Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF)-VDMA Technical Training Programme 2020


The newly built-up facility at the Dangote Academy in Obajana provides perfect conditions for technical trainings with modern classrooms, highly-qualified trainers, sophisticated learning tools and state-of-the-art training equipment – mostly provided by German companies. The training centre also functions as a central meeting place and venue for Nigerian and German companies.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) – VDMA Technical Training Programme


  • The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF)-VDMA Technical Training Programme is a collaboration between the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and its Foundation for young talent in Mechanical Engineering (Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau – NWS).
  • The initiative offers high-quality education and training to young Nigerians who seek to acquire skills in Mechanical and Electrical Technology. The training programme is based on the German model of dual track vocational training.

The Programme
Duration will be a minimum of 18 months

  • Comprises various theoretical and practical trainings as well as exposure to industrial work experience in various plants of the Dangote Group
  • Includes continious assessment processes and appraisals
  • Focuses on two core disciplines:
    • Mechanical Programme
    • Electrical Programme

Advantages of Training:

  • Combines Nigerian requirements with German expertise and technology know-how
  • Instructions by Nigerian educators and trainers trained and qualified in collaboration with German companies
  • High-standard facilities with modern equipment, learning tools and appropriate accommodation for the trainees
  • Benefit from NWS’ long-standing experiences in industry-ready vocational training
  • Includes theoretical as well as practical modules at companies

Admission Criteria

  • Admission age bracket: 16 – 24 years
  • Educational background: 5 credits in O’ Level Sciences
  • Possession of one of the following certificates: WAEC (SSCE), NABTEB(NTC), NECO (SSCE)
  • School Testimonials

Deadline: 9th November, 2020.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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  • Candidates can only submit a single application
  • Only electronic applications will be considered
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly ensure that email addresses and phone numbers are active and valid
  • Admission is subject to passing an aptitude test and oral nterview
  • Trainees are not Dangote employees and the taining is not a pre-employment programme

Enquiries: All enquiries relating to the Technical Training Programme should be sent to:


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