Youth Opportunities 2024/25

City Of Cape Town: Fire Fighter Learnership 2020

The City Of Cape Town is offering fire fighter opportunities to interested individuals in the department of Fire Services.

Ref: SS 1/20 Ext
Salary: Basic Salary: R163 948 p.a


  • Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science preferred)
  • 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
  • Successful candidates must be available to start training on 1 June 2020
  • Successfully complete the Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Operations and First Aid Level 3 courses presented by the learning institution


  • Practical assessment comprising
  • Acrophobia and Claustrophobia tests.
  • Candidates must also pass a written assessment (Mathematics and comprehension), interview, medical evaluation and substance abuse test PRIOR to appointment.


  • Non-permanent contract position for duration of training
  • Candidates will only be appointed to permanent Learner Fire Fighter position on successful completion of the prescribed training programme
  • Required to wear a uniform and protective clothing.


To apply you must :

  • Report to 53 Berkley Rd,Ndabeni (old abattoir premises)
    Gates close at 08:30
  • Strictly no late coming will be allowed

To be considered for these positions and participate in the assessments, applicants must follow the instructions as detailed below:

If your surname starts with :
A, B, C, D, E [10 February 2020] F, G, H, I, J, [11 February 2020] K, L, M, [12 February 2020] N, O, P, Q, [13 February 2020] R, S T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z [14 February 2020]

Make sure to bring along:

  • Original ID Document
  • Recently certified copy of ID (not older than 6 months)
  • Original Grade 12 Certificate
  • Recently certified copy of Grade 12 certificate (not older than 6 months)
  • Statement of results only accepted for 2019 Matriculants (original & certified copy)
  • PT clothes, running shoes
  • Participants to provide own refreshments for the day.
  • Be prepared for all weather conditions.

>>Click here to View Job Post for Detailed Instructions 

Closing Date: 14 February 2020 at 15:00


  • No correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful applicants or with third parties.

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