This internship is available on a year round basis.Since its inception in 1991 as the first commercial food testing laboratory of its kind in South Africa, This Laboratory has built a brand name synonymous with quality and service. The company provides a comprehensive product-safety service to the food and beverage, cosmetics, hospitality and related industries throughout the SADC region from its two branches in Claremont, Cape Town and Midrand, Gauteng. By addressing needs such as microbiological testing of products, the design, implementation and auditing of quality management systems, staff training (from floor-worker to management level), as well an on-site technical consultancy service, the labs long-term partnerships with their clients. Unique amongst its competitors, not only as a result of its size (73 staff members, most of whom are technically qualified) or 17 years’ industry experience, the company remains a market leader with regards to the innovation, quality and portfolio of services on offer. Part of the mission statement is to match innovative approaches in microbiology and quality management systems with the unique needs of each of its clients. The company’s service portfolio is therefore continually expanding to meet customer demand and keep abreast of international trends, legislation and innovation. During the past 17 years the company has also built up a network of business associates and academics, whose knowledge and expertise complement and enrich its own.
The company is a commercial Microbiological Food Testing Laboratory with a very high workload, and they only take Food Technology students and B.Sc graduates with Micro as a major, with practical experience. Their analysts process high volumes of samples for routine analysis, so as an intern you would be involved in this as well as other challenging tasks.
-Studying towards a degree or a related degree in Food Technology or Microbiology
-Good analytical skills
-A strong interest in research and development and a desire to contribute to the success of new food products.
Your application should include a detailed letter of motivation in which you state your interests and
motivations to do an internship/volunteer or work placement in Cape Town, your preferred period for
your internship and a complete CV including picture. Any references or certificates that are beneficial to your application should also be included. A copy of your passport is also compulsory.