Department of Public Works Learnerships 2019-2020

Department of Public Works Learnerships

The Department of Public Works targets to benefit the filling of positions in all fields seen as scarce, they offer young, talented candidates the prospect of working within these fields. With these Department of Public Works Learnerships, the department can now also sustain an experienced labor force. They also promote the economic growth of the country with these learnerships.

These learnerships offer all South Africans an equal chance to learn how the workplace functions. Their choices are not based on factors such as religion, race or gender. They are looking for young individuals who show astonishing abilities academically, with an enthusiasm to learn and make the most of their lives.

Successful candidates will have access to education, hands-on experience and can learn from the best professional in each field. If you are interested in any of the fields mentioned below, or any of the known scarce fields, please read-on.

Department of Public Works Learnerships Available

These fields of study are made available by the Department yearly, some may depend on the need within the Department, and there may also be other fields available.

Candidates interested in any of the following scarce fields of study may apply:

  • Town Planning
  • Plumbing
  • Landscaping
  • Regional Planning
  • Masonry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Construction Management
  • Architectural Science
  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Carpentry
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Surveying
  • Management
  • Asset Management
  • Information Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Roofing
  • Welding
  • Boiler making
  • Tiling

Department of Public Works Learnerships Requirements

Applications must include certified copies of all documentation and must ensure they completed the application fully, as well as sign it. It is suggested that candidates also include a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter with their application. Requirements will differ, depending on the career path, yet there are some basic requirements.

Candidates will require the following for most Learnerships:

  • You must hold a valid Matric Certificate
  • Candidates must be a South African citizen with a valid ID Document
  • All candidates must be computer literate
  • Candidates must be proficient in English (speak, read & write)
  • Applicants must hold a degree or diploma in the field applying for
  • Candidates must be unemployed
  • All candidates must be between 18 and 25 years old
  • Must not have been part of another learnership

Candidates with the following attributes are preferred:

  • Self-motivated
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Works well under pressure
  • Can work independently
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Great planning skills
  • Great organizing skills
  • Analytically orientated
  • Great negotiation skills
  • Accurate
  • Detail orientated

Candidates from specific communities or previously disadvantaged backgrounds will receive preference.

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