• Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science
  • 18 years or older
  • Must not suffer from fear of confined spaces or heights
  • Must be medically and physically fit
  • Must be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
  • No Criminal Record
    NOTE: All shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and
    pass the following compulsory fitness test
  • Reach test (1.9 m)
  • 2.4 km run (Males 11 minutes and Females 13 minutes)
  • Push-ups (30 in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups (30 in 60 seconds)
  • Dead load carries (2 x 25 kg drums over a distance of 100 m)
    NOTE: Candidates who pass the physical test will
  • be required to pass a written assessment and an interview
  • be required to submit their fingerprints or identity numbers for the
    purpose of checking criminal records. No other criminal clearances
    will be acceptable
  • be required to undergo a City medical evaluation
  • be required to undergo a compulsory drug test at a City testing
  • be required to pass a claustrophobia and acrophobia test (fear of
    confined spaces and fear of heights)
    Special conditions attached to the post:
  • Non-permanent contract position for duration of training
  • Candidates will only be appointed to a permanent Learner Fire –
    Fighter position on successful completion of the prescribed training
    programme, which includes the successfully completion of the
    Firefighter 1NFPA 1001, Hazmat Awareness NFPA 1072, Hazmat
    Operations NFPA 1072 and First Aid Level 3 courses presented by
    the learning institution
  • Required to wear a uniform and protective clothing.

    How to Apply
    By submitting your application for a position at the City of Cape
    Town, you are consenting to the use of your personal information
    provided as part of your application and/or Recruitment process for
    Recruitment and Selection purposes. In addition, you may be
    required to undergo, including but not limited to, Criminal and
    Security Checks, Personal Verification, and Lifestyle Audits,
    throughout your recruitment process and/or subsequent
    Applicants must apply on-line via eRecruitment.
    On-line applications must include the submission of:
  • A certified copy of your South African Identity Document (no
    affidavits will be accepted)
  • A recently certified copy of matric certificate

    Please note that no hard copy or emailed applications will be
    In order to apply on-line, applicants must first create an e-Services
    Account on the City of Cape Town Website.
    Applicants may use any computer with internet access to apply.
    Smart phones are not compatible with this on-line application
    process and cannot be used to apply.
    Applicants may use a Smart Cape computer at a City of Cape Town
    Library if they are a library member.
    To become a library member, you will need to apply for membership
    at a library with your ID and proof of residence.

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