Are you a motivated student with a flair for baking and eager to jumpstart your career in this creative field? RCL Foods is thrilled to offer a promising opportunity through its Baking Learnership at RCL Foods.

This initiative is designed to foster the next generation of skilled bakers and innovators in the food industry, providing a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Overview of the Baking Learnership at RCL Foods

  • Job Title: Baking Learnership
  • Company: RCL Foods
  • Reference Number: RCL240514-9
  • Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Job Type: Learnership
  • Functions: Operations/Manufacturing
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Closing Date: 2024/05/24

Job Description

RCL Foods is calling on dynamic and enthusiastic students who are passionate about baking to join our Baking Learnership at RCL Foods. The program aims to admit 15 learners based in Durban for a period of 12 months. Participants will engage in a comprehensive learning experience, encompassing mentorship and coaching that delves deeply into the baking process.

This SETA-accredited program ensures all successful candidates receive a formal qualification endorsed by SAQA. Learners will gain hands-on experience necessary to meet the demands of both RCL FOODS and SETA throughout the qualification period.

Through the Supreme Siyabhaka Academy, the Baking Learnership at RCL Foods focuses on three primary goals:

  • Comprehensive Training: The learnership provides extensive training covering all fundamental and advanced aspects of baking, from ingredient selection and dough preparation to baking techniques and finishing touches. This ensures learners develop a thorough understanding of the craft.
  • Professional Readiness: Beyond baking skills, the program includes modules on health and safety standards, customer service, and workplace etiquette to prepare learners for professional environments.
  • Certification and Recognition: Each participant will complete the learnership with a SETA-accredited qualification, officially recognizing their skills and making them attractive candidates in the job market. This certification is crucial for validating their expertise and facilitating entry into professional roles.
  • Brand Association: By associating learners with RCL Foods’ trusted baking brands, we aim to build a workforce that embodies the qualities of our products—reliability, quality, and innovation. This alignment helps reinforce our brand’s reputation in the market.
  • Marketing Initiatives: Learners will participate in various marketing and promotional activities, giving them a unique perspective on how strong brands maintain market presence and consumer trust. This experience is invaluable for understanding the intersection of production and business strategy.
  • Setting Standards: RCL Foods is dedicated to raising industry standards by producing graduates who are capable of introducing new techniques and exceptional products. This leadership in education and innovation directly contributes to higher quality standards across the industry.
  • Consumer Engagement: Through community engagement and consumer education programs, learners will play a part in enhancing public understanding of quality baking. Changing consumer perceptions about what constitutes quality bakery products can lead to increased demand for superior goods.
  • Building Relationships: Strengthening relationships with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders is a key component of our leadership strategy. Learners will be involved in projects and assignments that require them to interact with various industry players, enhancing their communication skills and professional networks.

Minimum Requirements

  • Educational Background: Must possess a Grade 12 qualification with hospitality studies and maths (Literacy).
  • Technical Skills: While not mandatory, proficiency in Microsoft Office is highly advantageous. Skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be beneficial for managing documentation, data entry, and presentations that may be required during the learnership. Familiarity with internet navigation and basic computer operations is also recommended to ensure efficiency in various learning modules and online training components.

Personal Attributes:

  • Drive and Ambition: Applicants should be highly motivated with a strong drive to achieve academic and career objectives. A passion for baking and a commitment to pursuing a career in this dynamic industry are key.
  • Willingness to Learn: The learnership involves both theoretical and practical learning segments; therefore, a genuine willingness to learn and adapt is essential.
  • Creative Thinking: Creativity is at the heart of baking. Candidates should be able to think laterally to innovate and create appealing bakery products.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to identify problems, analyze possible solutions, and implement effective resolutions will be critical, especially in practical baking situations.
  • Teamwork: Since the learnership may involve group projects and collaborations, being a good team player and having the ability to work harmoniously with others is important.
  • Communication Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills are important for learning, interacting with mentors and peers, and for documenting the learning process effectively.
  • Physical Requirements: Given the nature of the baking profession, candidates should be prepared for physical tasks such as standing for extended periods, lifting heavy ingredients or equipment, and performing repetitive motions. A good level of physical fitness will help in performing these tasks efficiently.
  • Commitment: The learnership requires a full-time commitment for 12 months, including participation in all scheduled activities and adherence to the program’s protocols and schedules. Applicants must be prepared to dedicate themselves completely during this period to maximize the learning and benefits from the program.

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How to Apply

To apply for the Baking Learnership at RCL Foods, ensure you meet the minimum requirements and submit your application by the closing date of May 24, 2024. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain professional qualifications and experience in a thriving industry.

Take your first step towards a promising career in baking with RCL Foods. Apply today and be part of shaping the future of the baking industry in South Africa!

By seizing this opportunity, you can help shape the future of the baking industry and set a course for a successful career. Don’t miss out—apply now and be a part of this transformative experience!