Clover Learnership 2024: Pro-Star Young Professional Development Programme

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Clover is a leading player in the manufacturing industry, committed to producing high-quality products and fostering talent development. Through our Pro-Star Young Professional Development Program, we offer young graduates and diploma students the chance to gain valuable work experience and complete internships in various fields. With a national presence and a dedication to excellence, Clover provides an enriching environment for career growth and skill development.

Job Positions, Locations, and Reference Numbers:

  • Job Title: Trainee: Corporate
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Department: Learner
  • Number of Positions: 31
  • Location – Town/City: Multiple Locations
  • Location – Province: National
  • Location – Country: South Africa
  • Reference Number: CLO240201-1
  • Closing Date: 14th February 2024


Participants in the Pro-Star Young Professional Development Program can expect:

  • Valuable work experience in their chosen profession
  • Exposure to various functions within the Clover Business
  • Opportunity to work in business units related to their field of study
  • Real-world work experience and skill development
  • Potential for career advancement within Clover


To be eligible for the Trainee: Corporate position, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Education Level: Diploma or Advanced Certificate in relevant fields
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written)
  • Goal-driven, passionate, and determined to succeed
  • Open-minded with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment


Participants will be assigned to various locations based on their field of study:

  • Roodepoort (Gauteng): Business Informatics, Law, Information Technology, Internal Auditing, Human Resources, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Communication Design, Brand Management
  • Clayville (Gauteng): Credit Management, Finance, Environmental Health, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Safety Management, Food Science (Microbiology/Biochemistry)
  • Queensburgh (KwaZulu-Natal): Food Science, Food Technology, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Food Science (Microbiology/Biochemistry)
  • Bloemfontein (Free State): Biotechnology, Biochemistry
  • Gqeberha (Eastern Cape): Food Science, Food Technology, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering Electrical, Instrumentation (P1 or P2)

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications online through the official website or job portal. Please ensure to specify the desired location and field of study in your application.

Closing Date:

The deadline for applications is 14th February 2024. Applicants must submit their applications before this date to be considered for the Trainee: Corporate position.

Difference Between Learnership and Internship:

1. Purpose:

  • Learnership: Learnerships are structured learning programs designed to equip individuals with specific skills and qualifications related to a particular industry or job role. They often combine theoretical classroom-based learning with practical on-the-job training.
  • Internship: Internships are short-term work experiences primarily aimed at providing practical exposure and work-based learning opportunities to students or recent graduates. They are typically temporary and focused on gaining industry-specific experience.

2. Duration:

  • Learnership: Learnerships usually have a longer duration ranging from months to years, depending on the complexity of the skills being acquired and the requirements set by the relevant authorities.
  • Internship: Internships are typically shorter in duration, lasting from a few weeks to a few months, although some internships may extend up to a year.

3. Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Learnership: Learnerships often lead to recognized qualifications or certifications upon successful completion, such as a national certificate or a trade qualification.
  • Internship: Internships may or may not lead to formal qualifications or certifications. Their primary focus is on providing practical experience and enhancing the intern’s employability.

4. Structure and Content:

  • Learnership: Learnerships are structured programs that combine theoretical learning with practical workplace experience. They typically involve a formal curriculum, assessments, and mentorship or supervision from experienced professionals.
  • Internship: Internships are more flexible in structure and content, often tailored to meet the needs of the organization and the learning objectives of the intern. They may involve specific projects, tasks, or shadowing opportunities depending on the host organization’s requirements.

5. Target Audience:

  • Learnership: Learnerships are open to a broader range of individuals, including unemployed individuals, school leavers, and employed individuals seeking to upskill or reskill in a particular field.
  • Internship: Internships are primarily targeted at students or recent graduates looking to gain practical work experience in their chosen field or industry.

6. Compensation:

  • Learnership: Learners may receive a stipend or allowance during their learnership, although this varies depending on the program and the regulations in place.
  • Internship: Interns may receive compensation in the form of a stipend, salary, or other benefits, although many internships are unpaid or offer minimal compensation.

7. Legal Framework:

  • Learnership: Learnerships are governed by specific regulations and frameworks set by relevant authorities or industry bodies, such as Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) in South Africa.
  • Internship: Internships may be governed by labor laws, but they are generally more flexible and may vary in structure and requirements depending on the organization offering the internship.

In summary, while both learnerships and internships provide valuable learning experiences, they differ in terms of duration, qualifications, structure, target audience, compensation, and legal frameworks. Learnerships are more formalized, structured programs aimed at developing specific skills and qualifications, while internships are shorter-term work experiences focused on practical learning and industry exposure.

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