Our Technical Trade Apprenticeship Program is our starship program that has been recognized by the community and the government.

It is designed to provide an opportunity to learn a technical trade. The program is structured in such a way as to maximise the practical application of what is taught in a classroom by having “hands on” experience in a real workplace. Apprentices will gain a rich experience, not only in their trade but also in general work and life skills.

The program generally runs for two to three years depending on academic requirements. It is a collaborative program, designed with our own internal trades trainers and the training institutes’ lecturers. Each year students spend approximately 4 months in class and 8 months “on the tools” at our mine site.

Apprenticeship opportunities exist within the fields of electrical, mechanical or automotive engineering, delivered through National Industrial Training Centre (NITA), Mombasa.

Who should apply

Secondary school leavers with appropriate grades aspiring to become technical trades people in a number of disciplines:

  • Electricians
  • Instrument technicians
  • Mechanical fitters
  • Diesel mechanics
  • Welders
  • Heavy mobile mining equipment trades
  • Automotive electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Boilermakers
  • Plasticians

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; and, be a Kenya citizen.


The recruitment process

  • Our business needs dictate the number of places available by discipline and program commencement dates vary for each intake
  • Vacancies are advertised locally within Kwale and Likoni
  • Submission of written applications to Base Titanium
  • Base Titanium and the relevant polytechnic jointly shortlist candidates
  • Interviews
  • Selection