Our Graduate Programme:

At Zutari, we work together with clients and stakeholders - in multidisciplinary, multisector and multicultural teams. We draw on our well-honed skills and expertise to move beyond established boundaries to help Africa grow.

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Working closely together, we’ve engineered creative solutions on numerous projects. We’ve used artificial intelligence to capture and help plan metropolitan roads in Cape Town, designed one of the largest and greenest office buildings in Africa, and advised on South Africa’s first pump-as-turbine station to generate clean power using potential energy in existing infrastructure. And we are the first engineering consultancy in South Africa to legally operate drones so we can work more efficiently, which shows our commitment to ensuring development.

In this collaborative environment, we guide and support young professionals like you to drive your own careers. Zutari was recognised as 2nd in the Employer by Choice by Sector for Engineering & Industrial in the 2020 survey of the South African Graduate Employers Association.

By giving you access to different professional learning and development initiatives, and enabling you to work alongside industry leaders, experts, and mentors, we provide you with the knowledge, skill, leadership ability, and confidence you need to become a recognised professional in your field. And, if you’d like, we can arrange for you to experience many of the different areas of our business, so you can gain a sense of what those areas involve, and communicate effectively across different business units, and across social, cultural, and economic boundaries, in the industry.

Applications for our 2021 graduate positions closed online on 30 June 2020. If additional graduate roles become available, we will advertise it on our online application portal.

Visit our talent acquisition portal to see what jobs are currently available at Zutari.

If you’d like to join our company, you can apply for one of the available positions through our online application portal. As part of the application process, you’ll have to upload:

  • your CV (including your personal information, educational background, relevant holiday or part-time work experience and volunteer and extracurricular activities)
  • a copy of your ID
  • your academic results (first year to final year).

Once our Emerging Talent team has received your application, they’ll follow a three-step recruitment process. They’ll stay in touch with you throughout the process, so you’ll know what the status of your application is. But you’re welcome to email or call us if you have any queries.


Screening and shortlisting

Our team will review your application. They will consider your field of study, academic performance, volunteer and extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and holiday or part-time work experience. If you meet our screening criteria, they will contact you so they can screen you telephonically or ask you to complete an online assessment.
At this point of the recruitment process, you may want to start thinking about:

  • why you want to work at Zutari
  • what differentiates you from other candidates
  • how what we do relates to your field of study, experience, and interests.


Graduate assessment day

If you’re shortlisted for the position you’ve applied for, and if you live close to one of our major delivery centres in Tshwane, Cape Town, or eThekwini, you’ll be invited to a graduate assessment day.

Before the assessment day, our team will let you know if you need to do research in preparation for the day. On the day itself, the team will ask you to do various exercises and activities so they can get to know you better. And they will interview you for the position you’ve applied for.


Follow-up interview & offer of employment

After the assessment day, our team will meet with various leaders in our company to discuss your application. As part of their discussion, they will consider your performance during the interview on the assessment day. Within two to three weeks after the assessment day, our team will call and email you to give you feedback on your application. They may ask you to come in for a follow-up interview. If you’re selected for the position you’ve applied for, they will do a few required pre-employment checks such as ID and qualification verification. You will receive an offer of employment if you pass all these checks.

Zutari bursary scheme:

Through our bursary scheme, we financially support high potential matriculants and university students.

Find out more.

Follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn to stay informed about:

  • our emerging talent programme, including key dates and tips
  • upcoming virtual career programmes

At the virtual career programmes, you’ll get the opportunity to speak to graduates currently employed at our company and to our Emerging Talent team and some of our leaders.

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