Training opportunities for graduates and students ​

Our development programmes aim to attract highly motivated and dynamic individuals with the potential to become future shining stars and leaders, not just within Sappi Southern Africa, but globally.

At Sappi, we want to give enthusiastic, innovative young people the chance to build great portfolios, get valuable work experience and receive in depth training from experts. Each of our training programmes enhances your ability to link theoretical or academic learning with the practical application to the real world of business.

Our Engineer in Training (EIT) programme ensures the next generation of talent is fully equipped with the knowledge they need.
We offer a variety of technical programmes to choose from. Discover the options available to you and what the courses involve.
Our Forester in Training programme means you can learn from our onsite experts and train for a recognised qualification at the same time.
Learnerships are structured learning programmes that allow you to get the best of both worlds by combining both theoretical and practical elements.

Meet just some of the many trainees who have benefited from Sappi's development programmes, from engineering to forestry.

If you're a talented student or undergraduate studying in a relevant field, you could be eligible for support from our bursary scheme.

Discover everything you need to know about applying for our student development programmes all in one place.

Our recruitment process
We're always looking out for potential recruits to join our talented team. Read about our process so that you can be prepared if you choose to apply.
Over the last 20 years, Sappi has helped prepare more than 20,000 secondary and tertiary level students for technological careers and successful integration into the working environment, contributing over ZAR27.5 million towards PROTEC.
2015 Sappi Southern Africa Sustainability Report