P1 and P2 also known as in-service training, it is a programme tht the companies use to introduce students to the working environment. It is intended to help students who are from Universities of Technology including TUT, VAAL, DUT, and Others. Usually the Universities of technology offers national diplomas, and diplomas takes 3 years to complete, the first two years only theories are given to the student with little practical and the remaining students are introduced to the working environment, that is were they start to apply theories they have been taught from the first two tears.

Requirements needed to complete P1 and P2

1. Complete S4

In order to participate in P1 and P2 programme you have to complete Semester 4, and pass all the subject or you can only have one outstanding subject but allow up to three outstanding subjects. For the other courses such as Mechatronics you must have s5, with one outstanding subject or none.

2. Study at the University of TECHNOLOGY

P1 and P2 is for students who are from University Of Technology, so you must be studying at the University Of Technology. This is not for students who are from colleges or traditional Universities. In University of technology you cannot graduate without completing your p1 and p2, in the other terms is known as Experiential learning or in-service training.

3. Good Academic record

Since you have to apply for this programme, the competition is very tight you have to work very hard and have a good academic record, because employers always want someone who is a hard worker. Usually they prefer someone with 60% percent average or more. You can still participate even if your academic record is not good.

4. Healthy person

P1 AND P2 introduce students to a working environment, as a student you need to be healthy and ready to work in hash environment, because if you are not healthy you will risk you life in the working industry. Usually the conditions at the work place are not normal for example the place is very hot, and dusty, if have skin or lungs problem you will suffer a lot

P1 and P2 is a paying programme, a student will salary every month according to the agreement they had with the employer. Salary is between R4000 and R18000, and sometimes allowance for laptop, phone, tablet, car and house is given to the student.

Usually P1 AND P2 programme is a very short programme the minimum duration is 6 months and maximum is 12 months

List 6 companies that offers P1 AND P2
  • Glencore
  • Sasol
  • Festo
  • Toyota
  • Nissan
  • Eskom

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