Shoprite Student Jobs – How to Apply for Work Online

Shoprite offers quite a range of student opportunities, including but not limited to casual and part-time jobs.

Student work is a temporary and occasional form of employment that can be pursued during the course of their education by university students, secondary school students, adult learners (part-time students), and elementary school pupils of age over 15, who enrolled in secondary school.

Gaining work experience during academic years helps students develop a better understanding of workplace ethics, strengthens them, and makes them future-ready.

Working while studying allows you to explore alternate career options and make an early decision if the course will meet your expectations.

How to Qualify And Apply for Student Jobs at Shoprite

The biggest requirement above all to have a passion for retail

To work in a Shoprite store, you will need the following:

  • Be able to work retail hours, including weekends & Public Holidays.
  • A minimum qualification of Grade 10-12 (or equivalent) Shoprite Group reserves the right to conduct Employee Verification Checks.

You’re advised to make your student job application online, on the Shoprite careers website, and search for available opportunities.

They usually don’t publish in-store general working opportunities however always worth checking this careers website and hopefully, you’ll find the best suitable opportunity.

To begin your online student job application, go to the Shoprite’s career page and follow these steps:

  1. On this landing page, please find ‘Join the team’ button and go to the next page. You’ll then land on the browse jobs by category and the opportunity to search through.
  2. Click on the “Search for Jobs” button.
  3. Enter your search criteria, including your preferred location and job type (e.g., casual, part-time).
  4. Scroll through the list of job openings and select the one that you are interested in.
  5. Read through the job description and requirements to make sure you meet the criteria.
  6. Click on the “Apply Now” button to start your application.
  7. Fill out the online application form with your personal and contact details, work experience, education, and any other relevant information.
  8. Upload your resume and cover letter if required.
  9. Submit your application.

The Interview Process

Once your application is successful and considered, you’ll get a call up for an interview, to assess your personality and skill levels.

It’s always important to prepare thoroughly before the interview date, learn more about Shoprite and their working culture.

Alternative Ways to Apply for Student Jobs

One of the many ways to find and apply for student jobs, be it at Shoprite or any other company is to use a job search website.

These are job boards that house different types of work opportunities for anyone with any level of experience.

Here are some of the most popular job portals with student opportunities:


You’ll be required to create a free account or digital CV for whenever a new job is posted that matches your skills, you can then be notified.

How Important It Is To Have Job Market Account

Labor market analysis is an integral part of an organization’s recruitment process because it not only helps it find the most qualified workers for the jobs that it offers but also ensures that it provides a competitive compensation package to its workers.

Even if you’re not quite ready to start applying, job alerts are still valuable because you’ll get a sense of who’s hiring, what employers are looking for, average salaries, and trending job titles.

This also helps you to know which areas of your curriculum vitae need touch and especially in expanding your knowledge and expertise in those fields.

There are some companies that offer learnerships and absorb them, based on their performance.

It is imperative to complete your learnership program as it gives you chance of being a qualified candidate and skilled one.

Beware of Job Scams

With the wide usage of social media and content monetization, many people have fallen to job scams in South Africa.

So take note of the following should you see a post on social media about the Shoprite jobs for students.

Branding: A job post is badly designed and shared via pictures. Check the person or Facebook owner that shared the page and verify if they’re in any way associated with Shoprite, before engaging with them.

Email address: Often these scammers create fake email addresses pretending to be from Shoprite but only falsely to collect your email and details for their platforms’ newsletters.

Ask for Money: Shoprite will never ask you for any form of money in the process or recruit you to work for them. You’re looking for work and they know that, why would they then ask for money in exchange for the job post.