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South African Weather Service Learnership

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South African Weather Service Learnership

The South African Weather Service invites applications for the 2016 National Certificate in Weather Observations Learnership Programme.

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

  • De Aar (REF.WS01/10/2015))
  • George (REF. WS02/10/2015)
  • Springbok (REF.WS03/10/2015)
  • Pretoria (REF.WS04/10/2015)
  • Port Elizabeth (REF.W05/10/2015)
  • East London (REF.WS06/10/2015)
  • Ermelo (REF.WS07/10/2015)
  • Thohoyandou (REF.WS08/10/2015)

Successful candidates will be required to enter into a learnership contract with the South African Weather Service. Candidates will receive training in all aspects of weather observation as per the National Certificate in Weather Observation. (SAQA QUAL ID no 58995). Learners will undergo a 10 months theoretical observation training at the SA Weather Service Regional Training Centre in Pretoria, commencing February 2016.

After completion of the full training programme, 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 their own cost.


Candidates must have a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with 40% (E symbol) or higher for Mathematics (not mathematics literacy) as well as 40% or higher for Physical Science.

Recommended Competencies

  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Computer literacy

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: colleen.rae@weathersa.co.za

How to Apply?

In order to be considered, the learnership application form (make use of the bursary application form found on this link: http://www.weathersa.co.za/images/Bursaries/Application_form_2016.pdf 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. Alternatively, you can also contact Ms. Gugu Maphisa on (012) 367-6214 or gugu.maphisa@weathersa.co.za for the prescribed SA Weather Service learnership application form.

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

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.

Closing Date: 19 October 2015

source: SA Learnerships


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