Barloworld CA Trainee Programme 2020

We are looking for future leaders to join a winning team moving Barloworld and society forward.

Programme Details

The Barloworld CA Trainee Programme is aimed at growing critical skills and a potential pool of leaders for the future. This 3 year programme is accredited by the South African Institute of Accountants (SAICA) and was established as an alternative route for qualification as a Chartered Accountant. The programme started in 1999 and covers all SAICA competencies.

Key Programme Highlights

Since 1999 the programme produced 37 qualified Chartered Accountants
Shape a career path in multiple sectors across the Group’s business units: Barloworld Limited, Barloworld Equipment, Barloworld Automotive, Barloworld Logistics
The practical training is invaluable in preparing one for the real business world
The programme is one of the best ways to achieve the skills you need to qualify as a CA

Dominic Sewela

Meet Lynette Mentor, Executive:
Learning and Development, Human Capital

The Barloworld CA Trainee Programme is one of the Young Talent Programmes that is aimed at growing critical skills (accountants) and a potential pool of leaders for the future. Barloworld offers a “world” of opportunity for growing talent. You will spend 3 years building the competencies required by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). You will join a winning team who is committed to your success! Don’t wait, apply today. “

Dominic Sewela

Khathutshelo Mavhungu, former Trainee.

"An important part of the experience is the fact that each trainee is given a CA mentor who walks the road with us – and often sacrifice their precious time to coach, be available and support us. Their commitment is comforting and encouraging and has the full backing of Barloworld management,"

Khathutshelo Mavhungu qualified as CA (SA) in 2018. She is now employed in the Internal Audit department at Barloworld Corporate Office as a Senior Internal Auditor.

How does the programme work?

Potential recruits will go through a first round of interviews to assess their suitability to the business. Shortlisted candidates will be put through a second set of panel interviews before the final decision is made. The successful recruits will be placed across the Group in business units where their learning will begin.

Programme Benefits:

  • Exposure to diverse industries through rotation into different divisions and geographies
  • Support from dedicated and qualified CA mentors
  • Study support for your ITC and APC exams
  • Possible placement after qualifying
  • Continuous professional development


Qualifications: Completed or registered for CTA/PGDA (CTA Lever 2 for UNISA students) or fourth year of Bachelor of Accounting Science.

Skills & Behavior: Potential to be a leader, able to multi-task and work in teams, attention to detail as well as a commitment to continuous learning & development.


Click here to download the application form.

Supporting documentation to send with your application:

  • Certified copies of your matric certificate
  • Transcripts or degree
  • SA identity document
  • CV

Submit completed form together with the supporting documentation to by 31 March 2019.