Students on Site

Students - welcome to SAAFoST Students on Site!

What's it about?

This is a site only for SAAFoST Students of Food Science and Technology who are looking for employment, for:

  1. in-service training
  2. holidays
  3. starting new careers in the food and allied industries

Help me, I'm an experiment that wants to be successful!

It is an experimental site to help bona-fide SAAFoST students and graduates from 2013 & 2014 to find employment while simultaneously providing a service to SAAFoST Members who want easy and direct access to students and recent graduates in order to fill temporary and permanent posts. You may be a student today but you will probably be an employer in the future so this site is for you to develop as a professional resource for yourself and fellow members.

Rules - just a few that are very easy to follow:

Let's start off with the following ground rules to provide the most useful, reliable and professional service for all concerned.
  1. Students must be SAAFoST Student Members. Non-members need not apply.
  2. Fully complete the form below - employers want all of the information requested so incomplete forms will not be posted on the site.
  3. Show your professionalism by advising Irene Burke as soon as you find a job. You can do this by e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or telephone: 012 349 2788. Please do it within a day or two of your appointment. Removing "old" information is important to keep the site user friendly, up-to-date and effectively professional. It also improves the chances of those who are still "on site" and looking for employment.
  4. If you have not found employment after two months, please reapply to have your name placed on, "SAAFoST Select-a-Student".
  5. Remember - finding employment is your responsibility. Work hard to find the career that you want and do not expect others to do it for you. "SAAFoST Select-a-Student" is designed to help you but it cannot guarantee results and may not find you the job of your dreams so do not sit back and wait for a job to come looking for you!

Procedure - all you now have to do is:

  1. Complete the form.
    Do so, i) on site and e-mail it to saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or ii) print it out, complete in bold black print and fax it to Irene at: 086 698 4784

  2. Wait for it to appear on: www.saafost.org.za
  3. Expect a call or an e-mail from a potential employer.
    (Important tip: If and when someone phones you, don't try to talk and negotiate in a noisy place. Say you'll return the call immediately and do so from a very quiet spot with good reception and speak slowly and clearly).
Good luck - and remember, as a SAAFoST Student Member, you have signed the SAAFoST Code of Conduct. Keep a copy handy, read and understand it and then tell prospective employers that you intend to abide by it in embarking on your career as an active and responsible SAAFoST professional food scientist or technologist.