Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships 2022-2026: 4-Year Practical Work Experience in 6 Different Fields

About Petra Diamonds
Petra Diamonds is a company that has a long history focusing and specialising in the field of diamond mining. As one of the most reliable suppliers of gem quality rough diamonds, Petra Diamonds has made a name for themselves within the domestic and international markets. The teams ensures the obtain the highest margin section all throughout the diamond pipeline – with everyone active in the mining, processing, and sorting of diamonds. Currently based within the areas of Southern Africa, Petra Diamonds is doing the best they can to support their local communities to help them strive.

About the Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships 2022-2026
Petra Diamonds is offering an external apprenticeship programmes for technically-minded candidates who wish to have a practical working exposure in the company. The Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships is a beneficial opportunity that take over the course of 4 years, with 16-20 weeks of training per year at the Mining Qualification Training Centre. Accepted apprentices will be tasked to different working stations either on surface or underground.

The Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships is available for the trades below:

  • Fitter
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Rigger
  • Plater Welder
  • Electrician
  • Mechanician

Preference will be offered to applicants who are current resident of the apprentice’s host labour sending area within Tshwane Municipality (candidates will need to send in proof of residence).

If you find this to be a suitable opportunity for you, don’t hesitate to register for the Petra Diamonds Apprenticeship.

For application purposes, please kindly take note of the Petra Diamonds Apprenticeship’s Reference Number: 026/2022.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships must fulfill an eligibility criteria before proceeding with their applications. Each of these items below will determine whether you have what it takes to proceed with this Apprenticeships . To guarantee a successful application, candidates are advised to meet all of the following requirements. Failure to do so will cause disadvantageous consequences towards the overall result of your applications. Be sure to jot down these items for personal reference.

The Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
1. Basic Requirements

  • Possess an N2 Certificate with the subjects of Maths, Engineering Science, Trade Theory, and a fourth subject relevant to the trade; or
  • Has a relevant Engineering NCV Certificate with seven subjects at NQF Level 3; or
  • Holds a Technical Grade 12 qualification with Maths, Science, Language, and a related trade theory
  • Has impressive communication abilities in English (both verbal and written).

2. Advantageous Qualities

  • Has a Grade 12 qualification
  • Possesses an N3/N4/N5/N6 qualification
  • Shows document proof of practical experience with Engineering (at least 6 months).

3. Other Skills

  • Loves to work from a hands-on approach
  • Has a high level of self-motivation
  • Prepared to be fully committed to the apprenticeship
  • Proactive when making decision.

Application Instructions
Download the Application Form: Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships 2022-2026.

Once you have the application form with you, please fill it in with correct information. The personal information you provide will be shared across all members of the selection committee. Therefore, be sure you double check your answers before sending them in.

After you completed your application form, kindly submit the form to this email address: [email protected] with subject: Reference Number: 026/2022 – Apprenticeship Programme – Cullinan Mine.

If you are shortlisted for the Apprenticeships, you will be asked to undergo through the following assessments:

  • Technical aptitude evaluation
  • Obtain a certificate of fitness (Complete with a physical aptitude test)
  • A psychometric assessment (includes technical aptitude test)
  • Complete panel interview with the selection committee
  • A Vienna assessment.

Important note: the Cullinan Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity workplace committed to diversity. Applicants from the specified categories will be given preference over other qualified applicants in accordance with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Action Plan, as well as the Recruitment Policy and Procedure.

Fraud Notice
Candidates are to be informed that Petra Diamonds does not demand any kind of money for the purpose of recruiting. If you are contacted in this manner by an unwanted stranger, you should immediately report the incident to one of the hotlines listed below:
Toll Free: +27 80 000 7247
Phone Call: +27 31 571 5573
Fax: +27 31 560 7395
Email: [email protected]
Postal Carriage: KZ 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320


Closing Date
Applications for the Petra Diamonds Apprenticeships 2022-2026 must be submitted before the closing date on 14 October 2022.

Late applications will not be accepted by the selection committee under any circumstances. Submissions that are received after the closing date will not be recognized during the time of registration.

Announcements will only be made to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not hear back from the selection committee within 30 days past the closing date, we regret to inform you that you have not been chosen for the programme.

It is recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible after learning of their selection. You will have more time to fully examine the substance of your applications as a result of this arrangement. Please begin preparing your applications as soon as you get the opportunity.

When it comes to making appointments or not throughout the recruiting process, Petra Diamonds retains the right to do so at its discretion. The selecting committee’s judgments are final and binding on all parties involved.



  2. Hi
    I’m a 35 years old woman, I’d like to apply for this job opportunity. I’m holding N2&3 in Chemical operations and N4 &5 in in information technology. I’m a hard worker and a farst learner. My contact No: –

  3. Hi! I got two days trying to email my son’s application but the message I got it was that my mail failed to be sent due to full mail box. Please help…

  4. Hi tere, am currently hosting S4 in chemical engineering, can I apply for any of the fields listed for the leadership ?

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