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SAA Vacancies: Apprenticeship Recruitment

Posted on :

5 Jun, 2013

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SAA Vacancies

South African Airways Technical is looking for young male and female South Africans, wholly representative of our country’s diverse population make up, to embark on our sponsored Apprentice / Learner training programme.

To operate a fully functional maintenance division requires highly skilled people. South African Airways Technical has recognised this need, and in doing so, established training programmes in eight trade discipline. Qualified Senior Instructors, each a specialist in his/her field, facilitate and coach apprentices to ensure total mastery of skills.

Apprentices are also trained at Johannesburg International Airport. This accredited training facility is one of the most respected in Africa.


SAA Vacancies: – Technical Training Apprentice Programme

South African Airways Technical Training apprentice programmes are based on the Competency Based Modular Training (CBMT) philosophy and has become one of the leaders to develop this methodology. CBMT is an individualised, structured learning process, which is self-paced but time managed. For each course, a course map indicating the objective and the number of modules, is arranged in a logical sequential order. Each module covers a specific area of the course/s and deals adequately with the skill/s. Each module is concluded by successfully negotiating a criterion test.

Although each respective course is not time bound, but performance bound, the time taken to successfully master the required modules depends largely on an individual’s own initiative and motivation: nevertheless on average an apprentice should complete a full course in 2-3 years. Apprentices are also expected to attend one Technical College block release course, thereafter college studies are optional. Each trade has specific tasks/responsibilities to ensure airworthiness and safety of aircraft. It is expected from each applicant to choose, in order of preference and according to their interests, capabilities and potential, the trade that interests him/her the most.

  • – Aircraft Mechanic
  • – Aircraft Spray Painter
  • – Aircraft Composite Structures
  • – Aircraft Electrician
  • – Aircraft Instrument Technical
  • – Aircraft Radiotrician
  • – Aircraft Structures Workers
  • – Aircraft Trimming
  • – T/Machinist
  • – Welding
  • – Electro Plating

How to Apply:

Potential applicants must complete an application form, pass an Aptitude and if shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.


  • – Medically fit
  • – S.A. Citizen
  • – At least 16 years of age
  • – Matriculated with Maths, English and Physical Science (all subjects compulsory with at least E
  • – Symbol on Higher Grade or D Symbol on Standard Grade) OR minimum N3 certificate with
  • – Maths and Engineering Science D Symbol
  • – Able to communicate in English
  • – Prepared to undergo a training course (company sponsored)
  • – Prepared to sign a learner ship contract.


How to Apply for SAA Vacancies – Apprenticeship Positions:

The Manager

Technical Training,

South African Airways Technical

Private Bag X12,

OR Tambo International Airport, 1627

Tel: (011) 978 3935 /6399

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