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Sasol Learnerships (2024)

This article is part of our ongoing series on learnership opportunities which have become hugely popular in South Africa as a means of getting specialized skills and certification while being paid for the duration of training. Sasol learnerships have had a huge impact on poverty alleviation and growing the economy by providing skill acquisition, and jobs.

The Sasol Learnerships provide a great opportunity to place yourself in South Africa’s energy industry; receiving training at a top South African international company that has been in existence since 1950.

What is Sasol Learnership?

Sasol leanership is a learnership program that gives offers to teeming youth to potentially join the energy giant while learning on the job and giving the ability to continue to drive innovation in the company’s market. With SASOL learnerships you can gain valuable work experience, and settle into a great work environment. The program will give youth the training that will provide them with the technical abilities that can lead to career opportunities in the following fields:

Sasol Learnerships are available in the following fields

Boilermaking, Chemical Plant Operations, Fitting, Instrumentation, and Control Rigging, Turning, Welding, Electrical operations.

Artisan, Senior Artisan, Specialist Artisan, Master Artisan: which will make you a skilled worker adding value to the company directly with your hands.

Technician, Technologist, Engineer: This puts you in charge of a team of workers also adding value to the company.

Foreman, Area Manager, Operations/Maintenance Manager: these positions put you in charge of teams maintaining machinery, which is vital to the company’s operations.

Learning Practitioner (LP), Principal LP, Learning Manager, Senior Learning Manager: these positions will put you in charge of teaching these vital skills to upcoming learners.

When you are selected to join any of these learnerships a great door of opportunity has been opened up to you in which you can learn the skills that will make an important part of this great company.

SASOL Learnership Stipend

The stipend is R5,500 per month

How can I get Sasol Learnership – General Requirements

Sasol learnership requirements are stated to know which applicants can be accepted into the learnership programs. Please ensure that you contact the company to gain knowledge about each specific learnership opportunity. The general requirements; which every applicant must attain are:

Applicants must have passed Grade 12 English

Applicants must have Physical Science HG/SG (Not to be substituted with Life Sciences, Science Literacy, Natural Science, Functional Science, and General Science)

Applicants must have Grade 12 Maths HG/SG (Not to be substituted with Maths Literacy, Additional Maths, Commercial Maths, Functional Maths, Applied Maths)

Alternatively, applicants may have:

Applicants must have an N3 Certificate with Business English, Mathematics, Engineering Science and any 2 subjects passed (total of 5 subjects)

Other Requirements: Applicants must have good communication skills, must be able to work as a team, must be able to speak, read and write English. All further information will be provided to you when you apply, they may depend on what particular learnership you apply for.

Sasol endeavors to provide an equal opportunity workplace, and so encourages individuals living with disabilities or a disability to apply.

Sasol Learnership Duration

These learnerships give the successful candidates about 12-24 months of training. Candidates who perform well may then be permanently assimilated into the company’s workforce.

How to Apply For SASOL Learnership

You can get more in-depth information about each particular opportunity by e-mailing Sasol via: [email protected]

Otherwise, you could make enquiries at the Sasol Head Office which is located at 1 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196.

In order to apply for the National Certificate in professional driving-NQF Level 3 Learnership, you must complete an application form in your own handwriting.

You may also submit your application and CV to [email protected] or fax to: (012) 666 8523.

Please Note:

Applications that are late or unsigned will not be accepted.

Applicants will have to pass an applicable medical evaluation.

Photocopied forms will not be accepted.

Applicants will have to undergo and successfully complete a psychomotor evaluation to ensure physical fitness.

Let us do a quick overview of the company, and then a review of the learnership opportunities, and what opportunities they provide.

Company Overview

Sasol is an integrated Oil and Gas and Chemical company based in Sandton, South Africa. The company was formed in 1950 in Sasolburg, South Africa, and its operations are centered on processes that were first developed by German chemists and engineers in the early 1900s. Today, Sasol does not only sell liquefied carbon fuels but also develops and commercializes technologies, including synthetic fuels technologies, and electricity. Sasol has become an energy company and a technology company.

Sasol employs 30,100 people worldwide and has operations in 33 countries. They are one of the largest investors in skills development, and technological research and development. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: SOL) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SSL).


Sasol is one of the few companies with real history; haven been founded in 1950. The company has a solid track record and is continually making innovations in its core business. Therefore learnerships afford applicants the opportunity to learn in a world-class energy and technology company that will not only potentially give them a good financial standing, but that will also take giant leaps for mankind, producing technology that will benefit humanity.

While in Sasol you will get to witness first-hand some technological development, as well as partake in research, and rolling out of these products. If you perform well during the course of your learnership which could take anywhere from 12-24 months you could be retained, and thus find yourself a member of the Sasol family.