IBM South Africa: Human Resources Graduate Internship Programme 2024

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IBM South Africa invites recent graduates to submit applications for the 2024 Human Resources Graduate Internship Programme.

Location: Sandton, Gauteng, ZA

IBM Human Resources (HR) is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting policies and programs that attract, develop, retain, and motivate the best and most talented workforce worldwide.

We prioritize health & safety, HR services, HR business development, compensation, benefits, learning, talent acquisition, diversity & inclusion, global administration, labour relations, workforce management, transformation, user experience and more.

We also lead the strategy and execution for culture, people and processes in the business units globally.


IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. 

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain.

Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.


Your Role and Responsibilities

All HR Generalist functions which include and not limited to:

  • Ensure the necessary take-on documentation required for new employees and is completed comprehensively. (EEA1, new employee take-on form, copy of ID, copy of CV, copy of matric, copy of bank statement, copy of certificates).
  • Support the delivery of internal communication plans and ensure timeous delivery of all assigned projects

  • Assist with copy writing such as developing and designing content for internal communication i.e., Employee Newsletter, HR Communication
  • Provide input into stakeholder requirements such as company announcements, meeting presentations, key messages, talking points for distribution

  • Conduct research to deliver key messaging to effectively drive positive engagement
  • Propose and conceptualise creative ideas
  • Assist with creating content and coordinating
  • Adhere to the timelines outlined for all standard monthly initiatives & reporting

  • Participate and attend company events to compile content for internal distribution
  • Support with the delivery of employee wellness initiatives and projects
  • Foster a positive working relationship with all Internal stakeholders
  • Assisting with risk reporting and stakeholder engagement.

  • Reviewing and updating HR policies.
  • Maintaining and updating employee records
  • Completing and filing HR documents.
  • Involved in EE, BBBEE and Transformation work.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Honours Degree in Human Resources/Industrial Psychology
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

  • Analytical Thinker
  • Deadline and results driven
  • Maintain a positive attitude and provide exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and carry out assignments to completion
  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to take initiative and make decisions
  • Capability to produce HR content on time, with attention to detail
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality/integrity
  • Continuous learning – a curious mind and have willingness to learn



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