Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fishery Learnerships

Submitted by Suzaan Beneke on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:29

To show its dedication to educating South Africa’s youth, The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery offers learnerships, bursaries, and internships, as well as junior land care development programs, skilled training programs and more.

The main goal is to educate South Africa’s youth and to assist in stabilizing the economy and provide sufficient work for all.

The  Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery is in charge of all sectors referring to agriculture, forestry and fishery in South Africa. It has to certify that all food products are safe for consumption and that there is adequate supply for the demand. It works in close proximity to all sectors under its wings including perishable products, agricultural research, biological products, fisheries, environmental affairs, water affairs and more.

If any of the fields below are within your interest and you meet all requirements, you may apply once their learnerships open. 

Candidates may look at the following fields and more once applications open:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Food Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Features Writing
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Office Management
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Coordination
  • Finance
  • Public Administration
  • Events Management
  • Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Productions
  • Plant Pathology
  • Entomology
  • Development Studies
  • Crop Production
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Dairy Products
  • Pasture Science
  • Wildlife Management
  • Animal Production
  • Grassland Science
  • Rural Development


Candidates must:

  • Have a valid Grade 12 (Matric) certificate
  • be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • not have taken part in any other learnership prior to this application
  • have a diploma or degree in the relevant field (where applicable)

As part of the application, please also submit the following documents:

  • A copy of your CV with up-to-date contact details and all relevant information.
  • a motivational letter
  • A list of references (where applicable).

Candidates must complete the application in full and ensure it is signed.

This Department upholds the equity principals as set by Government and offers equal opportunities to all. Candidates may be required to submit their age, race, and gender, along with any disabilities.


Candidates should be on the lookout for advertisements in magazines and local newspapers as the Department will be placing advertisements as soon as learnerships open yearly.

For more information on their opportunities, visit the department’s website here. Also, Keep an eye on the Careers Portal website for updates on when the next programme is open for applications.