We believe in seeing and doing things differently, driving a culture that inspires you to do ‘that little more‘, and together provide more food to more people more often. We do this by focusing on what matters to you most: more challenging work that meaningfully impacts the company’s success, more training and investment into you and more opportunity to grow within RCL FOODS.
Our fast-moving, fast-paced culture motivates you to become the best version of you: more brave, more curious and more open while having more fun!
Our unique RCL FOODS culture is at the heart of our strategy, brought to life in Our Way – the key behaviours that inspire the way we work and create value.
Working for a company like RCL FOODS, has been such an incredible start to kicking off my career and finding my passion within Marketing. From the moment I joined, I have been given countless opportunities to lead exciting projects as well as work with many market-leading brands and categories throughout the years, in which I have learnt so much! Working with cross functional teams, meeting new customers, and launching exciting innovations over the years has always energised me and made my roles even more enjoyable. RCL FOODS has always provided me with the support I needed to perform at my full potential and upskill me in each and every role, by offering numerous development courses, providing excellent mentors and managers, and offering open and honest feedback in terms of my progress. The culture here at RCL FOODS, allows you to grow as an individual, inspiring you to do a little more, whilst being your authentic self. I strongly believe in the company’s values and frequently see our employees live them each and every day, which makes me proud to be part of such an amazing company. It has been an incredible journey to date, with wonderful memories made and working with inspiring leaders.
Since joining RCL FOODS I have grown unbelievably, both professionally and personally. I’ve been privileged enough to have had mentors and colleagues that encouraged me through all of this to stretch myself, improve and develop new skills. I have been exposed to an incredibly diverse range of experiences over a short space of time, which has greatly boosted my career.
Chadley Allkins – Account Manager
RCL FOODS has provided me with the perfect platform to kickstart my career. In a short time, I have gained exposure and experience in various projects of which I have had the opportunity to lead a few. The organisational culture is conducive to growth and I have a fantastic, supportive team that constantly pushes me to greater heights. The company values resonate well with my career aspirations, to always challenge the norm and be different. It’s encouraging to see how the business is geared towards brand growth and individual career progression. I am excited about the road ahead at RCL FOODS!
Waseem Gangat – Brand Manager
Entering the working world for the first time can be quite daunting. Much to my delight, I was welcomed by friendly faces who were willing to assist me. The Management Trainee Programme has provided me with many opportunities to ensure that I settle in with ease. I have had the opportunity to participate in many training courses, which equipped me with essential work and life skills. I have met many inspiring people, learned new things, discovered new interests and shared many laughs. My journey thus far has taught me to see and do things differently and to have MORE FUN!
Sunaina Maharaj – Management Trainee
From my first day, I knew that I had made one of the best decisions of my life – not just because of the beautiful building and resources but because of the culture that immediately made me feel like I had found a home away from home. Since then, my journey has been filled with immense growth, learning opportunities and exposure to project work. Through this work, I have been able to gain business acumen while adding value to the organisation. I have learned to ask the right questions and make bold decisions while being authentic and true to who I am.
Tsietso Mafoso-Management Trainee
Joining RCL FOODS has been the biggest move of my career and one that I will never regret. It has opened my eyes to endless opportunities and growth. After 10 years as a Talent Acquisition Specialist I have changed career paths to becoming an HR Generalist. RCL FOODS is not just about seeing and doing this differently, it is about being yourself, sharing ideas, partnering with others and taking people on a journey of exploration and self-discovery.
Justine Chetty – HR Practitioner
With the work I do in Master Data, I get the opportunity to work with passionate people from all of our plants, mill, farms and facilities, from all over this beautiful country, every day. Working with such a diverse group, drives and motivates me.
I have been fortunate to work closely with many inspiring mentors whose influence have shaped the leader that I have grown into.
My motivation is also fed by the engagement with the very diverse team I work with. They have an experience range that spans over 40 years. Each, bringing with them the best ideas and skill.
We are all committed to one goal but every member of my team is encouraged and supported to bring their unique contribution. The spirit of MORE.
This is a company that has its values of respect, integrity, innovation and accountability for the environment and communities in which we operate, flowing through its veins. And employees that bring that to life.
Hadley Manuel– Finance Master Data Consultant
My Journey at RCL FOODS started in 2017 and I came in with limited corporate experience and thanks to the incredible culture I made a very smooth transition.
In the last 2 years I have grown tremendously in my professional and personal capacity and forged great relationships in the business.
I have been exposed to learning opportunities frequently and have had the privilege to be led by leaders who promote flexibility, accountability and curiosity.
Keval Van Deventer – Talent Acquisition Officer
What I have really enjoyed about my time at RCL Foods (and Vector Logistics specifically) is that I have been afforded both the means and the support to make significant and sustainable changes in my area. Vector Logistics have really lived up to their brand positioning of ‘constantly looking beyond what is now…’ and have demonstrated foresight and vision in taking steps towards a future-proof supply chain; this has been a process that I have been (and continue to be) privileged to be a part of.
Paula Dovey – ICSE Executive
Being part of a purposeful organization with a culture centred on innovation, high performance and continual learning has placed me steps ahead on my journey of climbing the corporate ladder. RCL FOODS has empowered me on a professional level equipping me with the tools required to exceed expectations whilst simultaneously developing personally. I have had the privilege of working with Leaders who inspire to DO More and Be More YOU, often realizing your potential before you do!
Sivena Manikam – HR Practitioner
I Joined RCL FOODS 6 years ago, my journey in the organization has afforded me the opportunity to not only apply my skills & Experience, but has allowed me to interact with some of the most amazing and talented people. I have the privilege and pleasure to interact with some of the brightest young professional in the country, through our Management Trainee Programme.
Arshud Maiter – Optimisation Executive Supply Chain
At RCL FOODS , I am given the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment where I am encouraged to be More ME. I have been challenged in various diverse roles and have been surrounded by amazing leaders who are vested in my development both personally and professionally. I am able to share my ideas and add value with the full support of my team. RCL FOODS also has a strong social responsibility programme, which allows us to support our local communities, thereby helping to build a better society.
Salona Singh – Finance Manager Animal Feed
RCL FOODS values the importance of authentic leadership & gives me the opportunities to grow & develop while staying true to myself. Be more me!
Nelia Nieuwoudt – Brand Manager
Within a short period of time, I have broadened my network and expanded my knowledge. This has been made possible by the management trainee programme. The programme has provided me with the opportunity to define my career path through the encouragement of a supportive team that values my growth. Every challenge I face within the programme, better my leadership and strategic thinking. The management trainee programme equips me with the hard and soft skills that will contribute to ensuring I reach my maximum potential.
The Management Trainee programme has provided me with a number of different opportunities to expand my knowledge and business understanding. It is a programme that offers room to grow and the opportunity to make mistakes and learn and develop from them. I have gained valuable experience and learnings that have allowed me to flourish!
I remember vividly, after my interview with the panel, saying that this is the company I would like to work for. The first thing that drew me in was the culture that was evident in the group of people that were on the interview panel. From that moment it has been an absolute bliss working for RCL FOODS. The opportunities for growth, self-development, and expansion are endless. I have further had the opportunity to be lead and guided by strong and bold leaders, that without a doubt have left the biggest mark in my career. I would have to say one of the best career investments I have made, is starting my journey with RCL FOODS.
Kick starting my career at one of South Africa’s biggest FMCG company has truly been amazing. From the first day I was just overwhelmed with joy, peace and excitement knowing I have made the best decision for my career. RCL FOODS has granted me the opportunity to drive my own career growth, challenge the status quo, be bold and to always think differently. I have been exposed to numerous stretching Projects that have required hard work, resilience and often a maverick mindset. One of the core learnings I’ve gained at RCL Foods is how to tell a story with data and take data to provide Insights which then guides us as a business to make better decision and continue to provide MORE food to MORE people MORE often
I am extremely grateful to be a Supply Chain Management Trainee at RCL Foods. I have had the opportunity to gain insight and exposure from many different divisions, sat in on highly strategic meetings, worked on huge financial saving projects and so much more! RCL Foods believes that their people are their greatest asset and that couldn’t be more true. The culture here at RCL Foods is unparalleled, not only do they ensure that we achieve targets and grow as a company but they focus heavily on each individuals personal development. RCL Foods has taught me to see and do things differently while having MORE fun. I love working for RCL Foods and genuinely can’t wait to see what I can achieve for them in the future to get MORE food to MORE people MORE often.
RCL gave me an opportunity to grow my skills set and guidance to progress my career. I have been exposed to various part of business where I was given an opportunity to interact with key stakeholder and gained lifetime experience. Through the Management trainee program I was given opportunity to explore, push boundaries and grow in the process.
RCL FOODS has done what RCL FOODS does best, by developing products and goods, they also develop careers and create a space for professional development. This is how I best can describe my experience as a Management Trainee. I have gained experience throughout all the supply chain with opportunities to manage and successfully implement projects. These projects range from plant improvements to compliance requirements and offers a wide range of experience gained. I’m grateful for the support and mentorship I received during my time as a Management Trainee and I’m looking forward to my future at RCL FOODS.
LEARN MORE COLLEGE
At RCL FOODS, we’re passionate about inspiring each and every employee to do ‘that little more’ so that together, we can achieve our shared mission of providing more food to more people more often. We believe that we can do this by growing our people and providing them with the opportunity to continuously learn more. That’s why we set up the LEARN MORE COLLEGE in 2019, an exciting initiative launched to create growth opportunities for our people through focused learning programmes.
Our Leadership development focus at RCL FOODS is continuously striving to develop leaders today for the future through world class customised Leadership development programmes and initiatives.
These include growing a pipeline of future leaders through our RCL FOODS Management Trainee Development programme and transitional leadership development programmes which focus on accelerating employees’ career growth through customised initiatives.
Functional-specific skills are provided, in order to ensure that functional capability is built throughout the organisation.
• To increase functional capability by strengthening core competency sets.
• Create alignment of competency standards within respective disciplines across the business.
• A structured method of establishing competence and expertise per role.
• To strengthen the RCL FOODS talent pipeline and retain key talent.
• Embed best practice development tools.
We recognise the critical importance of partnering with the various operational teams in order to build a broad pool of talented individuals to enhance productivity and business performance. Operational development across the various Business Units, ensures that we are delivering skills that are fit for purpose such as skills development initiatives for artisans, engineers, scientists, technologists, logistics professionals, milling professionals, bakers, operators and poultrymen.
The learning framework in these units consist of qualifications, learnerships, skills programmes, apprenticeships and an array of learning events.
Our team effectiveness workshops, utilising various methodologies & the integration of OUR WAY, offer a deep dive into self-awareness. In addition to this, the workshops develop team dynamics with a focus on team strategy, aligning the team culture and behaviours to goals and a vision.
• Increased self-awareness and ownership of key strengths and weaknesses.
• Managing ‘derailers’ to create high performance and strong relationships.
• Team cohesion as members respect, value and leverage differences.
• Effective communication within the team.
• Ability to speed read and build rapport with key stakeholders.
• Development of a Team Charter as a quick reference guide for communication and to hold each other accountable to fulfil goals and commitments.
We have embarked on this Onboarding journey, for new employees at RCL FOODS to:
• Embed a one-company philosophy.
• To transition away from a transactional experience to an authentically engaging experience.
• To align the RCL FOODS OnBoarding process to global best practice.
• To increase Employee Retention.
• To contribute to strengthening the RCL FOODS “Employee Value Proposition”.
Our Learn More
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN MANAGEMENT TRAINEE ROLES
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PROGRAMMES ON OFFER
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ATTENDED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PROGRAMMES
TOTAL NUMBER OF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PROGRAMMES RUN SINCE INCEPTION
RCL FOODS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME IN ASSOCIATION WITH GIBS
Programmes run to date
NO. OF EMPLOYEES
RCL FOODS EMERGING LEADERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ELDP) IN CONJUNCTION WITH NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY
Programmes run to date
Programme in Progress
Employees trained F19
Employees trained F20
Employees trained F21
AVERAGE HOURS OF TRAINING PER EMPLOYEE F19
AVERAGE HOURS OF TRAINING PER EMPLOYEE F20
AVERAGE HOURS OF TRAINING PER EMPLOYEE F21
Total number of Learnerships F19
Total number of Learnerships F20
Total number of Learnerships F21
Total number of Apprenticeships F19
Total number of Apprenticeships F20
Total number of Apprenticeships F21
Total number of Interns F19
Total number of Interns F20
Total number of Interns F21
Team Effectiveness sessions to date
Total hours of training F19
Total hours of training F20
Total hours of training F21
WE ARE COMMITTED TO:
Employment and growth opportunities
Investing in training to build a high-performance culture
Ensuring employee health and safety in the workplace
Actively driving transparent, open and meaningful engagement with employee representative forums
Investing in effective communication channels to connect with our people wherever they are
At RCL FOODS we believe that all of our employees have the right to be mentally, physically and emotionally fit and healthy. Our employees are all personally responsible for their personal wellbeing and health and we will support them in their efforts to be the best that they can be.
We are working towards:
- Building and maintaining a working environment and culture that supports healthy lifestyle choices
- Safe and healthy working environments for all employees
- Increasing employee knowledge and awareness of health and wellbeing issues and healthy lifestyle behaviours
- Facilitating employee participation in initiatives that support health and wellbeing
- Reducing costs and absenteeism and increasing productivity through the implementation of initiatives that drive safety, risk reduction and healthy lifestyles