The African Milling School offers a head milling program for the experienced millers. It is built up on a one year milling program with practical work in a flour mill and theoretical schooling at the AMS. The educational program in the AMS is built upon 2 modules. Each module consists of 3 weeks which the student needs to attend at the school.
The educational program of the African Milling School is built upon 2 modules. Each module consists of 3 weeks which the student needs to attend at the school. Regular exams will take place and the successful trainee will graduate as head miller. The AMS apprenticeship is a recognized professional development that will enhance a miller’s skills and status in a challenging and highly developed industry. Skills and know-how are the base for profitability and sustainability.
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For the enrollment the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- Minimum age of 20 years
- Good knowledge in English
- Basic education primary/secondary school, Grade C
- They must work in the plant and must gain work experience in all plant sections such as: intake and storage, cleaning, milling, finished product section, packing and quality control
- Proof of required experience or education
Furthermore, the apprentices must have completed the apprentice milling course at the AMS plus one year experience after it or five years of proven experience in a flour mill. The employer handles the enrollment of the trainee at the AMS and will take care of the expense during the courses at the AMS. For each apprentice enrolling for the AMS the mill appoints a suitable person who takes the role as a mentor during the apprenticeship.
Regular exams will take place for each topic and module. A ranking system of 0 to 100 points will be applied. After the end of the second module an average of 60 points must be achieved to allow for the trainee to be graduated to Head Miller.
The employer (milling company) will bear the costs for the trainee during the schooling at the AMS comprising salary, travel expense, board and lodging. The AMS will recommend accommodation on demand. The school fees of the AMS are as follows:
- Two modules of 3 weeks each, comprising training at the AMS, use of the school mill, syllabus as well as free lunch, tea and coffee during tea break.
- Costs are exempted from VAT and amount to US$ 7’000.
Application for Head Miller Program
To apply, please download the Apprenticeship Program Application Form here and send the completed form to email@example.com.