KZN Dept of Economic Development: Tourism Graduate / Internship Programme 2020

Closing Date: 23 March 2020

Duration: 24 months

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs hereby invites applications for the Tourism Graduate Development Programme. Preference will be given to individuals who are between 18-35 years old. The programme is aimed at providing workplace experience to graduates and is offered in collaboration with different municipalities and organisations. Shortlisted graduates will be expected to undergo an interview and if successful they will enter into a performance agreement covering the duration of the programme. The agreement will be between the candidates, the department and the host Municipality / Organisation. Graduates and Students who have not been previously employed under the same programme and who have been unemployed for a period of one year or more are invited to apply.

Applications are invited from candidates in the following areas:

uMkhanyakude District Municipality 
UMkhanyakude District Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / UMKHAMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / UMHLABJozini Local Municipality,   TGDP / 2020 / JOZIBig Five Hlabisa Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / BIGFMtubatuba Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / UDAUmhlosinga Development Agency, TGDP / 2020 / EKWUDEzemvelo KZN Wildlife,  TGDP / 2020 / MTUBiSimangaliso Wetland Park, TGDP / 2020 / WP
Zululand District Municipality  
Zululand District Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / ZULeDumbe Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / EDUMPhongolo Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / UPHONongoma Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / NONGUlundi Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / ULUN
Amajuba District Municipality  
Amajuba District Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / AMAJNewcastle Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / NEWCEzemvelo KZN Wildlife, TGDP / 2020 / EKWAD
uThukela District Municipality  
uThukela District Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / THUKAlfred Duma Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / ALDUOkhahlamba Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / OKHAInkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / INLLuThukela Economic Development Agency,  TGDP / 2020 / UEDAEzemvelo KZN Wildlife,  TGDP / 2020 / EKWUTD
uMzinyathi District Municipality  
Nqutu Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / NQUT
King Cetshwayo District Municipality 
King Cetshwayo District Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / KCDMMthonjaneni Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / MTHONUMhlathuze Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / UMHLUMlalazi Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / UMLAEzemvelo KZN Wildlife, TGDP / 2020 / EKWKC
uMgungundlovu District Municipality  
uMngeni Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / UMNGImpendle Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / IMPENUMshwathi Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / UMSHWRichmond Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / RICHUMgungundlovu Development Agency, TGDP / 2020 / UMEDAZulu Mpophomeni Tourism Experience, TGDP / 2020 / ZMTEEdendale iMbali Community Tourism Organisation, TGDP / 2020 / EICTOEzemvelo KZN Wildlife, TGDP / 2020 / EKWHO
iLembe District Municipality 
Maphumulo Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / MAPKwaDukuza Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / DUKNdwedwe Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / NDWEDiLembe Enterprise, TGDP / 2020 / ILEMEzemvelo KZN Wildlife, TGDP / 2020 / EKWIDM
eThekwini Metro (Tourism Offices)  
Florida (Main Office), TGP / 2020 / FLBRNorth Beach, TGP / 2020 / NOB1000 Hills, TGP / 2020 / 1000H– Toti,  TGP / 2020 / TOTIGateway, TGP / 2020 / GATKSIA,   TGP / 2020 / KSIAOhlange ,  TGP / 2020 / OHL– Gandhi,  TGP / 2020 / GANDTourism KwaZulu-Natal, TGDP / 2020 / TKZN Hilton Hotel,    TGDP / 2020 / HILTON
Harry Gwala District Municipality  
Dr Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / NDZUbuhlebezwe Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / UBUHGreater Kokstad Local Municipality, TGDP / 2020 / GRKOKUMzimkhulu Local Municipality,  TGDP / 2020 / UMZIHarry Gwala Development Agency,  TGDP / 2020 / HGDAGreater Kokstad Community Tourism Organisation,  TGDP12020 / GKCTOEkuphumleni Lodge Umzimkhulu,  TGDP / 2020 / EKUPHLalakhona Lodge Umzimkhulu, TGDP / 2020 / LALODBelz Boutique Hotel,  TGDP / 2020 / BELZLa Teranga BNB, TGDP / 2020 / LATERAThe Planes Guest House, TGDP / 2020 / TPGHMount Currie Inn , TGDP / 2020 / MCIEntsikeni Nature Reserve,   TGDP / 2020 / ENR
  • How to ApplyDownload Application FormGraduates and students are encouraged to only apply to municipalities within their residential areas. KINDLY NOTE that in some Tourism Offices, graduates must be willing to work shifts, weekends and public holidays.DIRECTION TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE INTERESTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAMME: Applications must be submitted on the Tourism Graduate Development Placement Form (NOT Z83), this form is obtainable from the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Tourism Offices in 217 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg) and the municipal offices that are listed above / municipalities that are participating in the programme or the form can be downloaded from EDTEA’s website: www.kznedtea.gov.za Applicants are requested to CLEARLY state the reference number of the placement they are applying for.REQUIREMENTS FOR UNEMPLOYED TOURISM GRADUATES: State the area and reference number which the candidate is applying for (from the above list), the form should be accompanied by a copy of Curriculum Vitae, certified copy of a Matric certificate, certified copy of a three-year degree / diploma in Tourism Management, Travel and Tourism or an appropriate equivalent Tourism and Hospitality qualification, including academic transcript records, certified copy of Identity document and proof of residential address obtained from the Local Municipality. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview nearest to their areas of residence. The successful candidates will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of the placement.REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT TOURISM STUDENTS WHO REQUIRE IN-SERVICE TRAINING: State the area and reference number which the candidate is applying for (from the above list), the form should be accompanied by a copy of Curriculum Vitae, certified copy of a Matric certificate, certified copy of Identity document, latest academic transcript records, letter from the institution requesting in-service training and proof of residential address obtained from the Local Municipality. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview nearest to their areas of residence. The successful candidates will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of the placement.Note: Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.Applications must be directed to: The Head of Department, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs for the attention of Ms Sindisiwe Shezi: Tourism Development, 217 Burger Street, Calder House, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 (Ordinary mail or hand-delivery only). For enquiries, please contact Ms Sindisiwe Shezi on tel. 033 264 9323 or Ms Dudu Nkosi on tel. 033 264 9312. No faxed or emailed applications will be considered. NOTE: THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO CONTINUE WITH THE PROGRAMME

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