Scaw Metals Group paves way for youth through graduate programmes

The Scaw Metal Group, a leading South African steel manufacturer is making waves in the steel sector through its structured graduate training programme, honing core competencies in niche areas, such as analytical chemistry, non-destructive testing, metallurgical, engineering, and support services discipline.

The steel industry directly employs more than two million people worldwide, plus two million contractors and four million people in supporting industries. Together with industries such as construction, transport and energy, the steel industry is a source of employment for more than 50 million people worldwide says Scaw.

Scaw Metals Group CEO, Markus Hannemann says, “The steel sector has much to offer in terms of job opportunities and training. We are committed to creating a competitive and sustainable industry, by tailoring a training programme that covers vital areas that will equip students with the sufficient knowledge for the working world.”


As Scaw Metals advances in the steel industry, so do their efforts at introducing graduates to the opportunities offered in the steel industry. Manufacturing is a key determinant of future growth and competitiveness in the provision of a skilled technical workforce. Engineers, technicians, artisans and production professionals constitute the core of the technical workforce, ensuring innovation and efficiency of the production process through the optimal use, design and maintenance of materials, equipment, capital and personnel.

The graduate training programme has been popular since inception. In 2014/2015, 96 enrolled on the programme and in 2015/2016 there are currently 113 enrolled in the internship programme. The programme is engineered to build youth’s core competencies that South Africa needs as a whole.

Scaw is a leading corporate that responded to Government’s call for an aggressive campaign to develop employable skillsets in our youth. The success of the training programme is evident in the array of students who apply for the programme year on year. An area of excitement for Scaw is the number of female students that the programme attracts annually, which is aligned to Scaw’s vision of boosting female talent in the industry – once dominated by males.

To qualify for the internship, graduates must have completed their degree/diploma/certificate/ or have a valid qualification suitable to the industry in which Scaw Metals operates. The experiential learning covers some of the following disciplines – cost management accounting, admin and IT, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, metallurgical engineering, analytical chemistry, human resources management/development, non destructive testing, law, financial management, draughting, logistics and public relations and corporate communications.

For further details contact Dudu Ndlovu of Scaw Metals on TEL: 011 621 1524, mobile 081 035 0579 or email