Sasol Learnership Basic Requirements

If you have the passion to work in an industry that is related to chemistry and chemical products, you may like the idea of joining Sasol learnership that will give you the opportunity to learn as well as a direct application of your knowledge. This opportunity allows you to get as much as knowledge, information, and insight as you want and being able to have a direct and thorough application along the way.

About the Program

Sasol is short for South Africa Synthetic Oil Liquid. The company, Sasol Limited, is an integrated chemical and energy company that is based in Sandton, South Africa. The company was established in 1950 and it is developing (as well as commercializing technologies for) different chemicals, electricity, and liquid fuels.

The company dreams of shaping a better future by providing good employment and solid economy in South Africa. They are focusing on youth and talented qualifying people whom they believe can help making their dream comes true. They are seeking for the skilled, talented, and promising people to take part in one of the world’s integrated companies. But of course, you need to have what it takes to be their learner artisan.

Be advised that this is a generally annual program, which means that offered programs can be different from year to year – it includes the placement, types of skills needed, and the requirements. In most cases, the learnership is available for mechanical, electrical, and also instrumentation fitter.

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The Requirements

Interested candidates who want to apply for the program need to meet the basic requirements set by the company. For the minimum type, you have to possess the completed NSC or National Senior Certificate with at least 40% pass within these subjects:

  • Business English of English SG/HG
  • Mathematics or Technical Mathematics SG/HG
  • Engineering Science, Physical Science, or Technical Science SG/HG

Or if you have a completely full certificate N3 with Business English, Engineering Science, and Mathematics, it should also be enough for the minimum requirement.


There are some things that you need to remember if you want to join the Sasol learnership program:

  • You are allowed to apply only once
  • The process requires interviews, security clearance, psychometric assessment, qualification verification, and a fitness and medical assessment.
  • You will be considered eligible (for the final selection) when you have completed all the verification
  • This program is open and available only for the citizens of South Africa
  • Preference is given to local communities – you will have to show your proof of residence

How to Apply

The program only accepts SMS or mobicell application. You only need to SMS the typed word of LEARNER to 44171. You can also go to and then choose LEARNER.

Being an annual program means that the program is likely available on a yearly basis, but you’d better have a regular check to be sure. In general, the application opens in April and closed in August – September. But then again, different programs for different subjects have their own specific arrangements. Check the official website at to get a deeper understanding about the Sasol learnership program.

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