SMU Recent Vacancies: PYES Programme

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  • Oct 04, 2022

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) opens chances for young university graduates to join their PYES Programme.

PYES stands for the Presidential Youth Employment Stimulus programme. In the programme you will have 6 months under professionals to learn about skills and work professionalism in each post.

As SMU is stated in Ga-Rankuwa (North of Pretoria), the successful candidates will also be placed there. What are the posts that are available and how to apply?

Check out the information below to know the answer to those questions!

PYES Programme
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Programme Description

Programme Title: PYES Programme

Recruiter: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Reference Number: 2/2022/PYES/Intern

Salary: R5000/month

Duration: 6 months

Location: Ga-Rankuwa (North of Pretoria)

Type: Temporary

Eligibility and Requirements

The minimum qualifications for the PYES Programme are as follow:

  • Graduates between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Not studying full time, classes preferably after hours
  • Must be a South African citizen

Aside from those points, the criteria below are also helpful:

  • Have not participated in any learnership / internship programme
  • Willing to sign a learnership / internship agreement with the SMU
  • Candidate must be available for a period of six (6) months

Additionally, the competencies below can be great for the candidates:

  • Planning & organizing
  • Computer literate (MS Office Suite)
  • Good communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with people (Client focus)
  • Result focus
  • Stress tolerant
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Available Posts

The posts that are available for candidates of PYES Programme are as follow:

  • School of Medicine
  • Department of General Surgery
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Marketing
  • SMU Radio
  • Department of Sports and Recreation
  • Department of Build and Environment
  • Gardens and Grounds
  • Library Services
  • Reprography
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Public Health
  • School of Health Care Science (Deans Office)
  • Institutional Advancement Office
  • Department of Finance: Assets and Stores
  • Human Resources

Information about the requirement for each post can be checked here.


For the application to the PYES Programme a typed application which stated the reference number is needed. Together with it, the documents below should be attached:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Two (2) testimonials.
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records; or confirmation of completion.
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

You should then forward the application to the addresses below:

  • For the attention of Ms. MM Makgati to the Human Resources Department: P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail applications in MS Word format, to [email protected].
  • Post it or hand-deliver to (place in an application box): Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Human Resources Department, Clinical Pathology building, 5th Floor, Molotlegi street, Garankuwa.
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Any questions about the application are to be forwarded to the number: (012) 521-4393.

Closing Date

The closing date for the application is on 5 October 2022. As the closing date is just around the corner you should submit your application as soon as possible.

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