About the Programme
We are proud to extend our dedication towards social- and economic growth to those in the communities surrounding our branches. Our Artisan Development programme is an integration of workplace and institutional learning, resulting in a national qualification. In general, technicians & tradespeople are in very high demand, and there is an extreme shortage of these skills in the sector.
This Apprenticeship Programme empowers candidates to gain an accredited Millwright qualification, which is considered a scarce skill.
To qualify for the programme, candidates must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a minimum of Grade 12 with mathematics and science
- Be declared medically fit
- Be a South African citizen and in possession of a valid National Identity Document (ID)
- Be proficient in English
Training is conducted at an accredited training provider. It includes 4 phases of training and cover areas of interest such as arc and gas welding, gas cutting and heating, electrical measuring and testing instruments, cables and conductors, AC and DC machines, brakes and clutches, hydraulics, drawings and sketches, pneumatics and panel writing. Each phase of the training consists of 3 months of intensive training at the training centre and 9 months of on-the-job training on the site. You will also be paired with a qualified millwright who will assist and assess you throughout your training process.
To register for and complete your trade test in phase 4 you should have passed the required N2 modules.
Generally, training lasts up to 4 years, where after we require that you remain employed at Pride Milling for another 3 years. As this position requires analytical thinking and mathematical skills, all our applicants undergo psychometric testing to ensure that they are successful in their studies and future endeavours.