About Petra Diamonds Limited
Petra Diamonds Limited is a company that specializes in the field of producing and manufacturing rough diamonds into polished pieces of gems that can be further utilized for other purposes. Throughout their history, Petra Diamonds has grown into one of the globe’s most forward rough diamonds suppliers. Within their life span as well, the company has expanded into five producing operations that are based in four locations all over South Africa, and with one operation conducted in the country of Tanzania.
About Petra Diamonds Learnership Programme
The Petra Diamonds Learnership Programme is an initiative that is conducted by the company itself as an effort to provide potential learners with the necessary skills and work capabilities to make it in the Engineering field, especially under the Petra Diamonds working environment.
Through this External Learnership programme (also known as an 18.2 Instrument Mechanician Learnership), this learnership is catered to candidates who are interested in pursuing a career as an Instrument Mechanician. In addition, unlike most learnerships, this one takes place over a long period of four years, which also includes more or less 16 to 20 weeks per year training at a Mining Qualifications Training Centre.
To see more details about what the working environment is like, check out the official Petra Diamonds website.
Petra Diamonds Learnership Requirements
All interested candidates who wish to apply for the Petra Diamonds Learnership programme will be obliged to follow these set of eligibility criteria in order to be able to join the programme. As these criteria will be used to fully assess incoming candidates, please make sure that you do not miss any of these qualifications.
The Petra Diamonds Learnership Requirements include:
- Has a Grade 12 qualification with key subjects in Mathematics and Science (average score of above 40%)
- Or has a Technical Grade 12 qualification with relevant subjects (average score of above 40%)
- Or has an N3 Certificate with at least one of the four relevant subjects to Trade Theory
- Has a high sense of taking initiative
- Has a high sense of work discipline
- Able to motivate themselves easily and is willing to finish the learnership programme
- Optional, but advantageous: owning Code B Public licences
- Preference: candidates residing in Letsemeng or Xhariep District Municipalities will be prioritized (provided they are able to give proof of their residency)
- Shortlisted candidates must be available for the following panel interview, certificate of fitness, and psychometric assessment that will take place.
Please take note that Petra Diamonds Limited is constantly striving to become an establishment that centralizes itself on becoming a company that is both inclusive and diverse. Therefore, all people coming from all walks of life, and have the vision and missions in life with what the Petra Diamonds company believes in, are highly encouraged to give this learnership programme a chance.
How to Apply
In order to apply for the Petra Diamonds Engineering Learnership programme, you will have to download the official application form. Complete the form by filling it with complete, accurate details of yourself. Once you have filled everything in, don’t forget to attach other important documents, such as your latest Curriculum Vitae, valid qualifications, and your identification.
After everything has been attached, forward your entire application to this e-mail: [email protected] Please be noted that all announcements will be made within 30 days of the closing date. If you have not heard from the committee by then, your application is considered to be unsuccessful.
Should you be an employee of Petra Diamonds but would still like to give this learnership a try, you can do so as well. All you have to do is send in an Authorization Form (which is signed by the General/Mine Manager), an Internal Application form (which is signed by your respective Line Managers), your latest Curriculum Vitae, valid qualifications, and last but not least, your identification.
However, don’t be discouraged just yet! If you are still interested in the opportunities provided by Petra Diamonds, you can still search for other positions through the official Petra Diamonds Career Portal. Check the website regularly for more updates on available positions. Who knows? Maybe you might end up with a spot in Petra Diamonds some day.
Reference: Petra Diamonds Learnership Programmes