Youth With Grade 12 Apply for Fire Fighter Learnership in City of Cape Town

City of Cape Town Career

Learner Fire Fighter

Fire Services
Basic Salary:R189 127 p/a
SS 07/23 Ex
Internal & External

• Completion of Matric with a focus on Mathematics and Physical Science
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Should not have a fear of enclosed spaces or of great heights
• Must be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
• Must not have a criminal record

• Must successfully complete the Firefighter 1NFPA 1001, Hazmat Awareness NFPA 1072, Hazmat Operations NFPA 1072, and First Aid Level 3 courses that are presented by the learning institution • Must not have a criminal record
• Must be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations

Principal Components of Performance


That the following is a mandatory fitness test, and that all candidates who have been shortlisted will be required to participate and succeed in it.
• Check your reach (1.9 m)
• 2.4 km run (Males 11 minutes and Females 13 minutes)
• Perform thirty push-ups in sixty seconds;
• Perform sixty sit-ups (30 in 60 seconds)
• Dead load carries (2 x 25 kg drums over a distance of 100 m)


Applicants who are successful in the physical examination will be required to:

• Pass a written examination as well as an interview;
• Submit their fingerprints or identity numbers so that a background check can be conducted on their criminal records.
• Be required to submit to a mandatory drug test at a City testing center
• Be required to submit to a mandatory claustrophobia and acrophobia test (fear of confined spaces and fear of heights)
• Be required to pass a claustrophobia and acrophobia test (fear of confined spaces and fear of heights)
• Other criminal clearances will not be accepted.

Additional requirements for the post are as follows:

• Contract position that is not permanent for the duration of training;
• Candidates will only be appointed to a permanent Learner Fire Fighter position upon successful completion of the prescribed training program;
• Required to wear a uniform and protective clothing at all times while on the job.

Certified copies of qualifications must be available on request.
Applicants are kindly reminded that they are required to accept that their applications were not successful if no notification of appointment is received within three months of the application deadline.
This information will be communicated to them in a respectful manner.

Please note that we will not consider any applications that are submitted after the deadline.

Applications that are submitted online are required to include the submission of the following documents:

• A certified copy of your South African Identity Document (no affidavits will be accepted);
• A recently certified copy of your matriculation certificate

  • Candidates who have been chosen for further consideration will be notified via text message or phone call when it is time to report to the designated location in order to complete the necessary examinations.
  • Candidates who have been shortlisted are strongly encouraged to bring their own supplies, as well as food and beverages, to the location of the examination.
  • Every evaluation follows a step-by-step procedure that begins with elimination.
  • Only applicants who have never been convicted of a crime and who do not currently have any open criminal investigations, cases that are awaiting trial, or cases that are awaiting sentencing will have their employment applications reviewed.
  • Only applicants who have passed both the mandatory drug test and the background check will be considered.
  • By submitting an application for a job with the City of Cape Town, you are giving your consent for the personal information you have provided as part of your application to be used for the purposes of the Recruitment and Selection process as well as other processes related to this one.
  • are found to be clean during the course of the screening process will be considered for employment.
  • There should be no expectation that applying for a job, and then being tested for, and ultimately deemed competent in, will result in receiving a job offer.
  • It is against the rules for job applicants or anyone else acting on their behalf to canvass for posts within the Council’s Service.
  • If an applicant is found to have violated this rule, their application will be disqualified and they will not be considered for an appointment.
  • If appointed, candidates are required to make themselves available to work as they are rostered, and they are not allowed to have other employment or run a private business while they are in the employ of the City unless they have received written permission from the City Manager to do so.
  • During the course of employment, a person may be subjected to random testing to determine whether they are in possession of, or have consumed, drugs, alcohol, or illegal substances.


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