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UNILEVER FUTURE LEADERS


AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

jOIN SOUTH AFRICAS


#1 TOP EMPLOYER!
Take our 400 powerhouse brands and the two billion consumers who use
our products every day. Take a worldwide turnover of almost 50 billion
and the 1 billion we invest each year on Research and Development.
Take the millions of lives were improving through the Unilever Sustainable
Living Plan. Take everything that makes us a world-leading company.
And then double it.

This is the ambition that weve set ourselves - to create a second


Unilever and a brighter future for all South Africans. Its hugely
ambitious, and its going to be
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Visit our website and like us on Facebook for more information on the Unilever
Future Leaders Graduate and Internship Programmes.

FOREIGN NATIONALS
Students studying in South Africa can apply to be placed in one of the following Unilever
territories: Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania,
Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Placement will be based on business needs and consideration
will be given to placement of successful candidates within their home country.

Applications open 15 july 2015!


Unilever Careers South Africa
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You could be IT
Youre young, you have the qualication and you have the passion, but you
dont have the job yet. We could hook you up with a one-year internship with
a Microsoft partner or customer, and get you certied with internationally
recognised Microsoft training and real-world skills. Hows that for getting ahead?
Get started now! Send your CV to s2bsa@microsoft.com

Interning: a career jump-start

What sets you apart from other


generations?
Youre the creators of today and the leaders of
tomorrow.

The dos and donts of an internship as well as


how to turn an internship into a job.

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The big vs small debate

How to write a kick-ass CV


Your CV is your first introduction to a potential
employer so make sure you get it right.

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The all-important covering letter


The covering letter of your CV is the ideal
platform for a punchy quick pitch.

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Job offer etiquette


Believe it or not, theres a certain etiquette
involved in accepting a job.

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How to use social media to land a


job
Social media allows you to show prospective
employers who you are.

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Connecting on LinkedIn
Tips on how to use LinkedIn.

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Useful apps to take the stress out of your first job


as well as inspire and motivate you.
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Making social media work for you

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In a highly competitive job market, soft


skills count just as much as your academic
qualifications.

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How to go from jobless zero to


employed hero
Six steps to improve your chances of finding a
job. By Nola Payne.

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The practical guide to funding for


entrepreneurs
There are a number of different funding options
available for budding entrepreneurs. Understand 44
the different types of funding.

NEW job titles that didn't exist a


decade ago
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Women at work
Women kicking butt in the corporate world.

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The ability to sell


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Reputation management: Dont be a


social media lemming
Manage your online presence carefully advises
Tim Withers.

Should you be choosing to study further rather


than looking for a job?

There's a demand for skills and services that


were unheard of 10 years ago

Success? Theres an app for that

Understand the rules of social media says Mike


Stopforth.

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The value of soft skills


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Career fairs what employers are


looking for
Make the most of career fairs.

Irrespective of whether you choose to work for


a big or a smaller company, there are pros and
cons to both.

Graduate or post-graduate?

Sailing through the interview


Guidelines for how to make the interview work.

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The ability to sell applies to just about any job


so dont discount a sales job.

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What I wish someone had told me


before I started working
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GradX gets young professionals insights into the


working world.

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EMPLOYERs' index

Accounting
Automotive
Civil service
Consulting
Engineering, MINING
and the built environment

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Financial services

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ICT

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Anglo American BLAST

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Blackberry

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Brandhouse

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BP

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Dell

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Denel Dynamics

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Discovery

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Discovery Health

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FNB

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Hatch

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Imperial

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Massmart

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Mazars

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Microsoft

PPS

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Rand Mechant Bank

RCL Foods

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SAB

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TEACH

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Tiger Brands

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Unilever

Vodacom

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Wits

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Wits Business School

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Accenture

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BP

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WHY CONSIDER
A CAREER IN
RETAIL?
Who are we?
Massmart drives excellence to achieve price leadership in
the distribution of branded consumer goods through an
exceptional multi-format wholesale and retail portfolio.
M
assmart develops and nurtures talent at
all levels.
High performance is recognized and rewarded.
Massmart is the home of career retailers.
We offer local and global retail careers.

Massmart Graduate
Development Programme
A
year of training at NQF level with Wits
Business School and UCS retail academy
Develop foundational management
and retail skills

Fields of study?










Business Management
Business Science
Accounting (General)
Finance
Economics
Statistics/Mathematics
Supply Chain Management
Information Systems/Technology
Industrial Engineering
Marketing
Human Resources

Selection criteria
Minimum 60% third year average.
A keen interest in retail, willing to
roll up your sleeves, high levels of
energy, good interpersonal skills
and entrepreneurial flair.

The selection process


A
pply | Telephonic interview |
Psychometric assessments |
Face-to-face Interview |
Background checks | OFFER!!

Closing date: 31st August


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You want to be here.

You are here.

We love graduates who love a challenge.


At Discovery, we believe that innovative thinking has the power to change the world.
For us, every day is a new opportunity to make the world a better place. Every problem is
an opportunity to create something incredible. Were looking for graduates who rise to
the challenge not because they have to, but because they want to. People who live for the
experience of finding truly great solutions. If this sounds like you then apply for the Discovery
Graduates Programme today.
To apply, send your CV to gradrecruitment@discovery.co.za or click on Careers
at Discovery on the Discovery website to find out more.
Discovery is an authorised financial services provider. Visit www.discovery.co.za

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Wits for Research


A World-Class Destination

Postgraduate credentials are becoming increasingly important.


Todays employers have shifted priorities and suggest that the
masters degree is the new bachelors. The international job market
is also more competitive than ever before. Wits oers you that
opportunity to become globally competitive while ensuring local
relevance together with the recognition of having graduated from
one of SAs leading universities. A university that is renowned
for its high calibre graduates, academic standing and research
capabilities. Wits challenges you to strive towards new knowledge
boundaries and develop original thinking, which we regard as the
cornerstone of intellectual growth.
Did you know?
Three Wits academics appeared on the 2014 Thomson-Reuters most
highly cited authors in the world during the period 2002 to 2012
Based on citations, Wits is ranked in the top 1% of institutions
internationally in geosciences, chemistry, environment and ecology,
physics and plant and animal sciences
Nearly one third of our students are postgraduates.

Our five faculties offer programmes and degrees at the


Honours, Masters and PhD level:
Health Sciences Science Commerce, Law and Management
Humanities Engineering and the Built Environment.

The University is renowned for its strong multi-disciplinary


research approach in the following areas:
Biodiversity | HIV/AIDS | Evolution of the Species and National Heritage |
Cities | Materials Science and Engineering | Mineral Resources, Exploration
and Mining | South Africa/India | Diseases of the Lifestyle: an emerging
African problem | Molecular Biosciences | Aerospace | Advanced Drug
Delivery Technology | Viral Gene Therapy.

Make Wits your first choice for postgraduate studies


apply online: www.wits.ac.za/applications

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JUMP-START

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BE
A
TIGER
sign up for the tiger brands management trainee programme
We are looking for management trainees across a number of
different disciplines. if you are interested, apply online at
www.tigerbrands.co.za or

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FutureTigers/

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Introducing the Discovery Financial Adviser Graduate Programme.


Discovery is a pioneering insurer with uniquely positioned businesses and an innovative business model that is changing the way
traditional insurance works. We are SAs number 1 life insurer, we administer SAs largest open medical aid, we are SAs fastest
growing short-term insurer, and our clients have over R50 billion invested with us. In addition, our Vitality programme is recognised
as a worldwide leader in incentivised wellness, resulting in global expansion opportunities. Discovery also operates in the UK, China,
Singapore, Australia, Europe and the US through various business lines.
We are looking for outstanding candidates to apply for the Discovery Financial Adviser Graduate Programme, an unparalleled path
of professional development, mentorship and financial rewards.
To secure your appointment, send your CV and cover letter to financialadvisers@discovery.co.za

www.discovery.co.za

@Discovery_SA

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider.

discoverysouthafrica

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Through an integrated partnership that


combines the skills of more than 14 000
professionals in 73 countries, Mazars is a
truly independent, international organisation
and one of the largest audit, tax and advisory
firms in South Africa. Come and meet us on
your campus soon. Lets talk about your
future as a Mazarian.
Get to know us better at www.mazars.co.za

Mazars: your partner for the future

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At BP we offer the most exciting and challenging global opportunities for high performing
At BP we offer the most exciting and challenging global opportunities for high performing
graduates in engineering, science and business.
graduates in engineering, science and business.

Applications open on 01 July 2014 and close on 31 August 2014.


Applications open on 01 July 2014 and close on 31 August 2014.
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TO TEACH

The TEACH Ambassador Programme places


outstanding graduates in under-resourced schools
to improve learner achievement in Maths, Science,
English and Technology, for a minimum of two years.

A childs
education
is priceless

Our requirements are:

A minimum of a Bachelors degree


The successful completion of a full year or more of Maths, Science,
English or Technology during the course of your degree

We are accepting non-education majors only.


To apply please complete the online application
we do not accept CVs
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A job at Unilever is a career Made by You, with


development opportunities, benefits and a
working culture that embraces inclusion and
diversity. We invest in the Future Leaders of
Tomorrow.

At Unilever we believe in investing in the


future leaders of tomorrow: You.
We meet every day needs for nutrition,
hygiene and personal care - with brands
that help people feel good, look good and
get more out of life. Unilever has more
than 400 brands that touch the lives of
over 2 billion people in 190 countries
every single day.
Whether youre a graduate looking
for on-the-job training through our
Unilever Future Leaders Programme,
or a student looking for a hands-on
internship in a pioneering and fastmoving business, weve got what youre
looking for. You can choose to apply to
any of our business areas: Marketing,
Supply Chain, Customer Development,
Research and Development, Finance
and Human Resources.
Were a competitive organisation dedicated
to achieving success but not at any
cost. In November 2010 we set out the
Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP),
committing to a 10 year journey towards
sustainable growth. Every day, we thrive
at achieving our 2020 USLP ambition
of doubling the size of our business,
while at the same time halving our
environmental footprint.
Our most recent and record-breaking
achievement has been being named

SAs Top Employer for two years in a row,


as well as winning the number 1 Top
Employer Africa award in 2014.
"Achieving significant growth objectives
while
decoupling
growth
from
environmental impact and increasing
our positive social impact is a bold but
challenging vision, says Unilever CEO
Paul Polman. Not many companies
have yet taken it on. But I believe its
the only viable vision. One that builds
on Unilevers long-term heritage
and achievement, while supporting a
responsible future.
If you think that a bright future is
possible, you have come to the right
place. We believe in a world where no
child goes to bed hungry. Where every
home has enough water to drink, wash
and clean. Where preventable diseases
are prevented. And where every child
lives past their fifth birthday. We believe
we can all live well, without stealing
from future generations. Help create
a brighter futuretheres never been a
better time.
Choose Unilever and be part of our
legacy that will inspire generations
to come. A legacy where sustainable
business practices and the environment
co-exist in complete synergy a Brighter
Future... and its going to be Made by You!

For more information and application details, visit:


www.unilever.co.za/careers" www.unilever.co.za/careers
Industry Sector
Fast Moving Consumer Goods and
Manufacturing

Qualifications Required
Bachelors degree (60% average during
three-year degree)

Location
Head Office - Durban. Factory related
roles may be in Durban, Johannesburg
or Pietermaritzburg. International
stints on the Unilever Future Leaders
Programme - throughout Africa and
the world.

Closing date
August 2015
How to Apply
Go to www.unilever.co.za/careers-jobs/
graduates/ and follow the instructions
to complete the online application
form. Also find Updates on Facebook
via "Unilever Careers South Africa"

Manai Aphane
I am currently a Supply Chain UFLP, working as a
Project Manager in our imports/exports hub for South
Africa. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in
Industrial Engineering at the University of Pretoria.
I am currently on my second UFLP rotation and look
forward to my upcoming business stints, especially the
international stint that is guaranteed.
Unilever is a place that will provide you with the
platform to grow, provided that you take hold of the
opportunities that are constantly thrown at you. It
is truly the university of the working world, with a
pretty cool organizational culture and a vast array of
experienced individuals who are like gold mines of
knowledge.
I like how the company encourages its employees to
take care of their overall wellbeing - whether it be
mental, physical or spiritual. Who wouldnt want to be
a part of SAs Number 1 Top Employer?

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BREWING

THE BEST
Join the crew that offers the best
job opportunities across the spectrum.

SAB produces the countrys top Engineering


talent and business leaders. We brew the worlds
best-loved beers! And were rated the most
aspirational place to work by graduates.
Apply for our Graduate Programme by 15 August.

sabcareerbar.co.za

Win tickets to the best SAB events


at our career expo stand...

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A SHOT OF AMBITION, A TWIST OF PASSION


AND A DASH OF CONFIDENCE. WHAT DO
YOU GET? A CAREER AT BRANDHOUSE, A
DIAGEO COMPANY.
Get a taste for leadership with The Pan Africa Growing together Graduate Programme.
Graduate opportunities in Commercial, Supply Chain, Marketing & Finance. Find out more about working
in Africa for the worlds favourite premium drinks company at brandhouse.co.za

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One childs knowledge


can change the world for good.
For more information on an exciting career in the ICT sector,
contact Clerrene_bhabha@dellteam.com.

Copyright 2015 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell Computers (PTY) Ltd.
P.O. Box 71170, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa.

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Philips:
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HP:
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Siemens:
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Dell:
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Defy:
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Bosch:
www.bosch.co.za
Sony:
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Dis-Chem:
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Life Healthcare:
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Netcare:
www.netcare.co.za
ER24:
www.er24.co.za

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SAPOA:
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Werksmans:
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Adams & Adams:
www.adamsadams.com
Eversheds:
www.eversheds.co.za

Times Media Group:


www.timesmedia.co.za
Media24:
www.media24.com
SABC:
www.sabc.co.za
Independent Newspapers:
www.Iol.co.za
Naspers:
www.naspers.com
Paarl Media:
www.paarlmedia.co.za
Primedia:
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Department of Correctional Services :


www.dcs.gov.za
Department of Defence:
www.dod.mil.za
Department of Basic Education:
www.education.gov.za
Department of Environmental Affairs:
www.environment.gov.za
Department of Health:
www.doh.gov.za
Department of International Relations and
Cooperation: www.dfa.gov.za

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Telkom:
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South African Post Office:
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Botanical Society of South Africa:
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Computer Society of South Africa:
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Engineering Council of South Africa:
www.ecsa.co.za

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Occupational Therapy Association of South:
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Psychological Society of South Africa:
www.psyssa.com
Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa:
www.prisa.co.za
South African Association for
Food Science and Technology:
www.saafost.org.za
South African Chefs Association:
www.saca.co.za
South African Marketing Research Association:
www.samra.co.za

Resources for personal development


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Marc and Angel:
www.marcandangel.com
Zen Habits:
www.zenhabits.net

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