Learnership & Apprenticeship Programme at SAPREF

By on August 25, 2016
The SAPREF refinery, which is jointly owned by Shell Refining SA and BP Southern Africa, is the largest crude oil refinery in sub-Saharan Africa. It is situated in Durban South and is home to some of South Africa’s top petrochemical professionals.

SAPREF is offering the following Learnerships and Apprenticeships for 2017:

  • Chemical Operations Learnership
  • Mechanical Fitting Apprenticeship
  • Instrument Mechanician Apprenticeship
  • Electrician Apprenticeship
  • Rigging Apprenticeship
  • Analytical Chemistry In-service Training

The SAPREF learnership programme includes lectures that are supplemented with extensive on-the-job-training. Trainees on this programme are made up of learners who come straight from matric, those who have come from FET colleges and those who are doing in-service training, having completed their studies at universities of technology.


  • South African citizenship
  • Matric Mathematics and Physical Science or equivalent
  • Completed S4 for Analytical Chemistry.

Selection is based primarily on academic merit. However, we look for well-rounded individuals who demonstrate potential to excel in other areas of their lives. Preference will be given to applicants from the Durban South basin.

How to apply

Applications close on 5 September 2016. Applicants to submit their CVs, certified copy of ID and certified academic records including matric certification via email to Kevin Naidoo: apply@sapref.com.

If you do not receive a response from SAPREF within four weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.


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