McCain Foods SA Graduate Programme 2024

Jan 25, 2024

Join the journey towards a delicious future!


At McCain Foods, we understand the profound impact that food has on lives. It has the power to bring people together, create lasting memories, and nourish communities. We are on a mission to celebrate these real connections through delicious and planet-friendly food. If you are passionate about making a difference, we invite you to be part of our team.


At McCain Foods SA, we are in search of a diverse group of individuals who possess drive, analytical thinking, and a thirst for knowledge. As part of our Graduate Programme, you will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.



What’s in it for you.

  • Unleash your potential: Our Grad Programme is designed to help you discover your strengths and develop the skills needed to excel in your career.
  • Real-world experience: Gain hands-on experience in different areas of our business and work on exciting projects that truly make a difference.
  • Mentorship & Guidance: Benefit from the guidance of seasoned professionals who will support your growth every step of the way.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals and build valuable connections within the industry.
  • You'll be empowered to challenge conventions, think outside the box, and make a real impact on our company and communities.

About You.

Should be a South African Citizen
Must be able to demonstrate that you have graduated and/or completed your degree and/or diploma
Must achieve a combined aggregate of 65% or higher
Should not have previously partaken OR currently be part of an Internship or Graduate programme.
Able to communicate effectively within all levels of the organisation.
Good Computer literacy – Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Package.
Willingness to relocate throughout program
Curious mindset seeking a rewarding Career
Graduates will be required to be based at the site where the specific vacancy is advertised for the duration of the Graduate Development programme. These include Delmas - Mpumalanga, Springs - Gauteng, Rosebank - Gauteng and Lichtenburg – North-West (Agriculture only).
Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with endless possibilities?

Do you have one of the required qualifications specified below?

Then apply for the McCain Foods SA Graduate Programme. Together, let's create a brighter future through food!

Do you have one of the qualifications listed below?

BComm Sales/Marketing/Business Management
BSc Food Science or BTech Food Science & Technology/ B degree Consumer Science/ Consumer Science (Food & Nutrition)
BSc Agronomy/Plant Science (Honours)
B degree Consumer Science/ Consumer Science (Food & Nutrition)
BEng Mechanical Engineering/ BTech Mechanical Engineering
BEng Electrical Engineering / BTech Electrical Engineering
BEng or BSc Industrial Engineering
BTech degree in Safety Management/ BTech Diploma/ Degree in Occupational Health & Safety
BComm Industrial Psychology/Human Resources
BComm Accounting/B-Accounting
BComm Supply Chain & Operations
Our ambition at McCain Foods South Africa is to cultivate an all-embracing workplace environment that embodies our values. With this in mind, we invite and encourage applications from people with disabilities and all appointments will be made in line with the Company’s Employment Equity goals which encourages diversity, equity and inclusivity.

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.

Your privacy is important to us. By submitting personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the Global Employee Privacy Policy

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