X1000 Road Traffic Learnerships at City of Cape Town. The City is embarking on a drive to train 1000 recruits on a 18 month fulltime Learnership Program in Road Traffic Law Enforcement and Metro Police. This forms part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment in addressing the high levels of unemployment in our youth, as well as providing the necessary opportunities for skills enhancement.


This skills development initiative is to provide training in Traffic Services and Metro Police. Once completed, the acquired skills will significantly enhance opportunities for employment in the Traffic, Law Enforcement and Metro Police Enforcement environment. The City invites suitably qualified and unemployed youth aged 18 – 35, who meet the relevant minimum requirements, to apply (on-line via eRecruitment – on the City of Cape Town Website. www.capetown.gov.za/careers for a learnership in Road Traffic Law Enforcement and Metro Police.

The training will be provided by the Metro Police Academy and the duration will be over a period of 18 months from 1 December 2023 until 31 May 2025. Trainees must successfully complete the Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement as well as Law Enforcement Skills Program SP4/2012.

It must be emphasised there is no automatic guarantee of employment following the successful completion of the course. Learners will receive an allowance of R68 461 per annum


  • Grade 12 qualification
  • Must be deemed medically and physically fit (as per below requirements)
  • Valid Code B Driving Licence
  • Must be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
  • No Criminal Record
  • Applicants must permanently reside within the jurisdiction of Cape Town

Note: All shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass the following compulsory fitness test


  • 2.4 km run (Males 12:30 minutes and Females 16:00 minutes)
  • Push-ups (30 in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups (30 in 60 seconds)

Note: Candidates will:

  • Be required to pass a written assessment and an interview
  • Be required to pass a physical assessment
  • Be required to submit their fingerprints or identity numbers for 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 venue and continuous random drug
    tests thereafter
  • Be required to undergo continuous psychological assessment
  • Be required to maintain levels of fitness and undergo ongoing fitness assessments
  • Candidates will be subject to the code of Conduct of the Metropolitan Police Training Academy,
    as well as the pass requirements stipulated by the Academy and in line with relevant unit standards
  • Be contractually bound to refund the City following: unilateral withdrawal; failure to complete the
    course for disciplinary reasons or other.

Special conditions attached to the post:

  • The City is not obligated to offer a permanent position after completion of the training; candidates
    will be required to undergo extensive physical training, whilst at the Academy and training in
    accordance with the Firearm and Ammunitions Act.
  • Successful candidates will be required to wear a uniform, work shifts and in all weather conditions.

Please note the following important information:

  • By submitting your application for a position at the City of Cape Town, you are consenting that the
    personal information submitted as part of your application may be used for the purposes of the
    Recruitment and Selection process.
  • Applicants must apply on-line via eRecruitment.
    Please note that no hard copy or emailed applications will be accepted. In order to apply on-line, applicants must first create an e-Services Account on the City of Cape Town Website. www.capetown.gov.za


On-line applications must include the submission:

  • A certified copy of your South African
  • Identity Document (no affidavits will be accepted)
  • A recently certified copy of matric certificate
  • 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.)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed via SMS or telephonically when to report to the identified
    venue to complete the compulsory tests.
  • Shortlisted candidates are advised to bring their own gear, food and refreshments to the testing

Closing Date: 11 October 2023

Please note that no late applications will be considered.

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