Western Coalfield Limited (WCL) is providing a golden opportunity for aspiring individuals to kickstart their careers by inviting applications for 875 vacancies of Trade Apprentice. Whether you are an ITI-passed trade apprentice or a fresher, WCL has a place for you in its vibrant workforce. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through all the essential details you need to know about WCL’s recruitment for 2023.

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey towards a fulfilling career? Western Coalfield Limited (WCL), one of India’s leading coal mining companies, is all set to hire 875 enthusiastic individuals for its Trade Apprentice program. This program serves as a gateway for those looking to gain hands-on experience and develop their skills in various trade disciplines.

WCL Vacancy Details 2023

ITI Passed Trade Apprentice

The majority of the vacancies, a whopping 815 to be precise, are reserved for candidates who have successfully completed their ITI (Industrial Training Institute) and are now eager to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. This is an ideal opportunity for those who are looking to further hone their skills and gain industry exposure.

Fresher Trade Apprentice

WCL also recognizes the importance of fresh talent and is offering 60 vacancies for individuals who are new to the workforce. If you are a fresher and enthusiastic about learning the ropes in the coal mining industry, these openings are tailored just for you.

Age Limit

To be eligible for the WCL Trade Apprentice program, candidates must meet the following age criteria:

Minimum Age

The minimum age for applicants is 18 years, ensuring that candidates have reached a certain level of maturity and readiness for the workforce.

Maximum Age

On the other end of the spectrum, the maximum age limit is set at 25 years. This upper age limit allows for a balance between fresh, young talent and experienced individuals, creating a diverse and dynamic workforce.

How to Apply for WCL Recruitment 2023?

To apply for the Trade Apprentice positions at WCL, follow these simple steps:

Visit the Official Website

Begin by visiting the official website at www.westerncoal.in.

Navigate to the Career Tab

Once on the homepage, locate and click on the “Career” tab. This will lead you to the latest job openings.

Click on the Apprentice Tab

Within the career section, you will find a dedicated “Apprentice” tab. Click on it to access information specific to the Trade Apprentice program.

Access the Application Form

Look for the “Notification for inviting applications for Trade Apprenticeship Training under the Apprentices Act 1961” link. Click on it to access the application form.

Upload the Necessary Documents

Complete the application form with all the required details and upload the necessary documents as specified in the guidelines.

Submit the Application

Once you have filled out the form and attached all the required documents, submit your application. Be sure to save a copy for future reference.


  1. What is the last date for submitting the application for WCL Trade Apprentice recruitment 2023?

    The deadline for the submission of the application form is September 16, 2023.

  2. How many vacancies are available for ITI passed trade apprentices?

    There are 815 vacancies for ITI passed trade apprentices in WCL’s 2023 recruitment drive.

  3. Is there an official website for applying to WCL Trade Apprentice positions?

    Yes, interested candidates can apply online through the official website at www.westerncoal.in.

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Last Updated On : 28th Jan, 2023