Tongaat Hulett Vacancies 2023-2024

Tongaat Hulett Vacancies 2022, Tongaat Hulett is a dynamic, continually evolving business that aims to attract, engage, develop and retain top talent. We do this through competitive employee remuneration, a challenging work environment geared for high performance, and the opportunity for career development due to the size, variety and complexity of our operations.

Exciting and challenging career opportunities exist in our Sugar, Starch and Developments operations, as well as in our Corporate office.

At the end of March 2018 we had 31 355 employees, reaching around 40 382 permanent and seasonal employees during the peak sugar milling season as follows:

Operating country Total Employee total at the peak sugar
milling season
South Africa 5 114 5 909
Mozambique 11 300 15 476
Zimbabwe 13 893 17 506
eSwatini 673 1 116
Botswana 151 151
Namibia 224 224
Total 31 355 40 382

What do Tongaat Hulett look for

We’re looking to employ people with the following characteristics:

  • Talented with bright minds who are eager to develop, grow and contribute.
  • Committed and results-orientated with high energy levels and who are willing to take initiative.
  • Prepared to adopt challenging roles and responsibilities and take responsibility for specific tasks to address ever-changing business requirements.
  • Willing and able to perform in a relatively flat organisation structure where a task-based approach applies and where hierarchy/status is de-emphasised.
  • Flexible individuals who are willing to embrace transformation.
  • Highest degree of integrity and honesty.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.


  • We have many career opportunities across our various operations in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Examples of these are:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Farm Management
  • Agronomists
  • Agricultural Economists
  • Town Planner
  • Development Management
  • Business Development
  • Business Services
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Administration
  • Sales and Marketing
  • IT
  • Financial Management
  • General Management
Tongaat Hulett does not offer jobs in exchange for money We follow sound and fair recruitment processes, and any offer of employment would never be contingent on a candidate making any form of payment.

Please be aware that if you are approached and offered a position in exchange for money, this is fraudulent. We encourage you to report it anonymously on our 365/24/7 FreeCall Tip-offs Anonymous service – 0800 21 21 87 or tongaat@


Apprenticeships and Learnerships

We offer a limited number of apprenticeships and learnerships in the following disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Millwright
  • Plater/Welder
  • Mechanical
  • Instrumentation
  • Boiler Maker
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Microbiology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • CIMA Business Accounting
  • Food Technology
  • Farm Management

Bursary Schemes

We offer a limited number of bursaries for studies at Universities or Technikons, typically in the following disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Agriculture – Plant Production or Animal Production

Graduate Trainees

Our flagship graduate trainee programme is the Engineer in Training (EIT) programme in Tongaat Hulett Sugar. This is a well-respected two year formal training programme offered to chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers who have a passion for hands on as well as strategic engineering.

In-service training programmes

We offer these programmes to individuals who have potential to work for us, who are in possession of an S4 qualification, or who are studying towards a B Tech qualification. We offer this predominantly in the Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines. We also have other opportunities within the areas of Analytical Chemistry, Food Technology and Human Resources.