About Engen Limited
Engen is a South African oil company that focuses on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. The company’s core functions are the refining of crude oil, the marketing of their primary refined petroleum products and the provision of convenience services via their extensive retail network. Engen produces automotive, industrial, aviation and marine fuels and lubricants, also bitumen as well as chemicals and special products. With its presence in over 20 countries with products exported to over 30 more countries, mostly in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, Engen has been proactively operating since 1881 with a company name of Vacuum Oil founded by a German immigrant, Johann Gottlieb Schade, as a start-up. It has spent every decade since then enriching the lives of the continent’s people by identifying opportunities, finding innovative solutions, and providing energy that fuels Africa’s growth.
After decades of improvement and change due to certain circumstances, the company made its way to be officially named Engen in 1993 – the most successful re-branding exercise ever undertaken in South Africa. Engen was positioned as South African owned but with a broad African outlook. By the early 2000s, the company centred their focus on human capital, social capital, natural capital, financial capital and manufactured capital. In the following years, Engen launched EPIC 2016, which spells out the company’s plan to be ‘A Champion in Africa’ by 2016, as well as their five new corporate values: Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered. By 2012,, the company successfully acquired Shell’s business (in DRC, Gabon and Lesotho), Total’s businesses (in Guinea Bissau, Rwanda and Burundi) and Chevron’s businesses (in Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion and Zimbabwe). Firmly established as a modern, innovative and caring company that offers superior quality, exceptional service, extensive choice and unique convenience, the Engen of today is a leading African energy company, driven by their five values of Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered.
Engen is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and operates approximately 1,450 service stations across sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands with over 3,000 employees (2017). A number of Engen’s service stations are operated on a franchise basis.
Engen Limited is majority owned by PETRONAS (74% holding) – short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad / National Petroleum Limited, a Malaysian oil and gas company – one of the world’s leading oil companies and a member of the FORTUNE 500. Meanwhile, PHEMBANI, a black-controlled South African company focusing on the broader energy sector, holds 21.2% and a Phembani-led consortium holds the remaining 4.8%. Engen Petroleum Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Engen Limited (Engen).
The company has partnered with numerous South African businesses, including Woolworths, Wimpy, Debonairs Pizza, and Steers, which have operations at certain Engen service stations. Today, Engen Petroleum is active in South Africa, Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Congo, Madagascar, Niger, Togo, Malawi, Lesotho, Senegal, Swaziland, Mauritius, Reunion and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. The company is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) and is a constituent of the BSE Domestic Company Index.
The five fundamental principles (Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered) that Engen adopt are the pillars in which serve as a solid foundation on which the employees are able to build the futures they desire. Along with that, the company strive to always operate in accordance with good business ethics and in a safe and environmentally responsible way, not simply to comply with legislation, but because they believe it is the right thing to do. Ethical considerations and their corporate values inform all of the company’s business decisions. The goal of adding value in a balanced manner is their driving force. As such, they pursue their business with honesty, integrity and fairness.
As a big company, Engen offers people the opportunity to work in a challenging environment that has great career prospects for the future. The company not only opens job vacancies for those who are ready to jump into a professional work experience, but they also provide skill development programmes, such as learnerships, apprenticeships, internships, vacation work, in-service training, bursaries and graduate positions.
A learnership is a vocational education and training programme to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification. It combines theory and workplace practice into a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Engen provides this type of skill development programme to enhance the young generations’ skills and abilities and help them prepare for the professional world.
Engen is currently opening the enrolment for Operations Learnerships. It is a 12 month contract programme whereby the 1st preference on the position will be given to unemployed candidates. The programme will take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Application Requirements for the Operations Learnerships at Engen
In order to be admitted in the Operations Learenership programme at Engen, candidates must first consider whether they meet the application requirements or not. Below are some of the things they will want to consider and prepare before applying for the learnership.
- Candidates must possess a Matric certificate with a pass in “pure” Mathematics and Physical Science
- Candidates must submit certified copies of ID and Matric certificates when applying
How to Apply for the Operations Learnerships at Engen
To apply for the Operations Learnerships provided by Engen, candidates may simply visit the official recruitment website then click on the Learnerships category to see the details on the available programme and apply. Candidates will need to sign up an account before applying for the programme.
All applications must be submitted to the contact details provided and in the manner requested. Applications that are not submitted by the closing date will not be considered.
Engen does not guarantee that candidates will be called for an interview or appointed by virtue of their applications. The company reserves the right not to make an appointment. Its approved Employment Equity plans and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
Application Deadline for the Operations Learnerships at Engen
The closing date for the Engen’s Operations Learnerships enrolment is on January 24, 2019.