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Industrial Training and Trade Testing Department : Apprenticeship Training in Zimbabwe, Hot Zimbabwe Jobs

Industrial Training and Trade Testing Department

Apprenticeship Training in Zimbabwe

Apprenticeship training in Zimbabwe is a training system that combines on-the-job training with classroom learning to equip individuals with skills for employment. Here’s an overview of the apprenticeship training system in Zimbabwe:

  • Duration and structure: An apprenticeship program in Zimbabwe typically lasts between two and four years and involves a structured training program that combines on-the-job training with classroom learning.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible for an apprenticeship program in Zimbabwe, individuals must have completed their secondary education and be between the ages of 16 and 25.
  • Training areas: Apprenticeship programs in Zimbabwe are available in a range of areas, such as construction, engineering, agriculture, and hospitality.
  • Training providers: Apprenticeship training in Zimbabwe is provided by both government institutions and private companies.
  • Certification: At the end of the apprenticeship program, individuals receive a certificate of competence that recognizes their skills and knowledge in their area of training.
  • Career prospects: Apprenticeship training in Zimbabwe can lead to employment opportunities in various industries. It can also provide a path to further education and career advancement.
Industrial Training and Trade Testing Department Apprenticeship Training in Zimbabwe

Electrical Industry

  • Electrician
  • Electrician/Electronics Fitting
  • Electrical Technician
  • Instrument Mechanics
  • Instrument and Control Technician
  • Lift Mechanics
  • Radio and Telecommunication Technician
  • Radio, Television and Electronic Mechanics
  • Signal Artisan

Forestry Industry

  • Saw Doctor

Hairdressing Industry

  • Hairdressing

Hotel & Catering

  • Cookery
  • Waiter

Mechanical Industry

  • Blacksmithing
  • Boiler making
  • Carriage and Wagon Fitter
  • Coach trimming
  • Coppersmithing (including plumbing)
  • Electroplating
  • Fitting & Turning including machining
  • Locksmithing
  • Machine Tool Setting
  • Roll Turning
  • Pattern Making
  • Platting/Welding
  • Refrigeration Work (including Air Conditioning)
  • Rigging
  • Sheet Metal Working
  • Scale Fitting
  • Tool, jig and Die Making
  • Turning (including Machining)
  • Vehicle Body Building (metal & composite)
  • Wielding
  • Diesel Plant Fitting
  • Fitting (including Machining)
  • Mill-wrighting
  • Moulding (including Coremaking)

Printing Industry

  • Machine Printing
  • Origination
  • Packaging Machine Minding
  • Printer’s Mechanic
  • Print Finishing and Converting

Designated Trades Aircraft Industry

  • Aircraft Avionics Fitting (Electrical)
  • Aircraft Avionics Fitting (Radio & Telecommunications)
  • Aircraft Avionics Fitting (Instruments)
  • Aircraft Fitting/ Machining
  • Aircraft Material Processing and Electroplating
  • Aircraft Power plant and Engine Fitting
  • Aircraft Fitting to include both Engines & Air frame
  • Air frame Fitting
  • Aircraft Welding and Metal Working
  • Aircraft Armament Fitting

Automotive Industry

  • Motor Mechanics (including diesel and tractor mechanics)
  • Automobile Electrics
  • Precision Machining
  • Motor Cycle Mechanics
  • Panel Beating (to include body repairing, trimming, sheet metal working and spray painting)

Clothing & Textile Industry

  • Sewing Machine Mechanics

Construction Industry

  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Bricklaying
  • Plumbing/Drainlaying
  • Painting/Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Stonemasory
  • Wood Machining
  • Terrazza & Mosaic Wall & Floor Tiling
  • Mastic Asphalting
  • Floorlaying
  • Glazing
  • Shop Fitting
  • Building Electrical Installations
  • Architectural Metal Working

What is Apprenticeship?

  • Theoretical Technical Training combined with on the job training
  • Theoretical aspects of a trade taught in Registered training institutions
  • On the job practical training
  • Practical skills learned in the workplace supervised by skilled Workers

What are the Entry Requirements?

  • Age 16 years or above
  • 5 passes at O Level Grade C or better in English Language, Mathematics, a relevant science subject and any other 2 subjects
  • Mathematics is not compulsory for Hairdressing and Hotel and Catering Industry
  • A Driver’s or Provisional licence is required in Zimbabwean citizen

Career Prospects

  • Artisan
  • Foreman /Chargehand
  • Technician
  • Technologist
  • Draughtsperson
  • Engineer
  • Training Manager
  • Workshop Manager
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Technical Marketing Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Curriculum Developer/Examiner

What are the benefits to the Apprentice?

  • Apprentice gains indepth practical and theoretical knowledge of chosen trade
  • Training provides the Apprentice with versatility to adopt to technological changes
  • Skills training provides Apprentice with opportunities to improve economic security
  • Successful Apprentice are awarded International recognised certificates

What are the benefits to the economy?

  • Apprenticeship Training ensures an adequate supply of skilled Workers to meet the needs of industry
  • Minimises the need for supervision by developing initiative and ability of Apprentice
  • Increases employee productivity and ensures customer satisfaction

Where do i find out more about Apprenticeship?

Industrial Training and Trade Testing Department (Head Office)

1st Floor, Government Complex
Corner 4th St & Samora Machel Avenue
PO Box 1780

Phone (04) 796441-9, 795981-5, 708781/2

Harare Regional Office

Old Police Station Building
59 Nelson Mandela Avenue
PO Box 387
Phone : (04) 707551 -4

Bulawayo Regional Office

2nd Floor – Block H
New Government Composite Block, 10th Avenue Extension/Basch Street,
PO Box 1103
Phone : (09) 79011-3

Gweru Regional Office

1st Floor Government Composite Bock, 10th Street
PO Box 721
Phone : (054) 222839, 224908, 226096

Masvingo Regional Office

35 Old Post Office
RG Mugabe Way
PO Box 1689
Phone : (039) 262176

Mutare Regional Office

Mutare Polytechnic
Cnr Robert Mugabe Way/ J. Tongogara Ave
PO Box 2410
Phone : (020) 68068, 68268


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