Premier Foods: Industrial Engineering Graduate Programme 2024

Job Summary

Premier Foods is recruiting recent graduates for the Industrial Engineering Graduate programme.

Closing date: 16 February 2024

Reference NumberPRE240209-1
Job TitleIndustrial Engineering Graduate
Site352 – Premier Candy
Job Type ClassificationGraduate

Location: Elandsfontein, Gauteng, South Africa

There is no experience required for this role. This is a 12 months graduate program, where the graduate will be exposed to practical work experience. 

Careers at Premier Foods

At Premier we achieve our goals by empowering our people to do what they do best. Discover a growth-filled career in FMCG and bring your purpose into action.

Growth comes from leveraging our current strengths but most importantly from recognizing the role of individual’s and team’s contribution to success. This serves to motivate and inspire people to be their best every day.

Premier creates value for all its stakeholders by recognizing and acting on the importance of investing in individuals, teams and brands. Through great leadership, Premier, is focused on developing skills, people and brands, keeping it real and encouraging an innovative spirit whilst acknowledging and rewarding efforts.

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Working for Premier gives employees a sense of self-worth, pride and freedom to be their best. At Premier we’re Growing Together.

Job Description

As an Industrial Engineering graduate in our confectionery environment, you will be gaining practical exposure to manufacturing practices.

During this time, you will work in our Continuous Improvement Department, providing support to Production and Operational Developments, while at the same time, picking up soft skills such as facilitation, time management and teamwork.

You will be exposed to real work, taking place in our production environments, as well as business projects and other business initiatives.

You will be provided with relevant training and mentoring, providing both formal and informal guidance.


  • Grade 12
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering

Duties and Responsibilities

As the graduate you will be required to:

  • Accurately keep record of your workplace exposure and experience in your logbook, to ensure compliance with Seta.
  • Be willing to learn on how to translate your theoretical learning into practice.
  • Perform all tasks communicated and required.
  • Be eager to gain valuable in-service work experience, skills and knowledge that will assist you in furthering your career. 
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Skills and Attributes

  • Be familiar with MS Office programs, especially Excel.
  • Have fundamental skills in BOM, Recipe management, SOP and Work instruction.
  • Proactive communication skills
  • Strong numerical ability
  • Strong teamwork ability
  • Taking accountability for tasks

  • Analytical thinking
  • Decision making ability.
  • Innovation / continuous improvements mindset
  • Sense of urgency / results orientation
  • Respect for self and others
  • Learning aptitude
  • Should be able to work shifts, overtime and travel to other sites as required.

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