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South Africa

"The right environment to grow my career"

RB has been operating in South Africa since 1999, with its head office and manufacturing facilities located in Johannesburg.

It is clustered with other Africa countries within the RUMEA (Russia; Middle East and Africa) region. RB South Africa has its own manufacturing site which produces a range of well-known, local household brands including Jik, Cobra, Nugget and Mortein to name but a few.

The business is supported by both Sales & Marketing and Supply departments as well as a Sales force across South Africa calling on pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers.

What it's really like


RB offers an exciting and challenging graduate program which aims at developing future leaders in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Excellence, Research & Development and Quality Functions.

The graduate program spans a two-year period with an international assignment opportunity available in the second year. The program is designed to develop participants from entry-level positions and move them to director level in a period of 10 to 12 years. It supports our aim to grow a large percentage of tomorrow’s top management from within the company. It also provides a continuous stream of talent able to make an impact at all levels of the organisation as their careers develop.

The graduate program offers a structured yet flexible approach which puts graduates in the spotlight from day one. We offer distinctive development assignments, each of which has specific on-the-job learnings and are combined with formal training courses. Ongoing evaluation of the graduate’s progress takes place throughout the program in the form of a standard assessment process and biannual performance reviews with their line manager.

At the end of the a successful traineeship, graduates would take up the role of Assistant Brand Manager, Key Account Sales Executive, Regulatory Affairs Executive, Project Engineer, R&D Associate or Quality Control/Assurance Executive at RB South Africa.

Recruitment takes place throughout the year at university open days, during university class presentations and via the RB website. Intake for interns usually takes place in June of each year and graduate recruitment after September, with the program commencing in January the following year.

We look for the following educational qualifications for the graduate program:
  • Sales & Marketing: Bachelor's  in Commerce/IMM
  • Supply Chain: Bachelor's in Chemical, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering; Bachelor's in Chemistry, Pharmacy or Microbiology
  • R&D/Scientific Services group (SSG): Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy or Microbiology

What it's really like

Marketing Graduate Programme – Naqsha "Working at RB has been an awesome experience. Working with people from all over the world has been one of the highlights. The exposure & experience that I have gained has given me the confidence to believe that I can accomplish anything in my career.

After being a MT for 1 year, I was then promoted to ABM on the personal care category & am thoroughly enjoying it. My colleagues always bring out the best in me, are always supportive & willing to go the extra mile to help.

Working with & learning from the different functions has helped me grow in my role as ABM."


Marketing Graduate Programme – Thabiso "My experience at RB has been a wonderful learning experience so far, the experience of immediately being thrown into the thick of things. You quickly grasp the science of decision making. The cultural diversity has broadened my own personal horizons, in terms of interaction.

My journey with RB stated in May 2012. I have personally always believed that the environment a person puts themselves in makes them, and I believe I have to put myself in the right environment to find growth for my career and for me personally.

It's a privilege to be seen as a decision maker, to be an equal while on the learning process, and this equips you to be prominent in your future role. My journey with RB continues and is enriched by constant learning every day. The spirit of achievement and the will to win is what RB has instilled in me. Thus far, I'm enjoying the challenge."


Marketing Graduate Programme – Desree "As an MT at RB, you are given exposure to all facets of the workplace, such as working with different departments, working on key projects, and presenting to top management.

You are given responsibility from the beginning, and forced to learn on the job. Given this, the experience gained is invaluable, and it has given me a solid foundation for my career going forward."


Marketing Graduate Programme – Bryony"RB is about pushing the boundaries and breaking the barriers of what you thought your own limits were.

You’ll never stop growing or wanting to."

  • Lysol
  • Mucinex
  • Frenchs
  • Airwick
  • Nurofen
  • Vanish
  • Durex
  • Clearasil
  • Dettol
  • Cillet Bang
  • Strepsils
  • Scholl
  • Gaviscon
  • Mortein
  • Woolite
  • Veet
  • harpic
  • Calgon
  • Finish

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