Closing Date: 28 March 2013

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism hereby invite applications for the Tourism Graduate Development Programme. The programme is aimed at providing workplace experience to graduates and is offered in collaboration with different municipalities. Shortlisted graduates will be expected to undergo an interview and if successful they will enter into a performance agreement covering the duration of the programme. The agreement will be between the candidates, the department and the host municipality. Graduates and students who have not been previously employed under the same programme and who have been unemployed for a period of one year are invited to apply. Applications are invited from candidates in the following areas, and graduates and students are encouraged to only apply to municipalities within their residential areas.

Name of Municipality

NO. of Placements

Reference Number

12 Months

06 Months

Amajuba District Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/AMAJ

01

0

Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/BIG5

01

01

EDumbe Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/EDUM

01

01

Ezinqoleni Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/EZIN

01

01

Emadlangeni Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/EMAD

01

0

EThekwini Metro (Tourism Offices)

  • Gateway Shopping Mall
  • Amanzimtoti
  • Inanda – Gandhi Settlement
  • Inanda – Dr. J.L Dube
  • Botha’s Hill
  • Morningside
  • North Beach
  • Moses Mabhida
  • Airport

09

TGDP/2013/ETHEK

01

0

Greater Kokstad Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/GREA

01

01

Hlabisa Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/HLAB

01

0

ILembe Enterprise

02

TGDP/2013/ILEM

01

01

IMpendle Local Municipalit

01

TGDP/2013/IMP

01

0

Jozini Local Municipality

03

TGDP/2013/JOZI

02

01

KwaSani Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/SANI

01

01

Mandeni local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/MAND

02

0

Mtubatuba Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/MTUB

01

01

Mooi Mpofana Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/MPOF

01

0

Msunduzi Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/MSUN

02

0

Msinga Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/MSI

01

01

Mfolozi Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/MFOL

01

01

Newcastle Local Municipality

04

TGDP/2013/NEWC

04

0

Ndwedwe Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/NDWE

01

01

Nongoma Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/NONG

01

01

Ntambanana Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/NTAM

01

0

Nquthu Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/NQUT

01

01

Okhahlamba Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/OKHA

01

01

Phongolo Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/OPO

0

01

Richmond Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/RICH

01

01

Sisonke District Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/SIS

02

0

UBuhlebezwe Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/UBUH

01

0

ULundi Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/ULUN

01

01

UMkhanyakude District Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/UMKH

01

01

UMhlosinga Development Agency

02

TGDP/2013/UMHL

01

01

UMngeni Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/UMNG

01

0

UMlalazi Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/UMLA

01

01

UMgungundlovu District Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/UMGU

02

0

UMshwathi Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/UMSH

01

01

UMzimkhulu Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/UMZI

01

01

UMzumbe Local Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/UMZU

01

01

UThungulu District Municipality

02

TGDP/2013/UTHU

02

0

Vulamehlo Local Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/VULA

01

0

Zululand District Municipality

01

TGDP/2013/ZUL

01

0

REQUIREMENTS (12 MONTHS) UNEMPLOYED TOURISM GRADUATES

State the area and reference number which the candidate is applying for (from the above list), the form should be accompanied by a copy of Curriculum Vitae, certified copy of a Tourism qualification/certificates including academic transcripts record, certified copy of Identity Document and proof of residential address obtained from local municipality. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview nearest to their areas of residence to determine their suitability. The successful candidate will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of one year.

REQUIREMENTS (06 MONTHS) TOURISM STUDENTS

State the area and reference number which the candidate is applying for (from the above list), the form should be accompanied by a copy of Curriculum Vitae, certified copy of matric certificates including current academic transcripts record, certified copy of Identity Document, letter from institution requesting in-service training and proof of residential address obtained from local municipality. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview nearest to their areas of residence to determine their suitability.

The successful candidate will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of six months.

KINDLY NOTE: that in some Tourism Offices, graduates must be willing to work shift, weekends and public holidays.

Note: Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

How to Apply

Applications must be directed to: The Head of Department, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Attention: Ms. Siwinile Mjwara: Tourism Development, 217 Burger Street, Calder House, Pietermaritzburg, 3201.

DIRECTION TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE INTERESTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAMME:

Applications must be submitted on the Tourism Graduate Development Placement form (NOT Z83), this form is obtainable from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Tourism Offices in Pietermaritzburg) and at the Municipal Offices that are listed above/municipalities that are participating in the programme or the form can be downloaded from DEDT`s website: www.kznded.gov.za. Applicants are requested to CLEARLY state the reference number of the placement they are applying for

For enquiries, please contact: Ms. Nosipho Mbanjwa on Tel: (033) 264 9313 or Ms. Siwinile Mjwara on Tel: (033) 264 9334.

No faxed or e-mailed application will be considered

NOTE: THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES A RIGHT NOT TO CONTINUE WITH THE TRAINING

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