Apply for the University of the Free State Apprenticeship Programme: Plumbing

University of the Free State is currently holding an exciting opportunity for a Plummer Apprentice, based in Bloemfontein, Free State

Closing date: 31 May 2024

Location: Bloemfontein, Free State

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).

  • A copy of your academic record.
  • A copy of your identity document (ID or passport in the case of foreign nationals).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing systems across the university campus.
  • Learn and apply plumbing codes and regulations under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Collaborate with the maintenance team to identify and troubleshoot plumbing issues.

  • Work closely with senior plumbers to develop hands-on skills in the field.
  • Participate in training programmes and courses to enhance technical knowledge and proficiency.
  • Maintain accurate records of work performed and materials used.
  • Use hand tools and equipment proficiently.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.

Inherent requirements:

  • Candidate must be based in Mangaung and studies/studied locally.
  • Completed the required coursework at an accredited institution.
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing tools and equipment.


  • Experience with plumbing, although not essential.

Required competencies:

  • Results-oriented.
  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
  • Strategic thinking.

  • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
  • The ability to plan work and to follow plans.
  • Business Acumen:
  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.

  • Proficient in using MS Office.
  • Leading.
  • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.
  • Building coalitions

  • The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.
  • The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration and working with close supervision.

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.

Salary /Stipend

  • WIL students: R3,500/month.
  • Apprentices or interns in possession of an N3 certificate: R3,500/month.
  • Apprentices or interns in possession of an N6 certificate: R4,500/month.

  • Apprentices or interns in possession of a National Diploma: R5,500/month.
  • Apprentices or interns in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or a higher qualification: R6,500/month.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 2979 or email [email protected] or [email protected]. Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 98110/ 9813 /9814/ 9848/ 7659 for assistance.

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