Graduate Trainee

Position Title: Graduate Trainee

Position Type: Temporary – Full-Time ​

Position Location: Springs 

Grade: Grade 02 

Requisition ID: 13626 


McCain Foods (SA) is offering a structured one year Graduate Trainee Programme to Graduates in the following fields:

FinanceRosebank(Gauteng)B Comm Accounting (preferably Hons)X 2 candidates
SafetySprings(Gauteng)Diploma in Safety ManagementX 1 candidate
Supply ChainRosebank(Gauteng)B.Comm Supply Chain/ B.Comm ICT/ BEng Industrial/ BSc/ Industrial Engineering/ICTX 1 candidate
CommercialRosebank(Gauteng)Commercial degreeX 2 candidates
AgricultureDelmas(Mpumulanga)BSc. Agri with Plant Pathology as majorX 2 candidates
Engineering (Mechanical)Springs(Gauteng)BEng Mechanical Engineering/ BTech Mechanical Engineering ORX1 candidate
Engineering ProjectsDelmas(Mpumulanga)BEng Mechanical Engineering/ BTech Mechanical EngineeringX 1 candidate
MDIDelmas(Mpumulanga)BTech Engineering: Industrial/ BEng IndustrialX 1 candidate
ProductionDelmas(Mpumulanga)BSc Food Science/ BTech Food Science & Technology/ B degree  Consumer Science/ B degree Consumer Science (Food & Nutrition)X 1 candidate
Electrical EngineeringSprings(Gauteng)BEng Electrical Engineering/ BTech Electrical EngineeringX 1 candidate
 TOTAL13 candidates

This programme is  geared towards providing and developing recent graduates  aligned programmes. The programme will span over a period of 12 months. Commencing from February 2022 to February 2023. We will take in a total of 13 graduates on this programme.

Graduates will be required to be based at the site where the specific vacancy is advertised for the duration of the Graduate Development programme.

The program offers Graduates the opportunity to gain experience in a complex, multinational FMCG business with an integrated supply chain including agriculture, manufacturing, logistics & distribution, and sales & marketing.

The program will cover leadership and personal development as well as practical exposure to projects, including the day to day operations of this family owned business.

Kindly apply under the relevant graduate position on our careers website. Applications that are not in the relevant position will not be considered.


  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Must demonstrate that you have graduated and/or completed your degree and/or diploma
  • Must achieve a combined aggregate of 65% or higher
  • Must not be part of an Internship or Graduate programme OR have previously partaken in an Internship or Graduate programme.
  • Good Communication skills


·     Updated CV in PDF format

  • Certified copies of ID
  • Certified copies of qualification
  • Certified copies of your most recent academic results/record and/or academic manuscript
  • Confirmation that you are unemployed. (Please note that successful candidates will be required to undersign an affidavit confirming that you are unemployed)

Preference will be given to Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) graduates.

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Agriculture; Communications; Customer Service; Engineering & Technical; Finance; General & Administration; Human Resources; Information Technology; Manufacturing; Marketing; Procurement; Quality & Food Safety; Research & Development; Sales; Student & Graduates; Supply Chain & Logistics; Transportation      
Division: South Africa 
Department: ​Manufacturing Graduates ​
Location(s): ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Johannesburg || ZA – South Africa : Eastern Cape : Port Elizabeth || ZA – South Africa : Free State : Bloemfontein || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Bapsfontein || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Bedfordview || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Bronkhorstspruit || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Katlehong || ZA – South Africa : Gauteng : Springs || ZA – South Africa : KwaZulu-Natal : Durban || ZA – South Africa : Limpopo : Marble Hall || ZA – South Africa : Mpumalanga : Delmas || ZA – South Africa : North West : Lichtenburg || ZA – South Africa : Other : Reference job description || ZA – South Africa : Western Cape : CapeTown || ZA – South Africa : Western Cape : George 

Company: McCain Foods (S Africa) 

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