Wheat Miller Apprenticeship Jobs at Premier

  • 6 months ago

Job Description

Are you passionate about creating a vibrant career in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry? Premier Durban Mill invites enthusiastic individuals to embark on an exciting journey as an Apprentice Wheat Miller. This apprenticeship opportunity provides a structured 3-year program, blending theoretical self-learning with hands-on practical training in the dynamic world of milling. The application deadline is February 9, 2024, and the reference number for this position is PRE240129-4.

The Premier Durban Mill Experience

Premier Durban Mill is dedicated to fostering a vibrant working environment where employees are not only passionate about their contributions but also feel free to share ideas and goals. As a leading FMCG employer, the organization is committed to creating a workplace that encourages innovation and collaboration.

Apprenticeship Overview

Job Title: Apprenticeship Wheat Miller

Department: Production

Site: Premier Durban Mill – 501

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Type: Apprenticeship

Closing Date: February 9, 2024

Reference Number: PRE240129-4

What Will You Be Doing?

As an Apprentice Wheat Miller at Premier Durban Mill, you will:

  1. Complete Theoretical Courses: Engage in theoretical courses through SAGMA (South African Grain Milling Academy) while gaining practical experience in a milling environment.
  2. Work in Designated Areas: Collaborate in designated areas based on your learning modules to acquire practical experience, translating theoretical learning into hands-on understanding.
  3. Key Competencies: Learn and master key competencies of each department, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the milling supply chain.
  4. Operate a Mill: Under the guidance of the Production Manager/Head Miller, learn to operate a mill at designated capacity with optimum extractions, producing finished products fit for human consumption.
  5. Shifts and Training: The apprenticeship program spans three years, involving theoretical self-learning and practical application training. This includes working shifts, weekends, and public holidays.

Qualification and Experience Requirements


  • Grade 12 (not older than 24 months)
    • Mathematics (not Maths Literacy): 60% and above
    • Physical Science: 60% and above


  • No prior experience required
  • Skills and Competencies:
    • Curious mindset with good problem-solving (reasoning) skills.
    • Ability to operate in a pressurized environment.
    • Team player with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
    • Enjoy working with mechanical systems and technically inclined.
    • Process orientation and a mindset for process improvement.

Key Outputs

As an Apprentice Wheat Miller, you will be expected to:

  • Pass each SAGMA module at the prescribed rate.
  • Possess a good knowledge of the relevant department/area in the milling supply chain, capable of performing required key tasks after completing each module.
  • Execute any other tasks required by the Production Manager/Head Miller.

How to Apply

If you are ready to unlock your potential in the FMCG industry, submit your application before the closing date, February 9, 2024. Use the reference number PRE240129-4 when applying.

Please follow this link to apply for this apprenticeship.

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