FlySafair Engineering Graduate Programme 2024

Job Summary

Safair Operations (operating as FlySafair) is hiring for the Engineering Graduate Programme.

Closing date: 13 April 2024

Location: Kempton Park, Gauteng

Careers at FlySafair

Safair is an airline based at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, South Africa. It operates one of the world’s largest fleets of civil Lockheed L-100 Hercules cargo aircraft.

Safair, established in 1965, is one of Africa’s foremost specialist aviation companies offering a wide range of specialist airlift services. 

FlySafair boasts a full IOSA safety accreditation. IOSA is the IATA Operational Safety Audit and represents the foremost measure of the safety for airlines across the world.

While Safair has held these credentials for a while, Audits are conducted periodically and our last audit, which we passed with flying colours, was conducted in April 2021.

At FlySafair, we make it our mission to unite people with who and what they love while providing a low fare, hassle-free, and on-time experience; none of which, we as a company could do without the great people that work here, who have a passion for what they do and a love for flying.

Working together as a team, we will become South Africa’s favourite airline.

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Job duties and responsibilities

  • Run and execute small scale building / facilities related projects with a view to obtain Professional status;
  • Safety training and continuous safety and quality management with a view to obtain a Government Certificate of Competence (GCC);
  • Research and analyses to improve systems and establish new services that will allow the business to operate independently;

  • Building business cases for projects and monitoring project viability assumptions;
  • Root causes analyses on component failures;
  • Managing energy consumption of the facilities and driving projects for energy reduction.
  • Assist in the planning, conceptualising, and creating mechanical designs for new projects;
  • Provide technical support to engineering team and perform testing and validation of concepts;

  • Assist in resolving product selection through creative testing and re-engineering;
  • Engage in problem analysis and resolution;
  • Continuous evaluation of current systems and processes to drive efficiencies;
  • Analyse and identify opportunities to reduce process variation and optimize process performance;
  • Prepare detailed reports to demonstrate technical progress and accomplishments on projects.

Qualifications/ Selection criteria

The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are academic potential and motivation for a career with FlySafair.


  • We will be considering Engineers from the following disciplines:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Aeronautical Engineering
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  • A valid South African Identity Document (SA Citizen);
  • Academic record including current year results should be attached;
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae;
  • Student must include with their Curriculum Vitae a short write-up to demonstrate interest in aviation.

Skills and Attributes

  • Must be detail oriented and extremely organized;
  • Has to be very professional in conduct and presentation;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Flexible, team-worker, collaborative;
  • Self-starter, drives results;
  • Immaculate time keeping;
  • Love for aviation.

How to Apply

  • Should no feedback be provided within two (2) weeks from the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

  • FlySafair reserves the right
    • Not to proceed with this vacancy
    • To appoint the selected candidates based on it s operational requirements.

Preference will be given to members of under-represented designated groups.


  • 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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