Tuesday, 26 December 2017

VKB Agriculture Graduate Opportunity 2017

VKB Agriculture (Pty) Ltd is a dynamic agricultural company in the Free State and Limpopo. The VKB Group is a modern, dynamic and leading agricultural enterprise that has, since its establishment almost a century ago, constantly focused on progressively managing solutions for the changing and various needs of agricultural producers and related stakeholders.

This organisation, which strives towards healthy and modern business practices offers employees the opportunity to utilise and develop their knowledge and skills in a competitive work

The company offers individuals the opportunity to establish themselves within a rural environment with its inherent characteristics.

As former Farmers’ Co-operative the basic needs for economical inputs, mechanization, handling and marketing of grain, financing and investing were addressed, but in time the vision was extended to also investigate industries as part of the group’s strategies, and to invest where it made business sense. 

Today the VKB Group as a top agricultural company, proudly boasts an extended network of industries that manages as many as possible of the commodities that are produced within its service region.

Job Description
Are you serious about a career in Agri-Business?

Attractive opportunities for graduates from designated groups wanting to pursue a professional career in Agri-Business.

  • Completed B.Com degree with any 3 of the following as combination of major subjects: Economy, Business Economics, Agricultural Economy, Marketing, Accounting, Consumer Studies, Entrepreneurship and Risk Management
  • Should be under the age of 25
  • Proficiency in English, while fluency in Afrikaans will be a definite advantage
  • Computer literate in MS Office
  • Constantly adding value to the business

Duties and Responsibilities
  • The training program is compiled in such a way to assist the candidate, as skills are mastered, to gather information/”proof” which will enable the learner to mould him/herself in such a way to become a highly successful candidate, who will be able to function within VKB Agriculture (commercial).
  • The candidate must be exposed to all possible facets of VKB Commercial, by functioning within the day to day activities in order to be properly prepared for a suitable position/ post-grade as assigned by the HR Manager.
  • During the training program a specialist will always be assigned to the learner to assist with his/her development within every facet of a Commercial branch function.
  • The candidate will be evaluated during the training program by a specialist who assists him during the various facets and thereafter a skills evaluation will be completed by the Manager. During the entire training period various aspects must be covered, for example: the handling of clients, emotional maturity, business insights, cooperation, disposition, meeting of deadlines, etc.

Skills Required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Client service orientation
  • Resilient
  • Leadership skills
Required Experience: 0 - 1 years
Minimum education: Degree

Closing Date: 31 December 2017

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