The Millwright Apprenticeship 2017

The company was founded in 1902 by two Pretoria businessmen, William Gindra and Edward Green, who started a small stationery and general printing factory in Pretorius Street and named it Caxton.

In 1947 Dr. H.J. van der Bijl became Chairman of the Board; he was the driving force behind the company going public the same year, as Caxton Ltd.

Caxton invites applications for Millwright apprenticeships – September 2017 Intake. An apprenticeship involves completing theoretical modules at college as well as practical on the-job-experience.
This will involve working in the factory on the machines as well as learning theory in a classroom environment.
Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Limited is recognised as one of the largest publishers and printers of books, magazines, newspapers and commercial print in South Africa.

We are involved in various fields of publishing and printing i.e. newspapers, magazines, commercial print, book printing, stationery, packaging and labels, as well as manufacturing ink for web presse.

A Millwright is an artisan who is proficient as an electrician and a mechanical fitter. The Millwright function consists of:

  • Servicing and maintenance of machines
  • Repairing machinery
  • Fault finding (220V & 380 V)
  • Basic rigging
  • Basic welding
  • Basic pneumatics and hydraulics


  • Minimum: Must have passed N2 level of fitting & machining trade theory, electrical trade theory, and technical drawing
  • Minimum: Must have a Matric certificate (or equivalent) with Mathematics and Physical Science subjects passed
  • Having passed S1, S2 or S3 in Electrical Engineering will be advantageous
  • Loyal, reliable, self-starter
  • Good communication skills in English

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements above.

The Millwright Apprenticeship is open to both male and female applicants.



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