Apply for Fire Fighter Learnership Today

Ref: SS 60/18 Ext
  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC: Schools) or National Senior Certificate (NSC: FET Colleges) or National Certificate (Vocational) 4 with Mathematics as a passed subject
  • Must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years
  • Must not suffer from Acrophobia and Claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces or heights)
  • Medically and physically fit
  • Ability to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
  • No criminal record and must be drug free
  • A valid Code B (08) driver ’ s licence is preferable
  • Currently unemployed
  • Only South African citizens residing in the Cape Metropole area (proof will be required)
  • Currently not participating in a learnership programme
  • Must not be involved in any other studies from 1 February 2019 to 31 July 2020

Key Performance Areas

  • Candidates will be required to successfully complete the required training for Fire Fighters, namely: Occupational Certificate: Fire Fighter (Curriculum Code 5411010001, NQF Level: 4 Credits: 148, Learnership Number 14Q140040001494).
  • Candidates need to pass a physical and written assessment comprising of the following:
  • Reach test (1,9M)2.4 km run (11min for male and 13 minutes for female participants)Push ups (30 in 1 minute)
  • Situps (30 in 1 minute)
  • Dead load carries (2 x 25kg over a distance of 100m)
  • Acrophobia test (successfully climb 3 stories and return to ground level on a ladder supported against a wall)
  • Claustrophobia test (successfully complete the confined space circuit unassisted)
  • Candidates must also pass a written assessment (Mathematics with a pass mark of 50%) and (Comprehension with a pass mark of 70%)
  • Candidates must also pass a behavioural assessment and medical evaluation prior to appointmentSpecial conditions applicable to the post:
    • Non permanent contract position
    • Required to wear a uniform
    • Applicants need to be able to complete all functions of the fire fighter post

Closing Date: 05 October 2019

How to Apply

To be considered for these positions and participate in the assessments, applicants must follow the instructions as detailed below:


Assement Date
A, B, C, D or E 1 October 2018
F, G, H, I, J, K or L 2  October 2018
M, N or O 3 October 2018
P, Q, R, S 4 October 2018
U, V, W, X, Y  5 October 2018


53 Berkley Road, Ndabeni (old abattoirs premises) by no later than 08h00. No latecomers will be accepted.


  • Original South African Identity Document
  • Original National Senior Certificate (NSC: Schools or National Senior Certificate (NSC: FET Colleges) or National Certificate (Vocational)
  • Certified copy of South African Identity Document (not older than 6 months)
  • Certified copy of National Senior Certificate (NSC: Schools) or National Senior Certificate (NSC: FET Colleges) or National Certificate (Vocational) 4 (not older than 6 months)
  • PT clothes and running shoes
  • Participants to provide their own water and refreshments for the day
  • Be prepared for all weather conditions


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