At Shoprite, we invest in our people

Our over 160 000 employees are integral to Group operations and enable us to create shared value for all stakeholders.

As the largest private-sector employer in South Africa and a leading employer in Africa, we believe teamwork, career development, diversity, promoting from within and job security are the foundations of a great workplace. This ensures our employees are aligned with our purpose to make an impact and uplift our nation every day. 

The Group’s talent attraction and development strategy places a strong focus on offering early careers to unemployed youth. The retail sector is an exciting and attractive opportunity for young people and our youth programmes have enhanced our capacity to create early-career opportunities within the business. 

Our purpose and values guide how we do business and treat our people. By attracting, developing and retaining committed individuals, and creating a rewarding work environment that supports overall wellbeing and professional growth, we have become an employer of choice.

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