AFGRI Apprenticeship Programme 2021

September 1, 2020

AFGRI, a leading agricultural services provider, is in need of hard-working, dynamic and suitable individuals to join its Apprenticeship Programme as an Artisan. Know if you are eligible to apply by taking a few minutes to review the minimum qualifications and other essential details of the position.

As a moving force in the agricultural service sector in South Africa, AFGRI Agri Services works as an agricultural partner providing a comprehensive range of services encompassing grain production and storage cycle. From offering financial support and solutions to hi-tech agricultural equipment by an expansive retail footprint, AFGRI strives to unlock the agricultural potential of South Africa as well as that of the African continent.

AFGRI Apprenticeship Programme 2021

The successful candidate will be part an an extensive, three-year in-service training programme working toward a Tractor Mechanic qualification. The apprenticeship starts with a six-month probationary “get-to-know-each-other-better” period where neither the company nor the incumbent will be liable for withdrawing from the apprenticeship agreement.

Thereafter the incumbent will sign an apprenticeship agreement to kick start the actual training. The training will include attending a Practical Training Institute, distance learning at a college and may extend to the workplace if need be. Product training will take place at the John Deere Training facility located in Boksburg.

Important points to remember

  • While training is free of charge given that the apprentice successfully completes the programme, any retakes for failed training will be at the cost of the apprentice
  • If the apprentice withdraws from the training or work back period, he/she is liable to pay AFGRI any applicable costs
  • The apprentice will serve a work back period equivalent to the amount of time it took to qualify
  • The apprenticeship contract cannot go beyond four years, after which the contract expires

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undergo Tractor Mechanic / Technician training
  • Conduct maintenance and repair of related equipment
  • Take charge of stock control
  • Perform customer service task as needed
  • Carry out general tasks as needed

Who should apply?

In order to be eligible to apply, candidates must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Have taken N2 subjects e.g. Engineering Science, Mathematics and Diesel Trade Theory
  • Must have also taken any of the following subjects:
    • Engineering or Technical Drawing
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Motor Trade Theory
  • Non-N2 applicants with matric certification must have taken the following subjects and achieved at least 40% or E symbol
    • Mathematics (non-Literacy)
    • Technical Mathematics (non-Literacy)
    • Technical Science
    • Physical Science
    • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Careful attention to detail
  • An excellent team player and passionate about meeting deadlines


Applicants who do not hold the required qualifications may take the required N2 subjects at any AFGRI-sponsored Further Education and Training, or FET institutions.

What is the selection process?

Successful candidates will be chosen according to AFGRi’s current Employment Equity Policy.

How do I apply?

Eligible applicants will need to fill out an online application on AFGRI’s recruitment page. Also, be sure to allow at least an hour to complete the whole application process.

Click here to access the application form.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 15 October 2020.

Applicants who do not receive feedback within 30 days after the deadline may regard the their application as unsuccessful.

Contact Information

For enquiries, send an email to Applications sent to this email address will not be reviewed.

Click the link to view a PDF copy of the AFGRI Apprenticeship Programme 2021.

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