City of Cape Town: Firefighter Traineeship Programme 2020

City of Cape Town: Firefighter Traineeship Program 2020

Closing Date: 14 February 2020
Stipend: Basic Salary R163 948p.a

Ref: SS 1/20

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

Please Note:

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

  • Practical assessment comprising:
assessment Male Female
Height Reach Test 1.9m 1.9m
2.4 km run Complete under 11 min complete under 13 minutes
Pushups Complete 30 in 60 seconds Complete 20 under 60 seconds
Situps complete 30 under 60 seconds Complete 20 under 60 seconds
Dead load carry 2x25KG  over a distance of 100m 2x25KG  over a distance of 100m
  • Acrophobia and Claustrophobia tests.
  • Candidates must also pass a written assessment (Mathematics and comprehension), interview, medical evaluation, and substance abuse test PRIOR to the 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 successful completion of the prescribed training program
  • Required to wear a uniform and protective clothing.

How to Apply

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

If your surname starts with Date
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
53 Berkley Rd, Ndabeni(old abattoir premises)
Gates close at 08:30
Strictly no late coming will be allowed
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 2019Matriculants (original & certified copy) PT clothes, running shoe Participants to provide own refreshments for the day. Be prepared for all weather conditions.
No correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful
applicants or with third parties.


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