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SANDF: SA Navy Traineeships / Learnerships 2021

The South African Navy is one of the most proficient naval forces in the African region with sophisticated operating forces of warships, submarines, patrol crafts, and auxiliary vessels with over 7000 personnel, including a marine force.

The South African Navy primarily engages in maintaining, and defending,  and participating in counter-piracy operations, fishery protection, search and rescue, sustaining maritime law enforcement to benefit South Africa and its international partners. 

Closing date of the Traineeship / Learnership

The deadline is 30 July 2021 

If you do not receive a response by 31 December 2021 your application has been unsuccessful.

About This Training Programme

As part of the South African Military Skills Development System (MSDS) the South African Navy Traineeship / Learnership offers young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in the MSDS over two years as Submariner or Diver. The voluntary service system aims to equip and develop young South Africans with the required skills to compete in the open market. 

During the two years of training, young recruits will receive Military Training and Functional Training. In the second year, recruits will be deployed and given the opportunity to use their knowledge and developed skills in practice.

Applicants will be required to Psychometric Testing, Medical Evaluation, Vetting on criminal record, and Verification of Qualifications for the selection process. Diver applicants will be required to a Swimming evaluation.

Who Can Apply?

Anyone who is a South African citizen, holds a Matric Certificate, or a Graduate who is interested in becoming a Diver or Submariner. 

General Minimum Requirements: 

  • South African Citizen (No dual citizenship)
  • Matric Certificate (No transcripts)
  • Have an Admission Points Score (APS) of 20 – 24, excluding Life Orientation
  • No criminal record
  • Not area bound
  • Preferably single
  • Comply with the Medical fitness requirement for appointments in the SANDF

Minimum Requirements for Submariner Applicants: 

  • Applicants between 18yrs and 22yrs 
  • Must have completed Maths and Physical Science: At least level 4 for both subjects
  • Comply with the Medical fitness requirement for appointments in the SANDF
  • Free from physical disability and not suffer from claustrophobia or fear of heights
  • Willingness to be exposed to water activities

Minimum Requirements for Diver Applicants: 

  • Applicants between 18yrs and 22yrs 
  • Must have completed Maths and Physical Science: At least level 4 for both subjects
  • Comply with the Medical fitness requirement for appointments in the SANDF
  • Free from physical disability and not suffer from claustrophobia or fear of heights
  • Be a strong swimmer and willing to take part in general water activities and Pass the SA Navy swimming evaluation

Application Requirements:

  • Certified copy of ID Document 
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate
  • Certified copies of Highest qualifications (Degree, National Diploma, or N6 with Trade Test, transcripts of N4 and N5)
  • A short CV

How to Apply?

Complete the Application form and post the form along with all the required documentation to the SA Navy Headquarters Recruitment Centre.

SA Navy Submariners and Divers Application Form  

Contact information

Department of Defence

SA Navy Headquarters

(Recruitment Centre)

Private Bag X104

Pretoria

0001

Tel. no.: (012) 339 4421 / 4252 / 4284

Website: www.navy.mil.za / www.dod.mil.za