PPECB: Agri-Export Technologist Programme (Nationwide)

Job Title Agri-Export Technologist Programme (AETP)

Organizational Unit PPECB -> Statutory Operations

Job Type AETP Programme

Location Ceres - Ceres, WC 6835 ZA (Primary) Citrusdal - Citrusdal, WC 7340 ZA Durban - Durban, KN 4052 ZA Grabouw - Grabouw, WC 7160 ZA GT ZA Nelspruit - Nelspruit, MP 1200 ZA Paarl - Paarl, WC 7646 ZA Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth, EC 6045 ZA Robertson - Robertson, WC 6705 ZA Tzaneen - Tzaneen, LP 2850 ZA

Salary (TCTC per annum) Monthly Stipend

Closing Date 30/11/2020

Job Description The Agri Export Technologist Programme offers high-potential, disadvantaged graduates the opportunity to gain exposure to agri-export technology, while receiving an accredited qualification - National Certificate: Perishable Product Technology ( SAQA ID: 5834; NQF Level 5 ). During this 12 month development opportunity, successful candidates are placed at inspection-points in various regions under the mentorship of PPECB specialists. Students are exposed to quality assurance practices applicable to specific perishable products ( i.e. citrus, grapes, etc.). Accredited facilitators provide formal theoretical training on:

  • Export legislation and certification

  • Factors influencing export

  • Food safety

  • Product knowledge

  • Cold chain management

  • Total quality management systems and viability

  • Recent innovations

*A nominal amount is provided in the form of a stipend to assist with the student’s costs *Students are placed close to where they reside; however due to the seasonal nature of the industry out-placement can be required. How do I apply for the AETP programme? The application window closes on 30 November.Shortlisting takes place during January every year and short-listed candidates are invited to attend interviews during January and February. Candidates are notified if they have been successful or not during April and successful students start on 1 April every year.

Job Requirements

  • Are you in possession of a completed 3-year national qualification (minimum) in one of the following fields:

  • Agricultural Sciences

  • Food Technology

  • Environmental Health

  • Do you have a strong academic history?

  • Do you have strong interpersonal skills?

  • Are you competent in the use of the English language?

  • Are you currently unemployed?


Only applications containing all of the documentation listed below can be considered. Please provide an active email address for communications regarding your application.

  1. A comprehensive CV

  2. Certified copies of your full academic record to date

  3. One reference letter

  4. Copy of your ID document

PPECB is an equal opportunity employer and promotes compliance with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act. It is our intention to promote equity according to our Employment Equity plan with the filling of posts. All applications will be considered, with the understanding that, in terms of the PPECB Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.

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