SAFCOL Apprenticeship for Qualification Improvement

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SAFCOL apprenticeship program is designed and offered to unemployed youth who want to gain a better education, knowledge, and experience through a direct professional exposure to the working field. The program is believed improve candidates’ skills and qualification that can be beneficial for their personal growth and future.

About the Program

Any unemployed youth who have the potential to grow and be willing to work hard are invited to join SAFCOL apprenticeship program. The program itself is created to target people between 18 and 35 years who want to become artisans. The successful candidates will be given the opportunity to take part in a formal and legit program running for a period of 3 years. The program will cover (accredited) theoretical sessions and practical training courses in the areas of: boilermaker, diesel mechanic (motor trade), electrician, millwright, and fitter.

All candidates would get a monthly stipend of R4500 during the program. They will also be provided and given accommodation. Preferences will be given to black women, community youth, disabled people, and previously disadvantaged people that SAFCOL has signed (and made agreement) of a Social Compact with.

The Requirements

Every program has their own standard in measurement and qualification and this SAFCOL apprenticeship program isn’t different. The general requirements are:

  • The candidates must be the citizens of South Africa – proven with their valid ID document
  • They must be in between 18 and 35 years old
  • They must have completed N2 and Grade 11 with the relevant trade theory subject. They must at least TVET level 3 certificate with the related trade theory covering of 7 subjects in total
  • They must be ready and willing to work on weekends or to work overtime – when needed
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Be advised that extra requirements may be asked later so all candidates should be prepared and be ready.

How to Apply

You can send your application letter to [email protected] with the following supporting documents:

  • A certified copy of CV
  • A certified copy of ID document
  • School report of Grade 11 with the school stamp. You can also use N2 certificate and Matric certificate for the application. TVET level 3 or Statement of Results is also acceptable

You can also hand-deliver the application to SAFCOL reception areas in the following places:

  • Nelspruit Office at 10 Streak Street
  • Timbadola Sawmill Office at Entabeni Road in Levubu
  • Pretoria Office at Podium at Menlyn
  • Platorand Training Center at R532 Sabie, Graskop Road
  • Ngome Plantation Office at R618 Nongoma, Vryheid Road

The program is generally available on a yearly basis, but opening and closing date isn’t clearly defined. It is better if you can have a regular check to the official website of the company or you reach out to the contact person. In general, however, deadline takes place by the end of November so it is a good idea to check the opening date one or two months before the deadline.

Candidates who have any question or further enquiries concerning the SAFCOL apprenticeship program can contact Sipho Mogale at 013 754 2700/2900.


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