Graduate Programme at Umgeni Water

By | November 21, 2016

Graduate Programme at Umgeni Water

Applications are invited from graduates residing in the following municipalities: Ugu, Ilembe, Umgungundlovu and Harry Gwala District Municipalities, for the above positions stationed in the Engineering and Scientific Services, and Operations Divisions in both Ulwandle and Izintaba Regions of Umgeni Water.Umgeni Water, the largest supplier of bulk potable water in the KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, will provide the recent graduates with experiential training that will result in the development of their technical knowledge leading to their registration as professional engineers and technologists with the respective professional bodies. On completion of the training programme trainees will be required to apply the knowledge and skills learned to above-mentioned Municipalities in KwaZulu Natal as identified by Umgeni Water and National Treasury. Trainees will be trained by Umgeni Water for the duration of the contract and will also be deployed to the identified Municipalities on completion of the training.

Successful applicants will be expected to sign a contract compelling them to be deployed to the identified municipality for the number of years they have spent on training, failing which they would have to repay all expenses incurred during the training.

Key Responsibilities

During the training, graduates will be expected to successfully demonstrate all proficiencies as determined by ECSA for the graduate development programme in their respective disciplines.


  • Minimum Qualifications for Technologist and Technicians: – B. Tech. and National Diploma in Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical and Chemical Engineering.
  • An unendorsed Code 08/EB Driver’s license is a requirement.

Key Skills and Knowledge:

  • Results-driven person
  • Team player
  • Customer focused
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and ability to apply this knowledge
  • Ability to communicate well at all levels
  • Ability to plan and organize workloads effectively to enhance performance

First preference will be given to applicants who are permanent residence of the identified municipalities. The programme is restricted to South African citizens. Appointment will also be made in the context of Employment Equity. Graduates who have undergone any form of training in the past i.e. internship/in-service training/graduate programme will not be eligible to apply.

Short-listed applicants may be subjected to competency assessment / or security clearance and will be required to produce original certificate. This programme does not give guarantee of a permanent placement.

How to applyThe closing date for applications is 02 December 2016.

Interested persons are requested to email an application letter, together with their CV’s and certified copies of qualifications and proof of residence to: or fax to 086 242 9680.

If you do not receive a reply within four (4) weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful

Via – Umgeni Water