Department of Transport Learnerships

Submitted by Suzaan Beneke on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 15:09

If you’re looking for a career in the transport industry and are looking for a fun challenge, then the Department of Transport’s learnership programme is for you.

The Department of Transport is one of the government’s main branches. It is in charge of maintenance, construction, and development of national roads, marine transport, international airports and national airports, as well as all local roads and railways.

They also hold a shared obligation for public transport, traffic regulations, vehicle licensing, parking, traffic, and airports. They are also accountable for protocols of freight, shipping, public transport, motor vehicles and rail transportation.

This Department aims to provide sufficient skilled workers and assist in stabilizing the country’s economy.

They aim to do this via their programs offered to South Africa's gifted youth. There are many opportunities for growth within this Department.


Candidates can consider some of the following fields and more:

  • Road Works
  • Construction
  • Welding
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Public Administration
  • Transport Management
  • Logistic Management
  • Transport Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain
  • Project Management
  • Freight Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Safety Management


Candidates must:

  • be younger than 35
  • have contactable references
  • Be a South African citizen with a valid South African ID document
  • Have completed Grade 12, and have their certificate
  • Be skilled in English and another language
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Be physically fit
  • not be declared incompetent in any other Legislation that could be of relevance
  • be prepared to work public holidays, weekend and shifts if required
  • have excellent communication skills both verbal & written
  • not be involved in any employee dismissal processes

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated with. These selected candidates may be requested to do a medical fitness, driving test and fingerprint verification.

Candidates are not guaranteed a permanent location after finishing the learnership program, however, some may be offered permanent positions if they have an opening.

Closing dates

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