Sandvik Apprenticeship Programme 2020, An Opportunity for Aspiring Highly-Skilled Material Artisans to Further Enhance Their Qualification Levels
Sandvik is best known as an engineering-based Group company that pledges to enhance its customers’ retentions through distinctive skills in material-based technologies, an acute awareness of the most up-to-date industrial processes, and patient listening abilities to its customers’ concerns.
Its significant leap since 1998 has contributed to Sandvik’s business-related progress, including its more than 43 thousand employee forces. At the same time, Sandvik also notes some skill shortages in South Africa that it begins to initiate skill-building programmes in South Africa, namely the apprenticeship programme described further in this article.
Sandvik’s Apprenticeship Programme’s Schemes and Requirements
According to its Word-based apprenticeship pamphlet, Sandvik budgeted around R20 million per year for this apprenticeship programme. These available budgets will then be adjusted to the number of the apprenticeship’s applicants and maximum quota of Sandvik’s apprentices every year.
To help itself hire competent future artisans, Sandvik enforces quota percentages for each apprenticeship subjects as noted below:
- Millwrights – 60%
- Earthmoving equipment mechanics – 20%
- Auto electricians – 10%
- Electricians – 5%
- Fitters – 5%
Additionally, other than the basic criteria such as be at least a 15 years old person, these minimum skill and qualification requirements should be met for any interested candidates:
- Passionate about contributing to the technology advancement that is relevant to Sandvik’s needs.
- Know machinery-based tools’ specifications and standards as well as practical implications of these tools (including those coming from the electronic and hydraulic energy resources).
- Able to find out solutions to minimise downtime during machine’s troubles.
- Possess good communication skills so that they will be able to communicate and collaborate with Sandvik’s customers in order to enhance Sandvik’s machine’s drilling performances.
Sandvik’s new apprentices are required to attend all classes and do their assignments as a part of Sandvik’s apprenticeship’s programme’s schemes. Since apprenticeships will result in apprentices’ increased confidence in doing machinery-based mining projects as well as Qualified Artisan titles, there will be in-house training for Sandvik’s apprentices as well.
Sandvik’s Apprenticeship Programme’s Application Processes
To apply for Sandvik’s apprenticeship programme, apprentice candidates should have their account registered through the “Login or Create Profile” menu located on its job search’s main portal’s left side. After being redirected and clicking the “Login or Create Profile” button, candidates have their right to subscribe to Sandvik’s apprenticeship programme by clicking on the sample apprenticeship positions for the year of applying, in this case, 2020.
After every part of the online application forms, including the relevant document submissions, have been completed, shortlisted applicants will then undergo these following application processes in their chronological order as noted below:
- Attend Sandvik-approved assessment centre to take a technical aptitude test.
- Pre-screen interview.
- On-site interview with selected panel interviewers.
- A probation period of 3 months followed by peer ratings after probational periods pass.
- Continual support through a mentorship programme and monitoring system to shortlisted apprentice’s performances.
The last part of Sandvik’s means to elect the best apprentice possible is interesting since it does not only come on a single basis. Rather, a combination of the Apprentice Forum’s workforces consisting of relevant line managers, senior managers, and account managers teams are committing itself to routinely review Sandvik’s apprenticeship programme while witnessing each apprentice’s progress at the same time.
Sandvik’s Apprenticeship Programme’s Opening and Closing Dates on 2020
Sandvik opens up opportunities for being a part of its apprenticeship programme throughout the year. However, since opening and closing deadlines vary per year, it is advisable for interested applicants to visit Sandvik’s main web portal for more information regarding on its opening and closing dates on 2020.
Sandvik’s Apprenticeship Programme’s Contacts
Applicants should head on to the Sandvik’s main web portal and click on the boxed letter button after clicking “Contacts” menu and choose “Africa” as the destination after being redirected to lodge in any further questions about Sandvik’s apprenticeship programme using the assigned question forms.