Apprenticeship Trainee Program

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Entry Level / Student
  • Experience Fresh
  • What we do Mining / Metals & Oil
  • Qualifications Diploma level

Job Description

Zimplats seeks to recruit qualified National Diploma graduates for a three (3) year structured apprenticeship programme in the listed designated trades.

The apprentice’s responsibilities include learning and developing practical skills, participating in classes and workshops on and offsite, observing all health and safety codes, completing tests and assignments, as well as delivering presentations to staff and other stakeholders. You should be well-organized, flexible, and willing to assist wherever possible.

To be successful as an apprentice, you must have great time management skills and be willing to fit into the existing staff structure. Outstanding apprentices are those who respond well to criticism, build good relationships with colleagues, and ultimately make a lasting impression.


CLOSING DATE  – 24 March 2023

JOB TITLE  –  Apprenticeship Trainees:

  • Diesel Plant Fitting x4,
  • Auto Electric x3,
  • Motor Mechanic x2,
  • Trackless Mobile Machine Technician x4


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • A minimum of five (5) ordinary-level passes at grade C or better (including passes in Mathematics, English Langauge, and Sciences)
  • Must have a National Diploma in the designated trade
  • Clearance from the Registrar of Apprentices
  • A driver’s or learner’s license
  • Aged 28 years or below

Leadership Competencies

  • Agile, self-driven, fast learner with a “can do” attitude
  • Emotional & social intelligence, and outstanding interpersonal skills

Apprenticeship Programme Structure

  • On and off-the-job technical competency development
  • Designated trade-focused coaching


  • Attending workshops, and participating in as many learning opportunities as possible.
  • Assisting within the relevant department, but also learning about other aspects of the company.
  • Observing health and safety procedures.
  • Completing all tests, presentations, and other required evaluations.
  • Working in the office and travelling to other sites when required.
  • Positively receiving feedback.
  • Attending meetings and offering suggestions for improvement.
  • Keeping a log of everything learned.
  • Building professional relationships with colleagues and clients.

To Apply

Written applications from persons meeting the above criteria together with a detailed Curriculum vitae and copies of qualifications should be sent by 24 March 2023.

Shortlisted candidates may be subjected to psychometrics or other assessments. Zimplats reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you do not hear from the Human Resources Department within 30 days after the closing date of applications, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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