About Transnet SOC Ltd

Transnet SOC Ltd is a transport and logistics company, wholly-owned by the Government of South Africa. With about 60 000 employees and assets in excess of R340 billion, Transnet is uniquely positioned to provide integrated, seamless transport solutions for its customers in the bulk and manufacturing sectors. The company is investing R340 – R380 billion over the next ten years on revitalising and expanding its rail ports and pipelines infrastructure including buying and building thousands of locomotives and construction of a new petroleum products pipeline and addressing the maintenance backlog, especially at its rail freight division.

Facts & Figures

Industry Transport and Logistics
Number of employees 60000
Number of active countries 5

The Research

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The employee offerings of Transnet SOC Ltd

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

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching 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
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils

Compensation and benefits

  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Overpay

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Take your family/child to work day

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Online chat/instant messaging

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)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Nutritional information programmes