Firefighter Learnership Positions

Learner Fire Fighter positions are available now with the City of Cape Town.  The firefighters will be employed by the Fire and Rescue Service department at a basic salary of R163 948 pa. The reference number for this position is aa 1/20.


  • Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science preferred)
  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Should not suffer from fear of confined spaces or heights.
  • Must be medically and physically fit.
  • Should 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.
  • Complete the Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazmat Awareness, Hazmat Operations and First Aid Level 3 courses presented by the learning institution.

Candidates need to pass a Fire and Rescue standard physical assessment comprising of the following:

  • Practical assessment – Reach Test, 2.4km run, push-ups, sit-ups and dead load carry. Depending on the gender of the candidate the assessment may be adjusted.
  • Acrophobia and Claustrophobia tests.
  • Candidates must also pass a written assessment (Mathematics and comprehension), interview, medical evaluation and substance abuse test before appointment.

Special conditions attached to the post:

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

To apply you must report in person to 53 Berkley Road, Ndabeni (old abattoir premises) Cape Town. You must arrive before 08:30 – strictly no late coming allowed.

If your surname starts with:

A,B,C,D,E – 10th February 2020

FGHIJ – 11th February 2020

KLM – 12th February 2020

NOPQ – 13th February 2020

RSTUVWXYZ – 14th February 2020

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 and running shoes.
  • Participants should provide their own refreshments for the day.
  • Be prepared for all weather conditions.


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