Petra Diamonds Learnership Programme

Location: Kuruman

Finsch Diamond Mine is located in the town of Lime Acres which is situated 100km Northwest of Kimberly and 109km south of Kuruman in the Northern Cape.

Applications are invited from interested candidates to be trained in the following Trades

  •  Fitter
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Rigger

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (with Mathematics and Physical Science) AND  in possession of a full 2
  • Certificate in relevant Trade Theory
  • Must be in possession of a valid Code EB (08) Driver’s License
  • Engineering experience in a Mining environment will be an added advantage
  • Good verbal and written
  • communication in English and sound interpersonal skills
  • The Learnership programmes require that prospective female candidates be able to perform
  • physical work in elevated areas and confined spaces in the Ore Processing Plant
  • Grade 12 with Maths / N2 Maths or equivalent (Not Maths Literacy) and (Science will be advantageous) Ability to communicate effectively in English Computer literacy


  • Enjoy working with your hands
  • Technical expertise and interest
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Show initiative Self-motivated

Computer Literate Shortlisted candidates will be required to successfully undergo the following prior to final selection:

  • Panel Interview
  • Must be able to obtain an on mino Certificate of Fitness
  • A technical aptitude evaluation
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Vienna assessment
  • Security clearance

Training will be over a four-year maximum period, which will also entail +1.16.20 weeks per year at an accredited Mining Qualifications Training Centre as determined by Finsch Diamond Mine. Candidates must be residents of the Finsch Mine Labour Sending Areas (Kgatelopelo Municipality) (Please attach proof to confirm your residential status). Finsch Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates. Pre-screening profile fosting, on mine assessments, medical and security clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of Kgatolopolo (proof of residence may be requested).

How to Apply

Please forward your résumé, qualifications and ID. to, fax 053 385 2530 before or on 06 May 2022.

Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

Contractor employees’ applications must be authorised by the Contract Manager on site and be in the employment of the Contractor company for at least 1 year to be eligible for consideration for this position. Please note that should you not indicate your employment with an on-site contractor in your application, it might be construed as dishonesty and you might be exposed to a disciplinary process. If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful