Functional Graduate Programme

The Graduate Programme is one of the ways in which the company contributes to the development of talent in Africa. We run an annual graduate acquisition process which culminates in the appointment of high calibre talent into a number of graduate development programmes across the business value chain.

The Graduate programme is a structured 18-24 month programme which is designed to address the acquisition of technical skills and experience for the graduates as well as familiarise them with the company philosophies. The rigour of the programme should ensure that an individual that has completed the programme can be allocated an area of responsibility immediately.

Not all programmes will be available every year, in all functions and across all countries in Africa. The graduate intake at our company is impacted by a number of variables which includes both the skills market and the business requirements.



Graduate opportunities are available in the following areas:

Graduate Programmes

  • Technical Programme
    • Brewing
      • Are you are a trendsetter with a passion for excellence and quality?

        Do your other ingredients including an unquenchable desire to learn, grow and exceed your own life expectations? The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

        The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

        Knowledge

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

        Skills

        • Thrive in a fast paced, pressurized and competitive environment
        • The ability to apply theoretical scientific principles in the development of novel business solutions
        • Well-developed decision making skills
        • Identify and apply new trends

        Behavioural Competencies/ Attributes:

        • Results driven & action oriented
        • Good leadership and self-management skills
        • Balance personal life with a high demanding workload
        • High energy levels
        • Team Player and good team spirit
        • Conforms to a high standard of honesty, integrity, fairness and respect for others
        • Values and uses individual differences and talents to ensure that the team’s work is executed effectively
        • A passion for brewing and people
    • Packaging
      • We are looking for engineering trainees with the best technical smarts to learn and contribute in a high performing professional engineering environment.

        Assessing and make informed decisions regarding plant equipment. Reviewing equipment designs ensuring sustainability and applying the latest methods of machinery maintenance in our manufacturing processes. This career opportunity will offer you professional and personal growth enabling you to unleash your potential. You have the right ingredients if you have an unquenchable desire to learn, grow co-ordinate engineering activities and exceed your own life expectations. The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

        The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

        Knowledge

        • Principles of mechanical engineering
        • Knowledge and understanding of principles of machine maintenance
        • Where mechanical expertise fits in broader mechanical/engineering context

        Skill

        • Apply mechanical engineering techniques and practices within a specific mechanical area
        • Apply theoretical, problem-solving and lateral thinking in the design of new machines, equipment or mechanical systems
        • Communicate sound mechanical engineering insights and solutions to the rest of the team
        • Participate in mechanical team structures
        • Diagnose mechanical problem
        • Interface with other engineering disciplines to meet functional and/or project management objectives

        Behavioural Competencies/ Attributes

        • High energy levels
        • Positive thinking orientation
        • Problem solving orientation
    • Control & Automation

      We are looking for Control and Automation Engineers with the best technical smarts to provide support to all our manufacturers.

      The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

      The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

      Knowledge

      • Apply electrical/electronic engineering techniques and practices within a specific electrical/electronic area
      • Apply theoretical, problem-solving and lateral thinking in the design of new electrical/electronic systems

      Skills

      • Communicate (verbal and/or written) in terms of work sheets, reports and on-the job instructions
      • Interface with internal customers to meet business and/or project management objectives
      • Interpret electrical/electronic plans and flow diagrams
      • Work to high levels of safety and good electrical/electronic practice
      • Think creatively

      Behavioural Competencies/ Attributes

      • Results driven & action oriented
      • Good leadership and self-management skills
      • Balance personal life with a high demanding workload
      • High energy levels
      • Team Player and good team spirit
      • Conforms to a high standard of honesty, integrity, fairness and respect for others
  • People Programme - Coming soon
  • Marketing Programme - Coming soon
  • Finance Graduate Programme
    • CA TRAINING PROGRAMME

      As one of the largest brewers in the world, we offer a powerful world of opportunity and purpose. Financial experience is gained across a variety of disciplines including sales, distribution, manufacturing and head office finance functions.

      Our CA Training Programme not only helps build business acumen, but also teaches invaluable life and professional skills in the commercial world. It involves a 3-year rotation plan, exposing trainees to management accounting; financial accounting; tax; treasury and internal audit; credit and group finance functions in our business.

      All our trainees are assigned a qualified mentor to assist in their development. Continuous competency evaluations are conducted in conjunction with external assessors.

  • Logistics Planning Programme

      Are you looking to join the dynamic and fast paced world of Logistics Planning?

      We are currently seeking talented graduates who are passionate about Logistics Planning to join our Logistics Planning Graduate Programme.

      The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

      Qualifications

      • Completed logistics Degree, ( BCom Logistics, BCom Supply Chain, BCom Transport Economics, BCom Logistics Management, BTech Logistics) or
      • Commerce Degree (excl Marketing) or
      • Engineering Degree ( Industrial or Chemical)

      Knowledge

      • An understanding of logistics Planning principles and concepts

      Skills

      • Thrive in a fast paced, pressurized and competitive environment
      • Problem solving skills
      • Analytical skills
      • Innovative thinking
      • Formulate strategies and concepts
      • Decision making
      • Quantitive ability

      Behavioural Competencies/ Attributes

      • Passionate, results driven & action oriented
      • Work well under pressure and in an environment that its dynamic & fluid
      • Good leadership and self-management skills
      • Good communication and influencing skills
      • Balance personal life with a high demanding workload
      • High energy levels
      • Team Player and good team spirit
      • Conform to a high standard of honesty, integrity, fairness and respect for others
  • Functional Graduate Programme
  • The South African Breweries Bursary Programme

      Apply below for the South African Breweries Bursary Programme

Last year 8% of our volume came from innovations

Our sales and marketing investment grew by 4.5% last year – and will be even higher this year

Early this year we launched our first new brand in 8 years

Budweiser - the only beer in the BrandZ® Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands

18 of our brands are 'billion dollar brands'

2013 revenue of $43.4bn

64% of our volume comes from developing markets and our 4 top markets account for 50% of global beer volume

BrandZ® Top 10 Most Valuable Beer Brands includes 6 of ours

2013 – our global brands grew by 4.7% outperforming global trends

Our Corona brand is present in more than 180 countries & is the leading import beer in 38 markets

In 2014 we launched Cubanisto, a rum flavoured premium beer

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