South African Breweries Mechanical Apprenticeship Programme 2024

Job Summary

Applications are now open for the South African Breweries (SAB) Mechanical Apprenticeship Programme 2024.

Closing date: On-going

Location: SAB VOPS Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa

Careers at South African Breweries

South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd (SAB) is one of South Africa’s admired companies and corporate brands. The company has 7 breweries and 42 depots in South Africa, a total workforce of approximately 5000, and supports a beer economy ‘from seed to sip’ of over 250 000 jobs.

SAB is an equal opportunity employer and all  appointments will be made in line with South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd employment  equity plan and talent requirements.

Dreaming big is in our DNA. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential.

The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

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Roles & Responsibilities

  • Complete the 3–4-year apprentice programme as per company/ SETA requirements
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
  • Compliance with all safety, health and environmental procedures and legislation
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment
  • To be trained and gain knowledge and experience

  • Locating plant, equipment, spares and relevant documentation/ systems
  • Planning, budgeting and preparing for a job
  • Evaluate and repair breakdowns and maintenance
  • Continuously improve(optimize) plant, process equipment and systems
  • Machine specific technical competence


  • Grade 12 with Mathematics &Science
  • Minimum National Technical certificate N3 trade related- MECHANICAL
  • Higher qualification in the relevant engineering discipline (N5/N6 would be advantageous).
  • Engineering Aptitude
  • Owner mindset

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively in teams (team player) and independently
  • Self-driven/motivated and action orientated
  • Mental alertness, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Coaching ability
  • Problem solving ability

  • Attention to detail
  • Conceptual skills
  • Desire to grow competence and capability
  • Physically fit, good vision and must not be colour blind
  • Flexible working arrangements(e.g., ability to do shiftwork, overtime)
  • Willing to attend periods of training in Johannesburg
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How to Apply



  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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