotated to the head office and several of its business units, e.g. Transnet National Ports Authority, Transnet Pipelines, Transnet Freight Rail, etc.  The rotation will be tailored to meet the needs of the trainee and the respective business unit, with the trainee spending at least one-third of the practical training in one business.

The training programme matches the depth of the SAICA syllabus requirements with a wide business exposure.​​

Our SAICA Elective Skills​

Transnet has elected the Financial Management and Management Decision-Making as its Elective Skills based on Transnet’s business and industry

Our Selection Criteria

The minimum entry requirement is the Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA) and each applicant must also demonstrate:


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  • Consistent progress in their accountancy studies,
  • Strong verbal communication skills, and
  • Analytical ability
  • Training Support
  • Transnet will offer its trainees industry level support to ensure their success in the programme. The training programme will provide for:
  • Study leave for the board exams;
  • Supplementary courses;
  • General business management training;
  • Exam technique courses, revision courses for the board exams;
  • Assessments

About Mentorship​

Trainees are assigned mentors from the CA’s within the Transnet Group.  These mentors have volunteered their time, passion and dedication to the success of the programme and the trainee accountants.  They provide leadership, empowerment, guidance and advice to trainee accountants on their career path.

About Supervision​

Supervisors are the line managers who ensure that training takes place.  They are responsible for the day to day training, workstation, timesheet and leave authorization, and attendance of assessment meetings.  They also provide career guidance to trainees.

The Transnet Chartered Accountants Training Programme is cultivating a generation of highly competent and confident accountants who are ready to tackle any challenge. Meet some of the programme’s star performers.​

How To Apply

If you are a go-getter, willing to be deployed to the Transnet Divisions within South Africa and work with dynamic managers, please e-mail your updated CV and certified copies of:

  • Identity Document
  • Grade 12 certificate
  • University transcript
  • Degree and proof of final year
  • or one year CTA programme registration to [email protected]


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