John Thompson: Apprenticeships 2024

John Thompson invites South African unemployed youth to apply for Apprenticeship Programme 2024.

Apprenticeship Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Apprenticeship Closing Date: 05 April 2024

Ignite your future in the skilled trades! Applications are now open for the prestigious John Thompson Apprenticeship program for 2024.  This is your chance to gain valuable hands-on experience while earning a competitive salary and learning from industry experts. 


  • Candidates need to be medically fit for relevant trades and willing to undergo medical examination including alcohol and drug testing as well as working at heights.
  • Candidates need to display an engineering interest.
  • Candidates will undergo a Psychometric Test and once successful, employed on a three-month evaluation period as unskilled workers.  Upon successful completion of the evaluation period JT Management shall offer apprenticeships to applicants who have, within Management’s discretion, proven their potential to successfully complete an apprenticeship.
  • A maximum 4-page cv with academic results & certificates must be attached.

Kindly note: No Electrical/Diesel/ Fitting &Turning/ Motor/ ND or Qualified Artisans will be considered.

Minimum qualification of:

  • Technical Matric Certificate with Metal Work, Welders Theory and Maths (No Maths Literacy) and Physical Science or
  • N2 Trade Theory Subjects (Platers Theory or Welders Theory with Maths, Engineering Science and Platers Drawings) or
  • NCV (National Certificate Vocational) Level 4 Fabrication or Welding, with 7 subjects passed (No Maths Literacy).


  • No experience required, as training will be provided to the successful candidates. Interviews will take place at our Bellville Office.

PLEASE NOTE: CV’s without certificates will be disqualified. 

Candidates will be situated at the John Thompson Bellville Office.

Only candidates who reside in the Western Cape may apply.

Applications accompanied by a cover letter, indicating position applied for and a current CV and certified certificate may be forwarded for the Senior HR Officer’s attention at PO Box 129, Bellville, 7535 or e-mailed to the Senior HR Officer at by no later than Friday, 05th April 2024.  

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