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Multiple career opportunities exist within Tongaat Hulett across the various operating companies with operations in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Examples of typical career opportunities are as follows:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Administration
  • Sales and Marketing
  • IT
  • Financial Management
  • General Management


Learnerships are offered in the following disciplines:
  • Apprenticeships
  • Sugar Engineering (AgriSeta)
  • Instrumentation
  • Microbiology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • CIMA Business Accounting
  • Food Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Millwright
  • Plater/Welder
  • Mechanical
  • Motor Trade

Bursary Schemes

A limited number of bursaries are offered for studies at Universities or Technikons typically in the following disciplines:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Process Engineering

Graduate Trainees

The Flagship graduate trainee programme is the Engineer in Training (EIT) programme in Tongaat Hulett Sugar. This is a well respected 2 year formal training programme offered to chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers, who have a passion for hands on as well as strategic engineering. Trainee programmes are also in place in Human Resources, Finance and Marketing.

In-service training programmes

These programmes are offered to individuals with potential to work for the company, who are in possession of an S4 qualification, or who are studying towards a B Tech qualification. This is offered predominantly in the Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines. Other opportunities include Analytical Chemistry and Food Technology.