CIPLA Graduate Skills Program 2021 for young South African graduates


Application Deadline: November 25th, 2021

CIPLA is an organisation with a heart and a soul, where our people are truly regarded as central to the success of our business. At CIPLA, we take pride in improving people’s lives.

The graduate program aims to widen opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, designed to source and develop young talent for the future of CIPLA. In so doing, provides appropriate and relevant work experience that aligns with the graduates’ qualifications and identified talents.

The program aims to provide hand-picked, talented graduates real-work experience to explore and expand their raw talent within key business units. Develop your technical, commercial and leadership skills and maximise your development to set you on the path to your long-term career.


Be accountable within business-critical areas where you will be required to integrate and participate in department deliverables and projects on a rotational basis.

Work in a variety of departments to gain an understanding of the pharmaceutical business; including exposure to specialised areas and working cross-functionally.

Collaboratively work in a team environment and independently using a variety of digital/virtual platforms.

Manage multiple tasks concurrently and perform under pressure, to extreme deadlines

Apply a ‘Project Management mindset` to tasks and be responsible for a variety of deliverables

Professionally and consistently communicate (verbal and written) to and with stakeholders; line management; project owners; colleagues; and team members

Mine; manage, and analyse vast amounts of data using a variety of business intelligent software and tools

Plan organize and conduct meetings both virtually and face to face.

Learn and use a variety of digital software to deliver on tasks.

Take ownership of personal development; learn from mistakes and share lessons with peers and fellow graduates and bursars.


As part of your application, please provide clear copies of these mandatory documents in PDF format.

  • *SA ID document (Be a SA citizen between the ages of 18–33)
  • Matric certificate
  • Latest (most recent) academic record or transcripts [A minimum overall aggregate of 70% for the most recent year completed]
  • Proof that you have successfully completed your studies
    • Each document submitted should be in pdf format and be named with your name and document type e.g. Noma_Sallie_Matric_Certificate.
  • 1-page Resume in PDF format – include *ID & mobile number; residential and email address; *race and *gender

Education Qualification

CIPLA are looking for graduates who have completed their final year of study (averaging 70% for final year) in the following disciplines:

Computer and Information Sciences | Engineering | Economic Management Sciences – Finance & Accounting, Business studies | Graphic Design | Health Sciences | Human Sciences, Industrial Psychology, Human Resources | Manufacturing – logistics; demand planning | production; warehousing | Natural Sciences | Pharmacists (completed internship and community service) | Social Sciences – Digital Marketing and Communications | Supply Chain | Science

Relevant Work Experience

Not Applicable. (Applicants with more than one year of permanent working experience may not be considered).


The program adopts a ‘rotation’ methodology which requires successful graduates to be prepared to rotate across Cipla’s 3 sites in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban.

Work productively and efficiently

Enjoy being challenged and working under pressure within a team and independently

Good at absorbing information and analysing data to identify trends

Ability to make fact-based decisions and propose innovative solutions.

Drive, confidence and resilience to get things done.

Demonstrate a growth mindset and learn from mistakes

Digitally dexterous and technology savvy

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Cipla Graduate Skills Program 2021


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