Apply for 2024 CFAO Apprenticeship Programme

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CFAO has an exciting Apprenticeship opportunity and inviting the candidates who meet the listed requirements to apply.

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: South Africa


To assist with the repair and servicing of motor vehicles according to factory / distributor standards and specifications, in the most productive way. 

The successful candidate will be enrolled in a 4-year Petrol Mechanic Apprenticeship. The candidate will be enrolled in a 4-year theory and practical Apprenticeship to complete their trade test.


  • Grade 12/ Equivalent (preferably a technical matric) with mathematics and Science. 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transport.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Clean criminal record
  • Passion for the automotive/mechanical industry and enjoy working with their hands.

RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to):

  • Assist in the repair and servicing of vehicles according to dealer/distributor standards and within the flat rate time allowed.
  • Together with journeyman, establish parts required for service / repair to be performed and ensure correct parts are ordered

  • Obtain authorization prior to carrying out additional work or dismantling components
  • Obtain technical information from journeyman / technician on problem jobs
  • Adhere strictly to technical specifications as laid down by manufacturer, or as instructed by journeyman

  • Adhere to laid down workshop policies and procedures
  • Note the description of all work performed on the back of repair order if required
  • Place all used parts in plastic bag, except oil and fuel filters, and place on passenger floor

  • All replaced warranty parts to be tagged according to laid down rules, and handed to Warranty Store.
  • Ensure all oils and parts used are booked out on repair order
  • Ensure vehicle is kept as clean as possible and use all protective items supplied

  • Ensure work bay is kept safe, clean and tidy
  • Ensure time started and completed are entered on repair order
  • Report and faulty and/or broken equipment is reported to journeyman / technician

  • Ensure all special tools and equipment are used with utmost care
  • To possess a complete set of tools, as per RMI standards, and to maintain them in good working order.
  • Any ad hoc responsibilities, as and when required.


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