Star South Learnership programme

Are you ambitious, committed, hardworking and enjoy a fast-paced environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills, while obtaining a qualification and work experience? Then the Star South learnership 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, stonefruit 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?

  • Learners will rotate through various divisions of the business, learning and experiencing a variety of jobs, to find where their passion lies
  • During the 12-months learners will be required to study Supply Chain

What are the candidate requirements?

  • National Senior Certificate
  • Must be fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Must have reliable transport


  • Resilient
  • Committed
  • Hardworking
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on and practical
  • Self-disciplined

What will you get?

  • A monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses
  • Qualification in Supply Chain
  • One-year 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
  • Completion bonus if you successfully finish your studies and the internal work programme

How do I apply?

Please only apply if you meet the listed requirements and are willing to accept the challenge, by sending your CV 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.