PPECB Graduate Programme 2021

Description: Apply now for the PPECB Graduate Programme 2021. 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.

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 2021.


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 group.

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