Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

About Altron

Altron is a leading company that provides locally relevant innovative and integrated ICT solutions to business, government and consumers. The company combines technical expertise with in depth customer understanding to provide end-to-end holistic technology solutions. The South African listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) is invested in telecommunications and information technology through its principal subsidiaries, Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) and Bytes Technology Group (Pty) Ltd (Bytes).

The company was founded in 1965 and has a direct presence in South Africa, rest of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. In addition, the group’s strategic partnerships with leading international technology companies gives it access to leading technology capabilities and products from across the world, including Asia, Europe and North America. Most of the group’s revenue and headcount are derived from the local market in South Africa where the group is headquartered.

The group’s primary focus is in providing innovative solutions in the fin-tech, health-tech, safety and security, as well as learning and developing verticals that have a meaningful impact on society by addressing challenges facing communities in South Africa, the continent and other places in the world the group has operations in, while delivering shared value for all its stakeholders.

Striving to be the world’s leading technology solutions provider, Altron holds on to a set of strategic priorities as listed below.

  • Revenue growth
  • Improving profitability
  • Transform the customer experience
  • Employee excellence

In 2013, the Altron Group formed Altron TMT (Telecommunication, Multi-media and Information Technology) incorporating Altech and Bytes Technology Group, with a joint head office in Woodmead, Johannesburg. The new division was created based on a need to integrate the Altech and Bytes businesses through an alignment of assets, the removal of duplicated cots through a shared service model and to have a more focused approach to customers in order to take advantage of both cross and up selling opportunities. Altron TMT is a highly-technology solutions group focused on providing value added products, services and solutions through the convergence of TMT, driven by market demand. As a part of Altron TMT, Bytes Technology Group offers a selection of services that support Information Technology in a wide range of different industries.

The Altron Group operates through a number of subsidiaries, which some of them are the following.

  • Altron Arrow

The Altron Arrow provides Internet of Things (IoT) modules and components and custom ruggedized ICT hardware solutions. This company is about creating and deploying connected solutions, built on its experience working in the electronics manufacturing sector over many years. It offers expertise across a broad span of technologies from sensors, embedded compute, short and long-range wireless connectivity, gateways, cloud platforms and application development.

By offering logistics, manufacturing, engineering support and customisable software and/or hardware services, Altron Arrow is positioned to respond to all its customers’ needs, enabling it to create, connect, manage, and/or sustain Internet of Things solutions.

  • Altron Bytes Document Solutions

Bytes Document Solutions is the largest Xerox distributor in the world, servicing 26 sub-Saharan African countries and offering the complete range of Xerox document equipment, software solutions and services.

Its Office Systems division provides services that encompass remote and mobile workers, digitisation and the provision of innovative solutions that harmonise paper and digital documents, through simple, one-touch functions. Meanwhile, the Product Systems division delivers specialised applications, such as transactional, high security, high volume and high-quality documents.

Altron Bytes Document Solutions also offers Managed Print Solutions where they handle everything related to print – printers, documents, supplies, support, people and processes. This approach delivers significant cost savings, reduced printing volumes and CO2 footprints, a rationalised, standardised and simplified printing landscape, watertight security and a digital transformation roadmap.

  • Altron Bytes Managed Solutions

This company offers three key types of services:

  • Financial Solutions, which focus on anywhere, anytime, any channel banking, delivering a positive consumer experience and harnessing leading technologies – such as IoT, Mobile Devices, Cloud, Big Data and AI.
  • Retail Solutions, delivering world leading hardware solutions, supported by the most secure, globally advanced software solutions available, combined with extensive knowledge of in-store systems and support and vast experience and understanding of local markets, to meet all its customers’ retail requirements.
  • End User Computing (EUC) Solutions, which meets business demands like productivity uptime, reduction in IT hardware and infrastructure costs and 24/7 maintenance and service requirements, through the provision of seamless, workforce management, desktop support and end user experience services.
  • Altron Bytes People Solutions

The Altron Bytes People Solutions is the largest South African-owned Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions provider. It offers a wide range of outsourced business process solutions to assist in the increased productivity and growth of the customer’s organisation.

Its services include customer experience solutions, inbound and outbound contact centres, outsourced training and learnerships programmes, skills development training and an extensive variety of leading edge enabling technologies, all designed to augment and support the customer’s organisation.

  • Altron Bytes Systems Integration

This company is an end-to-end ICT service provider of consulting, implementation and outsourcing services. It covers financial services, public sector, retail, mining and manufacturing, travel and transport, energy and utilities, as well as telecommunications, media and entertainment.

  • Altron Bytes Secure Transaction Solutions

This company focuses specifically on healthcare IT and e-Commerce solutions, managed payment solutions and electronic transactions.

Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

Altron Group’s major subsidiary Bytes Technology offers skills development programmes where young people, who seeks knowledge and experience in the work environment, will be trained in order to be equipped with the skills necessary to become competent and productive employees and able to contribute meaningfully to future economic success. One of the programmes provided is a learnership. A learnership programme is a structured learning programme for gaining knowledge and practical skills in the workplace leading to a qualification, registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

The learnership programme is provided by the group through the Altron Bytes People Solutions, as the company focuses on empowering South African’s unemployed youth. They focus with these learnership solutions to empower the previously unemployed, build a competent and capable workforce through occupational-based skills development solutions, and ultimately provide the youth with practical workplace experience that will enhance their future employability. The duration of the learnership programme is twelve months.

The company has developed a range of learnership programmes designed to offer training leading to the acquisition of National Certificates – from NQF Level 2 through NQF Level 5 – across a range of areas. All learning programmes are aligned to unit standards and are registered with the relevant Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). The key areas of focus are:

  • Information technology
  • Contact Centre
  • Business Analysis
  • Generic Management
  • Accounting
  • Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS)
  • Warehousing
  • Business Administration
  • New Venture Creation
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Education Development and Training (EDTP)
  • Project Management
  • Wholesale and Retail Operations

Requirements for Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

Candidates for learnership programmes must meet the basic criteria listed below and undergo various skills and psychometric testing.

  • A South African citizen
  • Aged between 18 and 35
  • Possess a valid Grade 12 certificate
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Conversant in English and have good interpersonal skills
  • Candidates with a diploma or degree in their field are encouraged to apply
  • Unemployed and not studying full time
  • Candidates with disability must provide a valid medical certificate

How to Apply for Altron Bytes Technology Learnerships

Candidates who feel they have met the mentioned minimum criteria may start their application online on the official learnership application form page.

For more information, visit, or to get more details on the learnership programme.

SAPS Learning Programme / Basic Police Training Development

About SAPS

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa. Its 1,138 police stations in South Africa are divided according to the provincial borders, and a Provincial Commissioner is appointed in each province. All nine Provincial Commissioners report directly to the National Commissioner. The head office is in the Wachthuis Building in Pretoria.

SAPS was formed in 1995 to create a safe and secure environment for all people in South Africa by participating I endeavours to address the root causes of crime in the community, preventing action which may threaten the safety or security of any community, and investigating the safety or security of the community and bringing the perpetrators thereof to justice. Its divisions include:

  • The Visible Policing Division, which manages highly public police operations, suvh as guarding senior government officials and dignitaries.
  • The Internal Stability Division, which is responsible for preventing and quelling internal unrest and for assisting other divisions in combating crime.
  • The Community Relations Division, which results with all police divisions concerning accountability and respect for human rights.
  • The Crime Combating and Investigation Division, which holds overall responsibility for coordinating crime and investigative procedures.
  • The Supporting Services Division, which manages financial, legal, and administrative matters.
  • The Human Resource Management Division.
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The South African Police Service traces its origin to the Dutch Watch, a paramilitary organisation formed by settlers in the Cape Province in 1655 to protect civilians and to maintain law and order. In 1795, British officials assumed control over the Dutch Watch, and in 1825 established the Cape Constabulary, which became the Cape Town Police Force in 1840. A police force namely the Durban City Police (previously called the Durban Borough Police) was established in 1854. On the next year in the Eastern Cape, Act 3 of 1855 established the Frontier Armed and Mounted Police Force, which was restyled as the Cape Mounted Riflemen in 1878.

The South African Police (SAP) was formed after the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1913. Four years later, the Mounted Riflemen’s Association handed over its civilian responsibilities to the SAP as most of its riflemen left to serve in the First World War. The SAP and the military maintained a close relationship even after the SAP assumed permanent responsibility for domestic law and order in 1926.

When the National Party edged out its more liberal opponents in nationwide elections in 1948, the new government enacted legislation that strengthened the relationship between the police and the military – making the police become heavily armed, especially when facing unruly or hostile crowds. The Police Amendment Act (No. 70) of 1965 allowed police to detain any person, receptacle, vehicle, aircraft, or premise within one mile of any national border, and to seize anything found without a warrant. This search-and-seize zone was extended to within eight miles of any border in 1979 and to the entire country in 1983.

South Africa became an internationally-accepted democracy in 1994 when President Nelson Mandela was elected as the first President of the new South Africa, bringing the apartheid era to an end. A year later, the South African Police was renamed the South African Police Service (SAPS), and the Ministry of Law and Order was renamed the Ministry of Safety and Security, in keeping with these symbolic reforms. The South African Police Service is conducted by the following regulations.

  • Chapter 11 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) that stipulates the South African Police Service has the following responsibilities.
  • Prevent, combat and investigate crime
  • Maintain public order
  • Protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property
  • Uphold and enforce the law
  • Create a safe and secure environment for all people in South Africa
  • Prevent anything that may threaten the safety or security of any community
  • Investigate any crimes that threaten the safety or security of any community
  • Ensure criminals are brought to justice
  • Participation in efforts to address the causes of crime.
  • The South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995
  • To provide for the establishment, organisation, regulations and control of the South African Police Service, and to provide for matters in correction therewith.

The SAPS Academic – Basic Police Development SAPS Learning Programme

To better the safety and security of the country, SAPS recruits young people who desires and has the potential to serve the people of South Africa to keep them safe and secure. The SAPS offers careers in various fields. People can choose whether they want to a police official or a civilian employee. Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995). Civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No. 103 of 1994). Most functional Police Officials are directly involved in preventing, combating or investigating crime, whereas the other Police officials and civilian personnel carry out support functions.

The South African Police Service offers a two-year training programme in policing service namely the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP). The programme was introduced by the organisation in an effort to improve SAPS training and enable members to provide a more effective and professional policing service. It is in line with government’s National Development Plan to ensure that all police officials will be professional individuals working within the ambit of the law and human rights whilst rendering a quality service to the communities they serve.

The BPDLP entails 10 months of training at the training academics, 12 months of practical training at police stations and two months of integrated assessment at the training academics. The BPDLP equips the members to apply legal and policing skills to serve and protect the community.

The programme requires the members to complete various learning modules and practical challenges throughout the 24 months of training which aims at making them mentally and physically fit to deal with various challenges that lie ahead of them in their policing career. Graduates of this programme will leave with a Level 5 National Qualifications Framework-aligned qualification as administered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

After the basic training, members can choose accordingly to their qualifications one of the following positions.

  • Community Service Centre Official
  • Investigator at the Directorate fro Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI)
  • Communication Interception Official
  • Crime Information Gatherer
  • Close Protector
  • Bomb Technician
  • General Investigator
  • Local Criminal Record Centre Official
  • Crime Prevention Official
  • Rider at the Equestrian Unit
  • Dog Handler
  • Special Task Force Official
  • Detective
  • Border Police
  • Air Wing
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Questioned Document Examiner
  • Forensic Science Analyst

When police trainees complete the training and are found competent, they are permanently enlisted in the South African Police Service as constables

Requirements for the Basic Police Development SAPS Learning Programme Enrolment

Candidates who apply to be appointed in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 must:

  • Fill out the official application form and affirm under oath or by means of a solemn declaration that the information they supplied on the application is true and correct
  • Have permanent residence in the Republic of South Africa of which they must give documentary proof
  • Be at least 18 years old and no older than 30 (documentary proof is needed)
  • Must be physically and mentally fit (a physical and medical examination as determined by the SAPS must be taken)
  • Must fit the profile of a police official (a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner of the SAPS must be taken)
  • Have a Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or an equivalent qualification (documentary proof must be presented)
  • Be fluent in, at least, English and one other official language
  • Be prepared to take the oath of office
  • Be prepared to undergo any training as determined by the National Commissioner of the SAPS
  • Not have any visible tattoos that are contrary to the objectives of the SAPS on any part of their body
  • Not have previous criminal convictions
  • Let their fingerprints be taken
  • Be prepared to have their background checked
  • Be prepared to serve anywhere in South Africa

How to Apply for the Basic Police Development SAPS Learning Programme

Application forms are obtainable at all local police stations. The application form must be completed in handwriting and must be handed in at the nearest police station along with the necessary supporting documents.

For more information, visit

The Operations Learnerships at Engen Application

About Engen Limited

Engen is a South African oil company that focuses on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. The company’s core functions are the refining of crude oil, the marketing of their primary refined petroleum products and the provision of convenience services via their extensive retail network. Engen produces automotive, industrial, aviation and marine fuels and lubricants, also bitumen as well as chemicals and special products. With its presence in over 20 countries with products exported to over 30 more countries, mostly in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, Engen has been proactively operating since 1881 with a company name of Vacuum Oil founded by a German immigrant, Johann Gottlieb Schade, as a start-up. It has spent every decade since then enriching the lives of the continent’s people by identifying opportunities, finding innovative solutions, and providing energy that fuels Africa’s growth.

After decades of improvement and change due to certain circumstances, the company made its way to be officially named Engen in 1993 – the most successful re-branding exercise ever undertaken in South Africa. Engen was positioned as South African owned but with a broad African outlook. By the early 2000s, the company centred their focus on human capital, social capital, natural capital, financial capital and manufactured capital. In the following years, Engen launched EPIC 2016, which spells out the company’s plan to be ‘A Champion in Africa’ by 2016, as well as their five new corporate values: Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered. By 2012,, the company successfully acquired Shell’s business (in DRC, Gabon and Lesotho), Total’s businesses (in Guinea Bissau, Rwanda and Burundi) and Chevron’s businesses (in Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Reunion and Zimbabwe). Firmly established as a modern, innovative and caring company that offers superior quality, exceptional service, extensive choice and unique convenience, the Engen of today is a leading African energy company, driven by their five values of Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered.

Engen is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and operates approximately 1,450 service stations across sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands with over 3,000 employees (2017). A number of Engen’s service stations are operated on a franchise basis.

Engen Limited is majority owned by PETRONAS (74% holding) – short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad / National Petroleum Limited, a Malaysian oil and gas company – one of the world’s leading oil companies and a member of the FORTUNE 500. Meanwhile, PHEMBANI, a black-controlled South African company focusing on the broader energy sector, holds 21.2% and a Phembani-led consortium holds the remaining 4.8%. Engen Petroleum Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Engen Limited (Engen).

The company has partnered with numerous South African businesses, including Woolworths, Wimpy, Debonairs Pizza, and Steers, which have operations at certain Engen service stations. Today, Engen Petroleum is active in South Africa, Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Congo, Madagascar, Niger, Togo, Malawi, Lesotho, Senegal, Swaziland, Mauritius, Reunion and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. The company is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) and is a constituent of the BSE Domestic Company Index.

The five fundamental principles (Integrity, Performance, Teamwork, Ownership, and Empowered) that Engen adopt are the pillars in which serve as a solid foundation on which the employees are able to build the futures they desire. Along with that, the company strive to always operate in accordance with good business ethics and in a safe and environmentally responsible way, not simply to comply with legislation, but because they believe it is the right thing to do. Ethical considerations and their corporate values inform all of the company’s business decisions. The goal of adding value in a balanced manner is their driving force. As such, they pursue their business with honesty, integrity and fairness.

As a big company, Engen offers people the opportunity to work in a challenging environment that has great career prospects for the future. The company not only opens job vacancies for those who are ready to jump into a professional work experience, but they also provide skill development programmes, such as learnerships, apprenticeships, internships, vacation work, in-service training, bursaries and graduate positions.

Engen Learnerships

A learnership is a vocational education and training programme to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification. It combines theory and workplace practice into a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Engen provides this type of skill development programme to enhance the young generations’ skills and abilities and help them prepare for the professional world.

Engen is currently opening the enrolment for Operations Learnerships. It is a 12 month contract programme whereby the 1st preference on the position will be given to unemployed candidates. The programme will take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Application Requirements for the Operations Learnerships at Engen

In order to be admitted in the Operations Learenership programme at Engen, candidates must first consider whether they meet the application requirements or not. Below are some of the things they will want to consider and prepare before applying for the learnership.

  • Candidates must possess a Matric certificate with a pass in “pure” Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Candidates must submit certified copies of ID and Matric certificates when applying

How to Apply for the Operations Learnerships at Engen

To apply for the Operations Learnerships provided by Engen, candidates may simply visit the official recruitment website then click on the Learnerships category to see the details on the available programme and apply. Candidates will need to sign up an account before applying for the programme.

All applications must be submitted to the contact details provided and in the manner requested. Applications that are not submitted by the closing date will not be considered.

Engen does not guarantee that candidates will be called for an interview or appointed by virtue of their applications. The company reserves the right not to make an appointment. Its approved Employment Equity plans and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Application Deadline for the Operations Learnerships at Engen

The closing date for the Engen’s Operations Learnerships enrolment is on January 24, 2019.

For more details on Engen, visit (Engen South Africa) or (Engen Africa).

AIESEC DHL Internship Programme 2019

About DHL

DHL is the world’s largest multinational logistics company, headquartered in Bonn, Germany and Oslo, Norway. The company was built in 1969 and its name was inspired by the initials of the last names of its founders: Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn. DHL currently employs approximately 285,000 people and has operations running in more than 220 countries around the world.

The founding of DHL represented the creation of a new sector of industry: international air express service – rapid transport of documents and cargo papers by plane. In 1971, DHL started to expand its network in the Far East and in the Pacific Rim. It also began to offer services in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia in 1972 and later in Europe (1974), Latin America (1977), as well as the Middle East and Africa (1978).

In 1979, DHL added parcel delivery to its list of services. Prior to this time, the company only offered delivery of documents. Seven years later, DHL entered into a joint venture with the People’s Republic of China – making it the first express company to operate inside of China.

A partnership between Deutsch Post and DHL International began in 1998 when Deutsch Post acquired a minority interest of the DHL. The partnership then expanded and intensified in 2000. Negotiations were then concluded allowing Deutsch Post to establish a majority interest. At the time, DHL had more than 71,000 employees worldwide. Since 2003, DHL has been operating under the Deutsche Post DHL Group, a company that focuses on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business activities worldwide. Deutsche Post DHL makes a positive contribution to the world by connecting people and enabling global trade while being committed to responsible business practices, purposeful environmental activities and corporate citizenship.

Deutsch Post bundles its entire express and logistics business under the DHL brand. On April 1, 2003, the Group began re-branding some 20,000 parcel delivery vans throughout Germany in the new DHL design. This new, internationally renowned DHL brand underscores the Group’s evolution into a global player.

DHL runs with a number of industry sectors including automotive, chemicals, consumer, energy, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, the public sector, retail, and technology. The DHL family is composed of independent divisions that are connected by the same core values, principle, and a common management approach. This way, the company of specialised Business Units can offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics products and solutions ranging from domestic and international parcel delivery to international express, road, air, and ocean freight to end-to-end supply chain management. The following are the divisions in the DHL family.

  • DHL Express

This division provides international door-to-door express pick-up and delivery services of parcels and documents for business customers. Deutsch Post owns five airline subsidiaries operating for DHL Express, operating 96 aircraft and another 21 aircraft on orders, which are collectively referred to as DHL Aviation. DHL Express is an equal partner in a sixth airline that operates for DHL Express:

  • Blue Dart Aviation in Chennai, India – provides services for Indian destinations from Chennai International Airport
  • DHL Aero Expreso in Panama City, Panama – provides services for destinations in Central and South America
  • DHL Air UK in Hounslow, United Kingdom – provides services for European destinations from East Midlands Airport
  • European Air Transport in Leipzig, Germany – provides services for European destinations from Leipzig/Halle Airport
  • AeroLogic (joint venture with Lufthansa) in Schkeuditz, Germany – provides services from Europe to central and eastern Asian destinations from Leipzig/Halle Airport and Frankfurt Airport
  • SNAS/DHL in Bahrain – provides services for Middle East destinations from Bahrain International Airport
  • DHL Global Forwarding

Formerly known as DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, the DHL Global Forwarding provides air and ocean freight forwarding services. It carries goods by rail, road, air and sea under the DHL brand and includes the DHL Freight operation which runs a ground-based freight network covering Europe, Russia and traffic into the Middle East.

  • DHL Supply Chain

In this business, DHL provides contract logistics solutions along the entire supply chain for customers from a wide variety of sectors. In 2016, DHL Supply Chain was primarily competing in strategic Life Sciences & Healthcare, Automotive and Technology sectors of the market.

  • DHL e-Commerce

This division helps make transactions quicker and easier around the entire business by providing online services for business customers and consumers all around the world.

  • DHL Parcel

The DHL Parcel provides standard domestic and international parcel pick-up, delivery and return services for business customers, as well as consumers in selected geographies.

  • DHL Freight

This division provides road and rail freight services across Europe, parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa and the Middle East. Together with DHL Global Forwarding, it forms Deutsch Post’s Freight / Forwarding business division.

Career opportunities within Deutsch Post DHL Group are as diverse as its teams around the world. They offer a wide range of jobs that can improve their employees’ lives. The company also provides students and graduates various opportunities to join projects, master demanding challenges and assume responsibility. As part of the people’s development, DHL provides plenty of opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge and experience in the form of divisional leadership programmes and functional training curricula that are offered across all its business units to cater people to specific development needs. Some of the different training and development opportunities provided cover for example different relevant operational knowledge and skills training, health and safety training, language courses or soft skills trainings. On-the-job trainings are available as internships and graduate programmes at DHL.

AIESEC Internship Programme at DHL

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. It is a non-political, independent, non-profit organisation run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Since 1996, DHL has been partnering with AIESEC to offer undergraduates and master’s degree students the chance to do 6-12 month developmental internships at their corporate divisions around the world. In the programme, they offer real experience on complex projects and the chance to gain the sort of skills required by global organisations to the interns.

Eligibility Requirements for the AIESEC DHL Internship 

The necessary qualifications for an internship in the AIESEC programme mostly depend on what the department offering the position needs. Each position has specific requirements, thus those who are interested in attending the internship will need to read the job requirements carefully before applying. The general requirements which apply to all positions are as listed below.

  • Above average grades
  • To be enrolled in bachelor or master studies
  • Proficient in English
  • Exceptional knowledge of MS Office
  • First-hand practical experience
  • Good analytical skills and swift perception
  • Independent and goal-oriented work
  • Ability to work proactively in a team, the drive to generate results and a can-do attitude

How to Apply for the AIESEC DHL Internship Programme 

All internship opportunities offered by Deutsch Post DHL Group are posted on the global AIESEC internship website. Those interested can apply for the available opportunities on this website.

Candidates will be subject for an interview with the hiring manager after being shortlisted. Subsequently, the selected candidates will be guided through an on-boarding process in order to enable the candidate to meet all legal requirements and travel to the respective destination of their internship. At the end of the selection process, selected candidates will sign a contract and start the internship programme at the respective DHL office.

SAPPI Learnerships by South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited

About Sappi

Sappi is a global diversified wood fibre company focused on producing and selling commodity paper products, pulp, chemical cellulose, and forest and timber products for Southern Africa and export markets. Sappi Limited, originally incorporated as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited, was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Johannesburg. The company was acknowledged as the world’s largest producer of dissolving wood pulp in 2013.

The dissolving wood pulp (specialised cellulose) produced by the company are used worldwide by converters to create viscose fibre for fashionable clothing and textiles, pharmaceutical products, as well as a wide range of consumer and household products. The quality specialities and packaging papers produced in the Sappi company are used in the manufacture of such products as soup sachets, luxury carry bags, cosmetic and confectionery packaging, boxes for agricultural products for export, tissue wadding for household tissue products and casting and release papers used by suppliers to the fashion, textiles, automobile and household industries. The company’s market-leading range of coated and uncoated graphic paper products are used by printers in the production of books, brochures, magazines, catalogues, direct mail, newspapers and many other print applications.

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Sappi Limited has over 12,500 employees in over 35 countries and manufacturing facilities in nine countries, on three continents (including Europe, America and Africa), and customers in over 100 countries across the globe. The mills that Sappi operate are located in Western Europe (with ten mills), the United States of America (with three mills) and Southern Africa (with four mills). The company owns 33 subsidiaries placed around the world listed as the following.

  • Sappi North America
  • Sappi South Africa Limited
  • Sappi Europe SA
  • Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sappi Lanaken NV
  • Sappi Fine Paper South Africa
  • Sappi Cloquet LLC
  • Sappi Alfeld GmbH
  • Sappi Maastricht B.V.
  • Sappi International SA
  • Sappi Ehingen GmbH
  • Sappi Papier Holding GmbH
  • Sappi Lanaken Press Paper NV
  • Sappi Nijmegen BV
  • Sappi (U.K.) Ltd.
  • Sappi Stockstadt GmbH
  • Sappi Schweiz Ag
  • Sappi Deutschland GmbH
  • PE Paper Escrow GmbH
  • Sappi Management Services (Pty) Ltd.
  • SDW Holdings Corporation
  • Sappi Fine Paper Europe
  • Sappi Finland Operations Oy
  • M-real Biberist AG
  • Sappisure Försäkrings Ab
  • Sappi Share Facilitation Company (Pty) Ltd.
  • Trenfor Trading AG
  • CN Papiervertriebs GmbH
  • Sappi Trading Pulp AG
  • Sappi Finland L Oy
  • Sappi Saiccor (Pty) Ltd.
  • Sappi’s Forest Products Division
  • Sappi Pulp Asia Limited

Sappi South Africa has a combined production capacity of 685,000 tons of paper, 665,000 tons of paper pulp and over a million tons of dissolving wood pulp (DWP) per annum. The company’s headquarters in Johannesburg manages the sub-divisions of Sappi Forests, Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging, and Sappi Dissolving Wood Pulp. A number of regional functions like finance, human resources, sales and marketing, technical and engineering as well as board functions are also based there.

Sappi Limited’s goal is to be the most profitable company in the paper, pulp and chemical cellulose sectors. The company’s goal is supported by a new global business strategy to significantly improve the company’s profitability and returns. In 2017, the company achieved all of their short-term targets and made significant strides towards their 2020Vision, which sets various aspirational targets and goals for providing enhanced rewards to all their stakeholders. The company’s 2020Vision sets out a range of medium-term targets with the end goal of substantially increasing EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) by the conclusion of the decade. Each of Sappi Limited’s regions improved its operation performance and cash generation exceeded the company’s own goals, as a result, they now have greater flexibility to increase investments in strategic growth.

Sappi Limited believes that people are the key to success. They recruit people with quality and offer professional training programmes. The company ensures life-enriching career opportunities to committed and talented individuals. The development programmes provided by Sappi have an aim to attract highly motivated and dynamic individuals with the potential to become successful leaders, not just within Sappi Southern Africa, but globally. These skills development programmes offered consist of training programmes (engineers, technician and forester), learnership programmes, and internships. They also offer bursaries and scholarships.

Sappi Learnerships

At Sappi, enthusiastic, innovative young people are given the chance to build great portfolios, get valuable work experience and receive in depth training form experts. Just like other skill development programmes provided by Sappi, this learnership programme enhances the people’s ability to link theoretical or academic learning with the practical application to the real world of business.

A lot of people mistake learnerships as internships or apprenticeships when it is actually very different from each one of the two others mentioned. Learnerships are structured learning programmes that allow people to combine both theoretical and practical elements. These courses run in partnership with various FET Colleges and lead to a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Minimum Requirements for the Enrolment in Sappi South Africa Learnerships

To enter the Sappi South Africa Learnerships, applicants must meet the following requisites.

  • A citizen of South Africa with legal ID
  • Aged between 18 and 25 years old when applying for the programme
  • Have a Grade 12 certificate
  • Passed Matric with 65% in English and 70% in both Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the application
  • Proficient in English
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a computer literate or have other applicable experience or knowledge
  • Able to work individually and in a team

How to Apply for the Sappi Learnerships

Online applications for the Sappi Leanerships are currently unavailable. Those interested in attending the Sappi Learnership programmes may contact the following e-mails to apply.

[email protected] or [email protected]

Note: Job seekers are not to send their CV and/or any application document via e-mail. Any application document e-mailed to the mentioned addresses will be automatically deleted as job seekers may only register / apply on the Careers portal.

Short-listed candidates will be notified for an interview. Candidates may be assessed to determine if they have any competency gaps and whether they are the best fit for the job prior to potential employment. Candidates are selected based on the assessment results, interview results and CV.

To learn more about the Sappi Learnerships, please visit the official website.

ArcelorMittal Learnership in Metal Production

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is an Indian multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Luxembourg. The company has annual achievable production capacity of approximately 113 million tonnes of crude steel and some 199,000 employees across 60 countries – making it the world’s leading steel and mining company, and the leader in all major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with an industrial presence in 18 countries. Also, ArcelorMittal holds the leading research and development (R&D) and technology, sizeable captive supplies of raw materials, and outstanding distribution networks.

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ArcelorMittal was established in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor, a Western European steel maker (Spain, France, and Luxemburg) by Indian-owned multinational steel maker Mittal Steel. Arcelor was the number one steel producer in Europe and Latin America which held leadership positions in its main markets; automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging as well as general industry. Arcelor was created in February 2002 by three steelmaking companies namely Aceralia, Arbed and Usinor. The company operated in four key market sectors: Flat Carbon Steel, Long Carbon Steel, and Arcelor Steel Solutions and Services. On the other hand, the Mittal Steel Company was formed in 1978 as Ispat International, which at the time was part of the Indian Steel making company Ispat Industries, and separated itself from the company in 1995. Mittal Steel was based in Rotterdam but managed from London. Prior to 2006, the year they took over Arcelor with the new company to be called ArcelorMittal, Mittal Steel had successfully acquired a number of companies that operated in the steel production industry – the International Steel Group (acquired in 2004) which was a merger four steel producers in the United States (Bethlehem Steel, ISG Weirton Steel, Acme Steel, and LTV-Steel – a merger of Republic Steel and Jones & Laughlin Steel), Ispat International (acquired in 2004) and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in Ukraine (acquired 2005).

The ArcelorMittal Group underpins ArcelorMittal South Africa as part of the world’s largest steel producer. Headquartered in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer on the African continent. It supplies over 61% of the steel used in South Africa and exports the rest to sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. The company has a depth of technical and managerial expertise and is well-known for its reputation for reliability and a sharply defined business focus, which has forged the organisation into a modern, highly competitive supplier of steel products to the domestic and global markets. Through the ArcelorMittal Group, ArcelorMittal South Africa has access to world-class research and development, best practice processes, aggressive procurement contracts and international market leverage to ensure the company remains the leading international steel industry. It also has access to leading edge technology, global skills and leadership development programmes.

ArcelorMittal South Africa’s products are categorised into flat steel products, foundry products, long steel products and tubular products. The company runs in a number of industry including agricultural, armament, automotive, bolt and nut, chains, construction, engineering, furniture and appliance, mining, packaging, piping, renewable energy, roofing and cladding, and tubing industry. The company employs nearly 9500 people at its operations in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and in the Western Cape. Their workforce contributes immeasurably to the success that ArcelorMittal enjoys and as such a key strategic initiative for ArcelorMittal is the attraction, retention and development of the human capital.

As the company is an active supporter and participant in developing the South African economy, all appointments are made in terms of the company’s Employment Equity Policy. The corporate divisions that ensure the company operates effectively as a listed company includes communications, finance, investor relations, human resources, legal, information management, sales and marketing, procurement and logistics.

ArcelorMittal Career Programmes

ArcelorMittal South Africa offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates and traineeship programmes at all the operating units, especially for the South African youngsters. The company looks for talented young people to become part of their team. They provide a wide range of opportunities at different areas of the business for those looking to work in a challenging environment. The programmes that the company provides include the Graduate-in-Training Programme, Candidate Engineer Programme, and the Candidate Technician Programme. They also offer Apprenticeship Programmes and Metal Production Learnerships.

The Apprenticeship Programme is designed to enable learners to develop and apply learned industrial standards to increase productivity, efficiency and quality, whereas the Metal Production Learnership is designed for the candidates to acquire educational training and hands-on practical application of skills.

Metal Production Learnership by ArcelorMittal South Africa

This programme is offered by ArcelorMittal South Africa to young people as an opportunity to contribute in the business sector. The duration of this programme is 40 weeks, which consists of formal classroom training and work integrated learning. Upon completion of the programme, the candidates can be appointed in an operator position depending on business needs. The learnership covers training costs and provides monthly bursary allowance.

Requirements to Apply for the ArcelorMittal Learnership Programme

In order to be selected as a learner in the Metal Production Learnership provided by ArcelorMittal South Africa, applicants must first fulfil the following minimum requirements.

  • A South African citizen with a valid ID
  • Pass Grade 12 with 45% in all Mathematics, Physical Science or N3 Engineering Science, and English. A certified copy of the certificate must be attached to the application.
  • Complete the online resume format which will be included in the application
  • Applicants must be unemployed and not attending any training and/or school
  • Physically fit
  • No experience required

Applicants will be further subjected to an interview and all successful applicants will undergo assessments required for the chosen position.

How to Apply for the ArcelorMittal Learnership Programme

If applicants feel they have met the mentioned requirements, they may visit to register an application account, search for available opportunities and apply online. It is to be noted that applicants may only apply once for any one position.

E-mailed CVs are unacceptable, as applications can only be submitted online, unless otherwise stated in the advertisement.

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Shoprite Learnership, Internship and Bursary

About Shoprite

The Shoprite Group of Companies is Africa’s largest food retailer. It was found in 1979 and is currently operating 2.843 outlets in 15 countries, scattered across the continent and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company’s headquarters are located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Shoprite Holdings Limited is a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), with secondary listings on both the Namibian and Zambian Stock Exchanges.

Shoprite Holdings Limited is an investment holding company whose combined subsidiaries constitute the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailer on the African Continent and the Indian Ocean Islands. Though the Group’s primary business is on food retailing, its offering extends to a broad range of goods and services including household products, furniture, pharmaceuticals and financial services amongst others. Shoprite Holdings Limited comprises a number of entities, which includes the Shoprite Checkers Supermarket Group, Checkers Hypers, Usave stores, furniture outlets (including OK Furniture, House and Home), Hungry Lion, MediRite pharmacies and LiquorShop. The Hungry Lion Fast Foods, though, was disclaimed and sold on July 1, 2018 when the Group lost interest in it.

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Shoprite plays a significant role in reducing unemployment rate as it had recruited over 147.000 people. The company manages to prevent job losses and help create thousands more of work opportunities despite going through tough economic times. Apart from that, the company also run food subsidies to help their communities through difficult times.

The company does not only enable access to quality consumer products and services, but also job opportunities to the communities in the countries that they serve. in offering job opportunities to the people in need of employment, the Shoprite Group focuses on attracting, developing and retaining a loyal and committed workforce, dedicated to the Group’s culture and organisational objectives. The company offers a range of various positions in their divisional offices around Africa and the Home Office departments in Cape Town.

The Shoprite Group also offers bursary opportunities and graduate programmes for those who are willing to expertise their skills and increase their job performances. Up until today, the Group had trained over 155.000 people and invested in over 3 million training hours, conducted 1.5 million successful training interventions and rolled out an e-learning platform across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands to facilitate remote training since the Group was established.

Shoprite Learnership

A lot of people might already hear the words internship and learnership, but most people mistake those two words with one another. An internship is usually programmed for tertiary education students as one of the requisites to graduate from their studies. Internships are about giving students an opportunity to experience real-life work and measuring their readiness to start or join a career. Interns are supervised throughout the entire duration of the internship. Some interns are paid during their internship by the company or institution that they participate in, depending on the policy by the internship provider.

A learnership is another thing. A learnership is a programme that is designed to give people classroom trainings and work experience at the same time. It is a form of an on-the-job training programme that aims to develop the participants’ skills and ensuring that they are ready and have sufficient abilities to jump into the world of work. Learners in a learnership are usually given weekly or monthly stipends by the learnership providers.

In 2016, Shoprite expected to empower over 200.000 people of the young generations in Africa by conducting on-the-job training programmes in order to help those unemployed youths gain sufficient skills to enter the retail sector or to start their own business. It is until now that the company remain to strive for their missions in empowering the young generations of Africa. Therefore, trainings and tertiary educational programmes still run in the company’s system.

Participants of the programme are provided with the basic business principles to understand the financial, legal and business requirements of setting up and running a small to medium enterprise in conjunction with a large retailer.

The programme consists of 12 months classroom training and workplace experience in identifying and understanding the customers’ needs, also delivering first class inbound and outbound customer services and sales whilst remaining committed to treating customers fairly. Participants will receive weekly stipends during their time in the on-the-job training.

Requirements for Shoprite Learnership Enrolment

Individuals who are willing to increase their abilities and gain more knowledge as well as work experience to be ready to start or join a career might want to consider in joining a learnership, specifically provided by Shoprite. In order to do that, those people may need to pay attention to the following list of requirements before applying for the learnership. Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of South Africa with an Identity Document (ID)
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years old by the time they apply
  • Hold a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification (e.g. N3), with Mathematics and English
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Not be involved in academic studies when enrolling for the programme
  • Be able to operate the computer – MS. Office for the least
  • Be able to work in shifts, on weekends or on public holidays
  • Be able to attend both theoretical and practical trainings
  • Have excellent work-ethic
  • Be goal-driven and self-motivated
  • Be conscientious to details
  • Have negotiation and time management skills

How to Apply

Those who are interested to be enrolled in the Shoprite Learnership are welcome to apply online by visiting their website at then register an account and apply according to the given procedures on the page. Another way to apply is by dialling *120*446# on the phone to then follow the prompts (network rates apply). Remember to choose one of the two mentioned ways to apply.

Send in a CV, a certified copy of ID and transcripts, and any other supporting document as proof of qualification to the Shoprite’s recruitment centres in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further recruitment stages.

Visit the Shoprite’s official website on for more information.

Sasol Learnerships at Secunda and Sasolburg

About Sasol

Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemical company based in Sandton, South Africa. It leverages technologies and the expertise of 31.270 people in 32 countries that work for the company. Sasol was established in 1950 in Sasolburg, South Africa and built on processes that were first developed by German chemists and engineers in the early 1900s. During the World War II, the Germans built numerous plants that provided the bulk of the fuel necessary for their military to conduct operations. Today, Sasol develops and commercialises technologies, and builds and operates world-scale facilities to produce liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.

Sasol is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa and the New York Stock Exchange in the United States. Major shareholders include the South African Government Employees Pension Fund, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC), Allan Gray Investment Counsel, Coronation Fund Managers, Investec Asset Management, and others. It is the largest corporate taxpayer in South Africa and remains one of the country’s largest investors in capital projects, skills development and technological research and development.

In the U.S., Sasol has operations in Houston, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Tucson, Arizona; and Oil City, Pennsylvania where they build a world-scale petrochemical complex. These sites manufacture the primary ingredients in detergents, personal care products, waxes and speciality products used as abrasives, catalysts, thickeners, ceramics and more.

Sasol’s new value chain-based operating model came into effect in 2014. Sasol Group is now organised into two upstream business units, three regional operating hubs, and four customer-facing strategic business units, supported by fit-to-purpose functions. The company focuses on creating value sustainably as they recognise the growing need for countries to secure supply of energy and chemicals.

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The Operating Business Units in Sasol comprise the mining division and exploration and production of oil and gas activities, focused on feed-stock supply. Sasol mining operates six coal mines that supply feed-stock for Secunda (Sasol Synfuels) and Sasolburg (Sasolburg Operations) complexes in South Africa. Some of the coals supplied to Sasol Synfuels are mainly used as gasification feed-stock, while some others are used to generate electricity. On the other hand, the coal supplied to the Sasolburg Operations is used to generate electricity and steam. Coal is also exported from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers.

The Regional Operating Hubs in Sasol includes operations in Southern Africa, North America and Eurasia. While the Southern African Operations business cluster is responsible for Sasol’s all downstream operations and related infrastructure in Southern Africa, the International Operations business cluster is responsible for Sasol’s international operations in Eurasia and North America, including its US mega-projects in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Sasol focuses on two products – energy and chemical. As for the energy business, the cluster manages the marketing and sales of all oil, gas and electricity products in Southern Africa and oversees Sasol’s international GTL (gas to liquids) ventures in Qatar, Nigeria and Uzbekistan. Meanwhile, the chemical business is divided into two niche groupings; Base Chemicals which consists of fertilisers, polymers and solvents products, and Performance Chemicals which comprises key products including surfactants, surfactants intermediates, fatty alcohols, linear alkyl benzene (LAB), short-chain linear alpha olefins, ethylene, petrolatum, paraffin waxes, synthetic waxes, creslyc acids, high-quality carbon solutions as well as high-purity and ultra-high-purity alumina and a speciality gases sub-division.

In South Africa, the chemical businesses are integrated in the Fischer-Tropsch value chain, while outside South Africa, they are operated based on backward integration into feed-stock and/or competitive market positions.

The Group Technology in Sasol manages the company’s research and development (R&D), technology innovation and management, engineering services and capital project management portfolios. Group Technology includes the following:

  • Research and Technology (R&T), which focuses on developing technologies in order to improve the value propositions and performance of Sasol’s proprietary technologies
  • Engineering and Project Services, which is accountable for delivering specialised and standardised engineering and project services across Sasol where it sets, maintains and benchmarks standards and best practices in engineering and project management.
  • Capital Projects, which provides Sasol with a capital projects organisation that balances cost with effectiveness and delivers large and demanding projects centrally, whilst providing decentralised delivery for small to medium sized projects in Southern Africa and selectively for Northern America and Eurasia. This area is also responsible in co-ordinating the capital projects management execution resource pool across Sasol.

Career Opportunities in Sasol

There is a wide range of fields in the Sasol that people can choose to work in based on their educational background and/or proficiency. Below is a list of work areas in the company.

  • Artisan, Senior Artisan, Specialist Artisan, Master Artisan
  • Technician, Technologist, Engineer
  • Foreman, Area Manager, Operations / Maintenance Manager
  • Learning Practitioner (LP), Principal LP, Learning Manager, Senior Learning Manager

Sasol Learnerships

Learnerships are learning programmes that require on the job learning supported by structured or institutional learning. The Sasol Learnerships’ purpose is to train and develop a person to become a qualified artisan according to the requirements of Chemical Industries Education and Training Authorities (CHIETA). Below are choices of areas of work to take in the Sasol Learnership programme.

  • Chemical Plant Operations (AKA Process / Production)
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Electrical operations
  • Fitting
  • Turning
  • Boiler-making
  • Welding
  • Rigging

Application Requirements for the Sasol Learnership

To be accepted in the Sasol Learnership, applicants must fulfil the following requirements.

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Provide a full N3 certificate with Mathematics, Engineering Science and Business English OR have completed a National Senior Certificate with a 40% pass in the following subjects:
  1. Technical Mathematics or Mathematics SG / HG
  2. English / Business English SG / HG
  3. Technical Science, Physical Science or Engineering Science SG / HG

 How to Apply for the Sasol Learnership

There are three main channels to apply for vacancies at Sasol. Those interested in participating in the Sasol Learnerships may register online at Sasol’s official website > Careers > Africa, United States and International. Once the account is registered, applicants will receive an email from the system that consist a link to activate the account. Click on the account activation link then proceed on the application.

Nursing Learnerships at Mediclinic, Netcare, and Government

About Nursing

Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on caring individuals, families, and communities in order to help them attain, maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses care for individuals of all ages and culture backgrounds, either they are healthy or ill, in a holistic manner based on the individual’s physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, social and spiritual needs. The profession combines physical science, social science, nursing theory, and technology in caring for those individuals.

Most people qualify by studying a degree in nursing, but there are numerous educational paths to becoming a professional nurse, which involves extensive study of nursing theory and practice as well as training in clinical skills.

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Nursing Learnerships

Individuals who dream to be a professional nurse may want to consider participating in Nursing Learnerships where they can learn and increase their performances in nursing and get a hands-on work experience through the programme. The duration of a learnership vary depending on the area of studies and also the qualifications. A nursing learnership usually lasts around 2-4 years, which consists of 2000 hours of clinical practice. On the second year of study in a learnership, learners are usually focused on primarily or scientific topics, which are also vital to the basic nursing.

Those succeeded in completing the nursing learnership will have a wider opportunity to get a diploma in nursing, as well as getting a job. Some career paths that people may choose after completing the nursing learnerships include midwifery, general nursing, community care, theatre nursing or the psychiatric fields.

Government Nursing Learnerships

There are many institutions in South Africa that offer a nursing learnership programme. These include the most well-known institutions: the Department of Heath North West, Department of Health Polokwane, Department of Health KwaZulu-Natal, Netcare, and Mediclinic. Every year, a number of nursing learnerships are open for enrolment.

  • Department of Health (North West, Polokwane, KwaZulu-Natal)

The Department of Health intends to offer high-quality education for the medical industry. Their goal is to prevent and fight diseases with efficiency, quality and skilled workforces. This department offers talented South African youths a great opportunity in developing their skills and gaining hands-on working experience in the medical field by opening up learnership programmes regulary.

Nursing Learnerships in the Department of Health are held in three regional health departments – the North West Department of Health, Limpopo Department of Health (Polokwane) and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. Individuals that are interested in the learnership programme hosted by the Department of Health may choose one of the following fields to participate in.

  • Psychiatric
  • Nursing Assistant
  • General Nursing
  • Auxiliary Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Midwifery

Learners are usually meant to attend the Nursing Learnerships at the Department of Health for the duration of one year, unless stated otherwise. Besides gaining skills and great work experience, the learners of this programme will also get a monthly stipend worth approximately R1500.

Successful applicants will be placed in government hospitals and/or clinics during the learnership. They may also be asked to work in shifts, on weekends or during the public holidays.

Online application for the learnership in this department is not available. Those interested may collect the application form from the nearest Department of Health offices. For more information, please visit:

Nursing Learnerships at Netcare

Netcare (Network Healthcare Holdings Limited) is the largest private hospital provider in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Established in 1996, this company was listed on the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Change) Limited the same year and was initially expanded into the United Kingdom in 2001. It acquired a controlling stake in the UK’s General Healthcare Group in 2006, and provides services to the National Healthcare Service via its subsidiary, the General Healthcare Group.

The Netcare Education is a division of the Netcare Group. It is a registered private higher education institution and is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading private education and training institutions of healthcare professionals in nursing and ancillary health care as well as emergency medical services. The division consists of two faculties, namely the Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) and the Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC), which take place in Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng, Durban North in KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, and Cape Town in the Western Cape.

Like its name, the FNAH provides formal education and training in the fields of nursing and ancillary disciplines. Meanwhile, the FECC provides formal education and training in the field of emergency and critical care. They also provide first-aid trainings for public members.

Netcare provides learnership programmes for paramedics, nursing and pharmacy. The Netcare Learnerships allow participants to choose their preferred fields of study to develop important skills which will enable them to provide high-quality health care services. The fields available for the learnerships include basic nursing, administration, pharmacy, clinical engineering technicians, research clinical trials, specialized nursing, the emergency operations centre and many more.

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Nursing Learnerships at Mediclinic

Mediclinic is an international private healthcare services group that operates in Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia), Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. It was established in South Africa in 1983. The group focuses on providing acute-care, specialist-orientated, multi-disciplinary healthcare services and related service offerings.

The company comprises 76 hospitals and 29 clinics with about 63% of the hospitals and 4-days clinics operating in South Africa and three hospitals operating in Namibia by the Mediclinic Southern Africa. Mediclinic also has a primary listing on the Main Market of the LE in the United Kingdom, with secondary listings on the JSE in South Africa and the NSX in Namibia.  The company’s registered office is in London, United Kingdom, and the group management office takes place in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Mediclinic offers many career options as well as trainings, specifically including nursing learnerships, Through this programme, the company offers professional training in nursing to attain a certificate of an enrolled nurse. This programme is a two years of duration course. All selected participants will gain superior education and expert training to excel within the fast-paced medical field. Those who have successfully completed the Mediclinic Nursing Learnership will be qualified to register in the South African Nursing Council (SANC).

Those interested in the programme may apply on the Mediclinic’s official website on Shortlisted applicants will then need to take a health evaluation and psychometric test in order to proceed with the learnership selection process. Applicants will then be interviewed for the final selection process. Applicants that had successfully fulfilled all the requirements and pass through all the selection process will need to sign a contract with Mediclinic before they can finally be enrolled in the nursing learnership.

Standard Requirements to Enrol for Nursing Learnerships

In order to be enrolled in a nursing learnerhsip, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • South African citizen, proven by a copy of ID and proof of address that are certified no longer than three months before the application deadline.
  • Aged between 18 and 35 years old
  • Unemployed
  • Submit detailed Curriculum Vitae with contact details, contactable references and any other information that may be pertinent.
  • Completed Matric or Grade 12, proven by submitting a certified copy of a valid Matric or Grade 12 certificate.
  • Proficient in English – in reading, writing and speaking
  • Competent in Biology and Life Sciences, proven by submitting a certified copy of transcripts
  • Provide certified copies of any other relevant certificates
  • Able to operate a computer – basic use at the least
  • Be self-motivated and able to work in a team
  • Not currently attending any learnership programme

How to Apply for Nursing Learnerships

Those interested may browse for nursing learnership opportunities in newspapers and online advertisements or contact the nearest local health office, as they may have an opened learnership programme. Individuals with a disability are welcome to apply.

Most institutions prefer online or hand-delivered applications; therefore, any application sent by registered mail, e-mail or fax will not be accepted. Applications must be handed in to the same office where it was collected from. All submitted application documents will be verified to ensure authenticity due to a large number of applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Metro Police Learnerships

About Metro Police

The Metropolitan Police Services (MPS), known as the Municipal Police in South Africa, is the territorial police force that is responsible for law enforcement. It is established in the terms of Section 206 (7) of the South African Constitution and Section 64 (E) of the South African Police Services Act. The Municipal Police in South Africa are exists entirely independently from the South African Police Services (SAPS) and are funded by, and accountable to, local or city governments.

Details about the establishment of a municipal police service can be found in the South African Police Services Amendment Act No. 83 of 1998. The act says that any municipality (urban or rural, large or small) may apply to establish a municipal police service. The Metropolitan Police Services in South Africa (Municipal Police) that are currently operating are Johannesburg Metro Police, Cape Town Metro Police, Ethekwini Metro Police, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Police, Tshwane Metro Police and Ekurhuleni Metro Police.

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In the South African cities, the municipalities are often referred to as ‘metropolitan councils’, hence in these cities, the people refer to ‘metro police’. The acronym ‘MPS’ is used whether it is referring to municipal or metro police services – or MPD for a police department.

The powers and responsibilities of South African municipal police are more restricted than those of the South African Police Services. The Municipal Police is responsible for traffic policing and enforcing local by-laws within the municipality. They also work in cooperation with the South Africa Police Service to prevent crime and maintain public order. According to Section 64E of the SAPS Act, the statutory functions of a municipal police service are:

  • Traffic policing
  • Policing of municipal by-laws and regulations
  • Preventing crime

While the first two functions are fairly clear, some people mistake the meaning of ‘crime prevention’ as that the MPS should engage in, or be responsible for, all types of crime prevention, which would include:

  • Primary prevention, with potential perpetrators and victims
  • Secondary prevention, with those who are already defined as victims or perpetrators
  • Tertiary prevention, with the general public

This assumption makes the council’s crime prevention functions seem centralised in the MPS. Others believe that the MPS will only engage in traditional policy-type crime prevention, which is based on the idea that the mere presence of ununiformed police officers will deter crime, and hence emphasises visible policing strategies, such as patrols.

Municipal police forces do not conduct criminal investigations. Anyone arrested by the municipal police on suspicion of committing a criminal offence must be handed over to a SAPS station as soon as possible.

Metro Police Learnerships

The metropolitan cities of South Africa provide skills development opportunities to not only their employees but also to residents of the municipality. The opportunities that include bursaries, internships and learnerships are all available to the young generation.  Specifically, they have offerings for those who are interested in joining the police forces – a Metro Police Learnership programme.

A learnership is a Vocational Education and Training Programme that combines theory and practice, culminating in a qualification that is registered with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The learnerships target matriculants who are yet to obtain higher education qualifications. The aim is to train them so they can be employable in the future. Learnerships are advertised in newspapers when available.

The duration of the learnership programme will be 18 months in total, which consists of 12 (twelve) months training for the traffic officer qualification and 6 (six) months of training in the police skills programme. Trainees will be subjected to the terms of the learnership contract and will be awarded monthly stipend in compliance with the area’s policy.

In order to be fully admitted in the Metro Police Learnership programme, candidates will need to undergo the following recruitment process.

  • Physical fitness evaluation
  • Driving evaluation
  • Psychometric assessment (if necessary)
  • Medical assessment
  • Complete an English proficiency pre-requisite test (if necessary)
  • Verification of fingerprints and qualifications

Admitted candidates will be subjected to the terms of the learnership contract and they must be willing to undergo intense training including after hours. Trainees will be taught in the aspects of the National Road Traffic Act and Regulations, Legal Subjects, SAPS Act, By-laws, Domestic Violence Act, Social Crime Prevention Act, Firearm Training, etc.

Please note that permanent employment is not guaranteed after the completion of learnerships.

General Requirements for the Metro Police Learnerships

In order to be admitted for a metro police learnership programme, candidates must first consider whether they meet the following requirements or not.

  • A South African citizen in possession of a legitimate RSA Identity document (ID) – a certified copy of ID must be attached.
  • Resided in the metropolitan area where the Metro Police Department that the applicant is applying to for the learnership, is located – proof of residence and affidavit must be attached.
  • Aged between 18 and 35 years old
  • Possess a valid Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or Matric – a certified copy of such certificate must be attached.
  • Submit a comprehensive and updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Physically and mentally healthy, proven with an original Medical Certificate.
  • Have no criminal record(s) or illicit activity recorded – fingerprints will be taken for purposes of checking criminal records.
  • Have not been declared incompetent to possess a firearm in terms of Section 102, 103 or 104 of the Firearms Control Act 60 / 2000.
  • Proficient in English
  • Possess at least a valid Code B driving license (manual transmission) – a certified copy of the license must be attached.
  • Reliable, honest, patient, have a positive attitude and able to work under pressure and under any weather condition as well as shift hours.

How to Apply

Individuals who are interested in joining the Metro Police Learnerships may apply online on the relevant Metro Police Department’s webpage. Applications will not be considered if the necessary required qualifications and documents are not attached to the online application. Applicants may be requested to submit proof of the NQF level applicable to the qualifications that they have obtained.

Application documents should not be sent by fax or e-mail, otherwise it will not be accepted.

Applicants who are not notified until 8 weeks after the application deadline should be regarded as having been unsuccessful with the application.