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The Programme 

The Foschini Retail Group (TFG) is looking to hire a Sustainability Trainee (12-month contract) to join the TFG Sustainability team to be involved in the implementation of the Group’s shared value strategy within a corporate environment.  
If you have an excellent customer service orientation, are detail driven, are self-motivated and delivery driven, and enjoy a challenge, then this is the job for you! 

What You Will Do 

  • Support the sustainability strategy by providing input and direction through benchmarking, research and assessments to understand risks, opportunities, and implications for the business.
  • Implementation and support of initiatives and projects across operational sustainability including the following focus areas; localization and job creation, environment efficiency, people and communities and supply chain and product stewardship.
  • Work with, and provide support to the broader business in their implementation of sustainability initiatives relevant to their area.
  • In partnership with the Head of Sustainability, the Sustainability Trainee will drive the review and implementation of position statements and setting of policies.
  • Ensure effective communication and awareness of key policies are communicated to the relevant stakeholders. Liaison with Group Marketing regarding the communication and marketing of sustainability related initiatives - For Group and for Brands.
  • Assist with development of reports including Sustainability Overview Report, Carbon Footprint Report and Carbon Disclosure Project.
  • Keep up-to-date with research and emerging sustainability practices to identify opportunities (e.g. competitor analysis, benchmarking etc.). 

Required Skills and Abilities 

To be s strong contender for this position, You need: 

  • A Diploma or Degree in Environmental Science or Diploma in Sustainable Development.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.
  • High level of numerical skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal).
  • An eye for detail and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word and MS Excel and MS Project).
  • Sound accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team.
  • To confidently influence and persuade at all levels.
  • Resilience and emotional maturity to work through a highly structured and pressurized development programme.
  • To be self-motivated, and take responsibility for your own development.
  • Enjoys a project driven, goal oriented environment.
  • Currently reside in Cape Town.
  • Must be a South African Citizen.
  • Must be unemployed.
  • Must be available from March 2021 for the duration of the 12 month internship.
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  • Locations:

    Cape Town (South

  • Closing Date:5th Mar 2021, 6:00 pm


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