Graduate Programme at Umgeni Water

By on September 8, 2017

Applications are invited from Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical Engineering graduates to join Umgeni Water, the largest supplier of bulk potable water in KwaZulu-Natal. This opportunity is based in Pietermaritzburg.

Umgeni Water will provide the recently qualified graduates (only those graduates who have never been employed) with experiential training that will result in the development of their technical knowledge leading to their registration as professional engineers with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). On completion of the training programme trainees will be required to apply the knowledge and skills learned to Municipalities in KwaZulu Natal and OR Tambo District Municipality as identified by Umgeni Water and National Treasury.

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.


  • BSc in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering.
  • An unendorsed code 08/ EB driver’s licence is a compulsory requirement.
  • We are looking for a results – driven person, *a team player who is customer focused* has knowledge of engineering principles and has an ability to apply this knowledge * an ability to communicate well at all levels * an ability to plan and organise workloads effectively and 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 apply

The closing date for applications is 20 September 2017. Click here to apply online

Alternatively post your CVs and attach relevant certified copies of qualifications to P O Box 9, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 clearly indicating the position being applied for and reference number. Applications without relevant certified copies will not be considered.


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