Sasol Data Scientist Internships 2021 | How to Apply

Application for the Sasol Data Scientist Internships Programme – 2021 Entry is now open for interested applicants by Sasol in South Africa.

South Africa Govt ( Vacancies - 2020 (Updated)

Sasol has an opportunity for a 12 months Data Scientist Internships programme closing on 15th September 2021. At Sasol, Internship Programmes seek to tackle the issue of youth unemployment in South Africa whilst building critical and core skills for the bank. There are some core programmes that role out constantly. Other programmes are rolled out based on business need and demand

The Sasol Data Scientist Internships uses a fully integrated approach that combines theory with practical training and leads to a recognised qualification/certification.

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  • The Data Scientist will support the design, engineering, development, operationalisation and modification of Data Science systems in accordance with sound analytical principles and standards to drive business critical value adding decisions.


  • Modelling Methodology
  • Optimisation Methodologies and Modelling
  • Simulation Methodologies and Modelling
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Computer science and programming
  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Acquisition
  • Business Communication
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Resilient adaptability
  • Driving for results
  • Customer focus
  • Sense-making
  • Data Acumen
  • Computational thinking
  • Data Quality management
  • Data Security standards
  • Data Infrastructure / Architecture / Ecosystem
  • Data modelling, integration and products
  • Data Orchestration (ETL/ELT)
  • Business process  improvement
  • Business acumen
  • Quality Management
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration
  • Negotiations
  • Facilitating workshops / sessions
  • Continuous learning and improvement
  • Manage change
  • People Dynamics / management
  • Digital Leadership
  • Digital project delivery principles and concepts
  • Driving for results
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Design thinking

In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, positions will require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.


  • Preference will be given to applicants who are currently residing within our fence line communities. Proof of address will be required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BEng
  • BSc (Hons) in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research
  • Post graduate degree will be an advantage


  1. The position is advertised: The internship is advertised on Sasol careers portal for application to be made. A closing date is also indicated on the advert(s).
  2. A shortlist is created: Applicants who meet the minimum requirements are shortlisted by HR and the line manager. Depending on the number of shortlisted candidates, applicants may be required to do assessments or are invited for an interview.
  3. Shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview: The line manager, team member and HR are present at the interview. Depending on the outcome of the interviews, it’s possible to select the best applicants based on their interview and CV.  If there is a “tie” between candidates, further interviews or assessments can be requested.
  4. Assessments take place: If necessary, the applicant will be assessed to establish if they have any competency gaps and whether they are the best fit for the job. The assessment results are shared with the line manager with recommendations.
  5. The position is filled: The best candidate for the job is selected. We make an offer. The applicant then either accepts or declines the offer.
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