About Transnet Freight Rail

Transnet Freight Rail is the largest of the five Operating Divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd. We are a world class freight transport company, transporting bulk, break-bulk and containerised freight on approximately 20 500 route km of railway, of which 1 500km covers our internationally acclaimed heavy haul lines, used for the export of coal and iron ore and low-density branch lines covering 3 928km. The very core of our business is in the movement of high-density cargo over long distances. We service a wide range of industries.Transnet Freight Rail maintains an extensive rail network across South Africa that connects with other rail networks in sub-Sahara.

Facts & Figures

Industry Automotive, Transport and Logistics
Number of employees 38000
Number of active countries 17

The Research

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The employee offerings of Transnet Freight Rail

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

Communication Channels

  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • 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)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Take your family/child to work day
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Seasonal social events

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
  • Secondment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Burn-out recovery programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)
  • Nutritional information programmes