SAFCOL Apprenticeship Artisan Development Programme


SAFCOL stands from South African Forestry Company Limited. It is a state company that operates the forestry industry in South Africa. The company is operated under the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) a department of the South African Government. SAFCOL is operating the business in Limpopo, Kwazulu Natal (KZN), and Mpumalanga Province. The company is also maintaining the business in Northern Mozambique.

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SAFCOL Apprenticeship

SAFCOL now is offering an apprenticeship programme or called an artisan development programme. The programme is targeting South African unemployed youth who are interested as Artisan. The successful candidates will be trained in three years of theory and practical training at Timbadola, Makhado (near Louise Trichardt). At the end of programme, learners must undergo a trade test called final summative assessment in order to be certified as a qualified artisan.

Fields of Study

The SAFCOL Apprenticeship is available in these fields:

  • Fitter and Turner;
  • Millwright;
  • Electrical;
  • Diesel Mechanic (Motor trade); and
  • Boiler Making.

Programme Advantages

This apprenticeship programme will give priority to females, disadvantaged individuals, people with disabilities, and youths from communities adjacent to SAFCOL plantations.  All learners will be rewarded with a monthly stipend during the programme. receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the apprenticeship.

SAFCOL Apprenticeship Requirements

You can apply for SAFCOL Apprenticeship when you meet these requirements:

  • You are a South African Citizen;
  • You are currently an unemployed youth between 19 to 35;
  • You must complete a Grade 12, N2 or Level 3 TVET certificate with the relevant trade theory.
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SAFCOL Apprenticeship Application

If you are interested, then you need to submit your applications contain an attachment of curriculum vitae (CV), copies of certified identity document, TVET certificate, matric certificate or high school results, and application letter to: [email protected]

Closing Date

Your applications must be accepted no later than 22 October 2021.

SAFCOL Contact

For further assistance or any inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact: Mr. Precious Ngobeni on telephone number:  013 754 2900 / 2700.

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