How to Apply for Pick N Pay Available Hiring Jobs ?

How to apply for jobs at Pick n Pay Stores

Pick n Pay Group is one of the largest retailers of food, general merchandise, and clothing in Africa. Pick n Pay has 1795 stores, including Hypermarkets, Supermarkets, and franchise Family Stores, where they employ over 85 000 people (Pick n Pay, 2021). 

Applying for a career at Pick n Pay can be done in four easy steps:

Step 1: Visit the Pick n Pay career site.

Visit the Pick n Pay career site on PNP.co.za/careers. 

Step 2: Sign-in or create an account.

If you already have an account, you can sign in and start applying. If you do not have an account, you can create one by following this easy process: 

  • Create a Username, password and enter your email address. 
  • Fill out the required personal information.
  • Attach your CV/Resume. 
  • Save/Register. 

Step 3: Browse the available jobs.

Once you have signed in, you can start browsing the available jobs. Pick n Pay offers careers across 15 categories so that you can find the right job for you! You can also browse and apply for their Graduate Program and Traineeships. You can browse the job vacancies according to your location, job title and keywords. 

Click on the job you want to find out more about. Here you can get more information about the job requirements, duties, competencies, and other relevant information pertaining to the job post.

Step 4: Apply for the job.

Once you have found your desired job, click ‘apply’ and follow the prompts. And just like that, you are on your way to your dream career!

To work at a Pick n Pay store in South Africa, you will need the following: 

– A South African ID.

– Be able to work retail hours, including weekends and public holidays. 

– A minimum qualification of Grade 10 – 12 (or equivalent). 

– Pick n Pay Group also reserves the right to conduct Criminal and Credit Check on applicants (Faro, 2020).

According to Pick n Pay, “Joining Pick n Pay is more than just securing a job; it’s embarking on a career. Working here is a way of life.” Pick n Pay’s core values are honesty, integrity and accountability (Pick n Pay, 2021). 

Pick n Pay Group’s value statement states, “we are passionate about our customers and will fight to meet their needs. We care for and respect each other. We seek out truth and face into its reality. We embrace change and encourage innovation and leadership. We support and participate in our communities. We take individual responsibility. We are all responsible.” It is, therefore, important for applicants to be familiar with Pick n Pay’s values to embody them and implement strategies to make Pick n Pay’s dream a reality (Pick n Pay, 2021). 

Pick n Pay believes in its employees and encourages employee growth and development. There is a “strong belief in promotion from within while acknowledging that people who join the company at all levels bring with them experiences, knowledge and achievements from which they can learn and grow.” (Pick n Pay, 2021)

Pick n Pay Group’s easy application process enables applicants to not only get jobs but start thriving careers! 

How to Apply to ICASA Vacancies and Requirements

“Execution is something, but timing is everything.” ― Todd Stocker. 

The aforementioned adage incarnates the proverbial timeliness and adroitness that is imperative for an applicant to complement their scholastic accomplishments when filling out an application form. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is no exception to this notion.

The application processing requirements need to be meticulously fulfilled in order to create the best possible image of an applicant. Self-motivated and steadfast individuals have a special place at ICASA with their passion for growing and regulating the communications sector at the right place. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadcasting sectors purvey a galore of opportunities for career diversity and expansion to a broad-spectrum of vocational degree-holders which includes electrical engineers, lawyers, finance specialists, human resource specialists, and supply chain managers. The aim of pooled procurement of talent is nestled in the fact that talent from varying backgrounds provides the best organisational growth and sustainability. 

Vacancies are inclusive of positions such as personal assistant, licensing officer, and liaison officer. The best way to keep track of these vacancies is to regularly visit icasa.org.za. Opening the ‘Contact’ drop-down box shows many tabs including ‘Careers’. Entering this page through the official website is a good way to circumnavigate all the clutter that could be found on Google search. The vacancies are listed in detail on this page including all the deadlines. Clicking a particular vacancy opens the application form which can then be filled out by the applicant. The recruitment process is easy to comprehend for anyone and paves way toward the prospect of securing a job at an organisation that has a strong background. 

Fulfillment of the Eligibility Criteria 

The exhaustive requirements listed below must be met with for submission of the application form: 

1. The applicant must be a bachelor’s degree-holder in business, supply chain management or similar qualification equivalent to NQF level 7 with 3-5 years of professional experience in finance or supply chain management. 

2. 1-3 years of supervisory management experience is also a noteworthy prerequisite that should be embellished with diversity in the management experience. 

3. Experience with the application of a supply chain system that is equitable, competitive, and cost-effective. 

How to Register On the Central Supplier Database [CSD]: Step-by-Step Guide

Governments worldwide have ways that they do business with private suppliers, with minimum set standards that must be adhered to. In the same manner, the South African Government has its own demands, one of which is that all businesses that do business with it be registered and entered into the Central Supplier Database (CSD) of the country. 

What is the CSD? Well, this is a platform where individuals, businesses, and institutions that want to do business with the South African Government can register their details. The fact that you would have registered there is, in fact, an expression of interest in doing business with the Government of South Africa. The CSD, therefore, maintains a database of organizations, institutions, and individuals who can provide goods and services to the Government. And, below is the registration process.

  • Visit the CSD website, click where it says Register, and register as a new account
  • Afterwards, you receive an activation email to the email address you would have used to register. Follow instructions to activate the account
  • Log into your account on CSD
  • Next, you will fill in the following details, as requested
    • Supplier identification information – foreign suppliers can register too
    • Provide your industry classification
    • Provide your contact and address information
    • Provide your banking details
    • Provide your tax information

The above stages are the initial registration processes. Once you are done with those, you will be asked to proceed. Below is how the process will continue;

  • After providing your tax information, if your company was not registered through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), you will be asked to provide directors and members information
  • Provide company associations, if relevant
  • Provide commodities information
  • Maintain users
  • Complete notification information
  • If relevant, provide accreditation information
  • Complete your B-BEE information
  • Once done, click on Submit to continue

After submission, a CSD supplier number and unique registration reference are auto-generated and sent to you. Once you complete registering, your information will be verified before inclusion in the database. Organs of the state will now be able to access your verified CSD supplier information after you are included, and you will also receive communication to that effect.

Kindly note that there is auto-verification of supplier information with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the CIPC, and other relevant organizations that maintain up-to-date databases of companies. Therefore, if your company is registered in South Africa and is not up to date with its taxes, or is not compliant on its annual returns with the CIPC, that may jeopardize your chances of making it into the government suppliers database.

Also, as a parting shot, you cannot do business with the South African Government outside this process. Therefore, it helps that your company adheres to all the registration requirements. It will increase your chances of being approved and included in the database. However, the registration process is not very scary, nor is it too difficult – approach it calmly and provide everything they require.