Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships 2021-2124: Stipend R70 715.00 per Annum

About the Robben Island Museum
The Robben Island Museum is an organization that bears the tasks and duties of uplifting Robben Island’s status as a World Heritage Site. The entity was first formed in 1997 as one of the many initiatives conducted by the Department of Arts and Culture. The museums has been assigned with a number of responsibilities that deals with the maintenance, development, presentation, and marketing of Robben Island towards the general public. On top of that, the Robben Island Museum has started several programmes to achieve Robbein Island’s much-needed recognition. Members of the public can enjoy the museum’s tourist development schemes, general heritage initiatives, and educational programmes.

The Robben Island Museum is home to a number of assets, which the entity is obliged to protect. People might be familiar with the island’s village shops, recreational facilities, and iconic spots like Robert Sobukwe’s House. With the rich history and culture that is embedded into the island, the Robben Island Museum takes their responsibility seriously. Dealing with a cultural and natural heritage asset takes a lot of effort, but preserving one of the country’s best-kept treasures is an entirely rewarding experience. To be able to share and promote this site with other in the upcoming generations is a huge honor for the Robben Island Museum.

Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships 2021-2024
Robben Island Museum is offering Maritime Apprenticeships for South African Cadets who wish to be a part of the entity’s dedicated Port Operations department. Conducted in Cape Town, the Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships is a remarkable opportunity that opens your eyes to the museum’s work environment from an entirely technical-based department. Selected apprentices will gain a stronger understanding of their line of work by accomplishing a number of duties. Not only are you gaining work-related exposure through the apprenticeship, but you are also taking part in the preservation of one of South Africa’s most renowned cultural sites.

Selected engineering cadets will work their way through the apprenticeship before being eligible for their Chief Engineer Port Operations qualification. Apprentices can only succeed in the opportunity by performing these duties below:

  • Following all of the apprentice’s training sessions
  • Finishing their training record books in a timely manner
  • Gaining both theoretical knowledge and practical working experience within the real-time working environment
  • Maintaining all vessel equipment and upholding the ship board’s routine
  • Attaining their qualification during the allotted time
  • Providing necessary assistance with the vessels repairs or equipment maintenance.

The Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships is offering two kinds of programmes (with their own specific requirements) to the general public, which are:

Maritime Apprenticeship Engineering Programme x6

  • Physically and medically healthy for the apprenticeship
  • Acquired all S3 subjects within the Marine Engineering field
  • Valid copy of final results slip
  • Proven fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Preference will be offered to applicants who:
    • Have accomplished their National Diploma in Marine Engineering
    • Unemployed applicants who have prior experience in sea going.

Maritime Apprenticeship Deck Programme x4

  • Passes that SAMSA eye test
  • Physically and medically healthy for the apprenticeship
  • Officially recognized as an ND Maritime Studies Deck cadet
  • Accomplished their S1, S2, S3, and S4 subjects with flying colors
  • Provides their valid copies of S1, S2, S3, and S4 results slips.

Note: the Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships offers preference for South African citizens who are unemployed during the time of application.

Application Instructions
Apply via e-mail: [email protected] (Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships 2021)

Interested candidates of the Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships should fulfill the requirements above before registering for the programme. The aforementioned eligibility criteria will determine your level of acceptance with your applications. Each of those items will be used by the selection committee to fairly assess all incoming candidates. Failure to fulfill everything will cost you your chances of success.

Once you have double checked all of your qualification, you will need to prepare these following documents:

  • Your most updated Curriculum Vitae (with a Cover Letter)
  • A valid copy of your South African Identity Document
  • A valid copy of your Matric results slip.

Your Curriculum Vitae should highlight your skills, strengths, and previous qualifications. It should showcase your unique potential that can attract the attention of the selection committee. More importantly, your Curriculum Vitae should contain contactable referees that the committee can reach out to in case there is a sudden need for following up.

After you have prepared the documents, please send them in to the provided e-mail address. The selection committee will not be accepting incomplete application dossiers. Similarly, candidates discovered to be falsifying their any provided information will be disqualified as well.

Closing Date
Applications for the Robben Island Museum Maritime Apprenticeships must be submitted before the closing date on 15 February 2021.

The selection does not tolerate any late submissions. Candidates found to be making their submissions past the deadline will not be regarded by the selection committee.

The Robben Island Museum reserves all rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.

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  3. Hi i am neliswa thobela i would like to participate in this learneship i have n6 i financial management..nd still doing inserve to comple my diploma.

  4. May please give me this opportunity for apprenticeships to make my dream come true

    I’ll appreciate your response

    1. Greetings, I hope you are well, I am interested in this position and I have got all necessary documents. I have got CPR qualifications, Fire Fighter qualifications too. I would really be grateful to have this position. I will put my utmost effort and dedication on this job.

    1. Good day,
      To whom it may concern.
      Trust you are well.
      My name is Mikyle Terrance Nadas, currently completed matric. I have done a learnership with Mitsubishi at umhlanga. Currently looking for apprenticeship/ job opportunities available in Durban.
      My contact number is -.
      Awaiting your response.
      Thank you
      Sincere regards
      Mikyle T Nadas

    1. I am very interested… I’m very dedicated to my work I will gladly seize the opportunity…i hv all my documents with m thank u

  5. I have my STCW courses ready and My SAMSA medicals are still valid. I would really be thankful for the opportunity.

    1. I’m a ADT operator of a machinery I’ll hopefully if I get this opportunity to study new something.

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