SARS Graduate Trainee Programme

By | 4 Nov 2018

SARS Graduate Trainee Programme

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) invites applications for its Graduate Development Programme, Internship Programme and Chartered Accountant Training Programme. They have a total of 226 vacancies i.e. 150 Graduate Development Programme vacancies, 64 Internship Programme vacancies and 12 Chartered Accountant Trainees vacancies.
All SARS trainee programmes are regarded by many as unmatched within the public service sector. These programmes facilitate learning from leaders and experts through mentorship and coaching.Graduate Development Programme
The Graduate Programme places successful candidates within divisions of SARS to provide a combination of structured learning and workplace experience. Trainees are given a 24 – 36 month contract and receive a monthly stipend. At the end of the contract, trainees who meet SARS’s recruitment requirements and apply for an available vacancy may be placed in a permanent position.
The Graduate Programme is aimed at final year students at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with various qualifications as well as unemployed graduates who wish to pursue a career in SARS. The qualification required will be specified in each job advertisement.
Internship Programme
Internships are work-based training programmes that offer trainees work experience. Interns are placed on a 24 month contract and receive a monthly stipend. SARS’s internships are aimed at matriculants and final year students at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges.
Chartered Accountant Training Programme.
The SARS CA Training Programme is a SAICA accredited training programme developed to give specialised training to increase the pool of professionals and to allow them to qualify as Chartered Accountants CA(SA). To enhance learning and development it ensures that trainees are given exposure to a business environment providing them with the skills exposure and knowledge to become competent professionals.
The programme equips its trainees with the necessary skills by ensuring

  • access to on-going professional development,
  • interaction with executives and senior managers,
  • access to  subject matter experts and mentors to assist in their personal development,
  • rotation within the various business units at SARS to gain exposure to a wide range of tax subjects.

SARS offers trainees the added advantage of cutting edge exposure to Taxation. It ensures that the trainees’ experience will help broaden their skills acquisition and business acumen to successfully complete their training programme and obtain the prestigious CA (SA) qualification.
The minimum entry requirements for trainees are a B.Com Hons (Accounting) and a Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA)/ Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA) or equivalent post graduate qualification. This qualification must be sufficient to be allowed entry to the SAICA QE1 Board examination.

How to apply

Applications close on 20 February .