2025 Jendamark Mechanical Design Internships opened

Jendamark has opened its Mechanical Design Internship program and is inviting applicants to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

Internship Application closing date: 30 September 2025

Internship Location: Port Elizabeth

Basic Requirements:

  • Formal tertiary education: N.Dip or higher in Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics degree
  • Drivers License: Code 8 – required
  • Languages:
    • English (speak, read and write)
    • Afrikaans (speak, read and write)
    • German (advantageous)

Experience:

  • Basic hand sketching skills
  • Basic understanding in concept development
  • Basic machine calculations & FEA experience
  • Basic understanding of material specification & processes
  • Basic time management skills
  • Must be able to operate in team environment


Job Objectives:

  • To work within the Design Department team to deliver engineering designs and solutions specific to customer requirements and/or specifications


Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Exposure to ECR designs & detailing for small fixtures and tools
  • Exposure to design & detailing of small Special Purpose application
  • With assistance, establish most effective design solution to achieve required specification
  • With assistance, specify components for the purpose of procurement
  • Continuously engage with Assembly and Commissioning during phases of the project
  • With mentorship, be able to create design release package for manufacturing purposes
  • With mentorship, be able to create final designs within a controlled budget environment
  • To comply with ISO procedures with regards to project handover, concept development, design realisation, and design sign-off
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Actively reduce costs;  provide suggestions and opportunities for cost savings
  • Understand and comprehend facility purpose and objectives
  • Basic calculation of stresses, forces and accuracies

How to apply

Click here to apply online for Jendamark: Mechanical Design Internships 2025

Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998

Please consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted two weeks after the closing date.


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.