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.
Work Experience Programme
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.