Rand Water Experiential Internship Training Programme 2024

Rand Water invites unemployed graduates who meet all the necessary criteria to apply for Experiential Internship Training Programme

Rand Water are offering experiential training with positions available for: Chemistry (x3), Microbiology (x4) and Hydrobiology (x2)

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants with a matric and have successfully completed the two years theoretical training as required for a National Diploma in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Environmental Sciences or Chemistry.
  • Applicants must be South African Citizens and have a valid SA ID Document.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 35 in line with the NSDS.
  • Applicants must not have participated in previous experiential learning programmes and must require the experience to fulfill the requirements of a National Diploma in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Environmental Sciences or Chemistry.\
  • Application must contain the following documents (incomplete applications will not be considered).
  • Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae.
  • Recommendation letter from the Tertiary training institute verifying that you must only complete the one year training in the workplace environment.
  • Certified copies of your ID Document.
  • Certified copies of your training record including the academic transcript.

Primary Duties

  • Application of basic principles of ISO 17025.
  • Collecting samples for water quality monitoring.
  • Preparation of media, chemicals, reagents and samples received, for the area of work.
  • Performing analytical analysis on samples received.
  • The documentation and checking of results on the identified databases.
  • Performance and documentation of all quality control checks of identified analytical tests.
  • Undertaking and documentation of maintenance of equipment, instrumentation, biological cultures and test kits and ensure that they are correctly maintained.
  • The adherence of SHE practices and good housekeeping principles in the area of work


Sound theoretical knowledge of Biotechnology/Microbiology/
Environmental Science/Chemistry.


  • Effective writing and verbal
    communication skills
  • Computer literacy in Word Processing and Spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and plan


  • Self-motivated quality and output driven person who can handle pressure and routine work.
  • Ability to interact with staff and customers.
  • Team worker but can work independently.
  • Conscientious and pays attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work after hours, weekends and public holidays

How to Apply

Click here to apply online for the Rand Water Experiential Internship Training Programme