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National Library of South Africa (NLSA): Human Resources Management Trainee / Intern 2024 Apply Online

The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) is seeking a motivated and passionate individual to join our team as a Human Resources Management Trainee / Intern. This position offers an excellent opportunity for aspiring HR professionals to gain hands-on experience and valuable insight into the field of human resources within a dynamic and culturally rich environment.

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  • Learning and Development Support: Assist in the coordination of training programs, workshops, and learning initiatives for staff members. Collaborate with HR team members to develop training materials and resources.
  • Recruitment and Selection: Participate in the recruitment process by sourcing candidates, screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and conducting reference checks. Gain exposure to various recruitment strategies and techniques.
  • Employee Relations: Support HR staff in managing employee relations matters, including grievances, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution. Learn to effectively communicate HR policies and procedures to staff members.
  • HR Administration: Assist with HR administrative tasks such as maintaining employee records, updating databases, and preparing HR-related documentation. Gain proficiency in HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) and other relevant software.
  • Policy and Procedure Compliance: Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and relevant employment laws. Assist in reviewing and updating HR policies and documentation as needed.
  • Special Projects: Participate in special HR projects and initiatives aimed at improving HR processes, enhancing employee engagement, and supporting organizational goals.
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree/diploma in Human Resources Management, Industrial Psychology, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational abilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated interest in human resources and a willingness to learn and grow in the field.
Job Benefits
  • Valuable hands-on experience in a prestigious cultural institution.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced HR professionals.
  • Exposure to diverse HR functions and projects.
  • Networking opportunities within the NLSA and the broader cultural sector.
  • Possibility of future employment or professional references based on performance.
  • Prepare Your Application Materials: Ensure you have an updated resume/CV and any other relevant documents (e.g., academic transcripts, certificates).
  • Compose a Cover Letter: Write a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, highlighting your qualifications, relevant skills, and why you would be a great fit for the role.
  • Visit the NLSA Careers Page: Go to the official National Library of South Africa (NLSA) website and navigate to the "Careers" or "Jobs" section.
  • Search for the Position: Look for the Human Resources Management Trainee / Intern position among the listed job openings. Click on the job title to view the full job description and application instructions.
  • Complete the Online Application Form: Follow the instructions provided to complete the online application form. You may need to create an account on the NLSA's recruitment portal if you're applying for the first time.
  • Upload Your Documents: Upload your resume/CV, cover letter, and any other required documents as per the application guidelines. Ensure all documents are in the specified format and size limits.
  • Review and Submit Your Application: Review your application carefully to ensure accuracy and completeness. Make any necessary edits or revisions before submitting your application.
  • Confirmation of Receipt: After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application. If you don't receive a confirmation email, reach out to the NLSA's HR department for clarification.
  • Wait for Communication: Once the application deadline has passed, the NLSA's HR team will review all applications received. If your application is shortlisted, you may be contacted for further assessment or an interview.
  • Stay Informed: Keep an eye on your email and/or the NLSA's official communication channels for updates regarding your application status. Be prepared to respond promptly to any requests for additional information or interviews.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 25, 2024
Valid through
February 26, 2028
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