ABOUT Transnet:

Transnet is a focused freight transport company that delivers efficient, integrated, safe, cost-effective, and reliable services. This is all done with the ultimate goal of ensuring South Africa grows economically. Transnet has a number of core businesses such as Transnet Engineering; Transnet Freight Rail, Transnet National Ports Authority, Transnet Pipelines, and Transnet Port Terminals.


Location: Germiston, Gauteng

Transnet is offering an Millwright apprenticeship to a trainee to join their Engineering team. During the apprenticeship, the candidate will report to the Manager. The aim of the programme is to offer candidates comprehensive bursaries and train them as professional Artisans.

Key Performance Areas of the Programme:

  • Attending all training pertaining to theory
  • Completing knowledge review tests
  • Partake in training that is practical
  • Performing workplace components
  • Ensuring progress is recorded in the logbook
  • Completing training request forms in order to submit them to the Trainer and request assessment
  • Preparing for trade tests
  • Completing all assessments
  • Evaluating the final process of the assessments
  • Ensuring all feedback is received pertaining to the results of final assessments


Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Education requirement: must have completed any of the following qualifications:
    • National Trade Certificate- 2 (NTF-2) with four trade subjects passed
    • NQF-3/ or higher with seven relevant subjects passed
    • Technical Matric (NSC) including Pure Maths and Physics as subjects, along with relevant trade theory passed
  • Must NOT be employed
  • Must NOT be involved in any other programme
  • Must be under 35 years old (preferable)
  • Must be committed to work
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Must have high attention to detail
  • Must be able to follow and take instructions and suggestions well
  • Must be goal orientated
  • Preference will be given to individuals part of previously disadvantaged groups, in accordance with the Employment Equity Act
  • Preference will be given to individuals with disabilities and women


Applicants are required to Register and create an account on the Transnet Careers Platform
(Use the following Reference Number when applying for this position: 30012757)

Alternatively, applications may be submitted via email to: [email protected]
Attach the following documents to your application (online or email):

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter stating your relevant choice of trade
  • Certified copies of your qualifications
  • A certified copy of your Identity Document

Please note:
– If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the application closing date, consider your application unsuccessful
– Training will be conducted at the relevant Transnet School of Engineering Campus and/or any other accredited Training institution preferred by Transnet
– No accommodation/transport will be provided for appointments
– Permanent employment is NOT guaranteed
– Should the candidate suspect any fraudulent or corruptive behaviour, please contact the Transnet hotline on the toll-free number: 0800 003 056 or email [email protected]


For any queries related to this learnership programme, please contact Transnet directly:
Email address: [email protected]