Ackermans Internships
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Ackermans, a leading South African retailer, is offering exciting internship opportunities to talented individuals who are eager to gain practical work experience in their chosen field. The Ackermans Internship program provides interns with hands-on training, exposure to the retail industry, and the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in a dynamic and supportive environment.

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  • Learning and Development: Actively participate in the internship program, attending workshops, training sessions, and development activities designed to enhance skills and knowledge in the chosen field.
  • Support Role: Assist and support the assigned department or team with various tasks and projects, ensuring deadlines and objectives are met.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research and analysis related to the assigned projects or department, providing valuable insights and recommendations.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Prepare reports, presentations, and documentation as required, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with team members and colleagues to contribute to the overall success of the department and organization.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement, efficiency, and innovation within the assigned area, suggesting and implementing appropriate solutions.
  • Adherence to Policies and Procedures: Follow company policies, procedures, and ethical guidelines at all times.
  • Education: Currently pursuing or recently completed a relevant degree or diploma in a related field of study, depending on the specific internship program.
  • Passion for Retail: Demonstrated interest in the retail industry and a desire to learn and grow within this field.
  • Strong Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate ideas, concepts, and findings.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to analyze data, identify trends, and provide insights.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, actively contributing to the team's goals and fostering positive working relationships.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility and adaptability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment, handling multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
  • Computer Proficiency: Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant software applications.
  • Attention to Detail: Keen attention to detail and accuracy in completing tasks and producing deliverables.
  • Ethical Conduct: Maintain a high level of integrity and adhere to ethical standards in all work-related activities.
Job Benefits
  • Practical Work Experience: Gain valuable hands-on experience in a professional working environment, allowing interns to apply theoretical knowledge acquired during their studies to real-world situations.
  • Learning and Development Opportunities: Participate in workshops, training sessions, and development activities designed to enhance skills and knowledge in the chosen field. Interns can acquire new skills, improve existing ones, and gain insights into the retail industry.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Receive guidance and support from experienced professionals within the organization who can provide mentorship and advice throughout the internship period. This can help interns develop their professional skills and gain industry-specific knowledge.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals, colleagues, and fellow interns, expanding professional networks within the company. These connections may prove valuable for future career prospects and job opportunities.
  • Exposure to Retail Industry: Gain exposure to the operations and workings of a leading retail organization, allowing interns to understand different aspects of the retail industry and its various functions.
  • Potential Career Growth: Internships often serve as stepping stones to future career opportunities. A successful internship experience with Ackermans may lead to further employment prospects within the company or enhance interns' marketability to other potential employers.
  • Personal and Professional Development: Internships provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, allowing interns to develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and adaptability.
  • Research Available Internship Opportunities: Visit the official Ackermans website or check their career page to explore the internship programs they offer. Look for internships that align with your field of study or career interests.
  • Prepare Your Application Documents: Update and polish your resume/CV, highlighting your education, relevant coursework, any previous work experience, and any other relevant skills or achievements. Additionally, prepare a well-crafted cover letter that demonstrates your motivation, enthusiasm, and suitability for the internship.
  • Submit Your Application Online: Most companies, including Ackermans, provide an online application system. Look for an "Careers" or "Jobs" section on the Ackermans website and navigate to the internship opportunities. Follow the instructions provided to submit your application. This may involve creating an account, filling out an online application form, and uploading your resume and cover letter.
  • Application Review and Selection: After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by the Ackermans HR team. They will assess your qualifications, experience, and suitability for the internship program. If your application meets their requirements, you may be shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process.
  • Interviews and Assessments: If shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview or other assessments, such as aptitude tests or group exercises. Prepare for these stages by researching the company, understanding their values and culture, and practicing common interview questions.
  • Final Selection and Offer: Following the interviews and assessments, Ackermans will evaluate the candidates and make their final selection. If you are successful, you will receive an internship offer, including details about the program, duration, start date, and any applicable compensation or benefits.
  • Acceptance and Onboarding: If you decide to accept the internship offer, notify Ackermans promptly and provide any required documentation or information. They will guide you through the onboarding process, which may include completing paperwork, attending orientation sessions, and getting familiar with company policies and procedures.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa, Bloemfontein, Free State, 9300, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 23, 2024
Valid through
May 29, 2025
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