RCL Foods: Internships Programme 2024

RCL FOODS invites unemployed individuals who have the necessary qualifications to apply for Internships programme 

This position will be for a fixed period of 12 months

Minimum Requirements

  • Matric/ Grade 12
  • In the process of completing a Food Technology/ Food science qualification.
  • Candidate must require workplace exposure to obtain their qualification in Food Science/ Food technology.
  • S4/ completed theory of Food Science or Food technology.
  • Lab experience will be added advantage.

Duties & Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist Seniors in organising factory and lab trials.
  • Run lab trials and factory trials.
  • Assist in product brief execution according to project scope requirements (Trials, product samples, tastes sessions, product analysis – shelf life/nutritionals etc)
  • Assist in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams including relevant internal – pretrial meetings.
  • Collect and record data from trials
  • Optimize product quality
  • Plan and execute experiments and summarize results
  • Support/lead project teams as a technical resource
  • Assist in scoping and facilitating business opportunities
  • Implement consumer tests in collaboration with consumer tasting panel
  • Manage deliverables to achieve R&D timelines as discussed and agreed with NPD Manager
  • Create and manage product specifications
  • Create and manage ingredient specification
  • Maintain technical documentation


  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities
  • Demonstrate self-drive and effective self-management
  • Present project updates to Seniors on weekly basis

Technical Expertise and Insight

  • Gain practical expertise and insights through active engagement during trials and meetings.
  • Actively pursue understanding and answers to problems that arising during in project team meetings through plant engagement and discuss solution at Technical weekly meetings.

Operations Management

  • Support the implementation of simplified production processes to increase operational effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Support the implementation of optimal plant line efficiencies through all new developments and cost saving projects
  • Ensure effective use of raw material into recipe formulations
  • Manages actions where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance. 

How to Apply

Click here to apply online for the RCL foods Internships programme 

Closing date: 22 April 2024