South African Forestry Company SOC Limited-Apprenticeship Programme 2024

South African Forestry Company SOC Limited-Apprenticeship Programme 2024

South African Forestry Company SOC Limited-Apprenticeship Programme 2024. SAFCOL invites unemployed youth aged 18 to 35 to apply for their Apprenticeship Programme 2024. This program offers a chance for aspiring artisans to gain valuable skills and experience.

Applications are open until November 6, 2023.

  • Location

Selected learners will be stationed at Louise Trichardt (Makhado) during the apprenticeship.

  • Stipend

Learners will receive a monthly stipend throughout the apprenticeship duration.


SAFCOL, South African Forestry Company SOC Limited, is a state-owned forestry enterprise operating under the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).

With operations in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, and the southern region of Mozambique (Manica and Sofala provinces), SAFCOL is a key player in the forestry industry.

They impact approximately 20,000 lives through various initiatives, including job creation, support for small businesses, and social upliftment programs such as school and clinic construction.

South African Forestry Company SOC Limited-Apprenticeship Programme 2024

SAFCOL’s Apprenticeship Programme is designed for individuals who aspire to become artisans. Successful candidates will undergo a three-year training program at a recognized Training Centre, including workplace training at the Timbadola sawmill near Louise Trichardt (Makhado).

The program encompasses several artisan trades, including:

  1. Fitter & Turner
  2. Millwright
  3. Electrical
  4. Diesel Mechanic (Motor trade)
  5. Boiler Making

Upon completing occupational knowledge, practical training, and workplace learning, apprentices will be required to undergo a final summative assessment (Trade test) as mandated by the Skills Development Act to become certified qualified artisans.

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To qualify for the Apprenticeship Programme, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Must be an unemployed youth aged 18 to 35
  • Recommended to have completed grade 12 (not a strict prerequisite)
  • Must possess a minimum of N2 or Level 3 Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) certificate in the relevant trade theory.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications, which must include the following certified document copies:

  • Matric Certificate/Statement of Results/High school results
  • Identity document
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application letter

Applications can be emailed to: [email protected] For inquiries, contact Thina Ndou at 013 754 2900 / 2700/ 083 675 1086.

Closing Date Applications close on November 6, 2023.

Note: By submitting your CV to SAFCOL, you grant permission for your information to be shared with the interview panel members for this specific vacancy.

Your data will not be used for any other position or purpose and will be disregarded after an offer has been extended. If you don’t receive a response within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.


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