The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) Graduate Programme 2023

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Applications are invited from recent graduates for the Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) Graduate Programme 2023.

The SEF Graduate Programme is a 12 month training and development programme aimed at recent graduates with a commitment to the elimination of poverty and a passion for changing the world.

Successful candidates will be in a 6 month rotational programme, which will give them the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in all the departments of the organisation.

These include:

  • Operations,
  • Administrations,
  • Finance,
  • Quality and Compliance,

  • Training,
  • Human Resources,
  • Research and Development
  • Information Technology.

Departmental Specialisation

During the second half of the Graduate Programme, the successful candidates will be assigned to one of the departments, based on their professional interests and the organisation’s needs.

This will assure relevant practical exposure to a specific department and allow the candidate to strengthen applicable and useful skills to cover future roles within the organisation.


  • University degree or Advanced Diploma in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Bcom Commerce, Development Studies, Statistics, Auditing, Human Resources, Bachelor of Science, International Relations and IT.

  • Strong academic record-average of 65% throughout the course
  • Passion for and commitment to poverty alleviation; engagement in community work is a plus;

  • Enthusiastic, resourceful, motivated, self-starter, fast-learner;
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills (in English);

  • Open-minded, culturally sensitive, and eager to learn and contribute;
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
  • Microsoft Office Package

  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Leadership skills
  • South African not more than 35 years old

How to Apply

Applications open on March 1st each year. To apply: Email your CV, Cover Letter and Academic Transcript to [email protected]

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