GPW 2017 Apprenticeships (Only Matric required)

The Government Printing Works (GPW) in its attempt to contribute towards skills development, is providing unemployed youth with opportunities to be trained in the printing environment through the GPW 2017 apprenticeships programme. Applications are invited from all candidates who are between the ages of 18-35 who would like to participate in the apprenticeship programme to obtain an accredited qualification as Artisans in the Printing Industry. All apprentices will be allocated a mentor and will be stationed in Pretoria, Tshwane. Successful candidates will be offered a three-year contract in line with SETA requirements to prepare them successfully for both theory and practical training until they complete a trade test and receive their qualification. Successful applicants will be paid an annual stipend of R109, 926 (approximately R9,160 monthly before tax).

What are the requirements?

In order to be considered, candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Be South African youths between the ages of 18 and 35 years;
  • Application must be in the possession of a Senior Certificate/ Grade 12 or equivalent qualification;
  • Be willing and able to undergo training both on the job and in the classroom.

How to apply?

The following apprenticeships are available (please note the reference numbers and titles as you would have to fill these to the Z83 form when applying):

Internship Job TitleRef No.:No. of Apprentices required
Origination: Electronic Originator/ Graphic DesignGPW17/262
Special Products Continuous StationeryGPW17/272
Webfed Printing Rotary Offset: Web-fedGPW17/283
Webfed Printing Sheet-fed LithographyGPW17/292
Sheet-fed Printing Finishing Mechanised Soft-cover and Hard-cover OperationsGPW17/307
Bookbinding Maintenance Printer’s Mechanic and Printer’s ElectricianGPW17/312

Applications must be submitted on a FULLY COMPLETED Z83 form (click here to download) or go fetch one at a government office near you), stating the field you are applying for (see fields under Apprenticeship Job Title in the above table), and reference number. The Z83 must be accompanied by a recent comprehensive CV, and originally CERTIFIED copies of your qualifications and Identity Document not older than 3 months.

Only the stipend will be provided, interns will have to find their own accommodation and transport.

Applications should be submitted either through the post or by hand delivery as follows:

(Hand-delivery) The Branch: Human Resources, Government Printing Works, 149 Bosman Street, Pretoria

OR post

The Branch: Human Resources
Government Printing Works
Private Bag X85

Closing date: 10 July 2017