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No Experience Internship Programme at AFGRI

One of AFGRI’s main focuses in capacity building and human capital development is to address scarce, critical and key skills deficit within the organization. The Internship Program has been identified as an initiative that the organization would embark upon to address these concerns.
AFGRI is one of the largest agricultural commodity trading companies in South Africa and is a leading JSE listed agricultural services and foods company, providing a wide range of products, services and inputs to farmers, producers and consumers of agricultural products.
In order to qualify for participation with the internship programme, the following guideline will apply:
1. The Intern must:
  • Have successfully completed either an Undergraduate or Post Graduate qualification or currently on the final year
  • Be a South African Citizen
  • Ideally have excellent results (meritorious/outstanding)
  • Avail themselves for assessment process as defined by the company
  • Sign a contract binding him/her to work for the company for the term determined by the company
2. The company will:
  • Prioritize qualifications that are most relevant to business needs
  • Assist Interns eigiving them experience and exposure to the different business units at AFGRI
  • Ensure the process is fair and just to all qualifying Interns
  • Ensure that the AFGRI transformation strategy and organizational talent plan is taken into consideration
3. Intern with relevant qualifications and skills will be considered
  • BCom Marketing
  • BSc Food Science
  • Passion for converting agricultural raw material into high quality food products
  • Passion to match the consumer needs with the right products
  • The ability to translate consumer insights into a real product
  • The ability to connect to consumers and brainstorm
  • Find and gather solutions
  • A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills
  • Verbal and Numerical Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Goal oriented and deadline driven
All applications of qualifying Interns must be validated according to the company’s pre-defined process.
  • Applicants that will be considered are those who are in their final year of either an undergraduate or post graduate qualification in 2017
  • The Intern will be contracted to AFGRI for a period of 12 months on a Fixed Term Contract, as this will afford AFGRI the opportunity to measure ROI and to effectively equip the Intern with skills that will complement their qualification
  • The Intern will be required to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become a well-adjusted, knowledgeable and developed individual
  • The Intern will attend training covering both soft and technical skills as and when the business need arises
  • A coach/supervisor with a comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to achieve the chosen professional qualification will be allocated to the Intern
  • The Intern will receive on the job support through regular coaching sessions
  • The Intern will have the opportunity to network and build relationships with other Interns on the program from across the business

How to apply

Applications close on 23 March 2017.

Candidates should forward the following documents to

  • One-page CV

  • Certified Copy of ID

  • Certified Transcript of latest results

  • Letter of motivation

Queries should be directed to Busisiwe Manghena on 011- 063 2182  or

Via – Wits University


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