Tourism in South Africa has expanded significantly since 1994. It has opened many doors to new and exciting careers for young and talented individuals. They seek visionary people within a variety of fields yearly. The Department of Tourism Learnerships opportunities gives selected candidates new dreams and a lifetime of knowledge. If you feel drawn to this industry and you would like to learn from the best, then you may very well have found the place to move forward.
Candidates who would love to enter into the fields mentioned below, who meet all stipulations as set out by this Department, are invited to submit their applications once this learnership program opens.
Department of Tourism Learnerships Available
This Department has a wide variety of field to offer talented, young individuals. Candidates must, however, ensure that the Department has the field they are interested in applying for available before applying.
Career paths may include the following and more:
- Hotel Management
- Game Ranger
- Outdoor activities Manager
- Culinary Chef
- Customer Service
- Marketing Manager
- Travel Agent
- Travel Agent Manager
- Tourism Officer
- Tour Management
- Events Coordinator
- Wild Life Guide
Their learnership programs encourage unemployed, educated students to build on their experience and skills. Most of the learnerships provided are for a duration of 12 months or longer. The learnership programs provide practical, as well as theoretical experience for successful applicants. These programs are based on the scarce skills shortages within South Africa. With completion of their learnerships, some candidates may be offered a permanent position, where others will be skilled and experienced enough to enter the workforce, in other sectors of the country.
Also check out our full list of Government Learnerships 2016-2017.
Department of Tourism Learnerships Requirements
Candidates must usually be between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age, depending on the Department requirements. Candidates must include a curriculum vitae with contact details, contactable references, as well as any information they feel may be pertinent to their application.
Please also include ID, certified copies of all related certificates and proof of address. Candidates must be permanent South African residents and citizens. Candidates are usually only allowed to do one learnership, through one of the Departments. Candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply to all Departments of Government.
Candidates will also require to the following:
- Matric / Grade 12
- English – read, write and speak
- Proficiency in one other National Language
- Candidates must be Computer knowledgeable
- Candidates must not have a permanent employment
- Be self-motivated, able to work independently and a team player
- Must show flexibility with a commitment to learn and show enthusiasm towards working
- Candidates must be able to work under pressure
- Candidates must be innovative, professional, honest, ethical and a great listener
Department of Tourism Learnerships Application
Online Application is made made available during the year depending on the need within the Department. Some of these learnership application forms can only be collected at the Departments involved. Most of the Government learnerships will be processed on a Z83 application form. This form must be accompanied by all relevant documentation.
Candidates must ensure that they complete the application form fully and sign it before sending it in. Any forms that are missing information, a signature, a date or documentation, will be disqualified. Any late entries will not be looked at. Qualifications and details will be verified.
Successful candidates will be contacted and an interview arranged. If you have not heard anything within 3 weeks to 3 months after closing dates, you can assume your application was unsuccessful. Applications that are faxed or e-mailed will not be considered.
Learnerships by each Department of Government are advertised as they become available yearly. Candidates can also find more information with their local Departments of Tourism, University Campus Career Centers or keep an eye on the press for learnership advertisements.
For any additional information concerning any of the learnerships provided by this Department, candidates please go to their website.
Department of Tourism Learnerships Closing Date
Closing dates will differ in accordance to the need within the Department. Candidates are urged to ensure they read the advertisement clearly and all detail of the learnership once they open. This will provide you with the closing date and all other information required.
May your dreams of travel, the outdoors and social life all come true! If any of these fields is your career path, then may the good luck be on your side.