About SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited)
SAFCOL, formally known as the South African Forestry Company Limited, is a state-owned enterprise entrusted with overseeing national forestry-related business activities. The company engages in a variety of operations, encompassing timber processing and harvesting, both at a local and global scale. Under the oversight of the Department of Public Enterprises, SAFCOL has a substantial presence in numerous South African regions, including KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga.
SAFCOL’s primary objective revolves around augmenting the value of their business chain through diverse initiatives. Beyond forming collaborative partnerships with pertinent stakeholders, SAFCOL is committed to ensuring the sustainability of its operations. As custodians of one of the planet’s most precious natural resources, the company places significant emphasis on conducting business practices that are not only economically viable but also environmentally and socially beneficial.
About the SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) Silviculture Learnership 2024
SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) is offering a learnership for unemployed candidates who are keen on developing their abilities in Forestry. The SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) Silviculture Learnership is based at the official SAFCOL training center, situated in Sabie, Mpumalanga Province, known as Platorand. During the course of the Learnership, participants will receive a monthly stipend, ensuring their financial support throughout the program’s duration. This initiative places a strong emphasis on inclusivity and seeks to prioritize previously disadvantaged individuals, people living with disabilities, black females, and youth hailing from communities that have signed Social Compacts with SAFCOL.
Successful applicants will engage in a well-structured, one-year Learnership Program (NQF Level 3). This program encompasses both accredited theoretical and practical training components, providing learners with a comprehensive learning experience. Upon the successful conclusion of the Learnership, participants will be conferred with a nationally recognized qualification: the General Education and Training Certificate in Silviculture at NQF level 3. This valuable training equips learners with the knowledge and practical experience that significantly enhance their prospects of securing employment with forestry companies and contractors. Alternatively, it empowers them to establish their own Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) in the forestry sector.
The SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) Silviculture Learnership is exclusively open to those who satisfy the specified eligibility criteria. Each requirement plays a critical role in evaluating your suitability for this opportunity. To enhance your chances of a successful application, it’s strongly recommended that you fulfill all the qualifications listed below. Not meeting these requirements may jeopardize your candidacy for the apprenticeship. Therefore, please take careful note of all the prerequisites for future reference.
The SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) Silviculture Learnership Eligibility Criteria are as listed below:
- Ensure South African citizenship.
- Confirm your status as an unemployed youth, aged between 18 and 35.
- Attain a successful matric (grade 12) completion.
- Cultivate a passion for the forestry environment and demonstrate your ability to work outdoors.
Apply via e-mail: [email protected] (SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) Silviculture Learnership 2024).
Send in the following documents with your applications:
- Identity document
- Matric Certificate/ statement of results/ High school results
- Application letter
- Curriculum Vitae
When you submit your CV to SAFCOL, you are granting consent for your information to be shared exclusively with the interview panel members for the specific vacancy in question. Your data will not be employed for any other role or purpose and will be expeditiously discarded once an offer has been extended. In the event that you do not receive a response from us within a 30-day period following the application deadline, kindly consider your application as not meeting the criteria for this particular position.
When you submit your applications, you are expressly authorizing the selection committee to employ your personal data for the purpose of registration.
Applications will undergo additional scrutiny and validation processes to confirm their accuracy. Individuals found to have misrepresented any components of their applications will be excluded from the registration phase.
It is imperative that candidates exclusively utilize the specified portal to manage their applications. Submissions made through alternative means, such as in-person delivery or fax, will not be considered by the selection committee.
Applications for the SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) Silviculture Learnership must be submitted to the selection committee before the closing date on 07 November 2023.
Take proactive steps to register early and secure your application promptly. The primary objective is to establish a secure foothold during the recruitment process, although it doesn’t assure instant success.
It’s crucial to note that the selection committee strictly enforces a zero-tolerance policy for late applications. Any submissions received after the specified deadline will result in automatic disqualification.
SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) retains the sole authority to extend employment offers or decline them. All determinations made by the selection committee are ultimate and conclusive.
Should you have any further enquiries or concerns regarding the SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) Silviculture Learnership, do not hesitate to reach out to the contact persons below:
Telephone Numbers: +27 13 754 2800 / 2700/ 083 677 0809 (Lucia Makofane)