People & Culture Internship Opportunity at EDF South Africa

People & Culture Internship Opportunity at EDF South Africa

  • DEADLINE: Not Specified
  • SALARY/STIPEND: Not Specified
  • DURATION: Not Specified
  • LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa


The overall objective of this role is to support the operational effectiveness of the People & Culture (P&C) department through a variety of tasks aimed to support P&C activities.

These tasks are for example the onboarding of new hires, the offboarding of departing employees, and the maintenance of accurate employee records. The P&C intern also manages the shared department inbox to address employee issues and concerns promptly. Additionally, the P&C intern serves as a primary point of contact for employee inquiries related to HR matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administration around all HR policies, procedures and practices and ensuring they are in line with SA labour legislation.
  • To keep the Starters, Movers and Leavers tracker accurately up to date.
  • Carry out the HR inductions. (first day meet and greet with new employees)
  • Mailbox management.
  • Support the team when needed.
  • Attend HR meetings virtually or in person.
  • Attend the local office as per Senior Leadership Team directive.
  • To give our employees a positive experience when dealing with the People & Talent department.
  • Assist in administrative functions with regards to Advania’s Employment Equity plans.
  • Administrative management of the benefits package and liaise with suppliers (e.g., medical aid and pension providers) and promote internally.
  • Aid employees around any HR related queries i.e., leave, benefits etc.
  • Create and maintain statutory HR documentation.
  • Maintain employee information on the HR system and employee files.
  • Payroll administrative duties.
  • Administrative support in leaver process (Benefits deactivation, account deactivation).
  • Conduct weekly, monthly, quarterly reports as requested.
  • Provide intelligence on local HR and employment laws, practises, and local/national government initiatives.
  • Assist with internal comms for the Cape Town office.
  • Assistance in the Cape Town Social committee helping to organise events.
  • Other administration duties as and when required by your Line Manager
  • Health & Safety Responsibilities
    Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control, and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e., public, visitors and employees of other organizations. This includes ensuring risk assessments are conducted and mitigation measures are clearly communicated and understood by individuals. Managers must also ensure that individuals have the necessary understanding, competence, and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.
  • Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly, where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

The position reports directly into:

  • Head of People and Culture

Requirements for Eligibility

Must-have Qualifications and Certifications:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, industrial psychology, business administration or related field.

Preferred years of professional experiences:

  • First professional experience in Human Resources is advantageous, possibly through an internship or learnership contract
  • Technical competencies:
    At least Intermediate knowledge of MS 365 office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams.
    – Understanding and demonstrating minimum standards compliance at all times.

    Behavioral competencies:
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Be able to build positive relationships across the organisation.
  • The ability to handle employee issues or unexpected situations that may arise.
  • To always remain professional.
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills for interacting with employees at all levels for creating clear documents and reports.
  • To work well alongside other members of the P&C Team to achieve collective goals.
  • To have the ability to work proactively and be ready to assist and learn where required.
  • Ability to work under supervision with support but also becoming more and more independently.
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Able to prioritise under pressure and work to deadlines.
  • Flexible, calm and approachable, ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Sound decision making & judgement.
  • Good planning, organisation and risk assessment.
  • Basic experience in problem management.

About EDF South Africa

With over 40 years of presence in South Africa, EDF is also active in other countries of the area, with projects in Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini. EDF proposes a broad range of businesses all throughout Southern Africa, from electricity production to distribution and transmission, including thermal and engineering services.

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