Sappi Southern Africa: Engineer-in-Training Programme 2024

Job Summary

Sappi South Africa invites suitably qualified candidates to submit applications for the Data Science Engineer-in-Training Programme 2024.

Closing Date: 16 March 2024

Join the Data Science Revolution at Sappi!

Job Purpose

Are you a data whiz with a passion for re world impact? Sappi, a global leader in the pulp and paper industry, is neer ing the use of data science to transform our operations and lock new possibilities.

We’re seeking a talented Data Scientist to join our Engineer-in-Training program and be part of this exciting journey.

Careers at Sappi

Sappi Limited, originally incorporated as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited in 1936, is a South African pulp and paper company with global operations.

At Sappi, we are a leading global provider with a reputation for delivering high-quality sustainable Woodfibre products and solutions for the global markets.

We lead through our values centred around integrity, courage, making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

We’re on the lookout for various skills and talent to ensure that duties and functions are performed professionally and effectively. Service driven delivery to ensure objectives are met.

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Job Responsibilities

Get ready to:

  • Develop Advanced Analytics Solutions
  • Be involved in projects like digital twins, diagnostic algorithms, soft sensors, visual algorithms, and predictive control models.
  • Optimize processes, forecast power consumption, reduce input costs and monitor equipment availability through anomaly detection.

  • Push the envelope in using data science to reduce process instability in real time.
  • Gain experience and mentorship from the globally recognized Advanced Analytics team.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in South Africa, Europe, and North America.
  • Contribute to Sappi’s multi-year digital roadmap.


  • Bachelor’s degree o degree in Data Scie a related field
  • Strong analytical and solving skills
  • Experience with machiif learning, modeling, and forecasthig
  • A passion for learning and collaborating
  • The ability to work indeperidently and as part of a team

Programme benefits

  • Utilize Google Cloud’s data analytics and machine learning capabilities.
  • Gain hands-on experience with advanced tools and techniques.
  • Apply skills to real-world challenges in a global industry.

  • Contribute to sustainable impact by optimizing resources and reducing waste.
  • Join a supportive team with passion for innovation.
  • Build a fulfilling career through continuous learning and development opportunities.

How to Apply

Apply now and join the data science revolution at Sappi! Interested? You can send your CV at:

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  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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