Applicants who meet the following minimum criteria will qualify to apply:

Must have Grade 12 or at least Grade 11

Age between 18 – 35 years old

Must be able to read, understand and write fairly well in English


Must be unemployed

Must be SA citizen


With or Without disability – Disability should not restrict learner from completing physical tasks required to complete the learnership

Must have not previously participated in this learnership and must not currently be on any other learnerships



A role like this will vary and will require you to work across the factory – however the following are likely to be included:


Carrying out scheduled daily cleaning tasks

Cleaning of processing equipment and production lines to meet required standards, measured through testing of samples


Deep cleaning of production areas

Post cleaning checks to make sure everything has been completed properly

Ensuring that all paperwork is correctly completed

Making sure that everything you do complies with company procedures for Health & Safety and Hygiene


Ensuring that your cleaning and personal protective equipment are functioning correctly at all times


The ability to work effectively under pressure of time

Reporting any incidents or environmental concerns to your line manager.




You’ll work similar hours to the production staff in your company although these hours may be offset as most of the hygiene operations will take place outside of normal production hours.

The role of hygiene operative may also require you to work weekends when deep cleaning or equipment and production areas are needed.

The team in which you work may be small but will need to be highly efficient to get the job done, so you can expect many demands on your time



The pay rate for a hygiene operative will vary widely, depending on where you are employed – this will likely be in line with that earned by an experienced production operative.