AFGRI Equipment has the John Deere Agency since 1962 that covers the North-East and South-Western parts of South Africa with branches at Brits; Thabazimbi; Marble Hall; Polokwane; Middelburg; Bethal; Delmas; Grootvlei; Frankfort; Standerton; Harrismith; Bethlehem, Marquard, Bellville, Ceres, Malmesbury, Piketberg, Rawsonville, Caledon and Vredendal. We have 20 highly equipped Repair shops that service and maintain farm equipment. We also have branches in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Botswana, Australia and busy expanding in other countries of Africa as well.
AFGRI Equipment requires the service of a motivated and result-driven candidate to be appointed as John Deere Tractor and farm equipment apprentice.This apprenticeship will be a 3 year in-service training experience. This will be towards a qualification known as Tractor Mechanic. The first 6 months is probation time period. This period is use for the company and the employee to make sure it is a long term relationship. Any party may withdraw in this period without any consequences.
Thereafter the apprentice will be bind by an AFGRI contract and start his actual training.
This training includes: The apprentice will be going to a Practical Training Institute in the different phases needed (If needed). At the same time the apprentice will be written-in for N subjects needed at a College and will study as distance learning (If needed). It is expected to attend classes on Saturdays. Product Training at the John Deere Training Facility in Boksburg and other suppliers as well as Internal training hosted by our own Specialists.
Our Training Institute we support is AgriSETA whom AFGRI as well as the apprentice will be contracted to. Above mentioned training do not have training costs involved to the apprentice if passes, but any training failed need to redo on own costs. All the Apprenticeships are bound with the contract. This is a 3 year contract with AFGRI. Should the apprentice withdraw within the period of apprenticeship and the “workback period” there will be costs involved. Depending on time and phase of withdrawal, the costs will be calculated. It is expected that the apprentice work back the time it took him to qualify.
The duties of the Apprentice will include:
- Trained to be a John Deere Technician
- Repair and maintenance of related equipment
- Responsible for stock control
- Customer serviceThe minimum requirement for this application is:
- Valid Driver’s license
- Communication Skills
- Admin Skills
- Computer literacy
- N2 in subjects in:
Diesel Trade Theory
and anyone of the following:
Engineering / Technical Drawing
Motor Trade Theory
- Should the applicant not have the N2 qualification, the Matric Certificate will also be taken intoconsideration if the applicant has subjects such as:
Mathematics (Not Literacy) (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
Physical Science (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
Engineering Graphics and Design (At least 40% / E-Symbol)
*Anyone is welcome to apply for an Apprenticeship. Should the applicant not have any of the abovequalification, the N2 requirement subjects can be done through AFGRI. We use Westcol (Western College for Further Education and Training) as our Training Institute.
To apply: Fill in the “AFGRI Equipment Apprentice Application” form and send it with your full CV to:For the Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Eastern Free State
the application may be sent to:
· Erica Barnard
Fax: 087 230 3070
For the Western Cape region the application may be sent to:
· Bonita Hayes
Address: AFGRI Cnr of La Belle & Old Paarl rd,
The application need to be received before 15 October for appointment of the next year. Appointments of apprentices will be done once a year. Applicants will be contacted for interview at AFGRI Office in Centurion and Bellville. Applicants who have not been contacted by February may assume that their applications have been unsuccessful and are hereby thanked for their interest.
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