South African Police Service SAPS Learnerships 2017 – 2018


These SAPS learnerships are made available yearly within each Province of South Africa. Candidates wishing to apply must do so within their own Province. Most of these learnerships will be for a duration of 24 months, and include a monthly stipend. The Police have several offices with precincts in each national region within South Africa.

The focus of these learnerships is to aid in filling positions that may open in the future, as well as providing safe and secure assistance for all. Candidates will learn about causes or road accidents, road traffic signs, traffic and road laws, along with criminal activities. Candidates will be involved in coordination or development of crime prevention methods, operations and maintenance of the Police services.

The Metro department has grown tremendously over the last couple of years, but it has hopes for more growth and a better community partnership within the immediate future. They assist in many road situations, community policing, illegal usage of the road and more.

Learners with this program will learn all that is required in criminal law, police ethics and community policing within context to all issues. Most of these learnerships include a study training period, as well as a field training period.

SAPS Learnerships Available

This sector has a couple of different companies, which offer a variety of fields.

These may include the following:

  • Road Policing
  • Freeway Patrol
  • By-Law Policing
  • The Equestrian Unit
  • Crime prevention
  • The Canine Unit

SAPS Learnerships Requirements

Candidates between the ages of 18 and 35.  Candidates must include a detailed curriculum vitae with contact details, contactable references, as well as any information they feel may be pertinent to their application.  Please also include certified copies of all relevant certificates, ID, and proof of address no older than three months.  Candidates must be permanent South African residents and citizens.

Candidates will also be required to have / provide the following:

  • Grade 12 / Matric Certificate
  • Candidates must be mentally & physically fit
  • English, read, write and speak
  • Candidates must hold NO criminal record
  • Computer literate
  • Candidates must hold a valid Code B Driver’s license
  • Be self-motivated and a team player
  • Candidates must have great liaison skills
  • Candidates must possess leadership skills

Candidates must be prepared to take the ‘Oath’ as determined by the Municipality of concern after completion of their learnership duration. Flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover willingness to work. Candidates must be able to handle pressure, be reliable and honest, with a positive attitude.

Candidates who make the short list may be required to complete the following tests:

  • An English Proficiency Test
  • A Fitness Test, including running – Males 2.4KM in 11 minutes – Females 2.4Km in 14.30 Minutes
  • A Medical Examination
  • Provide a Medical Certificate proving candidates may partake in strenuous exercises (Physical Examination)
  • Obstacle Course – Males must complete within 3 Minutes – Females within 4 Minutes
  • Firearm Training – Practical & Theoretical

Candidates must be prepared to be deployed anywhere within their Province or Department. Candidates must be willing to do required physical / abnormal training periods without compensation. Candidates must attend all training as requested by the department.

SAPS Learnerships Application

Learnerships online applications processes are not available. Applications must be collected from the SAPS Department Offices within their Region or Province. Any faxed or electronically submitted application forms will be dismissed. Incomplete forms, or forms missing a signature, or documentation, will be dismissed.

Candidates are asked to deliver the completed application with required certified documentation to the offices where they collected the forms from. For more information on their opportunities visit the SAPS Website.

Here are some of the offices where forms may be acquired:

Mabopane

2161 Lucas Mangope Drive

Block U

012 358 9242

Hammanskraal

113 Lovers Lane

Mandela Village

012 358 9887

Pretoria

1 Madiba Street

012 358 5917

Winternest

Unit 14b

C/O Daan de Wet Nel & Willem Cruywagen Street

Station Square Centre

012 358 9450

Mamelodi West

71 Boundary Avenue

Sun Valley

012 358 5230 / 012 358 5216

Bronkhorstspruit

Info Forum Building

013 932 6285

Centurion

100 Napier Road

Lyttelton

012 358 3116

Pretoria West

C/O Morkel & Transoranje Street

012 358 1905

Sinoville

119 Brat Avenue

Sinovich Centre

012 543 1715

Rayton

C/O Oakley & Montrosse Street

012 734 6057

Johannesburg

195 Main Road

011 758 9100

Western Cape

101 Hertzog Boulevard

021 427 5000

Northern Cape

C/O Honeysuckle & Jakkalsvlei

Bontheuwel

021 695 3061

SAPS Learnerships Closing Dates

 

These learnerships do not have closing dates and the opening dates will vary, depending on the different departments of the Police. No late entries will be accepted, so, candidates are urged to find out about the closing dates from their local Police and Metro Police offices.

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