Woodlands Dairy is Looking for Packing Assistant


Since its inception in 1995, Woodlands Dairy has been serving as a leading packaging plant for the milk produced on the famous Woodlands Farm. Owned by the Gutsche family, the Woodlands Dairy has risen to become one of the largest manufacturers of UHT milk in South Africa. All the dairy products by Woodlands Dairy are marketed by their brand “First Choice.”In addition to the First Choice brand, the Woodlands Dairy is also responsible for producing, processing, and packaging high-quality dairy products for some of the leading retailers in the region including Woolworths, Spar, and so more.

In addition to its dairy offerings, Woodlands Dairy is also known for offering highly lucrative learnership programmes every year. The learnership programmes by Woodlands Dairy are targeted at the unemployed Matriculants who are seeking employment in the current times. Applications from all over are invited who belong to the group of interested youth and meet the minimum eligibility requirements. If the applicants are also interested in starting a career in the dairy processing & packaging, then also they can apply for the Woodlands Dairy Learnership Programme 2019.

Woodlands Dairy Learnership Programme

The highly respected Woodlands Dairy Learnership Programme 2019 is aimed at covering the key areas of dairy processing & packaging including milk reception, nature of milk, CIP & COP, lab testing, and so more. This programme aimed at producing skilled, engaged, and empowered young people in the field of dairy products production & packaging.

The Learnership programme by Woodlands Dairy started out in the year 2012. The first-ever learnership programme by Woodlands Dairy had around 20 students. Since then, the company has been accepting 20 students every year for the annual learnership programme.

This learnership targets the matriculated students from in & around the local area. It aims at retaining these candidates who might be seeking employment elsewhere due to the presence of limited job opportunities in the area.

Duration of the learnership programme with theoretical and practical components is offered for a period of 12 Months.

The main purpose of the one-year learnership programme is to teach the candidates the basic milk production principles including milk reception principles, health & safety, dairy analytical processes, and the best-in-class dairy manufacturing processes.

The programme is accredited with SAQA. Learners who complete the programme successfully are awarded the National Certificate Milk & Cream Handling and Storage.

Career Options with Woodlands Dairy Learnership Programme

Those who apply for the Woodlands Dairy Learnership Programme are given the opportunity to work full-time at the dairy and learn all about dairy processing and packaging services.

Requirements or Eligibility:

While applying for the learnership programme, you must fulfill certain eligibility criteria. Here are some to consider:

  • The candidates must be the citizen of South Africa.
  • The age limit should be from 18 to 23 years with Matriculation degree.
  • Applicants should NOT have previous work experience.

Application Process:

Send the below items to hr@woodlandsdairy.co.za

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Certified copies of Matric certificate / latest results
  • ID

Contact Info

You can reach Woodlands Dairy by calling 42 200 3400 or visit their website.


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