Closing Date: 13 February 2023

Learnership Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Department: Fire Services

Basic Salary: R189 127 per annum

The City of Cape Town invites unemployed youth to apply for Fire Fighter Learnership Programme 2023 / 2024.


  • Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science preferred)
  • 18 years or older
  • Must not suffer from fear of confined spaces or heights
  • Must be medically and physically fit
  • Must be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
  • No Criminal Record
  • Must successfully complete the Firefighter 1NFPA 1001, Hazmat Awareness NFPA 1072, Hazmat Operations NFPA 1072, and First Aid Level 3 courses presented by the learning institution

NOTE: All shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass the following compulsory fitness test

  • Reach test (1.9 m)
  • 2.4 km run (Males 11 minutes and Females 13 minutes)
  • Push-ups (30 in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups (30 in 60 seconds)
  • Dead load carries (2 x 25 kg drums over a distance of 100 m)

NOTE: Candidates who pass the above physical test will

  • be required to pass a written assessment and an interview
  • be required to submit their fingerprints or identity numbers to check criminal records.
  • No other criminal clearances will be acceptable
  • be required to undergo a City medical evaluation
  • be required to undergo a compulsory drug test at a City testing center
  • be required to pass a claustrophobia and acrophobia test (fear of confined spaces and fear of heights)

Please note: Successful candidates will sign a non-permanent contract position for the duration of training. Candidates will only be appointed to a permanent Learner Fire Fighter position on successful completion of the prescribed training program.

How to apply

Attach the following to your online Application:

  • A certified copy of your South African Identity Document (no affidavits will be accepted)
  • A recently certified copy of the matric certificate

Click here to apply online


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