05 July 2020

Milpark Education Academic Trainees Opportunity 2020

    Milpark Education has Academic Trainees opportunities designed to give you a range of experience so that you can learn, develop. Milpark Education is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual to join our very successful team.

    Milpark Education is a tertiary institution unlike any other and is focused on new ways of learning and challenging convention. Our offerings range from undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, to continuing education and corporate training. Our MBA programme has consistently ranked #1 Private MBA in South Africa. Our flexible learning platforms have provided students with an alternative to traditional universities by creating a quality education structure that is flexible yet disciplined.

    Department/ School
    CA Connect has been involved in offering SAICA-accredited CTA programmes since 2010. In 2018, CA Connect merged with Milpark Education and now constitutes Milpark’s Department of Professional 

    In 2019, we launched the first fully online SAICA-accredited CTA and Bridging programme in South Africa. 
    We believe that the best way to achieve academic success is through teaching that is based on relationships of genuine care. 
    We aim to offer:
    •An innovative modern learning environment
    •Industry-leading academic guidance and support
    •A focus on unique student learning needs; and
    •Accessibility throughout South Africa.

    The Positions 
    Our programmes are growing, and we are looking for academic trainees in each of our 4 core disciplines, namely: 
    •Financial Reporting, 
    •Management Accounting & Finance, 
    •Taxation, and 
    •Corporate Governance & Auditing.

    Requirements to Apply

    •A completed CTA and eligibility to write SAICA’s ITC or expected CTA completion in 2020. 
    •A signed 3-year SAICA training contract that starts in 2021. (Ideally also a discussion with the firm where you are signed that they would be willing to release you from Year 1 of your training contract.)
    •A track record of above average academic performance.
    •If you did not complete, Milpark’s CTA, a recommendation from the head of department (or equivalent) of the university at which your CTA was completed.
    •Demonstrable ethical behaviour.

    Key Selection Criteria

    •Emotional intelligence with an aptitude and desire to build colleague and student relationships though compassion and genuine care.
    •An industrious, innovative and gregarious attitude with the ability to learn and solve problems.
    •A strong ability to collaborate in a team with excellent communication skills.
    •Developed IT competence with the propensity to build relationships (in person and remotely).
    •Relevant lecturing experience (usually as a tutor).
    •Propensity for academic innovation and leadership.
    •An interest in further study / academic research.
    •A track record of being able to work independently on an outcomes basis and complete tasks without close supervision.

    •To work outside the office: 
    oA reliable home internet connection.
    oA suitable working environment.

    Each position sits within the Department of Professional Accounting and will join the existing subject teams. 
    Each team is responsible for delivering and supporting all aspects of the discipline in the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA / CTA) and Bridging programmes. 
    The role includes material development; video recording; facilitation of individual and group live online sessions with students; written and online student support; assessment setting; marking and self-development through study / research and community involvement.
    Appointments will be on a contract basis, starting on near the beginning of 2021 (likely 1 February 2021) and ending on 31 December 2021. 

    Salary will be market-related.

    Job Closing Date: 31/07/2020

    Staff will be based primarily at Milpark’s head office in Claremont, Cape Town. There will be scope for flexible working arrangements if staff have a suitable working environment and reliable internet access.

     Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our B-BBEE Strategy.

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