Graduates and Students
Technical Trades Apprenticeship Programme
The apprenticeship programme is designed to run concurrently with theory studies offered by tertiary institutions with Base Titanium providing the practical training facility to complement classroom learning. These training components provide the necessary combination of knowledge and skills to enable the apprentices to graduate as well rounded and qualified trades people.
The programme was launched in 2014 in collaboration with the Technical University of Mombasa with the first group of 20 apprentices now holders of diplomas in mechanical or electrical engineering.
A further group of 10 apprentices, selected in 2015 to undertake automotive studies at the Mombasa Industrial Training Centre with practical learning provided at the company’s heavy mobile equipment and light vehicle workshops, have now qualified as holders of Grade 1 certificates in automotive engineering.
The next intake of 24 young men and women from Kwale and Likoni commenced their programmes in 2017.
The apprenticeship programmes generally run for 2 years.
Apprentices will be:
- assigned to the department relevant to the trades they are learning;
- given an opportunity to rotate through other departments to gain a broad appreciation of all aspects of a large mining operation;
- assigned to a mentor; and
- given a personal development plan that includes relevant skills-based tasks, training and undergo regular progress assessments.
Apprentices receive regular feedback and are expected make quarterly presentations to management, produce written assignments and undergo practical competency testing.
What we look for
Secondary school leavers with appropriate grades aspiring to become technical trades people in the following disciplines:
- Instrument technicians
- Mechanical fitters
- Diesel mechanics
- Heavy mobile mining equipment trades
- Automotive electricians
Our business needs dictate how many apprenticeship places by discipline are made available at each intake.
To be considered you must
- have successfully completed Form 4 with a minimum C- average grade and have scored at least C- in both mathematics and physics
- be a Kenya citizen.
The recruitment process
- Advertised locally within Kwale and Likoni
- Submission of written applications to Base Titanium
- Base Titanium and the relevant polytechnic jointly shortlist candidates
- Aptitude testing
Programme commencement dates vary.
“What I like most at Base is working with the expatriates. They willingly share their vast knowledge and take the time to teach me the skills required.”
Peter Sunguh, February 2015
“Base Titanium's Apprenticeship Programme is nurturing young Kenyan minds to become the leaders of our new mining industry.”
Hemedi Mohammed, February 2015
“The Base Titanium Apprenticeship is a brilliant programme. We are nurtured to be dynamic such that we can perform any task.”
Ahmed Muhammad, February 2015
“My apprenticeship programme at Base, complemented by university learning, has shown me firsthand how to implement theoretical best practice in the workplace.”
Scholarstica Mgami Mwania, February 2015