Gautrain Jobs: Let your career travel at new speeds
Today we take a closer look at the type of Gautrain vacancies that can be found in a number of different industries as well. From Admin and transport jobs, to Security and IT jobs, the Gautrain, like many other companies, comprise of various departments, each with its own set functions.
A quick look at the Gautrain
Based in Gauteng, the Gautrain is a rapid rail network consisting of ten stations that include OR Tambo International Airport, Hatfield, Pretoria Central, Centurion, Midrand, Marlboro, Sandton, Rosebank and Park Station.
According to the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and a Socio-Economic Development Performance report (for the operational period spanning from April 2013 to March 2014) the following numbers are relevant in terms of Gautrain careers and job creation:
– The number of local direct jobs sustained or created during this period came to a total of 3 200.
– It is further estimated that the total of indirect, direct and induced jobs came to 11 200.
Different types of Gautrain Vacancies
Though there are very specific roles at the Gautrain, transport jobs being just one example, it is important to remember that it is a service delivery company, which means that everyone from IT and Security personnel, to Administrative and Transport professionals can find employment at a company like this.
Today we take a closer look at the different types of Gautrain jobs at the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) that can be found in a number of other industries and companies as well.
The Information technology industry in South Africa is a well-established one, offering a number of interesting and fulfilling career paths. There is no doubt that the Gautrain makes use of various professionals within this field – from maintaining their website and performing maintenance on their Apps, to maintaining and building on their internal systems.
Various career options are available within the Information Technology industry. Below is a list of some of the popular IT jobs in South Africa:
– Software Developer: Tasked with developing programmes (or software) to be used by companies or organisations to cater to their specific needs. Software is in many cases customised to suit the needs of a specific company (like EDCON for example) or it can be a commercially available package (like Microsoft Office for example).
– Computer and Network Systems Administrators: With the main function of maintaining the software and hardware of systems, a professional in this field will also be involved in data backup, network security, the monitoring of performance of their networks, and diagnose and repair any problems that might occur within the network.
– Computer Security Specialist: In charge of dealing with the security of systems and computers, a Computer Security Specialist is all about the security and safety of their systems and the people utilising them.
– Networker: Making use of cables, modems and other networking equipment, a professional in this field is, very simply put, responsible for enabling various hardware to communicate with each other.
Note that these are only a few career options within the information technology industry that can form part of the types of Gautrain jobs available. From a Multimedia Developer to a Network Engineer, all of these professionals find a place in a number of companies making use of modern technologies – from the Gautrain straight through to the Banks.
If you would like to go into the field of IT, do keep in mind that there are great training programmes on offer in South Africa. Universities as well as Universities of Technology offers a range of qualifications to choose from. Some of these qualifications range to include:
– Universities like the University of Pretoria for example, offer degree programmes that include a Baccalaureus in Information Technology (BIT) and a BIS specialising in Information Science.
– Universities of Technology, like the Tshwane University of Technology for example, offers various programmes that range from a National Diploma in Computer Science to a Baccalaures Technologiae in Technical Applications.
Like to learn more about the different opportunities within the field of Information Technology? Browse through the IT Jobs tag on our blog! You can also read more about how IT is one of the fastest growing job markets in South Africa – Job Opportunities in South Africa’s growing industries.
Like the Information Technology jobs, Admin jobs are also found within a wide range of industries. With the main function of performing administrative tasks and business support, these professionals are found in many different settings performing various tasks (which in some cases might be more specialised).
How are Admin jobs related to Gautrain Vacancies? At the end of the day, these professionals are the people that help to keep the wheels turning, working with all the nitty gritty to keep a company well organised. No matter the industry, a company will always need administrative staff.
Because administration forms part of so many industries and with a large selection of specialisations, there are a number of different types of administrative positions and careers to choose from. Also sometimes known as Business Support jobs, below are some great options when it comes to administrative jobs in South Africa:
– Secretary: These professionals not only deal with admin tasks like maintaining files and documentation, keeping records and dealing with formal communication, but also takes on the role of meeting and greeting clients, taking minutes during meetings and making the needed arrangements when it comes to meetings, travel and appointments. Specialisation within this professional field includes Personal Assistant, Legal and Medical Secretaries.
– General Office Clerks: Performing administrative tasks like filing, answering phones and, in some cases, performing some form of bookkeeping, General Office Clerks are also involved in creating and editing documents, updating and managing a company’s databases, and drawing up meeting agendas, to name but a few examples.
– Receptionists: Being a Receptionist not only means that you will be the ‘face’ of an office, but that you will also need to complete a range of admin tasks. From answering phones and greeting clients, to typing documents, dealing with correspondence and scheduling meetings and appointments.
– Typists: There are a number of jobs in this category that require the skills of a fast typist. While typing jobs on its can be a specialised position on its own – like seen with Transcription and Closed Captioning jobs, typing does form part of admin jobs as well. Learn more about Fun and exciting Typist Jobs in South Africa.
Other jobs that also fall into the Admin and Business Support categories include Data Capturing, Girl Friday jobs and Office Administrators, to name but a few examples. Note that these are just some examples of admin jobs available. While some of these positions are more specialised than others, every job does contain a form of administration work.
Interested in Administration jobs? The wide range of Gautrain careers extend to include these business support positions. Explore the different types of career options within Admin by browsing through the articles in our Admin Jobs tag.
Security Officer Jobs
Security is always an issue considered by all companies – from a normal office building to a publicly accessible space like the Gautrain stations. While the current Gautrain vacancies do not extend to include security jobs at this time, there is no doubt that this is a career option available at this public transport company.
So, what is a security officer? Security officers are tasked with securing a premises (or space), always being vigilant of suspicious activities. Very few areas and public spaces are 100% crime free and, using security officers not only helps companies protect their customers and employees, but also their premises, equipment and other interests.
Security Officer jobs differ from company to company. While one company will require access control guards – like seen at companies where you have to sign in for example – other businesses might require security officers to monitor CCTV systems for any suspicious activity. This type of security officer is seen in shopping centres and stores.
The Gautrain in particular is concerned about their passengers’ safety and security, making use of, among other techniques, camera surveillance as well as visible policing as measures of security. The Gautrain system itself makes use of over 650 CCTV cameras and over 400 on-duty security guards.
Looking for security officer jobs? Browse through our Security Guard Jobs tag and learn everything there is to know about choosing a career in this field.
Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Gautrain jobs are Transport jobs. After all, the Gautrain is a public transport system. Because the Gautrain is rail based, we wanted to take a closer look at the different types of transport careers one could pursue within this particular industry as is relates to rapid rail.
According to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), there are a number of career options when it comes to transport within this specific industry. Operational in nature, a great example of this would be Train Drivers.
Working in accordance with the applicable Rules and Regulations, commuter train drivers are essentially tasked with ensuring safe and punctual transportation of commuters. Making use of various types of equipment (such as computers), your working hours will vary and, depending on the organisation you work for, your duties will also vary. Note that these types of drivers cannot only pursue Gautrain careers, but careers at Metrorail as well. In order to pursue this type of career, an NQF Level four National Diploma for Train Drivers could help you on your way.
According to the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA), some of the learnership qualifications available within the rail industry includes a National Certificate in Rail Operations (Train Control Officer) at NQF level 4, and an NQF 4 National Certificate in High Speed Inner-City Commuter Railway Operations.
When looking at the Gautrain system, also note that the Gautrain does make use of busses, transporting passengers to and from dedicated bus stops. This type of transport job that does not necessarily include the rail itself.
Remember that Gautrain vanities, like any other rail organisation, will also include technical jobs that range to include everything from Electrical Engineers and Civil Engineers, to Mechanical and Signalling Engineers. If you would like to learn more about rail specific transport jobs, be sure to visit the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) website.
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