Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship 2023: Accepting Passionate Individuals with Grade 12 Qualification

About Transnet
Transnet, the largest and crucial component of South Africa’s freight logistics system, plays a vital role in delivering goods to the entire population of the country. As the custodian of ports, trains, and pipelines, Transnet’s mission is to establish a globally competitive freight system that fosters economic growth and diversification.

Currently, Transnet is undergoing a shift from its Market Demand Strategy, which focused on increased capital expenditure, to the Transnet 4.0 Strategy. This strategic transition will be implemented gradually over the next few months. The Transnet 4.0 Strategy aims to reposition both Transnet and the country’s freight system to thrive in the fast-changing, technology-driven environment of the 4th industrial revolution, ultimately enhancing competitiveness.

About the Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship 2023
Transnet is offering a traineeship for candidates who are keen on obtaining necessary training as a professional Train Assistant with the establishment. The Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship aims to equip candidates with the required skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to excel in this role. During the traineeship, selected candidates will undergo comprehensive training that covers various aspects of assisting in the operation and management of trains.

The program will include both theoretical classroom sessions and practical on-the-job training, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience. Trainees will receive guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals within the railway industry, enabling them to develop a deep understanding of the operational procedures, safety protocols, and technical aspects involved in being a Train Assistant.

The Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship  requires you to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Report for duty at the assigned work location and receive the duties for the shift duration
  • Prepare locomotives for operation
  • Get communication equipment ready
  • Conduct pre-trip preparation of the Locomotives and the entire Train before departure to comply with roadworthiness, train working rules, and safety standards
  • Conduct shunting activities in sidings and along the route as directed to enhance safe working procedures
  • Assist the train driver during the journey to ensure the safe movement of the train without delays or damage to equipment and infrastructure, providing reliable service
  • Adhere to safety standards and instructions to maintain motivation and competence
  • Promptly provide accurate feedback to the Train Driver about any incidents or deviations along the route
  • Assist with various administrative tasks
  • Complete the Train journal after each shift and submit it to the Section Manager at sign-off for timely and accurate processing of monthly salary.

For application purposes, please kindly take note of the Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship 2023’s Reference Number: 50019653.

Eligibility Criteria
Prospective candidates for the Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship must meet specific eligibility criteria before proceeding with their applications. If you meet the qualifications for this learnership, each of the criteria mentioned below will be assessed to confirm your eligibility. It is highly recommended that candidates thoroughly review and fulfill all the outlined requirements to ensure their applications are considered.

The Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Have Grade 12 with pure Mathematics and/or Physical Science
  • Undergo periodic medical surveillance and safety behavioral risk assessments during the selection process and every 12 months
  • Undergo physical hearing, vision, mental, and fitness tests to be verified through medical tests and related safety behavioral risk assessments
  • Do not allow employees younger than 21 years of age to undertake train driver or train control duties (SANS 3000, par
  • Successfully undergo Train Assistant duties (theoretical and practical) to be certified to work independently as a Train Assistant
  • Be a minimum of 1.6 meters tall
  • Demonstrate psychomotor ability through Vienna Testing System (VTS) standard
  • Show the ability to carry heavy objects.

Application Instructions
Apply via email: [email protected] (Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship 2023).

Candidates must submit their updated curriculum vitae, ensuring that it includes all necessary information, such as achievements, skills, and qualifications. Use this opportunity to showcase your credentials and why you are the ideal candidate for the position.

You also have the option to submit your application via email on your mobile device, which is more convenient than using a PC. Android users can send emails, along with any attached CVs or files, using the Gmail app on their smartphones.

By submitting your application, you grant the selection committee permission to use your personal information for registration purposes and in the evaluation process. Once we receive your application, we will proceed accordingly.

All applications will undergo thorough screening and review to verify the authenticity of the candidates. Any applicant found to have provided false information will be disqualified from the registration process.

Candidates must complete the application process using the specified website. Applications submitted through other means, such as hand delivery or fax, will not be considered by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the Transnet Controller Traineeship must be submitted before the closing date on 04 August 2023.

Registering as early as possible can increase the chances of your application being protected promptly. However, immediate success is not guaranteed; the primary aim is to secure your position during the ongoing recruitment process.

Applications lacking necessary information will not be considered by the selection committee. Late submissions will automatically be disqualified from further review.

Only successful candidates will receive an announcement. If you don’t hear back from the selection committee within 30 days, it means you haven’t been selected.

Transnet reserves the right to offer or refuse employment at its sole discretion. The decisions made by the selecting committee are final and binding on all participating parties in the process.

Contact Details
If you have any questions about the Transnet Train Assistant Traineeship, feel free to ask! Don’t hesitate to send your inquiries and concerns to the contact person provided below:

Email address: [email protected]


  1. Im interested in the learnership advised ,I am dependable and skilled trustworthy ,I am a hard worker and a fast learner .

  2. I’m Nokwethemba Sbiya I would like to join transnet learnership, I’m unemployed

  3. Dear : Sir/ Madam
    I am Shuping Goodwill
    I am very interested in this Leadership
    I know much about safety regulation..I am focused ..hard worker .. fast learner
    Thank you

  4. Iam very interested in the learnership and iam a security guard from Marshall night I work at Transnet depot,logo welding,CTC,electrical,OHTE,RME,sometime I use to write the train, starting with locomotives,I use to see the shunter shunting the train and I used to say guys if there is a space please fill me in, Transnet is a big company I really wanna be part of your employees

  5. Dear Sir/Madam. My name is Anthony Jonkers l am very interested in your company’s work opportunities, even as a general worker or any projects.l was once part of one of your projects in upington in 2006-7 building railways and welding of the railways. I am a very good and discipline person, hardworking, motivated and dedicated worker, quick in learning and a team working person even under huge pressure.I have a N2 diesel mechanic certificate and a incomplete N3 also in diesel mechanic with one subject outstanding, level2 maintenance and repair certificate also a N1 boilermakers certificate.l really looking out for any opportunity in transnet company.l am looking forward to hear anything from you.stay blessed.

  6. My son got Matric with a Batchelor pass, with maths and physics. He has been applying in almost all government entities for the last 4 years even in military services but not even an invite for interviews. That shows that the applications are not even assessed because the these positions are reserved for relatives and friends for government employees.

  7. Hi my name is Kemisetso Mahubane

    Am having a matric certificate and Electrical Infrastructure &Construction ,level 2
    Hope u consider my application

    Thank you

  8. I’m looking for a job for general work I’m a female of 34 years… i was working more than 6years then they terminate my contract on May 31 2023… I’m desperate need job even for cleaning please

  9. My name is Koko Avela and I’m interested to join you for Transnet Train Assistance Traineeship thank you

  10. Im Itumeleng Alfred Metseyabangwe i would like to join Transnet leanership

  11. I’m interested in the job.
    I’m unemployed for now. I’ve worked at TRANSNET as an Infraworker but on contract

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