Talent Pool of Graduates

We are on an exciting journey to build “a smart modern SARS with unquestionable integrity, trusted and admired by all”. Our mandate is to ensure optimal compliance with tax and Customs legislation. We do this through fostering a culture of Voluntary Compliance and by making it easy for taxpayers and traders to comply with their legal obligations. Our Higher Purpose, the reason that SARS exists, is to provide resources that help to build a capable state that nurtures sustainable economic growth, social development and that serves the well-being of all South Africans. We are Nation Builders.

In an era characterised by rapidly evolving technological innovation, SARS is preparing for a world where increasingly our work is informed by data driven insights, machine learning, algorithms, artificial intelligence and interconnectivity of people and devices.

Our nine Strategic Objectives

This dynamic world of work calls for pioneers imbued by a sense of serving the SARS Higher Purpose and service to our people. The successful Nation Builders will work with the entire team in support of our Strategic Intent and the nine Strategic Objectives, namely:

  1. Provide Clarity & Certainty of tax obligations
  2. Make it Easy for Taxpayers and Traders to Comply & fulfil their obligations
  3. Detect Taxpayers and Traders who do not comply and make noncompliance hard and costly
  4. Develop a high performing, diverse, agile and engaged workforce towards higher value knowledge and service work
  5. Expand and Increase the use of data to improve integrity, derive insights & improve outcomes
  6. Modernise our systems to provide digital & streamlined services
  7. Drive greater resources stewardship to ensure the efficient use of resources and deliver quality outcomes & performance excellence
  8. Work with and through Stakeholders to improve the tax system
  9. Build public trust and confidence in the tax administration system

Our reimagined future is informed by our vision to build a smart, modern SARS with unquestionable integrity, leveraging on technology, digitalisation, and automation to make it easier for Taxpayers and Traders to comply with their Tax obligations to the benefit of all South Africans. We are building a culture that is rooted in SARS’ higher purpose, service, transparency, and fairness. This dynamic world of work calls for pioneers imbued by a sense of service to our people. You could be one of those pioneers by joining our talent pool of Graduates.

Why join the National Talent Pool of Graduates?

The SARS Talent Pool of Graduates is a database of individuals who are interested to join our graduate development programme. By joining the Graduate Talent Pool, you will be one step closer to joining the dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking institution that thrives on creating a positive and progressive work environment with lots of opportunities for growth.

 This career opportunity will require the successful occupant to be:

  • Self-driven, with a strong commitment to personal growth and life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate an obsession for service excellence, in support of the SARS higher purpose.
  • Capable to work face to face, as well as with a range of technologies including telephony, desktop or handheld devices and be comfortable with both physical and virtual engagements.
  • Able to adjust and adapt to newer technologies, changes in business processes and working arrangements on a continuous basis.

Minimum Qualification & Experience Required


  • Minimum of a three year National Diploma-NQF Level 6/ Degree-NQF Level 7 and higher (NQF Level 8- 10)

  • No experience is required to be eligible for participation in the graduate trainee programme.

Want to join our talent pool of graduates? Click here to express your interest.

SARS supports youth employment and encourages applications from persons between the ages of 18 – 35.

The Employment Equity policy of SARS will be considered as part of the recruitment and selection process and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: SARS’s Graduates Talent Community is the best place to be! When you become part of this purposeful community and your talent matches what we’re looking for, SARS will contact you as and when Graduates vacancies become available. Looking forward to meeting you!

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