Engen is a leading petroleum brand, with over 1 500 service stations across Sub Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

When you join the Engen family, you partner with an iconic brand. As part of the team, you will have access to world class innovation and exciting marketing campaigns.

Engen's vision is to be the ‘The Oil Company of Choice in Sub Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands’.

This vision will be achieved by growing our market share in fuel as well as growing our world-class convenience offerings.

It is for this reason that we seek motivated entrepreneurs, interested in the Oil Industry, to become partners with Engen in executing its vision. We therefore invite suitably skilled entrepreneurs to register on the Engen website for consideration when an appropriate opportunity arises. Although sites are not readily available for acquisition, it is important to provide your area of preference when completing the registration form.

We require our prospective candidates to display the necessary entrepreneurial flair and demonstrate the business acumen to manage and grow the franchised business in partnership with Engen.

What does Engen offer you?

A new Engen service station includes a modern fuel retailing forecourt, QuickShop, Corner Bakery, ATMs and toilet facilities. It may also have offers from our various convenience partners, including Woolworths, Wimpy, Steers and Debonairs.

When purchasing an existing service station, the above services are also available as upgrades to the site.

We are committed to being an outstanding business partner and to provide you with all necessary assistance to ensure that your Service Station is a grand success.

Become a Franchisee

We understand that many people view the opportunity of becoming an Engen Franchisee as highly promising. However our foremost responsibility is towards our customers. That is why each application is examined in great detail before choosing the right partner. Engen is committed to playing a direct and meaningful role in the transformation of South Africa’s economy. As such, in accordance with Engen's B-BBEE policy, preference will be given to B-BBEE candidates.

An Engen franchise owner needs to possess the following attributes:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to own your own business
  • A great work ethic and the willingness to spend time in your business
  • The ability to deal with pressure
  • A 'don't quit' attitude
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Business acumen
  • Customer service oriented
  • A passionate brand ambassador

Prospective candidates must have the following skills, knowledge & qualifications:

  • A tertiary education or previous business experience especially in the retail environment
  • The necessary skills to run a successful business in a competitive environment
  • Knowledge on Financial Management; Stock Control; Sales and Marketing; People Management and Customer Service Management.

Click here to register to become an Engen Franchisee.

Please download and complete the permission for a Credit Risk assessment form and attach it to your application.

Opportunities for a service station business are limited; therefore we maintain a database of pre-approved applicants. To be considered when an opportunity becomes available; all candidates are urged to register their interest via our eRecruitment Portal. We recommend that you craft a comprehensive profile to strengthen your application.

When a suitable applicant is identified in the database, they will be requested to match the required asking price and compile a business plan. Successful candidates will be then be notified and the Franchisee appointment process will commence. Applicants who meet our first line of selection criteria will be required to do an external assessment with SHL, an independent service provider, at their own account. This assessment will cost in the region of R2 495.50. The assessment has been put in place by Engen to assist us in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of all applicants and to provide every applicant with a fair screening process.

Investment requirement for a Service Station

The total amount of investment required by a prospective franchisee to operate a service station varies from site to site. It is determined by several key variables including fuel volumes, shop turnover, location, competition and property ownership.

Successful candidates will be required to have at least 20% unencumbered cash of the total capital required for investment. Financial institutions can be approached to obtain a loan for funding.

If you embrace Engen’s value system, have the drive for service excellence, and meet the listed criteria, you are invited to register your interest with us.

Should you require further information on how to become an Engen Franchisee, please send an email with your questions to: Dealer Recruitment (dealer.recruitment@engenoil.com).

*It is important to note that Engen will from time to time offer the new opportunity to applicants in the pre-approved pool. In such instances the new opportunity will not be advertised.