Star South Finance Internship

Are you looking to pursue a finance profession, but need work experience to kickstart you career?

Are you ambitious, committed and hardworking, and do you enjoy a fast-paced environment?

Then the Star South internship programme is for you.

What does Star South do?

Based in Wellington, South Africa, Star South serves four key groups across the diverse sector of fresh produce: fruit producers and retailers, both within South Africa and abroad. Besides becoming South Africa’s largest importer of table grapes, stone fruit and kiwis, we’ve expanded our portfolio to include citrus, pomegranates, apples, pears, figs and dates – sourced and sold across the globe.

How does the learnership work?

  • The programme will run for 12-months
  • You will be based within in Finance division and be exposed to various tasks to ensure well-rounded experience
  • This programme is ideal for candidates who has completed their N6 and require work experience to obtain their qualification

What are the candidate requirements?

  • Minimum NQF6 Diploma in Finance
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Reliable transport
  • Computer literate, especially
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Administration skills
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure
  • Committed and hardworking
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work with accuracy and have attention to detail
  • Self-disciplined

What are the basic duties?

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Capturing invoices and credit notes
  • Processing of general journals
  • Debtor/ Creditor control, invoice, and reconciliations
  • Prepare weekly and monthly payments

What will I get?

  • A monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses
  • 12-months intensive work experience from a reputable company in the fresh fruit industry
  • The opportunity to receive a strong reference and make yourself more employable
  • Top learners in the programme will be considered for a permanent job offer in the company

How do I apply?

Please only apply if you are willing to accept the challenge and meet the requirements. To apply, please send your CV, Senior Certificate, proof of tertiary qualification and cover letter, indicating why you should be considered for this opportunity, to .
If you have not received any feedback within two weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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.