Learning and Development

Maximising Employee Competencies

At Cargill we are committed to attracting, retaining and training high performing people who embrace the company’s vision and values. The means to achieve this is by maximizing training and development to ensure that employees have the competencies required to accomplish their business objectives as well as develop their career in the company. Training opportunities include on-the-job learning, participating in company programmes and courses, and attending external programmes based on nomination by managers and/or peers.

Employees also participate in performance management programmes to create a road map for their individual success at Cargill and alignment with organisational goals.

Formal Education and Training

Cargill attaches vital importance to management and staff education and training. It is Cargill’s policy to have appropriate training plans in place to ensure employees are trained for better skills, abilities and higher productivity. Managers are responsible for determining the training needs in their businesses, divisions or departments. The input to assess the training needs come from various processes including Business Planning, Recruitment, Performance Management programme, Career Development programme, and Cargill Leadership Talent Management process.

Leadership Culture

Leaders aren't defined by their position; they are defined by their heart, their actions and their thinking. At Cargill, leadership is at every level — from executives to interns, and from sales managers to production workers. We’ve identified key capabilities and qualities that we look for and expect in all employees. Developing and sustaining these characteristics is critical to individual successes, and the success of the Cargill organisation. We call it the heart of leadership.

Cargill's Heart of Leadership


It’s important for leaders to be honest, trustworthy, and if they make a mistake, which we all do, they’re the first to admit it.


With leadership also comes a strong vision that inspires others to rally around them and take action.


Our leaders are risk-takers. They face adversity with courage, challenge the status quo and champion new viewpoints.