Eskom Plant Operator Learnership 2024: Offering X3 Positions to Grade 12/N3/NCV Level 4 Candidates

About Eskom
Eskom plays a significant role in the power sector, responsible for producing around 95% of South Africa’s electricity and about 45% of Africa’s total electricity. The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to various consumer sectors, including industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural, residential, and redistributor segments. To meet the increasing energy demands in the country, Eskom is actively constructing additional power plants and expanding power transmission infrastructure. This will ensure a stable and reliable supply of electricity for all consumers.

Furthermore, Eskom engages in power trading activities with member nations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). While Eskom’s primary focus remains on enhancing electricity generation, transmission, trading, and distribution within South Africa, the company may consider participating in African markets outside of South Africa, particularly in SADC nations linked to the South African grid or other initiatives that directly contribute to maintaining the country’s supply security.

About the Eskom Plant Operator Learnership 2024
Eskom is offering a learnership programme for X3 candidates looking to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge as a qualified Plant Operator. The Eskom Plant Operator Learnership requires candidates to be immersed in a well-structured curriculum that covers a wide range of essential topics related to plant operations. The programme has been thoughtfully crafted to cater to the diverse learning needs of the candidates, ensuring they receive a holistic and immersive learning experience.

Under the guidance of experienced and qualified mentors, the learners will have access to cutting-edge facilities and modern equipment, facilitating hands-on training and fostering a deep understanding of the principles and procedures involved in plant operations. This invaluable exposure to real-world scenarios will greatly enhance their skills and competencies, enabling them to confidently tackle challenges that may arise in their future roles.

For application purposes, please kindly take note of the Eskom Plant Operator Learnership 2024’s Reference Number: Peaking LPO- Ingula/27112023.

Eligibility Criteria
Ensure to promptly submit your application for the Eskom Plant Operator Learnership. However, before doing so, it’s crucial to thoroughly review the program’s prerequisites. Your suitability as a candidate will be determined by these requirements. Take a moment to carefully assess the qualifications listed below to verify if your credentials align with them. If you can fulfill all the items on the list, it will greatly enhance your likelihood of success.

The Eskom Plant Operator Learnership Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

1. Basic Requirements

  • An official South African citizen
  • Avoid participating or registering for a Learning Programme in the past.
  • Applicants will undergo a recruitment process and, upon successful completion, be assigned to Eskom Operations within various divisions.
  • Meet the Grade 12 requirements with at least 50% in Maths, 50% in Physical Science, and 40% in English, or;
  • Attain N3 qualification with a minimum of 50% in Maths, 50% in Physical Science, and 40% in English, or;
  • Obtain NCV Level 4 with at least 50% in Maths, 50% in Physical Science, and 40% in English.

2. Personal Competencies

  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Exhibit the ability to understand technical concepts
  • Prioritize safety and be conscious of it
  • Approach tasks with conscientiousness and self-discipline
  • Take responsibility and show commitment
  • Display emotional resilience
  • Showcase the ability to perform physical work
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Collaborate effectively as part of a team.

Application Instructions
Apply online: Eskom Plant Operator Learnership 2024.

For accessing the mentioned website, it is recommended to utilize Google Chrome as your web browser (as stated above).

Please submit your application online by clicking on the provided link. Alternatively, for manual submission, kindly deliver a comprehensive CV, a certified copy of your ID, and certified copies of completed qualifications to the Security Gate at the Power Station (Ingula Power Station). Ensure to include the reference number for your application and specify the training program you are applying for.

Alternatively, candidates have the option to submit their applications through their phones, which proves to be more convenient compared to using a computer. If you possess an Android-powered phone, you may use Google Chrome as your web browser, as it comes pre-installed on OS Android smartphones, eliminating the need for any additional browser installations.

To proceed with the application process, candidates are required to create an account on the application portal. This account will be used throughout the entire registration procedure.

By submitting your applications, you are consenting to the selection committee’s use of your personal information for registration purposes.

All application materials will undergo thorough inspection and verification to ensure their authenticity. Candidates discovered to have falsified any information in their applications will not be allowed to participate in the registration period.

It is essential for candidates to utilize the specified website mentioned above for application submission. The selection committee will not accept papers submitted through other channels such as personal delivery or fax.

Closing Date
Applications for the Eskom Plant Operator Learnership must be submitted before the closing date on 04 December 2023.

We highly advise you to send in your applications as soon as possible to increase your chances of securing a spot during the registration period. Early submission not only demonstrates your keen interest but also helps you avoid any potential last-minute incidents that may disrupt the application process,.

It’s essential to be aware that applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed by the selection committee, regardless of their substance or quality. Hence, it is crucial to adhere to the given timeline to be considered for the opportunity.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will receive announcements from the selection committee. If you do not hear back from them within 28 days past the closing date, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the vacancy.

It’s important to understand that Eskom reserves the right to make decisions about employment at its sole and absolute discretion. The judgments made by the selection committee are final and legally binding for all participants, so it is vital to ensure that your application adheres to all the guidelines and requirements provided.


  1. Hi I’m a hard working individual. I have my N2 in eletrical technology power systems, just finished matric awaiting results. I am more of a hands on person. I hope u give me the opportunity to prove myself

  2. Am very good in working…also working as a team i am a person who’s farst in learning i will be grateful if i get this opportunity…

  3. Good day I’m a hard working person whos willing to learn and a fast learner able to work under pressure very friendly and passionate of my work and always aim to do the best of ability thank you.

  4. I’m Gladwin,since after my N2 I have never get a chance to get my trade test.this maybe opportunity for me.

  5. I am a person who like to learn more from other people i adapt easily
    I wish you can get back to me.

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