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A career with Gibela

Real possibilities. Real contribution. Influence the future. Do you want to catapult your career to new heights? Gibela could be the vehicle for your career success.

Real possibilities. Real contribution. Influence the future.

Do you want to catapult your career to new heights? Gibela could be the vehicle for your career success.

At Gibela, your future is yours to define. You will join a team that is creating a new era in commuter train manufacture and rail travel in South Africa – one that will take rail commuting for all South Africans to a whole new level.

It's an enormous undertaking, requiring skills we have either lost as a country over time or have never had – which is why Gibela is committed to attracting and retaining the right South African talent by providing an environment where fulfilling railway industry careers are established, nurtured, maintained, and grown.

We want to find and work with people who are achievement-driven, passionate, distinctive in their thinking, and ready to accept new and greater challenges.

Fraud alert: Gibela jobs NOT for sale

Gibela’s recruitment process does not include unsolicited offers of employment, nor does it require advance payments from candidates. Gibela will only contact you if you have applied for a vacancy through our careers website, or if you were contacted directly by one of our authorised recruitment staff.

Gibela will not ask you to send personal banking information via mail or by any other means. If you suspect fraud, you are encouraged to alert the company by calling +27 (0)800 992 213. Alternatively, please report such information to the police.

Our offering and promise to Gibela people includes:

A career with GIBELA

Industry expertise

We are poised to deliver 600 trains to PRASA in a manufacturing and service contract valued at R51-billion. With the construction of a world-class manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, our project will also make South Africa a leading exporter of commuter trains and other railway products to the rest of Africa. So a significant focus for us, now and into the future, is the transfer of world-class rail manufacturing technology and skills to South Africans.

Excellent opportunities

As a Gibela employee, you will join us on a new, exciting and history-making journey. You will participate in our career development programme, have the chance to work at our shareholder’s sites around the globe, and be able to build the career you want for yourself – your personal roadmap.


Your personal growth will be in your hands – but with us giving you guidance and practical assistance, be it through on-the-job training, coaching or exciting assignments. These include but are not limited to:

Rail-related technical training

  • Tertiary and postgraduate studies support

  • Management programmes

  • Leadership development programmes

  • Executive coaching


Gibela is a high-performance organisation. While we offer meaningful work on the frontline and behind the scenes of the project, we expect exceptional performance from our employees, which is recognised and generously rewarded.


You will be part of a team that is supported by global infrastructure, technology and expertise – a team that is focused on achieving both the on-time delivery of commuter trains to our customer, and adding value to the South African economy through economic development. 

At Gibela, you will hear a great deal about economic development. It is a non-negotiable, deliverable term of our contract and centres around:

  • Local content

  • Skills development

  • Job creation

  • Enterprise development

  • Socio-economic development

We expect the following from our people:

  • Commitment to our growth and success

  • Delivery on our customer’s expectations and obligations

  • Buy-in to and practice of Gibela’s values of trust and respect, teamwork and partnership, focus and drive, and influencing the future

  • Dedication to continuous improvement, and delivery on our economic development imperative

Take the first step


    The recruitment process

    Getting started

    Gibela lists all open vacancies on its careers page and encourages those interested to use the job-search tools to find a job that matches their qualifications and skills.

    If a vacancy interests you and you meet the requirements, then register and apply directly online.

    Should there be no position that fits your profile, you can still register your online profile and be part of our actively managed database. Each time a new position fitting your qualifications and experience becomes available you will receive an alert.

    From application to offer

    Each recruitment step at Gibela is an opportunity for us to continue the conversation that starts when you respond to our initial job advertisement. Here are our recruitment steps, from your initial application to receiving a job offer:

    • Preselection – based on examining your qualifications

    • Interview invitation – the opportunity for us to get to know the prospective candidate better and provide clarity on the position

    • Face-to-face interview – with our Human Resources Department and the hiring manager

    • Second interview (if the first interview is successful)

    • References and various tests – various tests online, at our office or at a third-party location, as well as a pre-employment medical test

    • Final offer – based on the outcomes of an agreement between the candidate and our Human Resources Department

    • Application feedback – to all candidates who were not successful in the interview and assessment processes


    Any Gibela vacancies are in the following disciplines:

    • Engineering

    • Environmental, health and safety

    • Economic development

    • Legal and contracts

    • Information technology

    • Human resources

    • Sourcing and supply chain

    • Quality management

    • Artisans