Careers at McCain

Inspired, diverse, and inclusive.

At McCain South Africa we are committed to creating differentiated experiences for an inspired, diverse, and inclusive workforce; encouraging self-led development and opportunities for career progression; and facilitating performance-based recognition and reward. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice in-market, focused on recruiting and retaining top sector talent and nurturing the constant development of a world-class leadership pipeline, equipped to succeed in an evolving and dynamic operating environment. 

Whether it be at the plant, on the field or at a desk, we live by our organisational values and aim to create a work environment characterised by family values such as openness, fairness and trust, where employees are able to be their authentic selves - while fully understanding and embracing the unique contribution they make to the business and society as a whole.

Why work for McCain South Africa?

Benefits & wellness
Diversity & inclusion
Development & recognition
Employee activities
Latest vacancies

Benefits & wellness.

We believe that family takes care of family.

All McCain employees benefit from:

  • A global safety programme, underpinned by our commitment to zero accidents
  • Pension and medical aid (permanent employees) 
  • Tailored health and wellness programmes 
    and resources
  • Sector relative remuneration and incentives
Benefits & wellness.

Diversity & inclusion.

As a global, family-owned company, we understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our business is enhanced when our workforce reflects the diversity of our customers, consumers, suppliers and communities. Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our McCain Foods culture, fostering success and a sense of belonging now and for generations to come.

We achieve this by:

  • Promoting a culture of engagement
  • Building a diverse McCain Foods at all levels
  • Hosting workshops, summits, courses and employee resource groups globally
Diversity & inclusion.

Career development & recognition.

Our passion is enabling our people to perform, develop and progress through:

  • Regular performance and development planning conversations
  • Clear career paths through our success frameworks
  • High potential acceleration and leadership development programmes
  • Training and capacity building programmes
  • Global career opportunities and mobility support
  • Graduate, internship and apprentice programmes
Career development  & recognition.

Graduate Programme.

McCain offers a structured 12-month (fixed term) Graduate Trainee Programme to aspiring professionals across the following fields:

  • Engineering (mechanical and electrical)
  • Agronomy
  • Food science
  • Production
  • Commercial
  • Marketing
  • Health, safety and quality

Eight modules are covered throughout the year, providing an opportunity for recent graduates to gain essential work experience in a complex, multinational Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) business with an integrated supply chain, including agriculture, manufacturing, logistics and distribution and sales and marketing. 

The programme covers leadership and personal development as well as practical exposure to projects and day-to-day operations.

Employee Activities.

Our McCain Chips In global programme allows every employee to take 
one paid day off each year to participate in a volunteering event.

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Have a question about the programme?

Our latest vacancies .

McCain Foods Team Members

Posted on:   1 June 2023

Environmental Officer

Manufacturing; Engineering & Technical
Closing on: 31 August 2023
McCain Foods Team Members

Posted on:   1 June 2023

Procurement Category Manager, Direct Materials

ZA - South Africa
Closing on: 31 August 2023

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McCain South Africa | Top Employer 2024

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