Monday, 26 September 2016

Learnership Programme at the SAWS 2016/17

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) invites applications for the 2017 National Certificate in Weather Observations Learnership Programme.Candidates will receive training in all aspects of weather observation as per the National Certificate in Weather Observation. (SAQA QUAL ID no 58995). 

Successful candidates will be required to enter into a learnership contract with the South African Weather Service.

SAWS is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and is an authoritative voice for weather and climate forecasting in South Africa and as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) it complies with international meteorological standards.

Opportunities are available in the following areas (Reference No.):
Bloemfontein (REF.WS01/10/2016)
Calvinia (REF.WS02/10/2016)
Ermelo (REF.WS03/10/2016)
Irene (REF.WS04/2016)
Mthatha (REF. WS05/2016)
Polokwane (REF.WS06/10/2016)
Port Elizabeth (REF.W07/10/2016)
Springbok x 2 (REF.WS08/2016)
Thohoyandou (REF.WS09/2016)

After completion of training, successful candidates may be appointed at regional offices where shift work will necessitate having a valid driver’s license. It will thus be expected of the learnership holders to obtain a driver license within the training year, at own cost. Good interpersonal relations and computer literacy will serve as additional recommendations.

Candidates with a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with 50% (D symbol) or higher for Mathematics (not mathematics literacy) as well as 50% or higher for Physical Science are invited to apply for learnership to undergo ten (10) months observation training at the SA Weather Service Regional Training Centre in Pretoria, commencing February 2017.

The South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer. It is the intention of the Weather Service to promote representivity through the filling of these positions. This is an open advertisement, but candidature of individuals from the previously disadvantaged communities and females will receive preference.

How to apply
Closing date is 18 October 2016. Applications must be submitted on the prescribed SA Weather Service application form (download here).

In order to be considered, the bursary application form should also be accompanied by certified copies of matriculation certificates and a testimonial. Please also state the relevant Ref. no for the respective region you are applying for.

Forward the application to: The CEO, the South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, and Pretoria 0001, for the attention of Ms. Nikeziwe Musa.

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within a month of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. NB. For interview purposes applicants should please quote the reference mentioned at the beginning of the different adverts.

Via – SA Weather Service

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