Learner Fire Fighter Opportunities for 2024

Learner Fire Fighter Opportunities for 2024

The Fire Services of City of Cape Town is Hiring Learner Fire Fighters

STIPEND: R199 340 per annum


  • Grade 12 qualification (Mathematics and Physical Science preferred)
  • 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 center- 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

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Required to wear a uniform and protective clothing.

The Fire Services of City of Cape Town is Hiring Learner Fire Fighters

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 employment. 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 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 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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