What is an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

What is an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

An apprenticeship is a technical training system that includes practical and theoretical training. They are offered in particular trades such as
millwright/fitter and after passing a Trade Test the learner/employee is recognised as an artisan.

Apprenticeships are different from learnerships in that they are job orientated and not career-orientated, and relate to a specific trade. This
means that if you participate in an apprenticeship you will learn a trade to fill a particular job post. Any person over the age of 16 may apply,
but good marks in maths and science increase the chances of learners being selected to participate.

Companies that offer apprenticeship in South Africa

Here is some of the companies in South Africa that are offering apprenticeship programmes to students or graduate in South Africa:

  • South African Airways
  • Arcelormittal South Africa
  • Fujitsu Technology Solutions
  • AA Technical College
  • Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)
  • Eskom
  • Sasol
  • Barloworld
  • Spoornet
  • Iscor
  • Standard Electrical
  • C&I Electrical
  • Harmony Gold Mine and many more companies….
  • Telkom




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