Agri-Export Technologist Programme at PPECB

Closing Date 30 November 2021


The Agri Export Technologist Programme offers high-potential, disadvantaged graduates the opportunity to gain exposure to agri-export technology, while receiving an accredited qualification - National Certificate: Perishable Product Technology ( SAQA ID: 5834; NQF Level 5 ). During this 12 month development opportunity, successful candidates are placed at inspection-points in various regions under the mentorship of PPECB specialists. Students are exposed to quality assurance practices applicable to specific perishable products ( i.e. citrus, grapes, etc.).



Ceres - Ceres, WC 6835 ZA

Citrusdal - Citrusdal, WC 7340 ZA

Durban - Durban, KZN 4052 ZA

GP ZA (Primary)

Grabouw - Grabouw, WC 7160 ZA

Nelspruit - Nelspruit, MP 1200 ZA

Paarl - Paarl, WC 7646 ZA

Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth, EC 6045 ZA

Robertson - Robertson, WC 6705 ZA

Tzaneen - Tzaneen, LP 2850 ZA


Salary (TCTC per annum): Monthly Stipend


Accredited facilitators provide formal theoretical training on:

• Export legislation and certification

• Factors influencing export

• Food safety

• Product knowledge

• Cold chain management

• Total quality management systems and viability

• Recent innovations




*A nominal amount is provided in the form of a stipend to assist with the student’s costs


*Students are placed close to where they reside; however due to the seasonal nature of the industry out-placement can be required.


Job Requirements

Are you in possession of a completed 3-year national qualification (minimum) in one of the following fields:

• Agricultural Sciences

• Food Technology

• Environmental Health


PLEASE NOTE: Only applications containing all of the documentation listed below can be considered. Please provide an active email address for communications regarding your application.


• A comprehensive CV

• Certified copies of your full academic record to date

• One reference letter

• Copy of your ID document

PPECB is an equal opportunity employer and promotes compliance with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act.

It is our intention to promote equity according to our Employment Equity plan with the filling of posts. All applications will be considered, with the understanding that, in terms of the PPECB Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.