USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) Apprenticeships 2021: Available Opportunity for N4 Qualification Holders

About USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill)
Umfolozi Sugar Mill, or simply referred to as USM, is a company based in Zululand that strives to create high-quality sugar-based products for relevant industries and the general public. The establishment aims to achieve the best cane quality in South Africa as well as produce a high amount sugar during their operations. Despite their ambitious goals, USM ensures that all of their profits are generated through sustainable means. Operations are conducted within a safe environment, and employees are taken care of through constant job creations and initiatives to alleviate poverty. Always giving back to their local communities, USM is a leading company that is inspirational within society.

About USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) Apprenticeships 2021
The USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) is offering apprenticeship programmes for South African individuals to obtain practical work experience in a company setting. The USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) Apprenticeships is a wonderful series of programmes that introduces you to the inner operations of the company and provides you the platform to master your trade. If you recognize yourself as a passionate, innovative, and enthusiastic learner who takes details into great importance, these apprenticeships are made for you.

The USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) Apprenticeships is available for the following fields:

  • Mechanical Fitting
  • Fitting/Turning
  • Plater Welding
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

As an apprentice, you will be under the supervision of an expert mentor and will work on your skills to attain a qualification as Artisan. Each apprenticeship takes up a total duration of up to 3 years, with all 3 phases conducted at the Shukela Training Centre. Upon successful completion of the programme, apprentices will be given the chance to work for the company as an artisan for at least 6 months.

Selected apprentices will be subjected to a supporting training environment where you’ll familiarize yourself with the latest technological resources required in the Sugar Industry. Depending on the potential and progress you exhibit, you may be considered for a career path to Supervisory level depending on your applications.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) 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 apprenticeship. 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 USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) Apprenticeships Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Possesses at least a Matric qualification with key subjects of Maths and Science
  • Has an N4 qualification in one of these fields: Mechanical Fitting, Fitting/Turning, Plater
  • Welding, Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation
  • Displays impressive communication abilities
  • Willing to learn new knowledge and develop your potential
  • Can stay on time during the programme
  • Fully attends the programme
  • Shows basic understanding in computer literacy
  • Advantageous: prior practical experience working in a factory/heavy industry environment.

Application Instructions
Apply via email: [email protected] (USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) Apprenticeships 2021)

Candidates must send in their applications directly to the Human Resources Officer to the email address mentioned above.

By sending in your applications, you are hereby giving permission to the selection committee to have your personal information utilized for registration purposes.

Applications will be subjected to further evaluation and vetting procedures to verify the validity of candidates. Anyone discovered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications will be disqualified from the registration period.

Candidates must process their applications through the email address provided above. Submissions made through other methods, such as fax, will not be accepted by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) Apprenticeships must be submitted before the closing date on 29 March 2021.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late applications. Submissions made past the closing date will not be acknowledged during the registration period.

Candidates are advised to send in their applications as soon as possible. This will leave you with some time to properly evaluate the contents of your applications. Kindly prepare your applications at your earliest convenience.

USM (Umfolozi Sugar Mill) reserves the rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.

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