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Job Opportunity: Graduate Trainee: Energy

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

GreenCape is hiring! We are looking for a Graduate Trainee: Energy to join our Energy Programme.

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Graduate Programme

GreenCape is looking to grow the next generation of talent in the green economy. This is an exciting opportunity to gain practical work experience and work with experts in the field. The Graduate Trainee will be allocated to a sector or department based on their qualifications and interest. The sectors include Water, Agriculture, Energy, and Circular Economy. While developing skills in these sectors, the Graduate’s primary role is to support the relevant programmes in delivering key project deliverables and supporting its obligations with strategic partners.

Energy Programme

GreenCape’s Energy Programme comprises of interrelated sector desks and units. The team’s mission is to build long term partnerships with the energy industry, investors and governments to stimulate a just energy future in Africa. The team includes experts on energy services, utility scale renewable energy, sustainable mobility, storage and bio-energy. GreenCape’s Alternative Service Delivery Unit is increasably cross-sectoral, and has its origin in the energy programme.

Job details

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:


  • Engineering, Economics, Finance, Resource Management, Environmental Sciences or other relevant degree.

Project Delivery, Support & Reporting

  • No prior work experience is required;
  • Postgraduate degree preferred;
  • Interest in a career in the green economy;
  • Computer literate – MS Office with a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel;
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem solving ability;
  • Previous; and
  • Written content related to the green economy advantageous i.e. news thesis, feature articles etc.

Competencies and Skills

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), with confidence in both formal and informal public speaking engagements;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Flexibility and the willingness to contribute to other organisational needs when required;
  • Ability to self-manage, multi-task and to prioritise; and
  • Innovative and driven.

Contract length and remuneration

This is a full-time contract position, valid for period of 12 months from date of appointment. Contract renewal will depend on performance and the HR requirements of the organisation at the time. There will be a three-month probation period for this position.

Remuneration will be market-related, with the recognition that GreenCape is a not-for-profit organisation.

Medical aid is offered as an employee benefit (subject to some conditions).

Application details

Applications must include:

  • A letter of motivation;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Copies of academic transcripts and proof of qualification;
  • Proof of eligibility to work in South Africa (copy of SA ID or work permit);
  • Names of two referees, the relationship to the applicant, and contact details (telephone and email);
  • All applicants must complete the GreenCape online application form. You can complete the application form by accessing this link: copy the link into your internet browser to access the form)

All applicants must complete the GreenCape online application form.

Queries can be submitted via email to Human Resources at

Only candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 06 November 2023. Should you not hear back from the company by 30 November 2023, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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Note that GreenCape reserves the right to not appoint to positions or to change the role in response to applicant abilities and interests. Preference will be given to designated groups and people with disabilities. All appointments will be done in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan.