Apprenticeships - Learn while you earn
Apprenticeships at Paarl Media allow students to work and learn on the job and is firmly entrenched at all our plants offering training by experienced facilitators, coaches and mentors from within the Group, to provide critical skills to keep pace with the rapid advancements in technology. It involves a professionally trained, highly skilled team using the most advanced technology available to bring books, magazines, marketing material, newspapers and labels to life.
The Paarl Media Apprenticeship Programme also offers successful applicants an opportunity to earn an income whilst working towards an internationally certified trade qualification. Students will spend their first 6 months completing theoretical training at sophisticated training facilities at the new Paarl Media Academy of Print, based in Paarl. Thereafter, they will work for 18 months at one of Paarl Media’s ten plants across the country, where the core experiential component of the training is completed prior to undergoing the trade test.
- Grade 12 with Mathematical literacy or an equivalent qualification
- Good communication skills in English
- Successful completion of the Farnsworth Munsell colour test compulsory
Trade training offered
- Rotary Web Offset (Heatset)
- Rotary Web Offset (Coldset)
- Mechanised Bookbinding
- Photogravure Cylinder Processing
- Sheetfed Offset
- Gravure Machine Minding
- Roll Label
Internationally recognised qualification
The Academy is an Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence (ISOE) and is an accredited training provider with MAPPP SETA. Training modules will carry local as well as international accreditation from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the City and Guilds of London Institute.
Modern training facilities
Training is offered through the Paarl Media Academy of Print, the training and development arm of the Paarl Media Group, at a sophisticated training facility in Paarl.
Conditions of contract
Successful applicants are currently contracted as apprentices through MAPPP SETA, and receive the benefits and oversight as stipulated in the MAPPP SETA guidelines and policies applicable to apprenticeships in the industry. They will enter into a fixed term training contract with the employer and the relevant SETA for the duration of training. Employment cannot be guaranteed upon successful completion of the qualification and qualified artisans have to follow the general application processes as and when positions becomes available through the normal course of recruitment.
Apply for a position
Our application procedure requires all applicants to register their CV’s on our website before we can consider their applications.