Learnership Programme at the South African Weather Service 2019

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) invites applications for the 2018 National Certificate in Weather Observations Learnership Programme. Candidates will receive training in all aspects of weather observation as per the National Certificate in Weather Observation. (SAQA QUAL ID no 58995). Successful candidates will be required to enter into a learnership contract with the South African Weather Service.

SAWS is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and is an authoritative voice for weather and climate forecasting in South Africa and as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) it complies with international meteorological standards.

Opportunities are available in the following areas (Reference No.): Bloemfontein x2 (REF.WS01/10/2018), Irene x 1 (REF.WS02/10/2018), Nelspruit x1 (REF.WS03/10/2018), Mthatha x1 (REF. WS04/10/2018)

After completion of training, successful candidates may be appointed at regional offices where shift work will necessitate having a valid driver’s license. It will thus be expected of the learnership holders to obtain a driver license within the training year, at own cost. Good interpersonal relations and computer literacy will serve as additional recommendations.


Candidates with a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with 50% (D symbol) or higher for Mathematics (not mathematics literacy), 50% or higher for Physical Science and 50% or higher in English are invited to apply for learnership to undergo ten (10) months observation training at the SA Weather Service Regional Training Centre in Pretoria, commencing February 2019.

The South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer. It is the intention of the Weather Service to promote representivity through the filling of these positions. This is an open advertisement, but candidature of individuals from the previously disadvantaged communities and females will receive preference.

For any enquiries regarding the content of the training please contact Ms. C Rae at Tel (012) 367-6019 or by email to colleen.rae@weathersa.co.za 

How to apply

Closing date is 26 October 2018. Applications must be submitted on the prescribed SA Weather Service application form (download here).

In order to be considered, the bursary application form should also be accompanied by certified copies of matriculation certificates and a testimonial. Please also state the relevant Ref. no for the respective region you are applying for. Forward the application to: The CEO, the South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, and Pretoria 0001.

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within a month of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. NB. For interview purposes applicants should please quote the reference mentioned at the beginning of the different adverts.

Via – SA Weather Service


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