Upon receipt of your required documents, you are placed on Ajani’s placement list.

  • Students are placed at employers on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Ajani markets the availability of artisan students to its database of SETA and NAMB approved employers.
  • Placement at companies are subject to the correct SETA and NAMB approval, available apprenticeship positions, capacity i.e., production needs, ratio between artisans and apprentices, time of year and economic climate of industry.
  • Ajani cannot guarantee a placement or how long it will take. The average time before a successful placement is 2 months. To date Ajani has had a placement rate of 100%



  • A SETA approved employer notifies Ajani it has apprenticeship positions available in the relevant trades.
  • CVs are provided for selection.
  • Employer notifies Ajani of the successful screened CVs.
  • Ajani notifies the student of interview.
  • Interview Student is notified of outcome: successful/unsuccessful.


merSETA, Agriseta, Foodbevseta, TETA & W&R Placements

  • Our training provider is merSETA accredited. For that reason students are placed at employers with merSETA workplace approval or employers which SETAs have a MOU towards the merSETA.
  • merSETA has a MOU towards the Agriseta, Foodbevseta, TETA and W&R. That is why our students can be placed at such companies as well.

Important: Agriseta, Foodbevseta, TETA and W&R accredited/approved companies ‘take over’ our students as apprentices. It simply means: The company registers the SETA contract, monitor and evaluate the apprentice and arranges the trade test.



Nationwide Placements and Accommodation

  • Students are placed nationwide and relocate at their own expense.
  • Accommodation costs are funded for privately.Where 2 or more students are placed at the same employer, these students usually share accommodation.
  • Students arrange their own accommodation.
  • Some employers assist the students in finding accommodation nearby.

Important: According to SETA regulations, no apprenticeship may take place beyond South African borders.


Learner Training Period

The minimum workplace training period according to NAMB is 12 months.



The logbook is the heart of a tradesman’s qualification. Without it the student can’t be placed for apprenticeship or write a trade test.

  • The college students receive a signed-off logbook when starting their institutional training.
  • This book travels along for the entire workshop duration at the college. The lecturer and student sign the logbook as modules are completed.
  • It goes with to the employer for the student’s apprenticeship. It provides proof of training to the employer and provides information regarding the on-the-job training required.
  • The logbook needs to be signed by the apprentice’s mentor/foreman, the apprentice himself, the employer and stamped by the employer.

The student needs to get on-the-job training on the modules completed at the training provider. The modules are listed in the logbook.