Healthcare Industry Graduate Programme

Posted on :

8 Oct, 2015

Category :

Graduate Jobs in South Africa

A Graduate opportunity is available to develop your skills and knowledge exists in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

As a Medical Sales Representative you are an ambassador of a Pharmaceutical Company.

You will be responsible for an allocated territory and will be engaging extensively with pharmacies, medical doctors and/or medical specialists.

You will not interact with patients directly, but you must always be sensitive to their medical needs during the delivery of the features and benefits associated with the treatment that you are promoting.

You will be held accountable for the compliant and ethical promotion of Pharmaceutical products.

We are looking for BSc (Life Science) , BSc Pharmacy, BSc Physiotherapy and Allied Paramedical Degreed Graduates to participate in a Work Place Readiness Programme.

Successful candidates will assume the responsibility for their own development and successful evolution within the Programme and potentially develop a new generation of managers that will participate in the Company’s search for excellence, and success in the improvement of people’s health.

Key Accountabilities:

You will be given

  • A fixed term contract
  • The opportunity to gain a Certificate in Workplace Readiness which will include
  • Some formal lectures
  • Evidence based assessments
  • Work place exposure
  • Credits-  bearing towards a higher qualification
  • Potential job opportunities
  • Token remuneration for the duration of the programme
  • Insight into the business of a Pharmaceutical Company
  • Opportunities and resources to support your development
  • A high level of responsibility
  • Challenging projects
  • Individual Coaching

Skills & Experience:

Desired Skills and Experience

You are an ambitious graduate (Life Sciences / Paramedical disciplines) who is currently unemployed and seeking entry level sales experience within the Pharmaceutical Industry.

You need to demonstrate flair to communicate verbally and in writing displaying excellent people skills, strong commercial acumen, the ability to learn quickly and to be able to operate independently yet also function collaboratively within a team.

Essential Entry Requirements


  • South African Citizens from a previously disadvantaged background. Only EE candidates may apply.
  • Completed BSc Degree in the Life Sciences/Paramedical fields
  • Currently unemployed
  • Some working experience preferably in Sales
  • Speak and write English fluently and idiomatically
  • Computer literate – (email, internet, Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Valid South African Driver’s Licence
  • Transport to and from the training facility in Johannesburg


Personality and Attributes:

Communication – flair to communicate verbally and in writing displaying excellent people skills

People – proven ability to work in a team. Customer focus

Commercial Acumen – ability to demonstrate some commercial understanding and knowledge

Learning – ability to learn quickly

Responsibility and Accountability – ability to operate independently and accept responsibility for your actions and behaviour.

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