Closing Date: Tuesday 26th of September 2023
Organization Transnet
Employment Type Apprenticeship
Province Gauteng
Town/City Johannesburg
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Transnet invites unemployed youth to apply for Apprenticeship Programme 2023 / 2024.

Minimum Requirements

Transnet is recruiting and invites suitably qualified persons to submit applications for 2023 Apprenticeships – Welder.

This is a fixed-term-contract job and summary details are as follows.

  • POSITION TITLE: Apprentice- Welder
  • DEPARTMENT: Fac Eng & Pipln
  • REPORT TO: Snr Specialist:Learning&Perfomance INTEG
  • LOCATION: Various


Transnet SOC Ltd is a large South African rail, port and pipeline company, headquartered in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. It was formed as a limited company on 1 April 1990.

A majority of the company’s stock is owned by the Department of Public Enterprises, or DPE, of the South African government.


To recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce that helps grow Transnet business in order to Improve productivity, profitability, and an employer’s bottom line.

As part of Transnet Human Capital Development Strategy, Transnet Academy is offering comprehensive bursaries to learners to be trained as Artisans.


  • Installations of machines in the workshops
  • Repair and maintenance of all buildings and machines
  • Mechanical fault finding and repairs to electro hydraulic machines including motorised equipment.
  • Conduct PM’s and report on defects
  • Mechanical overhaul, modifications, upgrade of machines and equipment


  • NTC2 with 4 relevant trade subjects all passed or
  • Technical National Certificate Vocational Level 4 or higher with 7 subjects passed or
  • Technical Matric Certificate including Pure Mathematics and Physical Science passed with relevant trade theory passed

NB: – Applicants are required to clearly indicate their area of preference for training as shortlisting and selection will be done at various locations.


Applicants must be SA citizens without any other bursary obligation from other organisations.

Preference will be given to applicants considered as South African Youth (under the age of 35).

Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding academic results.

Selection will be made in terms of the Company’s Employment Equity Plan, Recruitment and Selection Policy.

All training will be done in the relevant Transnet Faculty of Engineering Campus.

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship there is no guarantee for permanent employment within Transnet. This is only a training and development opportunity.

Please note that NO accommodation and transport assistance will be provided before, during and after completion of the apprentice training.

By applying for a position at Transnet, you consent to the processing of your personal information in accordance with the requirements of Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), 2013 and acknowledge that the purpose for processing your personal information is in terms of Transnet recruitment and selection process.

How to apply

Apply for this job vacancy by tapping/ clicking on the APPLY HERE button below this post. This takes you to the Transnet careers portal.

Click here to apply online for Transnet: Apprenticeships 2023

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Any questions regarding the application or recruitment process should be sent in writing to

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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