Have you got what it takes?

We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our great team. Here’s some guidance as to what we look for in our candidates.

The formalities

Before we go any further, it’s important to check that candidates fulfil the following criteria:  

  • Applicants must have citizenship or a work permit for the country in which they are applying 
  • Applicants must have no more than three year’s full time work experience since graduation 
  • Applicants must have completed the relevant University degree or National Diploma depending on the program being applied for. 
  • Applicants must be willing to relocate to another location within the country if required.

 

The good stuff

We’re looking for applicants with a wide range of skills, but we’ll specifically be looking at the following areas:

 

Academic achievement

We look at a variety of aspects to one’s academic background, such as one’s grades, degree/diploma level, languages spoken, special projects and any awards or scholarships they may have received. Although we need people from a wide range of backgrounds, we typically hire people with the following academic training:

  • ​Engineering (i.e. mechanical, electrical, civil, software, telecommunications, etc) 
  • Sciences (i.e. computer and information sciences, applied mathematics, information technology, information systems, etc) 
  • Business (i.e. finance, human resources, marketing, etc)  

Top academic achievement and high grades are a plus, but they’re not the only thing we look for. We also look at one’s personal attributes, extra-curricular activities and any work experience they may have.

 

Personal attributes

Some of the personal attributes that we seek are:

  • A good fit for the company i.e. ability to live the Dimension Data values (teamwork, client commitment, professional excellence, multi-cultural strength, partnership and proactivity) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership potential 
  • Ability and willingness to develop required technical and business skills 
  • Academic ability 
  • Willingness for continuous career growth and learning 
  • Commitment and enthusiasm

 

Extracurricular activities

The extra things that one does outside of their school work or study time can really set them apart from other candidates. Getting involved in their school or community reveals a lot about one’s character. It also helps people to develop skills that are very important to employers such as leadership, teamwork, communication, organizational ability and time management. Has the candidate ever been elected into a leadership position? Have you volunteered for community work? Have you been involved in social clubs or groups? Have you worked as a tutor, counsellor, coach or teaching assistant? Have you participated in sports teams? Have you taken part in any academic or cultural competitions? All these things are of interest to your interviewer, so make sure you mention them!

 

Work experience

Prior work experience is not essential, but any work experience you have will help to build your confidence and broaden your horizons. We will take into consideration any internships, part-time work or summer programs candidates may have been involved in. Entrepreneurial ventures, however small, can also provide excellent opportunities for one to gain important skills such as project management, communication, business acumen and technical skills.

 

How we decide

Successful candidates will undergo a selection process to determine their best fit within our organization. The selection process follows the following simple steps:

  • ​Online application 
  • Psychometric assessments 
  • First interview with Human Resources 
  • Second interview with hiring manager 
  • Third interview with General Manager 
  • Background checks

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