• Internship


Together, we feed and nourish the nation.

Become a part of our team as together we feed and nourish the nation!

National Foods prides itself in developing and growing its people! We are thrilled to announce the opening of a job opportunity for recent graduates.

The Graduate Trainee will work closely with senior leadership to drive the business forward into the future.

As the Production Graduate Trainee your key responsibility areas are:

  • Learning and gaining hands-on experience in all areas of production, including manufacturing processes, machine operation, and quality control.
  • Assisting with the planning of production schedules for volumes and plant capacities to ensure that total production is in dispatch by due time.
  • Monitoring and maintaining quality control standards to ensure all products meet specifications.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving production issues and machine malfunctions as they arise.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including engineering, procurement, and quality assurance, to improve production processes and efficiencies.
  • Participating in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance productivity and reduce waste.
  • Deploying the correct number of employees per shift.
  • Monitoring production of products through period evaluations of the output in terms of production plans and checklists to ensure quality and quantity specifications are achieved.
  • Monitoring of plant performance and identification of gaps and implementation of corrective action to attain target throughput.
  • Monitoring the availability of sufficient raw materials and labour for the plant.
  • Implementing production plan shared by the Unit Manager to meet demand requirements.
  • Maintaining optimal machinery function through adherence to maintenance plan, in liaison with Unit Manager.
  • Preparing and submitting production reports and projections to the Unit Manager.
  • Identifies machinery faults and liaises with Unit Manager on plan for corrective maintenance to reduce downtime.
  • Tracks maintenance schedules for machinery and equipment and ensures compliance to the schedules.
  • Maintains and updates plant performance records and operational procedures.
  • Enforces adherence to set SHE standards.

To qualify for this role, you will require the following credentials:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering/Food Science or any relevant degree.
  • Commercial and business acumen.

In return National Foods offers:

  • An opportunity to join an established business looking to expand further.
  • The chance to work under exceptionally talented leadership & further your development.

National Foods Ltd is a leading food manufacturer, offering on-going opportunities to progress, both personally and professionally, whilst constantly recognising and rewarding individual and team performance. If you have a strong desire to succeed and consider yourself to be productive, dedicated, and motivated, then please email recruitment2@natfood.co.zw by latest Tuesday 2 April 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment2@natfood.co.zw