Why work for us Here are a few reason why YOU should considering working for us...

Our Passion for Excellence in Research and Development

ARC is passionate about creating a unique experience for staff to realize their potential, a platform where smart minds can find the support, interaction and knowledge to help them shine even brighter. Joining the ARC is a lifetime investment in personal growth, as we are committed to the continued professional development of our people.

If you are passionate about natural science, research and development and agricultural engineering and technology transfer ARC may be the right employer for you?

  • At the ARC you'll find a corporate culture committed to developing, rewarding and recognizing staff.
  • ARC has staff complement of more than 2 000 include some of the top technical and scientific researchers in the country and continent.
  • ARC is about authentic leadership with integrity, collaboration, innovation, transformation and excellence.
  • Other support services include wellness, stress management, relationship and trauma counseling.

"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."

Robert Frost

Quality Education and Training Through Our Training and Advisory Services

ARC has an integrated quality management system to monitor the quality of education, training and development within ARC as a results all of our facilitators, coaches, mentors, assessors and moderators who are trained to national qualification standards, are accredited by relevant partners.

They in turn offer off-the-shelve education and training courses and researched based material and information to our small holds and commercial farmers including government entities and communities through our Training and Advisory Unit in the Technology Transfer Division.

"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."

Robert Frost

Choosing the right career

Choosing the right career is a critical step in life. Your career choice will determine where you go, what you learn, who you meet. It will allow you to unleash your full potential and live out your passions. It is therefore important to make informed decisions. The more seriously you plan for a successful and fulfilling career, the more the opportunities to find a career in which you can grow and reach your full personal and professional potential. ARC offers exciting professional career development opportunities within a wide agricultural research and development and technology transfer as main streams. The career pathway focuses on ensuring competency, career development, applied research and academic excellence .

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Katja Bressette

Research Focus Areas

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENGINEERING

The operations of the Natural Resources and Engineering Division are carried out through the following business units:
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  • ARC-Soil, Climate and Water (Pretoria)
  • ARC-Agricultural Engineering (Pretoria)
  • ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute (Pretoria)

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH

The Animal Health and Animal Production.section of the Livestock business division was developed out of a process of rationalising and restructuring the animal science institutes at Irene (the Animal Improvement Institute and the Animal Nutrition and Animal Products Institute) and the Range and Forage Institute at Roodeplaat.
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  • The Animal Health section is the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (OVI)
  • ARC-Animal Production

HORTICULTURE

The operations of the Horticulture business division are carried out through the following business units:
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  • ARC-Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops (Nelspruit)
  • ARC-Roodeplaat Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute (Pretoria)
  • ARC-Infruitec/Nietvoorbij (Stellenbosch)

FIELD CROPS

The operations of the Grains and Industrial Crops division are carried out through the following business units:
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  • ARC-Grain Crops Institute (Potchefstroom)
  • ARC-Small Grain Institute (Bethlehem)
  • ARC-Institute for Industrial Crops (Rustenburg)