Government Learnerships 2022 – 2023-Apply Now!

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Most of the Government Departments offer students opportunities for bursaries and Government Learnerships. The development of the youth will assist in stabilizing the economy while aiding in delivering a skilled workforce within the country.

Their learnership programs encourage unemployed, educated students the chance to build on their experience and skills. Most of the internships provided are for a duration of 12 months or longer. They do not usually include accommodation or transport, but will give learners a monthly stipend. Candidates are, however, urged to apply with Government Departments in their Provinces.

The learnership programs provide practical, as well as theoretical experience for successful candidates. These programs are based on the scarce skills shortages within South Africa. With the completion of their learnerships, some candidates may be offered a permanent position, where others will be skilled and experienced enough to enter the workforce, in other sectors of the country.

Government Learnerships Available

There are frequent learnerships within the different sectors of Government.

The following departments may have learnerships available each year:

  • Department of Basic Education Learnerships
  • Department of Higher Education Learnerships
  • Department of Arts & Culture Learnerships
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Learnerships
  • Department of Defense?Learnerships
  • Department of Communications?Learnerships
  • Department of Correctional Services?Learnerships
  • Department of Traditional Affairs?Learnerships
  • Department of Environmental Affairs Learnerships
  • Department of Economic Development?Learnerships
  • Department of Energy?Learnerships
  • Department of Labor Learnerships
  • Department of Home Affairs Learnershipss
  • Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Learnerships
  • Department of Home Settlements?Learnerships
  • Department of International Relations and Cooperation?Learnerships
  • Department of Health Kwa Zulu Natal Learnerships
  • Department of Health Polokwane Learnerships
  • Department of Health North West Learnerships
  • Department of Independent Police and Investigative Directorate?Learnerships
  • Department of Government Communications and Information System?Learnerships
  • Department of National Treasury?Learnerships
  • Department of Mineral Resources?Learnerships
  • Department of Public Works Learnerships
  • Department of Public Service and Administration?Learnerships
  • Department of Public Enterprises?Learnerships
  • Department of SA Police Services?Learnerships
  • Department of Social Development?Learnerships
  • Department of Development and Land Reform?Learnerships
  • Department of Science and Technology?Learnerships
  • Department of Statistics South Africa?Learnerships
  • Department of Small Business Development?Learnerships
  • Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa?Learnerships
  • Department of Revenue Services South Africa?Learnerships
  • Department of Transport Learnerships
  • Department of Trade and Industry?Learnerships
  • Department of Tourism Learnerships
  • Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services?Learnerships
  • Department of Water and Sanitation?Learnerships
  • Department of Traditional Affairs?Learnerships


Candidates must usually be between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age, depending on the Department they apply to.? 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 are usually only allowed to do one learnership, through one of the Departments. Candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply to all Departments of Government.

Candidates will also require to the following:

  • Matric / Grade 12
  • English – read, write and speak
  • Proficiency in one other National Language
  • All candidates must be Computer literate
  • Candidates must not have a permanent employment
  • Be self-motivated and a team player
  • Flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover willingness to work
  • All candidates must be able to work under pressure
  • Candidates must be innovative, professional, honest, ethical and a great listener

Application Process

Learnerships online applications processes are made available during the year, depending on the Department.? Some of these learnership application forms can only be collected at the Departments involved. Most of the Government learnerships will be processed on a Z83 application form. This form must be accompanied by all relevant documentation.

Candidates must ensure that they complete the application form fully and sign it before sending it in. Any forms that are missing information, a signature, a date or documentation, will be disqualified. Any late entries will not be looked at. Qualifications and details will be verified. Successful candidates will be contacted and an interview arranged. If you have not heard anything within 3 weeks to 3 months after closing dates, you can assume your application was unsuccessful. Applications that are faxed or e-mailed will not be considered.

Learnerships by each Department of Government are advertised as they come available yearly. Candidates can also find more information with their Departments of Labor, of University Campus Career Centers. For any additional information concerning any of these Departments learnerships, candidates can also contact the Government helpdesk.

011 355 5463

Closing dates will differ in accordance with each Department.

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