The 2024/ 2025 Fire Fighter Learnership Programme

Directorate: Safety and Security

Programme: Learner Fire Fighter

Department: Fire Services

Learnership Payments: R199 340 Per Annum

: SS 10/24 Ext

Deadline For Application Submission: 04 April 2024

: Internal and External candidates

What is the fire fighter learnership program?

-The fire fighter learnership programme is training and development program designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become fire fighters

-The program includes both theorectical and practical training and covers topics such as a fire preventions, fire suppression , rescue operations and emergency medical services .participants will also be gaining valuable fire fighter experience through on the job training and mentorship from experienced fire fighters.

-The program is opened to individuals who meet the learnership needs and are committed to pursuing a career in fire fighter

Who Can Apply This Learnership Program:


– Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science

– 18 years or older and not above 35 years

– Must not suffer from fear of confined spaces or heights

– Candidates Must be medically and physically fit

– Applicants Must be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations

– No Criminal Record

Candidates will also be required to go at a medical examination and criminal background check as part of application process

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

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)

Finally successful completion of the program will result in a nationally recognized qualifications which will greatly enhance learners career prospects in the fire fighting industry

Special conditions attached to the post:

– Non-permanent contract position for duration of training

– Candidates will only be appointed to a permanent Learner Fire – Fighter position on successful completion of the prescribed training programme, which includes the successfully completion of the

-Firefighter 1NFPA 1001, Hazmat Awareness 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

What is the Ending Date for submitting the fire fighters applications:

Ending date depending on the program and places . it is important to check the programs website or relevant authorities to confirm the deadline




By submitting your application for a position at the City of Cape Town, you are consenting to the use of your personal information provided as part of your application and/or Recruitment process for Recruitment and Selection purposes.

In addition, you may be required to undergo including but not limited to Criminal and Security Checks, Personal Verification, and Lifestyle Audits, throughout your recruitment process and/or subsequent employment.

Applicants must apply on-line via eRecruitment.

On-line applications must include the submission of:
– A certified copy of your South African Identity Document (no affidavits will be accepted)
– A recently certified copy of matric certificate

Please note that no hard copy or emailed applications will be

In order to apply on-line, applicants must first create an e-Services Account on the City of Cape Town Website.
Applicants may use any computer with internet access to apply.
Smart phones are not compatible with this on-line application process and cannot be used to apply.

Applicants may use a Smart Cape computer at a City of Cape Town Library if they are a library member.
To become a library member, you will need to apply for membership at a library with your ID and proof of residence

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