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1-Year Seabird Learnership Placements (8 positions)

Seabird Learnership Programme at SANCCOB: Helping to Save Seabirds!

Do you care about the environment and want to help protect seabirds?

Do you have a passion for nature and a desire to learn and grow in your career? SANCCOB’s Seabird Learnership Programme might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

What is a Learnership Programme?

  • A structured, mentored training programme
  • Emphasis on skills development and learning
  • Gives limited work experience while you study

What does the Programme Offer?

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  • 12-months of workplace experience in conservation sites
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Nature Conservation: Natural Resource Guardianship Terrestrial (NQF level 4) Learnership
  • Learning how to care for individual seabirds, catching and handling, feeding (force feeding and free feeding), hydrating (tubing) and administering medication of different seabird species
  • Regular training, support and assignments
  • Opportunities to participate in egg monitoring and seabird necropsies
  • Involvement in conservation efforts, such as rehabilitation and restoration, infrastructure maintenance, monitoring fauna and flora, plant propagation and environmental education

What Are the Requirements?

  • Interest in conservation
  • Passion for seabirds
  • In possession of a Grade 12/matric certificate
  • Available to work for 12 months
  • Physically fit and able to do physical work mostly outdoors
  • Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Reliable and accountable individual
  • Live in the vicinity of the SANCCOB Cape Town centre in Table View
  • Willingness to learn and grow in a career in environmental conservation
  • Preference will be given to women and people with disabilities

What Are the Benefits?

  • Workplace experience with seabirds
  • Opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Regular training and support sessions
  • Involvement in conservation of biodiversity and environmental education
  • Opportunity for career development in the environmental/conservation sector

How Do I Apply?

  • Email a CV, copy of ID (if the card – front and back), matric certificate and a motivational letter to
  • Applications must clearly indicate the SANCCOB/Nature Connect Learnership in their email subject
  • All applications due by 20 June 2023

Good luck with your application and good luck with your career becoming a guardian of nature!