Sasol Learnerships and Bursaries 2017

Want to apply for a Sasol Learnership in 2017? We make sure you have all the information you need for your application.

What Is Sasol?

Sasol is a major player in the global chemical and energy industry. It employs over 30,000 throughout 36 different countries. Sasol operates and maintains world scale facilities delivering liquid fuels, chemicals and low carbon electricity to homes and business’ around South Africa and the world.

Priding themselves on the development and use of commercialized technologies, Sasol uses their technological advantage and world class staff to deliver competitiveness to the energy market and long term value to their shareholders.

Sasol was established in 1950 in South Africa and remains one of the largest investors in the country’s capital development projects, skills development and technological research and development. The company is listed on the huge global market of the New York Stock Exchange as well as the JSE in South Africa.

To work for this giant company in the energy field is to secure yourself in a long lasting career that could take you from the bottom of the ladder, all the way to the board of directors for the right candidate.

Sasol learnerships for 2017

Which learnerships are available in 2017?

Sasol Learnerships operate on a yearly scale and cover a vast number of different fields, some are listed here:

• Boiler making and maintenance
• Chemical plant operations
• Electrical operations
• Fitting
• Instrumentation and control
• Rigging
• Turning
• Welding

All of these learnerships can lead to fruitful career in the industry and will lead down the following career paths:

• Artisan; Senior, Specialist or Master
• Engineer, Technologist, Technician
• Area or Operations/Maintenance Manager, Foreman
• Principal LP, Learning Practitioner, Senior Learning Manager, Learning Manager

Sasol aims to nurture the best talent in the country to work within their many facilities and further the technological and economical advancements of the country, in order to do this, the company will select the most hard working and talented individuals from these learnership programmes and give them priority in order to further their long lasting career within the sector. This is a great opportunity for aspiring workers of this industry to hit the ground running, and start a prosperous career.

Sasol also offer learnerships in different fields such as:

• Human resources (Secunda area)
• Finance (Secunda & Sasolburg Area)
• Supply chain logistics (Secunda and Sasolburg Area)

Successful candidates will be placed on a 1 or two-year programme. As the course takes place you will be taught all the necessary information in your chosen area of study and have the chance to gain valuable industry experience and knowledge from the Sasol team themselves. It is highly recommended to take the chance to learn as much as possible during your studying period in order to give yourself the very best chance of obtaining a successful career.

What does a ideal candidate look like?

Sasol is proud of its workforce of over 30000 registered employees and also uses tens of thousands of contractors on a daily basis. The company prides itself on the workforce. They wish to deliver the very best in customer service and to serve the communities in which they operate.

Sasol employees all work toward a common goal, to make Sasol a great company that delivers long term value to its shareholders and employees; a company that has a positive association for all stakeholders. The firm values of safety, people, integrity, accountability, stakeholder focus and excellence in everything they do.

A career with Sasol provides the opportunity to experience variety through experience gained and knowledge obtained through a various range of fields ranging from, the upstream areas of chemical production and oil distribution to the sales offices and human resources.

For more information on careers at Sasol head to their website and have a look.

Sasol wants the best, as such, candidates must have the following requirements in order to succeed in the learnership:

• You must have passed Grade 12 English
• You must have passed Grade 12 Physical Science
• You must have passed Grade 12 Maths
• Alternatively, you must hold an N3 certificate of Business English, Engineering Science, Maths and any 2 other subjects.

Of course you also need to be passionate about the field. Have a look at this video to get a small impression of what this South African company does:


Recommended skills

• Good communication skills
• Fluent in English language, reading and writing
• Hard working candidates have the best chance of succeeding with the career
• Good time management skills
• Interpersonal relationship skills
• Candidates who are self-driven and motivated
• High attention to detail is recommended
• Must be ready to work with hands, as these learnerships lead to very physical jobs
• Candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply

How do I apply for a Sasol learnership?

In order to apply for one of Sasol’s learnership programmes in 2017 head to their careers webpage. These are the steps

• Download and print the required application form for your chosen learnership
• Fill out the application for in your own handwriting
• Check the form over twice to ensure you have made no mistakes and your information has been inputted correctly
• Ensure you specify which learnership you are applying for in the required field.
• Sign the application for with your own signature
• Attach you certificates and identity documents
• Identity documents must be certified within the last 3 months; this can be done at any police station.
• Remember to attach a copy of your up to date curriculum vitae
• Application forms that are late or unsigned will not be accepted
• Photocopied applications will not be accepted
• Applicants will have to undergo and pass a psychomotor evaluation
• Applicants will need to pass an applicable medial evaluation

Once completed send your application via registered mail to:

Sasol Head Office
1 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank
South Africa

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted, if you do not hear from Sasol within 30 days of the application period ending, unfortunately you have not been selected for this year’s learnership programmes and are recommended to apply next year.

How much will I be paid for the learnership in 2017?

Sasol learnerships are unpaid at the time of writing (Last update: November 2016). There is no stipend or payment for this programme, if you are from a poor background, it is recommended that you apply for a learnership bursaries in order to fund your learning.

Once your learnership is complete and you have a job with Sasol you will be paid a wage depending on which avenue of learning you take.

Are there any bursary’s available?

Yes, Sasol operates its own bursary programme and the website can be found here.

Who qualifies for a Sasol Bursary?

Qualifications for the Sasol Bursary have changed in the last few years, because of this there are 2 separate types of qualifications. One for people writing matric before 2007, and one for after. Please find the qualifications list that apply to you below.

Individuals writing Matric after 2007:

• You must be a South African citizen with the correct ID number.
• Level 4 English first language or level 5 English second language minimum.
• Level 7 Mathematics at a minimum is required.
• Grade eleven physical science level 6 minimum if applying for a bursary in the science fields.
• For applicants to the B Com Accounting/ Business Science programmes, level 6 Mathematics at a minimum is required.
• For applicants to the B Com Accounting programme, Level 5 Accounting at a minimum is required.
• Applications must be for full time course work at an accredited university in South Africa.
• If invited for a follow up interview, the applicant must willingly consent to psychometric testing.

Individuals writing matric before 2007:
• Minimum grade of D for English first language HC or a C in English Second Language in grade 12.
• Minimum of A for Mathematics HG in grade 12
• Minimum of a B for physical science HG in grade 12 if applying for a bursary in those fields.
• Minimum of a C in grade 12 Accounting if applying for the B Com accounting programme.
• If you have already begun studying towards the degree for which you are making a bursary application, passing all courses thus far in your studying process is a requirement.
• Applications must be for an accredited university of South Africa with the applicant wishing to pursue full time studies towards a degree.
• Bursaries are not awarded for studying at a college.
• Applicant must be a South African Citizen and hold the correct ID numbers
• If invited for a follow up interview, the applicant must willingly consent to psychometric testing.

Please be aware of the following before you apply for a Bursary.

Bursaries are awarded under the condition that the candidate’s results at the end of grade 12 and the results presented for the bursary application do not differ substantially.
Sasol has the right to retract the offer of any bursary awarded, if the academic performance of the candidate is poorer than the performance presented for the application. Your progress and academic achievements must continue to grow in order for the bursary to be awarded in full.

How do I apply for a bursary?

Application must be made on the Sasol bursary website.

Simply fill out the required fields and select which bursary you are applying for.

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