SAPS Opens 160 Internships (2018)

SAPS Opens 160 Internships (2018). South African Police Service South African Police Service The South African Police Service hereby invites unemployed youth who conform to the requirements for a twelve month internship program. The internship program is part of the National Human Resource Development Strategy and the National Skills Development Strategy.

Generic Requirements:

  • Must be between ages 18 and 35
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must be in possession of Senior Certificate ( Grade 12) or equivalent qualification
  • Must have no criminal record (s)
  • Applicants must be unemployed and never participated in an internship program previously
  • Applicants must be residents of the province where the post is advertised ( p roof of residential address to be attached)
  • Applicants are restricted to apply for 3 positions only (to complete an application for each Ref Number)

Intern Categories:

  • Graduate Intern: Tertiary Qualification is required
  • Student Intern: Need practical experience in order to finalize qualification
  • Matric Intern: Senior Certificate (Grade 12) no tertiary qualification is required.

How To Apply

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  • Only the official application form for the internship program (available on DPSA and SAPS website ) will be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
  • The reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
  • A Curriculum Vita e must be submitted together with the application form.
  • Certified copies of an applicant’s ID document, Senior Certificate and all post school educational qualifications obtained must also be submitted and attached to every application.
  • Certified copies should not be older than 3 months. No faxed or e – mailed applications will be considered.
  • Applicants will be subjected to fingerprint screening and reference checking. .
  • Applications must be mailed timeously.
  • Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • The closing date for all applications is 2017 – 09 – 22 at 16h00 .
  • If a n applicant is short listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview.
  • Short  listed applicants may be subjected to security clearance.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful interns only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after advertisement thereof.
  • A stipend will be paid according to proof of relevant qualification.
  • Internship program in the SAPS may not be regarded as a guarantee for automatic absorption for permanent appointment.
  • Recommended candidates will be expected to sign a 12 month internship contract

NB: Stipend for each category will be as determined by the National Commissioner: South African Police Service

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