Deadline: August 12, 2022


What do all successful recipes have in common? They’re the result of a lot of experimentation, analysation, and testing. Alongside a team of talented professionals, you’ll be professionally mentored to do just this and MORE as you craft your recipe for career success.

At RCL FOODS, we’re giving graduates in South Africa the opportunity to develop their unique recipe for success in their professional journey in the Research & Development sector.

As our Research & Development Management Trainee, you’ll develop new products for various project briefs.

This means screening raw materials to ensure suitability for manufacturing plants, testing alternative ingredients for cost and quality improvements, completing product shelf-life tests and reports, and interpreting data collected from quality assessments.

You’ll also conduct competitive benchmarking and tasting sessions to ensure our products are always cream of the crop, adding to our shelves of successful recipes!


So, if you’re ready roll up your sleeves and start innovating for a company that takes their food seriously—and in a way that will help you develop your career seriously—then we want to hear from you.


Our Management Trainee Programme offers exceptional development opportunities to self-motivated, talented individuals who are full of flavour, enabling them to achieve a successful future in the industry.

Through a fast-paced, accelerated learning environment, Research & Development Management Trainees will receive essential career ingredients from there. They’ll receive the development training, experience and mentorship needed to take them to leadership levels within RCL FOODS.

Our aggressive fast-track development programme is the perfect entree for career success, forming an integral part of building our future RCL FOODS leadership pipeline, by preparing graduates to take on leadership roles within 4 to 5 years.


What is in it for me?

Meaningful work experience that forms the foundation of your career, receiving the perfect career entree for your future.
Coaching from senior leaders to gain insights into strategic thinking. You’ll also receive career advice from these career masterchefs.
Planned rotations to ensure you obtain the right combination of ingredients to get you ready for that leadership role.
Structured development plans that keep you clear on what preparation you need throughout your journey.
You’ll combine the above daily to create a CAREER, not just a job!


Minimum Requirements

For us to help you craft your career recipe for success in the Research & Development sector, there are some essential ingredients we look for in you first. These include:

BTech/BSc or BSc(Hons) in Food Science, Microbiology, or Biotechnology
Completed studies or currently in the final year of study
Completion of post-graduate studies is advantageous
Good academic results in your majors in 2nd and 3rd year


Computer Literacy (MS Office, including Excel and Word)
Excellent communication skills
Output driven
Analytical and conceptual thinking
Deadline focused
Duties & Responsibilities


At the core of our Management Trainee Programme is authentic leadership. Our Research and Development Graduates are given the opportunity to grow through a 3-year development programme, laying a strong foundation for a successful career.

We begin with a practical introduction to our working environment, whereby Management Trainees gain experience through meaningful work in one of our RCL Manufacturing plants that enable them to take ownership and responsibility for real business projects.

Coupled with building exposure, we invest in our Management Trainees’ personal development and growth through training, mentorship and structured developmental plans. Management Trainees are expected to have high levels of drive and initiative to remain focused on their development and contribution to the greater team.


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