How to Find a Job at Eskom
Eskom is a South African company that supplies electricity to the local market, it also exports electricity to other regions in Africa. We are talking about the biggest generator of electricity in the SADC region and one of the biggest companies to work for. The company runs over 29 functional power stations scattered around the country, including one nuclear power station in Koeberg, 4 hydroelectric power stations and 13 thermal power stations. All types of job vacancies can be found at Eskom, ranging from skilled labour to professional jobs. It’s not a surprise that everybody wants to work at Eskom, they have attractive benefits in the form of consistent income from electricity billing, job security and market-related remuneration packages.
Eskom has made it easy for prospective employees to apply for jobs on their website. There is a dedicated recruitment section where you can submit your application. In order to get started, you have to register for a personal Eskom account. This online account allows you to apply for any job that suits your qualifications. To sign up for an Eskom account, go to this link >>>Registration and Login
As soon as you sign up, you will be able to apply for any open vacancies in the organization.
The electricity giant has hundreds of vacancies in many departments. Some people think you can only get a job as an Engineer, Technician or Skilled Artisan at the company, sure there are many vacancies in the engineering field but there are also positions for administrative personnel, IT experts, secretaries, accountants, risk managers and so on.
To view current job openings, go to the link >>> Current Vacancies Here, you should see jobs that you can apply for. The job title is given, as well as the closing date for applications. The province in which the job is available is stated, so you can make up your mind whether you want to work in that region or not.
To apply for a selected job, simply click the Job Title to view the details.Here, you will see the minimum qualifications needed for the job. A lot of trainee vacancies do not require any experience.
Professional jobs for experienced people will require a minimum amount of experience as well as a Diploma or Degree in a relevant field. Click the Apply button at the bottom to send your online application.
Graduate Opportunities / Trainee Vacancies
So you just finished college but you don’t have experience? Eskom advertises a lot of graduate job vacancies each year. These vacancies are lumped with regular vacancies on the recruitment page >> Vacancies .By visiting this section on a regular basis, you will find a suitable trainee vacancy that meets your requirements.
The company has a popular sponsorship program that offers a study bursary to graduates in specific fields. If you are a student studying at a University or Technikon College in South Africa, you can apply for an Eskom Bursary to help you finance your education and get in-house experience with the company. The minimum requirements to apply for an Eskom Bursary are:
- Be a South African citizen
- Possess a Matric Certificate
- Be accepted for Full Time Studies at an Accredited University or Technikon College in South Africa
- Be ready for an interview
- Undergo a Medical and Health Checkup
Minimum Matric Requirements:
- University students are required to have at least a 5 or C grade in English, Physical Science and Maths.
- Technikon students are required to have at least a 4 or D grade in English, Physical Science and Maths.
- FET students are required to have at least a 3 or E grade in English, Physical Science and Maths.
Deadline: If you are applying for a Bursary, you should submit your application before 31 July for next year’s intake. Shortlisted applicants will receive a letter and telephone call before 15 August, asking them to attend an interview. Once the interview phase is finished, all applicants will get results before the end of the year. If you are successful, you will get detailed information regarding your bursary, as well as a contract form that should be signed and returned to Eskom offices.
How to Apply for a Bursary
To apply for a bursary, you must first download the application form on >>> Bursary Application Form
Fill in the form, attach a copy of your South African ID, Matric Certificate (NSC), Exam Results from your University/Technikon and a confirmation letter from your University, Technikon College or FET that proves you are a full-time student at the institution.
Applications can be sent by Post to:
Student Development Department, Eskom
Hand delivery: You can leave your application at the nearest Eskom office in your area if you can’t post or get access to the internet.
Eskom has branches in the following regions of South Africa:
Bellville, Western Cape Regional office:
60 Voortrekker Road, Louwville, Bellville
Tel: 021 915 2312
Westville, KZN Head office:
Megawatt Park, Maxwell Drive, Sunninghill 2157, Sandton, Johannesburg
P.O. Box 1091,
Tel: +27 11 800 8111
Polokwane, Limpopo Regional office:
30 Hans Rensburg Street, Witbank
Tel: 015 299 0000
Witbank, Limpopo Regional office 2:
Jelico Street, Emalahleni, Witbank, Mpumalanga
Private Bag X7278,
Tel: 013 693 3483 / 013 693 2101
East London, Eastern Cape Regional office:
Sunilaw Office Park, East London
Private Bag X1,
Beacon Bay 5205
Tel: 086 003 7566
Bloemfontein, Free State & Northern Cape Regional office:
120 Henry Street, City Centre, Bloemfontein
Tel: 27 51 404 2111
To see a list of power stations run by Eskom, go to >>> Eskom Power Stations