About SAPS Learnerships
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 the SAPS 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 the South African Police Services learnerships is to aid in filling positions that may open in the future, as well as be 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 the SAPS 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.
The South African Police Services Learnerships 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.