Tiger Brands Young Talent Programme 2012

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8 Aug, 2011

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Graduate Jobs in South Africa

Young Talent recruitment plays an integral role in building Tiger Brands’ talent pipeline and as part of our Young Talent programmes, each year we offer bursaries and employ new graduates, interns and in-service trainee in different disciplines across the organisation.

Tiger Brands young talent projects focus on addressing the ‘scarce skills’ shortage experienced by the organisation in the supply chain, engineering, technical, customer management and shopper marketing fields.

Through its significant operations both locally and internationally, Tiger Brands can offer its employees excellent career development opportunities to either advance their career within a specific business or laterally across different functions.

Tiger Brands is committed to attracting and developing young talent in the organisation through the learnerships we offer to employees and the workplace experience, work integrated learning, in-service training and internship opportunities available to national diploma and degree students to complete their qualification or post-graduation.

To further build our young talent pipeline, Tiger Brands also offers bursaries to Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering students each year.


Tiger Brands has a track record of developing, acquiring and growing iconic brands through brand building and innovation, and so satisfying a range of consumer, shopper and customer needs. We have traditionally focused on the South African market and provided consistently superior returns for our investors.

We are making progress in expanding the footprint of the business and becoming a recognised ‘multi-country, local player’ in selected emerging markets, through our strategy of selective acquisition and growing our FMCG brands that are desired by the majority of consumers.


The Tiger Brands Graduate programme is a 12 month learning programme, where graduates who have just completed an appropriate 3 or 4 year qualification, complete a 12 month learning programme in selected disciplines. These graduates are employed as permanent employees and are placed in appropriate positions at the end of their graduate programme.

Successful candidates in the graduate programme should have the desire to build a career with a leading branded FMCG company, would have a sound academic record at an accredited institution and recently have completed their 3 or 4 year tertiary qualification, in a field of study aligned to our business requirements (see below). Graduates must have displayed the potential for high achievement and innovation throughout their qualification, have not worked full time (more than 1 year, not including workplace experience) in their field of study, must be computer literate in MS Word and Excel and have a valid driver’s license.

The types of qualifications that are viewed favourably to enter the graduate programme include:

BCom with majors in Logistics, Marketing Management, Supply Chain
BEng/BSc Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
BSc Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmacy
BTech Engineering (Electrical/Industrial/Mechanical) Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Technology
Applications for the 2012 Tiger Brands Graduate programme open in June 2011 and close on the 31st August 2011. Click on “Apply for the Tiger Brands Graduate programme” to apply. Tiger Brands young talent projects focus on addressing the ‘scarce skills’ shortage experienced by the organisation in the supply chain, engineering, technical, customer management and shopper marketing fields.


Workplace Experience, Work Integrated Learning or In-Service Training refers to the period required by certain qualifications for students to obtain formal work experience. This period is formally monitored by the institution and assessed on completion. The qualification cannot be obtained without the completion of this prescribed programme. Tiger Brands employes ‘Workplace Experience students’ on fixed term contracts to gain workplace experience and complete their qualification. ‘Workplace Experience students’ who have successfully completed their work experience period and obtained their qualification can apply to join the Tiger Brands Graduate programme or for an appropriate vacant role within the group.

Successful candidates, selected for the workplace experience programme would have a sound academic record at an accredited institution and require an in-service training period to complete their qualification.

The type of disciplines where Tiger Brands would be sourcing Workplace Experience students are:

Marketing Management
Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement/Purchasing
Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science, Nutrition, Food Technology
Full bursaries are offered to students to complete a degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial). These students will ‘work back’ their bursaries for a period equal to the period of their studies.
Bursaries are awarded to successful candidates for the following course of study:

BEng/BSc Electrical Engineering
BEng/BSc Industrial Engineering
BEng/BSc Mechanical Engineering
If you are interested in Workplace Experience opportunities such as In-service training, Internships or Work Integrated Learning or applying for a bursary:

Click on ‘apply”
Register on the site
Load your profile
Indicate the programme that interests you
And we’ll be in contact with the next steps.

In line with the Tiger Brands Employment Equity strategies, preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates that meet our requirements. Applications from international students are welcomed to fill the talent pipeline for our international operations

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