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IBM Great Minds initiative Research Internship Program 2020

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IBM Great Minds initiative Research Internship Program 2020

At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Great Minds initiative is a competition for 3 to 6-month internships at one of the IBM Research Labs in ZurichNairobi, or Johannesburg for students from central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It provides students with the unique opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists in the leading industrial IT research organization.

The internships will take place in 2020. The exact starting time and duration will be agreed upon with the winning students individually, taking into account their academic commitments and the availability of IBM staff.

IBM will pay the winners a lump sum towards travel expenses as well as compensation that covers adequately the cost of living in Switzerland, Kenya, or South Africa, respectively. IBM will also obtain the necessary visa and work permits for the successful candidates.

IBM Research has been conducting the Great Minds internships for more than a decade. This program also benefits Universities when the Great Minds winners bring back a valuable understanding of real industry problems, knowledge of advanced IBM technologies, and contacts throughout IBM Research.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

The program is open to any full-time student enrolled in a Master’s program in

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Service Science

at a recognized university in central or eastern Europe, the Middle East or Africa. The students must have a solid command of the English language in both written and spoken form.

IBM is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from both genders as well as minority groups.

We would especially like to encourage qualified women to participate in this competition.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Masters qualification

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Transnet Young Professional In Training Programme For Young South Africans.

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Transnet Young Professional In Training Programme For Young South Africans.

The purpose of the Young Professional in Training (YPT) position is to increase the available pool of resources and skills within the ICT Department first focusing mainly on Mobile Champion role. The programme is scheduled to run for 2 years where the YPT will also be exposed to other related ICT activities.

Training Elements

  1. Key Focus Areas:
    The YPT will be provided with the following training and/or exposure:
    • Attend TPL Quarterly Cost Meetings and ICT Cost Management Meetings
    • Prepare/create SAP purchase requisitions for invoices and procurement of items as required by CIO and management of
    the ICT functions, etc.
    • Verify contractor timesheets and hourly rate charged against contract and invoice billed
    • Ensure accuracy and timeous processing of ICT invoices from ICT service providers for payment by Finance
    • Ensure cost baselines are signed off for ICT services
    • Process payment of project costs to appropriate project sanction number
    • Liaise with ICT service providers on outstanding invoices to timeously resolve queries, etc.
    • Liaise with Procurement and Finance Depts. on issues relating to ICT budget and processing of ICT invoices
    • Ensure all invoices on statements for ICT vendors are addressed timeously and approved by responsible ICT
    managers/personnel
    • Investigate invoice queries, prepare and ensure accruals are raised for work completed in that month in reference to the
    Purchase Order issued
    • Cost Management – prepare and capture budget on SAP and monitor departmental Operating and Capital Budgets
    • Track actual postings on each GL against budgeted cash flows and report on any deviations and correct misallocations
    • Review telephone expenses, print costs for departments and address concerns as well as administering and monitoring all
    ICT departmental telephone usage and cost
    • Prepare journal for Business Connexion copy charges against TPL cost centers
    • Monitor and set reminder for the renewal of ICT Software Licenses and follow up with responsible personnel for proper
    documentation for renewals
    • Managing ICT SAP Contracts and set reminder for renewal
    • Extraction of SAP figures and preparation of Opex and Capex Financial reports on a monthly basis
    • Maintain a well-organized and easily referenced filling system for invoices and financial reports
    • Other related ICT activities as assigned from time to time by the line manager/mentor

Formal Training (depending on the interest of the YPT):
• Operating Cost Budget Training
• SAP Controlling-Management Accounting (Cost Centre training)
Additional training will be determined based on requirements

Periodic Feedback:
The YPT’s will each be required to deliver a 6 monthly presentation on tasks and/or projects they were involved in and training during that period. The Young Professional in Training will also provide insight into the experience, knowledge and skills developed as a result of the exposure gained during their time at TPL.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Transnet Young Professional in Training Programme 2021

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