Department of Public Works Learnerships

Submitted by Suzaan Beneke on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:26

The Department of Public Works has a great offer for young, talented candidates to become part of its learnership programme.

If your application is successful, you’ll have access to education, hands-on experience and an opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

Duration: 12 months to 2 years. 

Keep reading if you’re interested in these fields:

  • Town Planning
  • Plumbing
  • Landscaping
  • Regional Planning
  • Masonry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Construction Management
  • Architectural Science
  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Carpentry
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Surveying
  • Management
  • Asset Management
  • Information Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Roofing
  • Welding
  • Boiler making
  • Tiling

These learnerships offer South Africans an equal chance to learn the ins and outs of how the workplace functions. Candidates are not selected based on factors such as religion, race or gender.

The department is looking for young enthusiastic applicants who are eager to learn and make the most of their careers, as well as those who show astonishing academic abilities.


To qualify for this learnership, applicants must:

  • Have a valid Matric Certificate
  • be a South African citizen with a valid ID Document
  • be computer literate
  • be able to write, read and speak English
  • hold a degree or diploma in the relevant field
  • be unemployed and must not have been part of another learnership in the past
  • be between 18 and 25 years old

Moreover, candidates with the following attributes are preferred:

  • Self-motivated
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Works well under pressure
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Great planning skills
  • Great organizing skills
  • Analytically orientated
  • Great negotiation skills
  • Detail orientated

Note that applicants from specific communities or previously disadvantaged backgrounds will receive preference.

Other requirements

  • Make sure that the application form is completed in legible writing.
  • All fields must be completed, and the application signed by the applicant.

Remember to attach these documents to your application:

  • An Affidavit
  • A Motivation Letter
  • A certified copy of your ID
  • A certified copy of a parents/guardian’s ID
  • Proof of financial dependency
  • Admission letter from the Institute of Higher Learning
  • Academic Records
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Progress Reports (where applicable)

When to apply

There aren't always positions available so keep an eye on the Careers Portal website for the latest available learnerships.