Apply for 2017 Learnerships at SA Weather Services

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.


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.

The South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer. It is the intention of the Weather Service to promote representivity through the filling of these positions. This is an open advertisement, but candidature of individuals from the previously disadvantaged communities and females will receive preference.

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

How to apply

Closing date is 18 October 2016. 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, for the prescribed application form.

In order to be considered, the bursary 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.

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

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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