Department of Public Works Learnerships 2019-2020

Department of Public Works Learnerships Application

Department of Public Works online learnerships applications is not available. Candidates may find applications at their local department office, and also return the completed form with required documentation to the same office. The department may also advertise these learnerships by means of advertisements in newspapers, career exhibitions, radio broadcasting or even by visiting educational institutes. Candidates are asked to please ensure that all documents are copied and certified. Please do not send your original documents with the application.

The following documents must accompany your application:

  • Affidavit
  • Motivation Letter
  • ID Document of Student
  • ID Document of parents/guardian
  • Proof of financial need
  • Admission letter from Institute of Higher Learning
  • Academic Records
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Progress Reports (where applicable)

Candidates must please ensure that the application form is completed in legible writing. All fields must be completed, and the application signed by the applicant. Because of the high amount of applications they receive yearly, only those who have qualified will be contacted. The Department asks that candidates please not contact them.

Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. No late applications will be considered, or applications missing a signature, documentation or are not completed fully.  Candidates who have not had any communication after 60 days from closing date, can assume their application was unsuccessful. These learnerships may be for a duration of 12 months to 2 years. For more information candidates can visit their website and many of the provinces have their own learnership opportunities as well.

Department of Public Works Learnerships Closing Date

Applications usually close during August each year, thus, interested candidates must ensure their applications are in before the closing date. The idea with these learnerships is to aid in the stabilizing of the economy and promote growth within South Africa. These learnerships assist in alleviating the shortage of scarce skills and promote skills development across all fields. 

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