CIPLA South Africa Graduate Development Programme 2024

CIPLA South Africa Graduate Development Programme 2024

CIPLA South Africa Graduate Development Programme 2024. Join CIPLA South Africa’s Graduate Development Programme 2024 and embark on a journey of professional growth and exploration.

We are searching for recent graduates who are eager to make their mark in the pharmaceutical industry. Don’t miss this chance to kickstart your career with one of South Africa’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

  • Application Deadline: 14 November 2023
  • Location: Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng
  • Employment Type: Fixed Term Employment Contract

About CIPLA South Africa

Discover the Legacy of Cipla – Empowering Healthcare Since 1935

CIPLA, a global pharmaceutical company, has a rich history spanning over eight decades. Our unwavering commitment to agile and sustainable growth, complex generics, and deepening our portfolio in key markets sets us apart. In South Africa, we stand as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by volume and the third-largest by value.

Our enduring promise of ‘Caring for Life’ has earned the trust of healthcare professionals and patients worldwide. Join us in continuing this legacy and shaping the future of healthcare.

CIPLA South Africa Graduate Development Programme 2024

At CIPLA, we believe that our people are the heart and soul of our organization. Our Graduate Development Programme aims to expand opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds, providing them with relevant work experience that aligns with their qualifications and talents. We are committed to nurturing young talent and fostering their growth within key business units.

Join us to develop your technical, commercial, and leadership skills while charting a course toward a successful long-term career. We’re seeking graduates who are motivated, innovative, and ready to embrace challenges, disrupt the status quo, and lead change in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Exploring Boundaries, Nurturing Excellence

During the Graduate Development Programme, you will:

  1. Be accountable for business-critical responsibilities, participating in department deliverables and projects on a rotational basis.
  2. Gain insights into various departments, delving into the pharmaceutical business, and collaborating across specialized areas.
  3. Work both in a team and independently, utilizing digital and virtual platforms.
  4. Manage multiple tasks concurrently, thriving under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  5. Apply a Project Management mindset to tasks, taking ownership of various deliverables.
  6. Effectively communicate (verbal and written) with stakeholders, project owners, colleagues, and team members.
  7. Analyze vast datasets using various business intelligence software and tools.
  8. Plan, organize, and conduct meetings, both virtually and face-to-face.
  9. Learn and utilize various digital software to accomplish tasks.
  10. Embrace personal development, learn from mistakes, and share lessons with peers and fellow graduates.

Selection Criteria

Are You the Perfect Fit?

To be considered for the programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • South African citizen between the ages of 18 to 28
  • Proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Maintain an overall aggregate of 70% for your qualification.

Graduate Programme Expectations

What We Expect from Our Future Leaders

As a successful graduate, you will:

  • Participate in a rotational scheme across CIPLA’s three sites.
  • Demonstrate productivity and efficiency.
  • Thrive in a challenging, team-oriented, and independent work environment.
  • Possess strong analytical skills, identifying trends within data.
  • Make fact-based decisions and propose innovative solutions.
  • Exhibit drive, confidence, and resilience.
  • Embrace a growth mindset, learning from mistakes.
  • Be digitally adept and technology-savvy.


Please submit certified copies of the following mandatory documents as part of your application:

  • Matric certificate
  • Copy of your South African ID Document
  • Academic transcripts
  • 1-page Resume in PDF format (including mobile number, residential address, and email address) – your Resume does not need to be certified.

Failure to provide all the above information in the specified format will result in the rejection of your application.

Education Qualification

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

  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Engineering – Mechanical, Industrial & Mechatronics
  • Economic Management Sciences – Accounting, Taxation & Economics
  • Graphic Design
  • Environmental Science, Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Industrial Psychology & Human Resources Management
  • Pharmacists (completed internship and community service)
  • Social Sciences – Digital Marketing, Communications, Journalism & Media Studies
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Management
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

How to Apply

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you have more than one year of permanent working experience, your application may not be considered. Before submitting your application through our recruitment portal, SuccessFactors, please complete the following MsForms questionnaire by accessing the link below: Application Questionnaire.

Note: Failure to submit this form in addition to your online application will result in your application being rejected.

Application Deadline: 14 November 2023

Join CIPLA South Africa on the path to excellence and innovation in pharmaceuticals. Your future awaits!


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