Learnership Programme at the Department of Transport & Public Works

By on October 15, 2014
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The National Youth Service (NYS) Programme is a skills development programme offered by the Department of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape. It is aimed at unemployed youth in the technical trade industry with no work experience and those in the technical trade industry with work experience but no trade certification.

The Department of Transport and Public Works is offering you the opportunity to be part of their Learnerships: Training Opportunity in the Construction Trades. A stipend of R1500.00 is payable at the end of each month for the duration of the Learnership Agreement. Suitable qualified applicants residing within the following regional and municipality areas of the Western Cape Government, are invited to apply for the training opportunities in the construction industry:

Area: Central Karoo
Trade: Road Works
Ref. No: RCK

Area: Central Karoo
Trade: Electrical Wiring
Ref. No: ECK

Area: Cape Winelands
Trade: Welding
Ref. No: WCW

Area: Cape Winelands
Trade: Plumbing
Ref. No: PCW

Area: West Coast
Trade: Carpentry
Ref. No: CWC

Area: West Coast
Trade: Bricklaying
Ref. No: BWC

Area: Eden Region
Trade: Air-conditioning, Refrigeraton and Ventilation
Ref. No: ARE

Area: Overberg
Trade: Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
Ref. No: ARO

Area: Overberg
Trade: Welding
Ref. No: WO

Area: Cape Metro
Trade: Carpentry
Ref. No: CCM

Area: Cape Metro
Trade: Bricklaying
Ref. No: BCM

Area: Cape Metro
Trade: Plumbing
Ref No: PCM

Applicants Requirements:

  • Be between 18-35 years
  • Be a South African resident
  • Meet the health requirements as per SETA requirements and be prepared to undergo medical and substance examination
  • Be willing to participate in numeracy, literacy and interest tests before final selection.

Successful Candidates:

  • To work on a construction site as part of a training process
  • To travel and work at various building sites within the Western Cape Province
  • To sign a 12-month Learnership/Commitment Agreement on acceptance

Training Information:

  • Theoretical and institutional practicals at an FET College
  • Practical training at a building site
  • Application of Health and Safety regulations
  • Maintenance of work areas and undertaking of administrative tasks.

Educational Requirements:

  • Grade 10 with Mathematics as a passed subject is required for the Welding Learnership
  • Grade 12 with Mathematics Literacy or Grade 11 with Mathematics as a passed subject is required for the Plumbing Learnership; Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation Learnership; Electrical Wiring Learnership; Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Learnership.
  • Grade 10 is required for the Road Works Learnership
  • Grade 10 is required for the Carpentry or Bricklaying Learnerships
How to apply

Application forms are available from your Local Library, Thusong Centres and  E-Centres. You can also click here to download the form on the Western Cape Government’s website.

Applications must be posted to NYS – Learnership Phase 7, Department of Transport & Public Works, Skills Development Unit, Private Bag 9078, Cape Town, 8000

Closing Date: 17 October 2014

Please contact: 0860 142 142 for any further enquiries.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will receive further correspondence/communication. If you have not received a response from the department within three months of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Via – Western Cape
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