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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 18 months.
  • You will be based within the Finance division and be exposed to various tasks to ensure a well-rounded experience.
  • This programme is ideal for candidates who have completed their N6 and require 18 months’ work experience to obtain their qualification.

What are the candidate requirements?

  • Minimum NQF 6 Diploma in Finance
  • Fluency in English and Afrikaans
  • Reliable transport
  • Computer literacy, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Administration skills
  • Resilience and the ability to work under pressure
  • Committed and hardworking nature
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy in work and attention to detail
  • Self-discipline

What are the basic duties?

  • Performing bank reconciliations
  • Capturing invoices and credit notes
  • Updating daily currencies
  • Processing general journals
  • Managing debtor and creditor control, invoicing and reconciliations
  • Preparing weekly and monthly payments

What will I get?

  • A monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses
  • 18 months’ intensive work experience from a reputable company in the fresh fruit industry
  • The opportunity to obtain a strong reference and make yourself more employable
  • Consideration for a permanent job offer, if you prove to be one of the top learner in the programme

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.