South African Breweries: Brewing Graduate Trainee

SAB Ltd is the South African beverage arm of SABMiller plc, with our corporate headquarters based in Sandton, Gauteng. We have 7 production operations across South Africa and distribute 15 beer and fruit flavoured alcoholic beverage brands to liquor retailers via a national network of 42 depots, 10 independent beer distributors and 2 BEE empowerment franchise distributors.

SAB’s soft drinks division is Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), the largest producer and distributor of Coca-Cola brands in Southern Africa. With five state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in South Africa, ABI accounts for approximately 60% of Coca-Cola’s sales in South Africa.

We employ 8500 South Africans across our Beer and Soft Drink Divisions. Our Beer Division delivers to 23 000 customers nationwide, while our Soft Drink Division services over 40 000 direct and 1500 indirect active outlets.

You are a trendsetter with a passion for excellence and quality. Your other ingredients include a BSc degree in Food Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Chemical Engineering combined with an unquenchable desire to learn, grow and exceed your own life expectations.

Join our powerful world of opportunity and purpose!

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


An understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, physics and mathematics related to the brewing industry
Practical brewing experience (home-brewing)
Laboratory policy and practice

Provide engaging leadership to diverse teams
Thrive in a fast paced, pressurized and competitive environment
The ability to apply theoretical scientific principles for complex problem-solvingin practice
The ability to make good decisions quickly
Work methodically
Solve problems in an innovative way
Analyse samples
Identify new trends
A passion for people
High energy levels
Work in a team
A can-do attitude
Passion for Brewing
The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional / relevant information as criteria for short-listing.
SAB Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. Suitable candidates will be given preference in line with SAB Ltd employment equity plan.

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1 Response



    Surname Sithole
    Names Dinah None
    ID Number 8704120364087
    Address P O BOX 18300
    Rabie ridge
    Home Language Swazi
    Other Languages English & Sepedi, Afrikaans
    Contacts 073 796 4357 /073 996 6326
    Email Address [email protected]
    Alternative Email Address Dinah.sithole@bhp


    2.1 Tertiary Education

    Institution Vaal University of Technology
    Diploma Chemical Engineering (S4)

    Subjects Obtained

    Chemical process design
    Chemical plant
    Chemical technology
    Applied thermodynamics
    Management skills
    Mathematics 1.2
    Communication skills 1.2
    Chemical process industries

    2.2 Secondary Education

    Institution Phutlotau High School
    Dates Attended 2000 – 2004
    Subjects Obtained English HG C
    Sepedi HG C
    Afrikaans HG E
    Mathematics SG B
    Biology SG E
    Physical science HG E
    Agricultural science SG C

    Name of Company BHP Billiton (Metalloys)
    Position In-service trainee
    Dates From June 2009-June 2010


    • Reading news paper
    • Watching television


    I am willing to learn more in chemical engineering, most in process control, process industries, boilers, laboratory, steam generation and mass transfer and any other related work.


    Good Computer Skills
    Good Communication Skills
    Good Time Keeper


    Name Dr P.O Osifo
    Occupation H.O.D at Vaal University of Technology (Chemical Engineering)
    Office 016 950 9436

    Name Sizwe Siyila
    Occupation Process engineer (North plant)
    Cell 0738779690
    Email Sizwe [email protected]
    P O BOX 18300
    Rabie Ridge

    To whom it may concern:


    I here apply for an occupation as a chemical analyst in your company. I have completed (S4) in Chemical Engineering at Vaal University of technology and I have done my in-service training at BHP Billiton. I am eager to perform all my theoretical knowledge that I have consumed during my studies practically. I was exposed to laboratory during my training period at BHP Billiton.

    I believe I can make an effective contribution to your company by focusing on the entire task that I would be given, my personal commitment and initiative, my ability to get on with people and work as a team member, my ability to work under pressure.

    I have enclosed my curriculum vitae and am willing to provide any other details, which you may need.

    Should you which to interview me, I am available at your convenience; my cell phone number is 073 796 4357.

    Yours truly
    Sithole D.N