Sasol is recruiting: Graduate Trainee (Process Engineering) Programme 2024 | NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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Sasol is recruiting and invites qualifying candidates to apply for the Graduate Trainee (Process Engineering) Programme 2024.

Closing Date: 25 September 2023

Location: Sasolburg, Free State, ZA 


Sasol Sasolburg Operations invites recently graduated engineers, currently unemployed, to apply for a one year trainee position. 

The graduate trainee positions are non permanent employment (NPE) positions aimed at providing young engineering professionals the opportunity to gain valuable work experience whilst performing engineering work in the Sasolburg Operations Technical Support environment.  

The engineering graduate trainees shall work as part of a plant technical support team and be assigned typical duties in technical investigations, plant design documentation maintenance, supporting unit engineers in implementation of small projects and in monitoring and reporting of plant operating status. 

This programme is thus an “on the job” trainee opportunity within the Technical Support team environment and must not be confused with the Sasol Graduate Development Programme.


Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd operates as a chemicals and energy company. The Company produces fuels and oils, chemicals, polymers, fertilizers, and gas products.

Although Sasol operates in the South Africa, it is a global integrated chemicals and energy company with a 70-year heritage.

Through our talented people, we use our expertise and selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, manufacture and market chemical and energy products globally.

When you join Team Sasol, you are joining a company that puts people at the center of everything we do.

Sasol invests in its employees along every stage of the career path and offers development opportunities to help you cultivate your career in a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.


Chemical / Process Engineering Internship typical duties:

  • Execution of mass and energy balances
  • Review and updating of design documentation such as Equipment Data Sheets and MFD’s in support of plant modification projects or plant as-built status reviews
  • Supporting unit engineers in implementation of plant modification projects

  • Contribute to process safety studies and close-out of existing studies as support to plant unit engineers.   This can include investigation and data gathering of plant incidents, calculations of emission quantities during environmental incidents, sizing calculations for Relief valve checks, follow up on actions to close out existing plant modifications, etc

  • Operations support activities during plant maintenance shut down events,
  • Participate in process safety management initiative work such as tank overfill improvement studies, winterization improvements to plant designs, alarm management investigations
  • Support unit engineers with root cause analysis (RCA) activities – collection of incident data and participation in studies to investigate failure incidents.



  • Minimum B. Eng or BSc Eng degree obtained within the past 3 years.


  • Experience: 0+ relevant years


Sasol is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Inspired by our Purpose of “Innovating for a better world”, Sasol acknowledges that diversity is intrinsic to the fabric of our organisation and is the key to our growth and success. 

Sasol is committed to the full inclusion of all suitably qualified individuals. 

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups and people with disabilities according to Sasol’s Employment Equity Plan. 

This includes reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


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