SAFCOL Apprenticeship: Earn a Monthly Stipend

SAFCOL apprenticeship programme 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 programme is believed improve candidates’ skills and qualification that can be beneficial for their personal growth and future.

About the Programme

Any unemployed youth who have the potential to grow and be willing to work hard are invited to join SAFCOL apprenticeship programme. The programme itself is created to target people between 19 and 35 years who want to become artisans. The successful candidates will be given the opportunity to take part in a formal and legit programme. The programme 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 programme. 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 programme has their own standard in measurement and qualification and this SAFCOL apprenticeship programme 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 19 and 35 years old;
  • They must have completed Grade 12;
  • They must have a minimum N2 or TVET level 3 certificate with the related trade theory;
  • 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 appr[email protected] with the following supporting documents:

  • A certified copy of CV;
  • A certified copy of ID document;
  • A statement of high school results or matric certificate;
  • A highest TVET certificate.

The programme 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 (November 19, 2020).

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