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KONE Apprenticeship 2023-2024

Are you an untrained graduate that wants to possibly start a career as a technician in the escalator and elevator industry?

Then you need to have a look at what we have here! KONE is now looking for eager applicants to get involved in its apprenticeship program.

It’s a major advantage to anyone who is accepted since they provide you with relevant training, work experience, and most of all, exposure to the working world and the industry they’re getting into.

If you want to take your career a step further, then you need to apply right away. Below is a guide on exactly how you can do that.


Currently, no deadline has been announced regarding this learnership. However, this may not be permanent so it’s crucial that you apply as soon as possible in the case that this changes.

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This learnership will be held in Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, and George.

What is KONE

KONE is a global leading Elevator and Escalator firm, responsible for moving over a billion people each day.

The business offers automatic building doors, escalators, elevators, and solutions for maintenance and modernization.

KONE hopes to do this with the help of its 57 000+ motivated employees working in 60 different countries around the globe.

By enhancing urban life’s flow and assisting people in moving conveniently and easily through buildings, KONE hopes to further its vision and mission.

What is This Apprenticeship?

At several branches, KONE Elevators is offering an apprenticeship program for the position of Apprentice- Elevator and Escalator.

The candidate will have the chance to work with a team of specialists and launch a career in the elevator and escalator sector during the program.

In the end, the applicant will benefit the business and enter the workforce.

Candidates will be required to carry out the following duties:

  • Utilize your physical vision abilities, including your capacity to adjust and focus as well as your close-up, far-away, color, peripheral, and depth perception
  • Climb ladders, scaffolds, and steps at job sites and client locations.
  • Be 100% medically fit.
  • Talk to your coworkers while sitting and using your hands and fingers to reach.
  • You can balance, walk, run, or stand.
  • Lift and/or move up to 15kg.


Please make sure you meet ALL of the following minimum entrance requirements before submitting your application because if you don’t, your application will be rejected:

  • Must have earned a N2/N3 in mechanical or electrical engineering or have finished Matriculation or Grade 12 with mathematics and science as required topics.
  • Age restriction of 35 years or less
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Good mechanical expertise and capabilities are required.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Must have excellent customer relations and interaction skills
  • Must have great communication abilities
  • Need to be able to drive
  • Must be able to work well as a team
  • Must have great leadership skills
  • Must be accountable
  • Must be detail orientated
  • Be able to function well under pressure
  • Able to adhere to all deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills are required.

How To Apply

Applications have never been simpler, all you need to do is complete an online application form for the apprenticeship depending on your location:

East London, Eastern Cape Applications

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Applications

George, Western Cape Applications

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

You will also need to submit the following support documents with your application:

  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A certified copy of your most recent qualifications
  • An updated CV
  • Any other relevant documents

Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns related to this apprenticeship program, then you can contact KONE directly:

Port Elizabeth Branch

Telephone number: 041 373 3236

Email address:

Good luck with your application!