Transnet Learnerships Application

About Transnet

Transnet is a world-class South African rail, port and pipeline company, headquartered in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Established on April 1, 1990, Transnet has a critical role to play in bringing forward South Africa’s strategic and economic objectives and is actively refreshing its brand as it moves into new markets, expands and diversifies its service offering, and redefines its market position.

A majority of Transnet’s stock is owned by the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) of the South African government. The company was formed by restructuring the operations of South African Railways and Harbours and other existing operations and products into business units. These business units became the operating divisions in Transnet that complement each other and are supported by a number of company-wide specialist units, namely Transnet Group Capital, Transnet Property and Transnet Foundation, which underpin the company. The operating divisions in Transnet include:

  • Transnet National Ports Authority (formerly the NPA), which manages and governs seven of South Africa’s major seaports
  • Transnet Port Terminals (formerly SAPO), which is responsible for terminal operations and cargo handling in South Africa.
  • Transnet Pipelines (formerly Petronet), which is the principal operator of South Africa’s fuel pipelines
  • Transnet Freight Rail (formerly Spoornet), which is the railway operator and freight service in South Africa
  • Transnet Rail Engineering (formerly Transwerk), which plays a significant role in rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance

transnet learnerships 2019

South African Railways and Harbours (SAR&H) is a unified state-owned railway system, formed in 1916, that represented four railways, namely the Central South African Railways, the Cape Government Railways, and the Government Railways, formed by the British colonies (Natal, Cape Colony, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal), which were amalgamated to form the Union of South Africa, back in 1910. All the railways in South Africa were merged by an Act of Parliament and this is when SAR&H was born. Later, when commercial aviation developed, South African Airways also became a part of this huge land, sea and air transport system.

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Later on in 1981, the South African government decided that the SAR&H should restructure itself along business lines in order to evolve from a state-owned corporation towards privatisation. The railway, harbour, road transport, aviation and pipeline operations then became known as South African Transport Services (SATS) and the enterprise was restructured into units and divisions with emphasis on localised management.

During the following decade, SATS identified and established core businesses and discontinued some services to reduce staff. The single largest reduction in staff happened when the South African Railways Police was parted from SATS and absorbed into the South African Police.

In 1990, after 80 years of being controlled by the government and parliament, SATS was transformed from a government department into a public company by the Legal Succession to the South African Transport Services Act (1989), it was then when Transnet was born – a new company representing a vast transportation network. Transnet Limited is a public company of which the South African Government is the sole shareholder.

As a state-owned company, Transnet aims to harness the power of their people and technology to brighten the future of millions of people across the continent. Therefore, the Corporate Social Investment arm of Transnet, namely the Transnet Foundation, provides a number of diverse programmes to help and assist the communities.

Transnet Learnerships

Transnet is an employer with a highly motivated workforce exceeding in 55.000 permanent employees. The company helps their employees achieve desired potentials to ensure the right skills, capabilities and improved capacity is sustainable in the long-term.

The company annually provides a distinctive opportunity in learnership, and sometimes they open more than one learnership programme for the South Africa’s young generation that are qualified.  These learnership programmes include Transnet Graduate Training Programme for Future, Transnet HR Graduate In-Training opportunity, Transnet Young Professional In-Training for Future, Transnet for People with Disabilities, and some other more. Each learnerships has its own mission, but the main purpose of every learnership remains the same.

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A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to a National Qualification Framework (NQF) registered qualification. Learnerships were introduced by the government to help people gain necessary skills and workplace experience that will open up better employment or self-employment opportunities.

Learnerships are based on a legally binding agreement between an employer, a learner and a training provider. The agreement is intended to outline the tasks and duties of the employer, the learner and the training provider. It is designed to ensure the quality of the training and to protect the interests of each party.

Application Requirements for the Transnet Learnership Programme

Only those who meet the following general requirements will be considered to take part in the Transnet Learnership programme.

  • Hold a valid Matric Certificate
  • Submit a certified copy of ID and proof of qualification which must be attached to the Curriculum Vitae
  • Conversant in English
  • Not currently participating in a learnership
  • Have no criminal record
  • Currently unemployed
  • Pass a written assessment
  • Physically and mentally fit

Specific minimum requirements vary for each vacant position. Please visit the relevant learnership programme’s website for more information.

How to Apply for the Transnet Learnership

On the Career page of the Transnet official website (, click on Job Search to browse through vacancies. Before applicants can apply for a vacant position, they will need to register as an applicant. After successfully registering, applicants may login to their accounts at any time to create / update their profiles, edit their accounts, or to search and apply for vacant positions.

Previous Transnet employees do not need to register again. They may send their old SAP number or ID number by e-mail to [email protected] and Transnet will update their login parameters and mail address. The applicant’s username and password will be e-mailed to them.

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The application letter, accompanied by a Matric Certificate, Curriculum Vitae and other supporting documents mentioned earlier, should be sent to the relevant Human Resources manager. Please note that faxed applications will not be considered.

Applicants who have not heard from the company 21 days after the application closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.

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    1. We Transnet received your message and we gonna use it as a your reference, we would like you to sent us your CV for arrangement of your interview and medicals : inquire HR Hendrick at 076 099 8533 for infor:

      Thank you.

  1. Hi , my naame is Tshepang Lepheana, i have an Human resource management practice
    at Business Management College , I had an internship in the Department of Education Sub district in Maluti , where i was doing Human resource Development
    Responsible for bursaries
    Responsible for EPMDS
    Responsible for capturing leaves
    Responsible to organise meetings and take minutes
    and more….please give me this opportunity i will show case my ability

  2. Dear Sir \ Madam

    I am willing to apply the learnership that was posted on the 04th of January 2019.
    Please send me a link where I can apply or the email address where I can send my documents.

    Thank you.

  3. I’m very interested to apply leanership so I would like to know where can I submit my c.v? I base at Orlando east (soweto) pls reply me.

  4. This company is doing so well to employ young people and make sure that their company becomes one of the best in terms of eradicating poverty in our country. ..

  5. T.H.O is a non profit organization est 2007 /02/09 at free state province.. we had less than 7 office beares and 18 volunteer staff

  6. Hi my name is Bakang Moresewelo i could like to apply for trasnet so where can i drop my c.v .Um very interested at trasnet.

  7. I love to participate on this learnership,so i would like to join anyway and learn to prosper.please tell me anything to do like where to start ,am around pretoria

  8. My name is Katlego Montjane and interested in applying for learnership with transnet mainly in Intrumentation if they are iffering it.

  9. My name is Unathi i like to apply Transnet learnership so I can be able to find a job I’m very interested in your company and I will be able to make sure that you are not regreting yourselves by considering my request

  10. Hi I’m thoriso I am interested for transnet learnership,I wish to be responded to hear your feedback

  11. My name is sbongobakhe nqwiliso i want to know where do i drop my cv’s or how do i get application forms?

  12. I am willing to apply the learnership that was posted on the 04th of January 2019.
    Please send me a link where I can apply or the email address where I can send my documents.

  13. Hi I am Witbooi and I am willing to be part of this learnership that was posted on the 4th January 2019.
    Please send me a link where I can apply or on my email address where I can be capable to send my details.

  14. Good day my name is lebogang Rabekane from mamelodi im doing grade 11 this year I attend school at modiri technical high and I’m also doing technical subjects at school I really love engineering

  15. Hi I would like to apply for 2019 transnet learnership. I have matric certificate with maths and cord10 license and I’m 21yrs old.I’m from Durban at INanda.

  16. Dear Recruiter/Employer

    May you please send me your email so that I’m able to send you my CV to +2765 833 1551, I’m enrolling to Engineering.

    Kind regards,

  17. Hello I am tsepang Mohapi I’m looking for a N6-financial management intership. You can send/email me a link where i can apply or send my documents

  18. I’d love to to apply for the learnership that was posted o the 04th January 2019. Please send me the email address where i can send my documents.

  19. Greetings to the management of Transnet Company.My concern is to receive the link, in order to apply for the learnership. For this year.

  20. Can u please send documents or contact me at this no.0781943321/0646950432 so that I can APPLY for this Learnership,I really want this Learnership bcoz right now I’m not at higher institution

  21. I obtained marketing management N5 still doing N6 but 1 module i am looking for learneship

  22. hello,I am nokulunga I would like to apply for a mechanical engineering ,and I would like to know about the application process

  23. Good day should there be leanership/ vacancy available kindly consider me as this will be highly appreciated. And also I would like to be informed regarding writing an assessment.

    Thank you.

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