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Department of Environmental Affairs Learnerships Programme

About the Department of Environmental Affairs Learnerships Programme

In this Learnership program individuals will be able to gain valuable knowledge and experience in this industry. The Department of Environmental Affairs is looking for talented individuals who have a great ambition to make a difference in life.

The South African Government see the youth as the life and future of the country, as a result , they offer learnerships to bright minds of the future. They give equal opportunities, helping in education, training and skills development within all fields. These learnerships help in the economy, builds up communities and ensure work for all the people. Most of these are aimed at the scares skills.

Some of the successful individuals will get a permanent position however this is not guaranteed. 

There are many different ?learnerships available within all sectors of this department. They are constantly seeking young and energetic individuals to be trained within different scarce fields.

Some career paths may consist of the following options:

  • Accountancy
  • Journalism
  • Financials
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Media Studies
  • Management
  • Plumbing
  • Water Agents
  • Legal
  • Information Technology
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Procurements
  • Marine Science
  • Town Planning
  • Zoology
  • Oceanography
  • Business Administration
  • Welding
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Waste management
  • Pollution Management
  • Asset Management
  • Public Administration


Individuals who love to apply for these learnerships must meet the requirements, of the department as described in the application for the field.

These may include the following:

  • All individuals must be a permanent South African Citizen
  • Individuals must hold a valid South African ID document
  • All individuals must comply with the requirements as set out on the application
  • Individuals must hold a Grade 12 cer with Science and Mathematics
  • Individuals must have great communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate and interact with clients and customers
  • You must be passionate about the environment and making a difference
  • Must be currently unemployed

Individuals must ensure that the application form is filled in completely, signed and all documentation certified?and attached. Individuals must also be willing to enter into a service agreement with the Department for a duration up to 36 months. Individuals with a relevant technical knowledge will be seen as an added advantage.

Documentation that has to be attached to your application are as follow:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade 12 Results
  • All and any Academic Records
  • Applicants ID documentation

Online applications are?not available at present. Applications can be collected at your closest Department of Environmental Affairs, and also returned there once completed. Applicants fill in the form completely, sign it and attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, with all certified copies of documentation as stipulated. For more information on their programs and availability candidates can visit their page .

Individuals must complete their application forms before they submit them. Incomplete and unsigned applications will not be taken into consideration. Only selected individuals will be contacted. If they do not hear from the department within two months after the closing dates they should consider their applications unsuccessful. 


Updated: September 29, 2023 — 5:12 pm
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