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SAPS Learnership Programme 2022

SAPS every year Invites young talented individuals to be part of this learnership program. Interested individuals are advised to apply within their own province. SAPS learnership program usually takes a period of twelve month. The Police have several offices with precincts in each national region within South Africa.

The main aim of this learnership is to teach qualifying individuals to become reliable police officers in the future. Successful candidates may be hired permanently and their duty is to ensure that all South African communities are free from criminal activities. Candidates will learn about causes or road accidents, road traffic signs, traffic and road laws, along with criminal activities. Candidates will be involved in the coordination or development of crime prevention methods, operations, and maintenance of the Police services.

The Metro department has grown tremendously over the last couple of years, but it has hopes for more growth and a better community partnership within the immediate future. They assist in many road situations, community policing, illegal usage of the road and more.

SAPS Learnership Available

This sector has a couple of different companies, which offer a variety of fields.

The South African Police Services Learnerships may include the following:

  • Road Policing
  • Freeway Patrol
  • By-Law Policing
  • The Equestrian Unit
  • Crime prevention
  • The Canine Unit

SAPS Learnership Programme: Basic Requirements

Candidates must be aged between 18 and 35. Candidates must provide a detailed curriculum vitae and any other information they may feel is important to their applications. Copies of all necessary documents must be certified and not older than three months. Interested candidates must be a permanent South African citizen.

Candidates will also be required to have/provide the following:

  • Applicants must be in possession of Grade 12 / Matric Certificate
  • All Applicants must be mentally & physically fit
  • Candidates must be fluent in English, read, write and speak
  • Applicants must hold NO criminal record
  • Computer literate
  • Applicants must be a possession a valid Code B Driver?s license
  • Be self-motivated and a team player
  • Applicants must have great liaison skills
  • Applicants must possess leadership skills

Successful candidates must be prepared to take the Oath as determined by the Municipality of concern after completion of their learnership duration. Flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover willingness to work. Applicants must be able to handle pressure, be reliable and honest, with a positive attitude.

Candidates who make the short list may be required to complete the following tests:

  • An English Proficiency Test
  • A Fitness Test, including running ? Males 2.4KM in 11 minutes ? Females 2.4Km in 14.30 Minutes
  • A Medical Examination
  • Provide a Medical Certificate proving candidates may partake in strenuous exercises (Physical Examination)
  • Obstacle Course ? Males must complete within 3 Minutes ? Females within 4 Minutes
  • Firearm Training ? Practical & Theoretical

Candidates must be prepared to be deployed anywhere within their Province or Department. Candidates must be willing to do required physical / abnormal training periods without compensation. Candidates must attend all training as requested by the department.

Application Process

Online Application for the South African Police Service Learnership Program is not available. Interested individuals must collect application forms from SAPS Department offices in their own province. Unsigned, incomplete and Late Application will not be taken into account. Any faxed or electronically submitted application forms will not be considered. Incomplete forms, or forms missing a signature, or documentation will be dismissed.

Candidates are asked to deliver the completed application with required certified documentation to the offices where they collected the forms from. For more information on their opportunities visit the SAPS Website.

Here are some of the offices where forms may be acquired:


2161 Lucas Mangope Drive

Block U

012 358 9242


113 Lovers Lane

Mandela Village

012 358 9887


1 Madiba Street

012 358 5917


Unit 14b

C/O Daan de Wet Nel & Willem Cruywagen Street

Station Square Centre

012 358 9450

Mamelodi West

71 Boundary Avenue

Sun Valley

012 358 5230 / 012 358 5216


Info Forum Building

013 932 6285


100 Napier Road


012 358 3116

Pretoria West

C/O Morkel & Transoranje Street

012 358 1905


119 Brat Avenue

Sinovich Centre

012 543 1715


C/O Oakley & Montrosse Street

012 734 6057


195 Main Road

011 758 9100

Western Cape

101 Hertzog Boulevard

021 427 5000

Northern Cape

C/O Honeysuckle & Jakkalsvlei


021 695 3061

Closing Dates

The closing dates of this learnership program vary therefore interested candidates are advised to visit SAPS pages for further information. Application forms which are submitted after the closing date will not be taken into account. Candidates must ensure that all necessary documents are submitted otherwise their applications will not be considered.

Updated: July 7, 2022 — 1:53 pm
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