South African Breweries: Fitter & Turner Apprenticeship Programme 2024

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South African Breweries (SAB)/ ABinBev is recruiting and invites applications for the Fitter & Turner Apprenticeship Programme 2024.

Location: SAB Alrode Brewery

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?


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.

Its portfolio of beer brands meets the needs of a wide range of consumers and includes leading brands in beer and beyond such as Castle Lager, Carling Black Label, Corona, Brutal Fruit, and Flying Fish.

We are driven by our passion to demonstrate the unique power of beer to propel South Africa forward. Since our inception over a century ago, SAB has grown to become South Africa’s largest brewer, a powerful economic contributor, a leader in sustainability, and a champion of responsible consumption.


The key purpose of this role is for the incumbent to be trained as a qualified tradesman and to gain knowledge and experience as an artisan in the chosen trade.


Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Complete the 2–4-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 (optimise) plant, process equipment and systems
  • Machine specific technical competence



  • Grade 12 with Mathematics &Science
  • Minimum National Technical certificate (N4) for external and (N3) for internal candidates to complete a program in the various Trades: – Fitter & Turner

  • Higher qualification in the relevant engineering discipline (N5/N6 would be advantageous).
  • Engineering Aptitude Desirable but Not Essential
  • Owner Mindset Primary challenges


  • n/a


  • 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


SAB/ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with SAB/ABInBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing.

Click on the link below to view more details and apply.


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