​Sappi's recruitment process

Discover all you need to know about our Sappi recruitment process here. 

1) A position becomes vacant at Sappi

A position becomes available, which we decide to fill either internally or externally.

2) The position is advertised

The job is advertised on our Sappi careers portal, internal notice boards, PNET, Careers24 or LinkedIn. A closing date is also indicated on the advert(s).

3) We create a shortlist

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements are shortlisted by HR and the line manager. Depending on the number of shortlisted candidates, applicants may be required to do assessments or are invited for an interview.

4) Shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview

The line manager, team member and HR are present at the interview. Depending on the outcome of the interviews, it's possible to select the best applicants based on their interview and CV.  If there is a “tie” between candidates, further interviews or assessments can be requested.

5) Assessments take place

If necessary, the applicant will be assessed to establish if they have any competency gaps and whether they are the best fit for the job. The assessment results are shared with the line manager with recommendations.

6) The position is filled

The best candidate for the job is selected. We make an offer. The applicant then either accepts or declines the offer.

Need to ask a question?

Email careerssa@sappi.com

Browse and apply for jobs here
We do not accept emailed applications. Please only apply through our careers portal www.sappi.com/careers

Help us beat recruitment fraud

Do not respond to an email if:

  • It’s asking for money: We will never ask you to deposit money into an account or pay any third parties.
  • It's from a non-sappi email address: Our email addresses will always be displayed as name.surname@sappi.com.
  • It’s out of the blue: You will only be offered a position or sent a contract once all the recruitment steps are complete.

If you receive fraudulent offers of employment please email CareersSa@sappi.com and report it to your local police authorities.


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