SAFCOL Announces 2024 Learnership Opportunity for South African Youth

SAFCOL Announces 2024 Learnership Opportunity for South African Youth

SAFCOL Announces 2024 Learnership Opportunity for South African Youth. SAFCOL is excited to invite unemployed South African youth, aged 18 to 35, who aspire to build a career in Forestry, to apply for a 10-month learnership program.

This opportunity offers a structured one-year Learnership Programme (NQF Level 3) featuring accredited theoretical and practical training.

  • Application Deadline: November 3, 2023
  • Location: The learners will be based at the official SAFCOL training center in Sabie, Mpumalanga Province.

Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the learnership.


SAFCOL, the South African Forestry Company SOC Limited, is a state-owned enterprise operating under the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). SAFCOL is primarily engaged in the forestry industry and has operations in various South African provinces and southern Mozambique

. SAFCOL plays a vital role in job creation, supports small businesses, and contributes to social upliftment programs, such as the construction of schools, clinics, and early childhood development centers.

Through its operations, SAFCOL directly and indirectly employs approximately 5,000 people and positively impacts the lives of around 20,000 individuals in communities adjacent to its operations.

SAFCOL Announces 2024 Learnership Opportunity for South African Youth

Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals, people living with disabilities, black females, and youth from communities with which SAFCOL has signed Social Compacts.

Upon successful completion of the Learnership, participants will receive a nationally recognized qualification: General Education and Training Certificate Silviculture NQF level 3.

Learners will gain knowledge and experience that will enhance their employability with forestry companies and contractors, or they can choose to establish their own small, medium, and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs).

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To be eligible for this learnership, candidates must:

  • Be South African citizens
  • Be unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Have successfully completed Grade 12
  • Demonstrate a passion for the forestry environment and a willingness to work outdoors

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit the following certified document copies with their applications:

  • Matric Certificate/Statement of Results/High School Results
  • Identity Document
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Letter

Applications can be emailed to: [email protected]

For inquiries, contact Lucia Makofane at 013 754 2800 / 2700 or 083 677 0809. Postal applications can be sent to the Platorand Training Centre at Komatiland Forests, Private Bag X526, Sabie 1260.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

By submitting your CV to SAFCOL, you hereby give permission to circulate your information to the interview panel members for this vacancy only.

Your information will not be used for any other position or purpose and will be disregarded after an offer has been made. If you do not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.


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