City of Cape Town: Firefighters Learnership Programme 2024

Learnership details

City of Cape Town invites unemployed individuals who meet all the necessary criteria to for firefighters Learnership programme 

The City of Cape Town is currently recruiting for Learner Fire Fighters to join their department. This exciting position pays R199,000 per year and is a fixed term training contract.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science
  • 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

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 physical test will

  • be required to pass a written assessment and an interview
  • be required to submit their fingerprints or identity numbers for the purpose of checking 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)

Special condition attached to the post

  • Non-permanent contract position for duration of training
  • Candidates will only be appointed to a permanent Leamer Fire – Fighter position on successful completion of the prescribed training programme, which includes the successfully completion of the Freighter INFPA 1001, Hazmat Aworeness NFPA 1072, Hazmat Operations NFPA 1072 and First Aid Level 3 courses presented by the learning  Institution 
  • Required to wear a uniform and protective clothing.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online for the city of Cape Town firefighters learnership programme 

Closing date: 04 April 2024