Candidate Technician Programme

The learners for this programme are selected after they have successfully completed their Work Integrated Learning Programme (P1 and P2) and have their National Diploma or a letter from a recognised institution indicating that they have successfully completed their studies. They will be further subjected to an interview and if successful offered an opportunity to undergo the 18 month internship following them eventual registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

ArcelorMittal South Africa offers in-service training to the following engineering disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology 

Will I have support structures?
Mentors ae allocated to all successful bursars.

The Engineers, Technician Association (ETA) is a forum of young professionals who were previously ArcelorMittal bursars and have obtained their formal qualifications. This is a platform where young professionals share their experience and network.

Coaches are subject matter expects who help the Candidate Technicians fit in at the plants where they will be working (with teams). The coaches provide day-to-day support and have regular (weekly) follow-up and feedback sessions to ensure a high level of work performance.

Young Professionals Forum
This forum is to create a vehicle for technical and business related information sharing, to promote the different technical disciplines and to offer general assistance to work related problems.

How will my progress be monitored?

Candidate Technicians are expected to present to a panel on their project every six months for a period of 18 months. If the Candidate Technician is declared competent his/her salary will be adjusted accordingly as a form of recognition and award.

Candidate Technicians are given feedback at the end of their presentation and panel's recommendations.

What happens after 18 months?


If declared competent after 18 months in the Candidate Technician programme the candidate will be appointed as a technician where available.