05 November 2020

PPECB Export Technologist Programme 2020

The PPECB 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.

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

The application window closes on 30 November 2020.


  • 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


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.

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.