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AVI Food Science/Food Technology Graduate Programme in Cape Town

I&J R&D - Food Science Graduate AVI Limited Cape Town, Western Cape Contract Closing Date 16 July 2023 Job Details Minimum experienceInternship Company primary industryFMCG Job functional areaQuality Assurance Contract term24 months EE StatusOnly open to EE candidates

Job Description AVI Ltd. is known for its leading household brands across many categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel. A love for the sea and passion for fishing are the driving forces behind I&J, a leading fishing company and manufacturer of high quality chilled and frozen foods. Almost 110 years old, I&J is the trusted name in seafood, operating a modern and efficient trawler fleet, and continually investing in the training and development of experienced fishing crews, committed to fishing responsibly, with a long-term vision. I&J has achieved and maintained accreditation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) since 2004. I&J is a globally respected supplier of high quality, chilled and frozen Cape Hake and a leading producer of farmed Cape Abalone. It is also one of AVI’s great South African brands. I&J is proudly South African and investing in, and empowering, the communities in which it operates. We are looking for a R&D – FOOD SCIENCE GRADUATE to join a company that employs real people to do exceptional things. Your time with us will start in January 2024 and our programme runs for 24 months. The AVI-Graduate Programme incorporates a holistic experience of mentorship, practical exposure and technical, leadership and business development opportunities. As one of our Graduates you will be exposed to a host of diverse corporate situations spanning from key improvement projects, CSI Initiatives, skills training and behavioural development. We have had the privileged of grooming many young ambitious professionals into successful leaders in our business and are excited to walk this exciting journey with you.

Why our Graduates choose AVI

  • Real exposure and practical learning in actual working environments

  • Encouraged to be involved and think of alternative solutions to genuine business issues

  • Constant mentorship, guidance and support

  • Offered meaningful work and opportunities to contribute

  • Held accountable for quality and delivery


What you will be doing:

  • KVI Tastings (Internal and External)

  • Shelf life and thermal abuse (Accelerated, Real Time and On Going)

  • Maintenance and Updating of Quality Manual

  • Job Shadow Regulatory Role


What you will need to be considered: Qualifications:

  • A BSc in Food Science or B.Tech in Food Technology

  • Have a minimum average of 60% in your final year of studies


Additional Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel between sites

  • Must be willing to work across shifts-ad hoc basis

  • Ability to work in a food processing environment


What makes you exceptional:

  • You are an analytical thinker that is focused on finding solutions to problems, effectively gathering and analysing information by asking probing questions and thinking things through

  • You focus on finding and documenting the facts to better understand the logic behind a problem

  • You can adopt a conceptual approach when developing new ideas; I identify the underlying principles of the problem and apply relevant theories when possible.

  • You are reliable and complete your work in accordance with deadlines

  • You focus on consistently delivering high quality work by being meticulous and continually checking the detail of your work

  • You can build and strengthen mutually beneficial partnerships with others

  • You cope well with pressure by remaining calm and composed before and during important or stressful events

  • You are confident and articulate when you communicate, you can explain concepts to other people when giving presentations


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