South African Weather Service: Learnerships 2017 / 2018

South African Weather Service: Learnerships 2017 / 2018

South African Weather Service (SAWS) invites applications for the 2017 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.

Learnership Application deadline is 18 October 2016

Learnership Provider: SA Weather Service

Learnership Location:  Various Locations


  • Candidates with a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with 50% (D symbol) or higher for Mathematics (not mathematics literacy) as well as 50% or higher for Physical Science 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 2017.

Opportunities are available in the following areas (Reference No.):

  • Bloemfontein (REF.WS01/10/2016)
  • Calvinia (REF.WS02/10/2016)
  • Ermelo (REF.WS03/10/2016)
  • Irene (REF.WS04/2016)
  • Mthatha (REF. WS05/2016)
  • Polokwane (REF.WS06/10/2016)
  • Port Elizabeth (REF.W07/10/2016)
  • Springbok x 2 (REF.WS08/2016)
  • Thohoyandou (REF.WS09/2016)

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.

For any enquiries regarding the content of the training please contact Ms. C Rae at Tel (012) 367-6019 or by email to [email protected]

How to apply

Applications must be submitted on the prescribed SA Weather Service application form (download here). Alternatively you can also contact Ms. Nikeziwe Musa on (012) 367 6085) or [email protected], for the prescribed application form.

Forward the application to: The CEO, the South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, and Pretoria 0001, for the attention of Ms. Nikeziwe Musa

In order to be considered, the 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.


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.

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