National Treasury is hiring – and looking for these skills

 ·5 Sep 2022

The National Treasury says it wants o fill key positions within the Department of Finance – including applicants for its 2023 internship programme.

Treasury currently has 33 positions open, looking to draw specific and specialised skills across various experience levels.

Some positions are only available to internal candidates.

  • IT auditors;
  • Economists;
  • Analysts;
  • ICT admins;
  • App developers;
  • Financial administrators;
  • Interns.

Applications for the majority of the positions are open until 16 September 2022, with several closing sooner. Interested parties can apply on Treasury’s e-Recruitment platform.

One of the positions closing soon is for the National Treasury Internship Programme for 2023. Applications close on Friday, 9 September.

The internship programme is aimed at upskilling South African youth who have either completed or are in the process of completing their degrees in 2022.

The internship operates over 24 months, and offers graduates opportunities to enhance their skills and gain meaningful workplace experience to complement their studies, Treasury said.

University or University of Technology students with a three-year diploma/degree or a postgraduate qualification at an accredited higher educational institution in the following fields may apply:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Politics
  • Business Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Administration
  • Computer Science Human
  • Resources Management
  • Public Finance
  • Data Science
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Development Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Public Management
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • LLB
  • Financial Management
  • Logistics

Treasury said that preference will be given to high-performing students with top grades.

Treasury joins other departments and businesses in the private sector searching for qualified skills in South Africa.

The Department of Home Affairs recently announced that it has begun the first phase of its digitisation project that seeks to recruit as many as 10,000 unemployed young graduates. It is part of a drive to digitise Civic paper records and improve service delivery.

The project will run over a three year period, effective from November 2022 until October 2025. Successful youth will be paid a stipend ranging from R5,000 for entry-level positions to R9,500 for technical support level positions and R14,250 for manager-level positions.

This cohort will be required to sign a three-year contract linked to the duration of the project.

  • Phase 1 – will see the recruitment of the first intake of 2,000 unemployed youth graduates. The adverts for this phase were made available from 12 August 2022. This cohort will assume duty on 1 November 2022.
  • Phase 2 – will see further recruitment of 4,000 unemployed youth graduates. The adverts for this phase will be placed during October 2022. This cohort will assume duty in January 2023.
  • Phase 3 – will see a further and last recruitment of 4,000 unemployed youth graduates. The adverts for this phase will be placed during December 2022 and January 2023. This cohort will assume duty in April 2023.

In the private sector, South Africa’s big banks are also fighting for skills, particularly developers, data scientists and various fields in the tech space. US retail giant Amazon has also recently set up new offices in Gauteng, with positions opening up in the cloud and hosting space.

Read: Amazon opens new offices in Joburg – and it is hiring for these jobs

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