Agriculture and Logistics


This position has been filled

Star South Academy & Industry Partner Learnership

Are you passionate about the agriculture and/or logistics environment? Do you possess ambition, commitment, and a strong work ethic? Are you ready to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic setting? If so, this fulltime 12-month Learnership Programme offers you a unique opportunity to develop your skills, gain valuable work experience, and earn a qualification.

Important information about this position:

  • Location: Swellendam
    Please note that this position is not with Star South Fruits but with one of our esteemed business partners in the Academy.
  • This learnership program is based on a Citrus farm, offering opportunities in Packhouse Management, Quality Control, Farm Management, Sales, and Logistics.

How does the Learnership work?

  • The programme will run for 12 months.
  • Learners will rotate through various divisions of the business, gaining exposure to a variety of jobs and discovering their passion.
  • Throughout the duration of the programme, learners will be required to study one of the comprehensive programmes offered by Star South Academy.

What are the candidate requirements?

  • National Senior Certificate
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Applicant must have their own accommodation and transportation capabilities
  • Trustworthy
  • Self-disciplined
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure
  • Committed and hardworking
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on and practical approach

What will you get?

  • A monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.
  • An NQF5 Qualification.
  • One-year intensive work experience from a reputable company in the fresh fruit industry.
  • The opportunity to receive a strong reference and enhance your employability.
  • Top learners in the programme will be considered for a permanent job offer within the company.

How do I apply?

This position has been filled.

We serve four key groups across the diverse sector of fresh produce:

Fruit producers and retailers, both within South Africa and abroad. It’s a world of good produce, good people and good prices. An extensive, vast world which we navigate via committed one-on-one relationships, to offer personalised service and tailored solutions/shipments.

How can we help you?

Partner with us as we navigate the landscape together.

Danèl van Deventer

Commercial Manager

Trust between client and company is everything.”

Danél started out in the industry in 2010 and has been working her way up ever since. She began in logistics and now serves as a commercial manager, drawing from her in-depth understanding of the cost chain. Danél is passionate about figs and has been dedicated to the export of almost 70% of the South African fig offering for the past seven years.

Department: Management & Support
Market: Far East, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East
Produce: Figs

“We are in no other business than the people business.”

Jaco is a born entrepreneur and has been trading fruit since the age of 12 when he started his first business. He has experience in all major business areas, including farming, handling, transport, logistics, IT, marketing operations, finance, management, international and domestic affairs. He is fluent in French and also has basic Spanish language skills.