Transnet Port Terminals: Young Professional-in-Training Programme

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is recruiting for the 2024 Young Professional-in-Training Programme opportunities.

Closing date: 05 June 2024. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Operating Division:TPT POD Corporate H/O
Employee Group:Trainee
Department:TPT, People Management, DBN
Reporting To:Senior Manager: Health and Wellness

Location: Durban

Programme Purpose

The purpose of the Young Professional in Training Programme is to develop a pipeline for key roles within Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) through a structured 24-monthtraining programme.

The programme seeks to place Young Professional in specific areas within TPT according to their academic background, career aspirations and business requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Follow a structure training programme:

• Undergo performance reviews and assessments every 6 (six) months • Submit monthly reports • Perform all duties as contained in his/her development programme, as well as which he/she may reasonably be required to perform by Transnet Port Terminals

• Establishing a fully functional Assessment and Development Centre within the Operating Division.
• Designing and implementing customized talent assessment processes, batteries and practices that meet the talent needs of businesses in line with Transnet’s strategy.

• Developing and implementing employee selection and development assessment processes for the Transnet Operating Divisions.
• Evaluating the suitability of available assessment services and offerings to address business specific needs.

• Designing, mapping and managing the full spectrum of assessment process including scoring, interpreting and reporting
• Conducting data analytics, research and benchmarking.
• Compiling and quality check competency-based interview guides.

• Leading, facilitating and managing the competency profiling framework, continuously review and update frameworks.
• Conducting skills audits as per business requirements
• Administer standardized assessments for recruitment, progression and development purposes for all levels within the organisation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Industrial Psychology/Psychology and certification in psychometric testing (or in the process of certification)
  • Registration with HPCSA as an Industrial Psychologist/Psychometrist.
  • Accreditation in various assessment tools (will be an added advantage)
  • 0 years’ relevant experience within assessment and development environment


Knowledge of Human Behaviour and performance; individual differences in ability, personality and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods and the assessment of behaviour.

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training and promotions. Knowledge of Health professions Act, EEA and other relevant HR and Labour Relations Knowledge of assessment best practice

Knowledge in assessment development and psychometric methods. • Transnet’s policies, long-term vision and key business drivers • Understanding of the HR value chain legislation.

How to Apply


Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation/Operating Division.

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