About Denel Land Systems incorporating Mechem, a division of Denel SOC Ltd.

Denel Land Systems is a landward defence system solutions business with its primary focus on the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) requirements as prime contractor and, where we have competitive advantage, also international customers as a systems integrator and subsystem and product supplier. DLS is a consolidated, program based systems house for the development, production, maintenance and upgrades of infantry systems, artillery gun systems and combat turrets as well as small arms. The company is based in Lyttelton, south of Pretoria.

Facts & Figures

Industry Engineering, Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics
Number of employees 669
Number of active countries 39

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The employee offerings of Denel Land Systems incorporating Mechem, a division of Denel SOC Ltd.

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • Coaching

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Pension
  • Long-term incentives
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Car/travel allowance
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations