City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership 2024: Searching for Grade 12 Candidates

About the City of Cape Town
The City of Cape Town is a metropolitan hub that is located within the Western Cape Province. With a total coastline that stretches across the lands, Cape Town doesn’t just take pride in its landscape, but also in its booming economic status. As the 2nd most populous city in the country, Cape Town has been home to the National Parliament and has hosted numerous governmental activities to keep the city running.

About the City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership 2024
The City of Cape Town is offering a learnership for South African youths who have a passion for pursuing a future career as a professional Fire Fighter. You will get a solid foundation in this industry via the City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership, which is an exceptional learnership. A planned curriculum will be followed during the duration of the program, which will include both theoretical evaluations and practical working sessions that will take place in a real-world business environment. As you work your way towards a certification, you will be encouraged to make significant progress under the supervision of expert training providers.

Learners of the City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership will be entitled to a basic salary of  R199 340 pa as a means of support for the entire duration of the programme.

For application purposes, please kindly take note of the City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership’s Reference Number: SS 10/24 Ext.

Eligibility Criteria
Make sure to send in your application for the City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership as soon as possible. But first and foremost, you must review the program’s qualifying requirements. These factors will decide whether or not you would be a good candidate. If you’d like to double-check your credentials, please see the qualifying requirements listed below. If you want to increase your chances of success, it’s best if you can fulfill everything on the following list.

The City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
1. Basic Requirements

  • Possesses a Grade 12 certificate (for the subjects of Mathematics and Physical Science)
  • Above 18 years old
  • Is not afraid of heights or small spaces
  • Both physically and medically fit to overcome any situation
  • Prepared to work with other team members
  • Can undertake pressure in stressful work situations
  • Has a clear criminal track record.

Shortlisted candidates are required to participate in a compulsory fitness test, with the following results:

  • 2.4km run (Male candidates must reach 11 minutes, Female candidates must reach 13 minutes
  • 30 Sit-ups (60 seconds)
  • So Push-ups (60 seconds)
  • 1.9m Rech test
  • Perform dead load carries (2 x 25kg for 100m).

Once you have fulfilled the requirements of the compulsory fitness test, you will need to perform the following requirements:

  • Obtain a passing mark for their written assessment and an interview after that
  • Send in their fingerprints/identity numbers (to check criminal track records)
  • Perform a city medical evaluation
  • Undertake a mandatory drug test (held at any city testing locations).

Application Instructions
Apply online: City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership 2024.

Candidates will need to create an account on the application portal. Make sure you have this account with you at all times if you want to send in your registrations.

Candidates are also required to submit a certified copy of your South African Identity Document (the committee does not accept affidavits). Additionally, you will also need to submit a certified copy of your Matric certificate.

Due to the sensitive nature of your account, make sure you keep your account credentials a secret at all times. This is to ensure that your account is not used by unwanted strangers behind your back.

By submitting your application, you are granting the selection committee permission to use your personal information for registration purposes.

Applications will be evaluated and vetted further to ensure the authenticity of applicants. Falsifying any element of their applications will exclude them from the registration period.

Candidates must submit their applications via the above-mentioned site. Other means of submission, such as personal delivery or fax, will be rejected by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the City of Cape Town Fire Fighter Learnership must be submitted before the closing date on 04 April 2024.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late applications. Submissions made past the closing date will not be acknowledged during the registration period.

Candidates are advised to send in their applications as soon as possible. This will leave you with some time to properly evaluate the contents of your applications. Kindly prepare your applications at your earliest convenience.

City of Cape Town reserves the rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.


  1. I think I am the man for the job as I am very dedicated and I put my all into what I do

  2. Hy morning i am really interested in this learnship you won’t regret by giving me this opportunity i am ready to work with you because i hard work and also a fast learn please keep me updated on –

  3. I am interested for this learnership because I have an ability to learn,as I was trying before to train as a firefighter but I didn’t make it,now I think I have a big opportunity to rich my willingness of becaming a fighter by being train by you and have qualification.

    1. Hello I could like to be the team of the fire fighters, I know I’m strong to be in that position of work, but i didn’t pass my grade 12

    1. Greetings, I just want to clarify on the required subjects, why do you need physics & mathematics to partake in this learnership ? I do non of the above can I still apply for the learnership?

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