eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes 2023-2024: People with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply Programmes for 10 Different Fields

About eThekwini Municipality
eThekwini Municipality is one of the many municipalities in South Africa that is located in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Known for its hilly areas, the municipality has had an incredibly rich history since its founding. eThekwini is considered to be KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest city, accommodating a bustling port and catering to both domestic and international tourists. With its hotels, shopping malls, traditional villages, game parks and more, it’s no secret by eThekwini has become a massive favorite amongst the general public.

eThekwini Municipality aims to be one of Africa’s most livable city. Citizens come altogether to live in peace in this caring city. eThekwini is home to more than 3 442 398 residents, making area a thriving metropolitan area. The city believes that with proper attention, the municipality can develop into a sustainable and smart city in the years to come by.

About the eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes 2023-2024
The eThekwini Municipality is offering Work Experience Programmes, Work Integrated Learning (WIL), Inservice-Training, & Internship with 10 different fields for young South Africans who wish to attain professional experience. The eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes are wonderful opportunities that qualifying candidates can join to obtain real-time practical working exposure in the municipality’s establishments, such as offices, workplaces, or depots. Your potential will be sharpened and you will be transformed into a better worker. If you have graduated with an accredited qualification, don’t hesitate to sign up for this opportunity.

Note: people who have previously registered for the eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes must reapply. Candidates who require 18 months of work integrated learning in the following study field

Selected participants will be entitled to a monthly stipend based on this payment structure:

  • R2 509.42p.m (less than 2 years qualification & WIL)
  • R4 069.35p.m (2 year qualification)
  • R5 086.71p.m (National Diploma, B. Degree, and BTech)
  • R5 934.49p.m (Post-graduate Diploma and Honours Degree)
  • R7 630.06p.m (Masters)

Types of Work Experience Programmes
Check out the available Work Experience Programmes with their respective preferred qualifications below:
1. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Humanities (Ref. No.: ETH220915-15)

  • Anthropology
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Archeology
  • Information Science
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Training and Development
  • Community Development
  • Housing
  • Political Science
  • Development Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Public Policy or Policy Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Library

2. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Art and Design (Ref. No.: ETH220915-14)

  • Fine Art
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Language Practice
  • Video Technology
  • Film and TV Production
  • Photography

3. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Law (Ref. No.: ETH220915-13)

  • LLB
  • Research and Statistics
  • Criminology
  • Research
  • Forensic Auditing/Investigations

4. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Health Sciences (Ref. No.: ETH220915-12)

  • Enrolled Nursing/Nursing Science
  • Environmental Health

5. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Management (Ref. No.: ETH220915-11)

  • Project Risk Management
  • Sports Management/Science
  • Public Relations
  • Events/Hospitality/Catering/Culinary
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Safety Management
  • Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Information Technology
  • Food & Beverages
  • Communication Studies
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Leisure Science
  • Maritime Studies
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Marketing & Digital Marketing
  • Logistics Management
  • Tourism

6. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Engineering and Built Environment (Ref. No.: ETH220915-10)

  • Chemical Eng.
  • Construction Management Conveyancing
  • Industrial Eng.
  • Town Planning
  • Electrical Eng.
  • Property Studies
  • Operation Management
  • Shipping and Logistics
  • Civil Eng.
  • Building and Quantity Surveying; Town Planning
  • Instrumentation
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Mechanical Eng.
  • Auto Electrician
  • Architectural Studies

7. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Life Science (Ref. No.: ETH220915-9)

  • Biotech/Biomedical Technology
  • Hydrology
  • Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Zoology

8. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Agriculture, Natural Sciences, Environmental Studies (Ref. No.: ETH220915-8)

  • Food Security
  • Agriculture
  • Waste Management
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Agriculture Extension
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Management
  • BSc Computer Science
  • Journalism
  • Ecological Sciences
  • Media Studies
  • Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • GIS
  • Geology
  • Data Science
  • Population Studies
  • Climate Change
  • Agribusiness
  • Geography
  • Environmental Science

9. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Administration (Ref. No.: ETH220915-7)

  • Disaster Management
  • Business Management/Admin
  • Public Management
  • Public Administration
  • Office Management and Technology

10. Work Experience Programme 2023-2024 Finance and Economics (Ref. No.: ETH220915-6)

  • Accounting
  • Commerce related studies
  • Economics
  • Insurance
  • Financial Management
  • B.COM Studies
  • Internal Auditing

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes must fulfill an eligibility criteria before working on their applications. Each of these items will be used by the selection committee to fairly assess incoming candidates. To guarantee a successful application, candidates are advised to meet all of these following requirements. Failure to do so will cause disadvantageous consequences towards the overall results of your applications.

The eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Have completed a qualification (graduates) & require 18 months of work integrated learning in the following study above
  • Qualifications should not be older than 5 years
  • Has either one of the qualifications above (according to your preferred field)
  • Preference will be offered to candidates considered to be underrepresented in several aspects, such as race, disability, and gender
  • People with disabilities are highly encouraged to give this opportunity a shot.

Note: people who have participated in a work experience/internship/in-service/WIL programme held by the Government or other private sectors for 12 months are not allowed to join this opportunity.

Application Instructions
Apply online: eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes 2023-2024.

Candidates are required to create an account on the application portal above. Alternatively, you can choose to sync your Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn accounts to save time.

By submitting your applications, you are hereby giving permission to have your information utilized for registration purposes.

Applications will be subjected to further evaluation and vetting procedures to verify the validity of candidates. Anyone to be considered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications or canvassing in respect to these positions will automatically be disqualified from registrations.

Candidates must submit their applications through the application portal above. Submissions made through other methods, such as email or fax, will not be recognized by the selection committee.

The registration process may require candidates to undertake occupational assessments and a pre-engagement medical examination.

Closing Date
Applications for the eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes must be submitted before the closing date on 08 September 2023.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late submissions. Candidates sending in their applications past the closing date will not be acknowledged during the recruitment process.

Announcements will only be made to candidates who have been shortlisted for the programme. Should you not hear back from the selection committee within three months past the closing date, we regret to inform you that you have not been accepteed.

eThekwini Municipality reserves the right to make any appointments or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.

Committee Details
Do you have a question regarding the eThekwini Municipality Work Experience Programmes? Feel free to deliver your enquiries and concerns via the provided contact information below:
Telephone Numbers: +27 31 322 2460 (Siyanda Cebekhulu) or +27 31 311 3018/3192 (Nhlakanipho Majola)


  1. I have matriculated and I’m 34. Unemployed
    Currently willing to learn and be an asset to the company or learnership programme

  2. Hi, I have a Higher Certificate in Life and
    Environmental Science. Am I eligible for
    this programme?

  3. Hi i have a welding, it will be a great opportunity to work with, I’m a very kind and dedicated worker who can been a great asset to the company.

  4. I am kindly interested in ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY as a PYEI = Presidential Youth Employment Initiative for I will truly appreciate and love working with the Youth. I am self-motivated person with the desire to always learn.I endeavour to approach each task I am assigned to with enthusiasm and interest.I am self reliable, honest and puntual. I have good interpersonal skills and can work well under pressure and can meet deadlines. I have Worked with the Youth before as a Chairperson.

  5. hey i’m doing mechanical engineering N2 at Elangeni TVET college(Ntuzuma)

    i really need this job because i have interest on fixing thing etc cars,machine and anything that need to be fixed

  6. Hey I was doing N5& N6 at Motheo tvet college and I wanna know where can I apply for internship studied HR Management

  7. Hi, i will be so gratitude to be the part of this program ,I’ve electrical engineering certificate N1&N2 this is the best way to apply online ,

  8. This is the best way forward to submit my application online. Less than a transporting my curriculum vitae it spending too much money and time. I am a hard worker, good listener and patience doing well job none of bad comments to any things. I am going to be happy and healthy business when I get this job opportunity thanks

  9. I was doing my matric last year (2020) well am still waiting for my results. I really need a job because I wanna save money to further my studies. In school I was good in Accounting and maths and life sciences.

    1. I am currently studying health science and counseling services through Unisa and would like to apply for one of the counseling or psychology internships. It is my passion and I’m willing to learn and gain experience in this field.
      Thank you.

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