Types of jobs in this sector: The five largest engineering areas are: chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. There are also more specialised engineering fields, including aerospace engineering, oceanic engineering, nuclear engineering, biomedical engineering, and environmental engineering.

Reference: Punch (Nigerian newspaper)

List engineering companies: Please see Mbeni information services

Writing CVs: Same as standard generic CVs but with specific experience and qualifications to engineering.

International company CVs: Check with the company on their preferred CV format. Majority prefer a standard CV template with qualifications and experience specifically relating to engineering and job advert requirements.

Reference: same websites as generic information.

Application forms: Same advise as generic information but relevant engineering experience and qualifications.

Preparing for Interviews: Same advise as generic information.

International engineering companies have their individual recruitment process which will be stated on websites or through the actual recruitment process, so it is best to check with them on their interview process.

Reference: similar websites as generic information

Vacancies and internships
Engineer placements
TRS staffing solutions (engineering recruitment agency)
The Engineering job
Hire Resolve – engineering careers
Best Jobs South Africa
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Aeronautical Engineers

The Aeronautical Society of South Africa

Agricultural Engineers

South & East African Society of Agricultural Engineering (SEASAE)

Black Engineers

National Society of Black Engineers (SA)

Chemical Engineering

The South African Institution of Chemical Engineers

Civil Engineering

Institute of Civil Engineer, South Africa
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering Young Members Panel

Clinical Engineering

The Clinical Engineering Association of South Africa

Constructional Engineering

Constructional Engineering Association (South Africa)

Consulting Engineers

Consulting Engineers South Africa

Electrical Engineering

Institute of Electrical Engineering

Energy Engineering

Association of Energy Engineers

Engineering and Environmental Geologists

South African Institute for Engineering and Environmental Geologists

Fire Engineers

The institution of Fire Engineers

Industrial Engineering

South African Institute of Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

The Institution of Certified Mechanical and Electrical Engineers South Africa

Mining Engineering

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Association of Mine Resident Engineers of South Africa
South Africa Colliery Engineers Association
Mining Society of South Africa

Petroleum Engineers

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Structural Engineering

The Institution of Structural Engineers, South Africa

Technology Engineering

Engineering Institute of Technology

Women in Engineering

South African Women in Engineering