Executive Administrative Assistant Graduate

Sandton, South Africa

If you want to gain the skills to join the dots between business and technology in an IT company that is making a real impact in email resilience, then you need to apply for Mimecast’s 2018 program today

About Mimecast

Founded in 2003 in London by Peter Bauer and Neil Murray, Mimecast is a Nasdaq Listed business with 10 offices around the globe including Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Boston, San Francisco, Jersey, Chicago, Dallas and Melbourne. Mimecast is a truly multinational business with a wide array of opportunities for the right people. 

Not many people can say that they work for a business that has achieved such staggering year on year growth as well as so many prestigious industry awards which highlight and recognize this growth as well as Mimecasts’ stability and forward thinking approach to email. We've worked hard to thoughtfully build great products that truly address critical business needs. And we're proud to be recognized by thought leaders in the technology community for all that we've accomplished. Some of our awards include being awarded the Network Security Award At Computing Vendor Excellence Awards (2016), named Security Vendor Of The Year at The CRN Channel Awards 2015 , ‘Best Customer Service’ in the Excellence Awards section of the 2015 SC Magazine Awards Europe (we were also a finalist in the ‘Best Email Security Solution’ category), and named ‘Cloud Specialist Vendor Of The Year’ at The CRN Channel Awards 2014 , to name a few.

We understand that success is built on our people and therefore we take hiring very seriously. Only people that represent our passion, energy and commitment to the big picture will be considered for a rare spot in this company that is genuinely going somewhere and fast. 

To ensure continued accelerated growth we are looking for brilliant graduates to join our super charged Team where your energy and commitment will have a direct effect on your own value creation.  To be successful you need to be excited by the opportunity to apply your progressive knowledge and thinking as well as by the opportunity to continually stretch and learn.  You will not be ‘a number’ so with that comes greater responsibility and commitment.  Be ready to operate at full capacity!

The Mimecast Graduate Program

Commencing in November 2018 and extending 12 months the Mimecast Graduate Program aims to provide young and talented graduates with an opportunity to receive the best start in their careers in one of the most progressive Cloud technology companies in the country.  

We are looking for an ambitious, go-getter, who wants to hit the ground running and learn the ins and outs of their prospective future careers by giving them a hand’s on approach.  With 10% of our work force being part of our Graduate Program, this is a great opportunity to develop yourself with scarce skills in the world of Technology!

 During the course of the 12 month program you will focus initially on core skills training to develop the personal and professional skills needed to establish yourself within the Mimecast community.  Thereafter, you will progress into the relevant division in which you have been appointed, where you will have a dedicated mentor, ready to groom and guide you in your first year of work.

Brief Role Description:

Using discretion and diplomacy while working with Mimecast employees at all levels, this Executive Administrative Assistant will support Mimecast Executives.  In addition to scheduling, expense management, meeting and conference coordination, this role requires a mastery of time management, logistics planning, organization, and attention to detail to ensure execution of multiple priorities.

The candidate must be self-motivated and self-sufficient to be able to work under pressure as well as they should be willing to learn and has high propensity to change.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Scheduling and organizing activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, meals and other department activities. Responsible for accommodations, travel arrangements and scheduling.
  • Responding to regularly occurring requests for information from internal and external parties.
  • Acting as ambassador with other departments and outside agencies, including executive staff and their Executive Assistants. Handling confidential and non-routine information with discretion.
  • Working independently and within a team on special projects upon request which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, and disseminating information.
  • Supporting expense report preparation (Concur) and invoice and purchase order management (NetSuite).
Essential Qualification/s:

The successful graduates must have completed the following in the last 2 years:

  • Transactional Admin Diploma/ or Equivalent e.g. Business management, Finance or Secretarial
Essential Personal Characteristics:
  • Composed
  • Strategic
  • Analytical
  • Task driven
  • Goal oriented
  • Ambitious;
  • Tenacious;
  • Energetic and enthusiastic;
  • Goal and solutions orientated;
  • Passionate about Technology;
  • Passionate about learning and self-development;
  • Trustworthy (maintain confidentiality and trust)
  • Resilient;
  • Adaptable and flexible;
  • Well spoken;
  • Professional and presentable;
  • Curious and problem solving

Only completed applications submitted to the graduates@mimeast.co.za will be considered. A completed application must include: CV; completed application form; ID, Qualifications and Academic Transcripts.  Once completed please send all documents through to graduates@mimecast.co.za

Graduates over the age of 25 years and/or graduates who have not completed their relevant degree or diploma in the last 2 years will not be eligible for the program. Complete and eligible applications must be received prior to 15 September 2018 as applications close on the 15 th of September 2018.