Gibela Transport Rail: Graduate Programme 2023 – T&C Technician (South African citizens only)

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Gibela Transport Rail invites motivated, dynamic and recently qualified graduates to apply for a 12 month Graduate Programme 2023.

Closing date: 22 September 2023

Location: Nigel (Ekurhuleni) and Wolmerton (Pretoria North), South Africa


Formed in 2013 as a black economic empowerment company, the Gibela Rail Transport Consortium comprises of French rail company Alstom and South Africa’s Ubumbano Rail.

Gibela’s R51-billion contract with the South African government to manufacture 600 trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The scope of the contract includes train maintenance, technical support and the manufacture and supply of spare parts.

Today, state-of-the-art X’trapolis MEGA commuter trains are rolling off the production line at Gibela’s bespoke R1-billion factory in South Africa’s Ekurhuleni metropolis.

In fulfilment of contractual obligations to PRASA, Gibela is training thousands of historically disadvantaged South Africans, mainly women – in technical skills for both Gibela and the manufacturing industry at large.

Gibela continuously draws scores of South African companies, many of them black-owned start-ups, into its supply chain and works to improve the lives of people in its neighbouring communities.

Gibela will generate 1 500 direct jobs at peak of the project and thousands of indirect jobs through the supply chain over a 10-year period.


The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.

With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector.

Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.


Gibela Transport Rail invites motivated, dynamic and recently qualified graduates to apply for a 12 month Graduate Programme. The successful candidates will be based at our various manufacturing sites Nigel (Ekurhuleni) and Wolmerton (Pretoria North).

We offer:

  • 12-month programme that will provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills in the world of transport rail manufacturing.
  • A challenging work environment and an exciting job content working in various teams within the environment.
  • Training and development of technical and non-technical skills


Minimum Requirements:

  • National Diploma/B-Tech/BSc/BEng: Electrical Eng
  • No previous work experience
  • South African citizen between 18 and 35 years of age
  • Excellent communicate skills in English
  • MS Office literate


Behavioral requirements include:

  • Demonstrate Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork and Respect
  • Reliable, efficient, self-reliant and flexible
  • Positive outlook driven and passionate


Application Process:

  • Applications must be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV, latest certified copies of all qualifications (academic transcript must be attached) and certified copy of SA identity document.
  • Closing date for applications: 22 September 2023
  • Expected start date: 1 October 2023


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Preference will be given to local communities living with disabilities from areas surrounding Gibela factory

Alstom is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer of women and minorities. Alstom is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


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