Mondi Group is an international packaging and paper producer with around 100 production sites across more than 30 countries, predominantly in Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. The group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from the growing of wood and the manufacturing of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. The group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Mondi Group was founded in 1967 and has headquarters in Johannesburg, London and Vienna. In 2017, the group was reorganised into four global divisions according to its business units: Packaging Paper, Fibre Packaging, Consumer Packaging and Uncoated Fine Paper. Prior to the reorganisation it was organised according to two regions: Europe & International and South Africa.
The group serves a variety of industries, including food and beverage, retail, construction, professional printers and office paper. The products include:
- Flexible packaging, bags and pouches
- Personal care components
- Release liners
- Corrugated packaging
- Industrial bags
- Barrier coatings
- Specially kraft paper
- Sack kraft paper
- Office and professional printing papers
Mondi Graduate Development Programmes
The Mondi Group attaches great importance to the preservation and on-going development of a mutually trusted corporate culture in which employees pursue their professional challenges and tasks with commitment and enthusiasm. Mondi employs about 26,000 people in more than 30 countries around the globe, who have entrepreneurial spirits and passion to perform. The group puts emphasis on care for the environment, security and effective interaction with local authorities, non-governmental organisations and the local community.
Mondi offers its employees interesting work and professional challenges. The diversity of tasks is a strong point of work at Mondi. As a reliable employer, Mondi offer stable employment, good working conditions of environment and a wide range of social benefits. In terms of the security of its employees, Mondi does not make concessions. It supports its employees in developing their personal and professional skills – guiding and helping them unfold their true potentials. Mondi also cares about the new generation’s future and potential, for they are the key to the countries Mondi operates in and the company’s sustainable success and stability. Due to this matter, Mondi provides skills development programmes for the young generation to help them dig in and find their true potentials and developing them until they are ready to jump into the world of work – bridging them to success in their careers.
The skills development programmes are introduced in two categories – The Mondi Academy for people already working in Mondi; and the Graduate and Internship Programmes for students or people wanting to start a career. The Mondi Academy consists of a portfolio of seminars for the employees. The company’s partners and customers are invited to its technical seminars where they can find an excellent opportunity to learn more about the company’s core competencies and get in touch with its experts and products. Participants can also connect across countries and cultures and exchange with Mondi’s external partners through the numerous networking opportunities in the seminars.
The internship opportunities are provided for highly motivated students who are eager to put their new knowledge into practice with the company. High school students or college undergraduate students, who seek for experience in real business at a multinational company, are welcome to join the internship programme at several locations of Mondi. Being an intern means more than getting involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. As an intern, students will get exposure to a variety of diverse projects and challenges in a fast-paced environment and gain real world experience in the industry. Interns will get to work with some of the brightest and best in the industry as well as get exposure to some of the most cutting edge technology. The internship opportunities vary from location to location of Mondi, depending on needs.
Meanwhile, the Graduate Development Programmes are for those seeking for an exciting work experience to start their careers with. Through the Mondi Graduate Development Programme, graduates will have the opportunity to experience the following.
- The dynamic work environment of an international; FTSE100 company
- Training opportunities through The Mondi Academy and local and international talent development opportunities
- A wide range of job opportunities both locally and internationally, across a diverse portfolio of businesses
In the graduate opportunities, Mondi offers training and apprenticeship programmes in different locations of where the company has operations in. The 3-year training helps the participants acquire knowledge and skills, both practically and theoretically, in the technical and electrical sector. Applicants may choose from a number of positions in the training and apprenticeship opportunities that include the following.
- Industrial clerk
- Mechatronics engineer
- Media technologist
- Packaging technologist
- Machine and plant operator
- Electrician for industrial engineering
- Warehouse logistics specialist
- Process mechanist
Requirements for Admission in Mondi Graduate Development Programmes
Individuals who want to unfold their true potentials and be part of shaping the responsible growth and on-going business success of Mondi are encouraged to apply for a role in the company. Below are the minimum requirements for an admission in the graduate opportunities.
- Provide a copy of personal identity document (ID) in the application
- Graduated from a Higher Education Institution – certified copy of certificate must be included in the application
- Have outstanding grades in their latest education – certified copy of transcripts must be included in the application
- Provide a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) / resume in the application
- Have interest in technical and electrical matters and have knowledge in production technologies
- Conversant in English
- Have good communication skills
- Able to work in teams
Special requirements may apply in some positions. It may also vary in each position. Applicants must ensure they check and meet the special requirements provided on the advertisement before submitting the application.
How to Apply for Mondi Graduate Programmes
Applicants may visit Mondi’s official Vacancy webpage to see if there are any available internship opportunities at the moment. The website is:
On this webpage, applicants will see a list of locations the Mondi Group has operations in that are open for vacancies. After selecting the location that the applicants desire and qualify to participate in, they will see the details on the business – the regions Mondi has operations in, what the people there do and what they produce – and a list of available positions the applicants can apply to.
Mondi also accepts unsolicited applications. These applications may be sent by e-mail to HRRecruiting@mondigroup.co.za. The application attached to the e-mail should not exceed the size of 3mb.
Applications will be reviewed in a timely manner. Those whose applications satisfy the requirements will be notified for further recruitment stages.
Any help needed or questions on the application may be conveyed by e-mail to the aforementioned e-mail address or by contacting +27 31 451 2111 (South Africa) / +43 1 79013-0 (Group Office). All enquiries must be sent in English.
For more information, visit www.mondigroup.com