South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL): Apprenticeships 2022

South African Forestry Company Limited (SAFCOL) invites applicants to apply for Artisan Apprenticeship Programme 2021 / 2022.

Apprenticeship Closing Date: 22 October 2021

Apprenticeship Location: Timbadola near Louise Trichardt (Makhado), Limpopo


Applications are invited from unemployed youth who wish to pursue a career as an Artisan.  The suitable candidates will be granted an opportunity to be enrolled at a recognised Training Centre for a period of three years.  They will also be required to undergo workplace training at our sawmill Timbadola near Louise Trichardt (Makhado).

Apprenticeship programme consist of the following artisan trades:

  • Fitter & Turner
  • Millwright
  • Electrical
  • Diesel Mechanic (Motor trade)
  • Boiler Making

Learners will receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the apprenticeship.  When making the final selection, preference will be given to Previously Disadvantaged Individuals, people with disabilities, females and youths from communities adjacent to our plantations. On successful completion of the occupational knowledge, practical and workplace learning, the Skills Development Act requires that apprentices undergo a final summative assessment (Trade test) to be certified as a qualified artisan.  


  • Must be South African Citizen
  • Must be an unemployed youth between 19 to 35 years old
  • Must have passed/completed grade 12 (not a prerequisite but recommended)
  • Must have a minimum of N2 or Level 3 Technical Vocational, Education & Training (TVET) certificate with the relevant trade theory

How to apply

Applications should be sent via to:

Attach the following certified document copies with your application letter:

  • Highest TVET certificate obtained with relevant trade theory
  • Matric Certificate/ statement of results/ High school results
  • Identity document
  • Curriculum Vitae

Queries to: Precious Ngobeni – 013 754 2900 / 2700

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