Spoornet Learnerships (Transnet Freigt Rail) 2017 – 2018

Do you love transport and all things associated with it? Do you have a passion for railroads and ships?If this is you, then Spoornet learnerships in this industry may just be what you need.

Spoornet as it was formerly known, has changed its name. However, there are still many programs available under this name, most will be seen as ‘Transnet Freight Rail’, in the future. This company makes up a great part of the ‘South African Railway & Harbours’ industry. This company is state-controlled and have in their employ thousands of people.

They aid in providing skilled workers to an ever needy industry. They have many entry level learnership available yearly. Their learnership program offers talented candidates, support, training and mentorship. This combination ensures success within the industry. Candidates will be assessed, they will be taught in general business management, along with all required supplementary courses.

Their program includes mentorship, from trained professionals within each field. Each learner will experience empowerment and guidance while receiving expert advice on all situations within their field. Learners will become experiences, however, they need to pursue this opportunity with passion and dedication.

Learners will be under constant supervision, as their day to day training commences. There are multiple learnerships within all sectors of the company. Most of the learnerships made available by the company will be for a minimum duration of 12 months or a maximum of 24 months. Learners are encouraged to apply for positions close to their homes, as these learnerships do not include transport, accommodation or meals.

Spoornet Learnerships Available

There are various learnerships within this sector, some career paths may include the following options:

  • Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • Finance
  • Operators
  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Procurements
  • Safety

Spoornet Learnerships Requirements

Candidates who are interested in working with Spoornet must adhere to the requirements, stipulated by the company.

Most candidates will be required to have the following:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must hold a Matric / Grade 12 Certificate
  • Must be fluent in English (read, write and speak)
  • Must be Computer literate
  • Candidates must be goal oriented, reliable, honest and possess integrity
  • Candidates must be self-motivated and a team player
  • Candidates must be good in numerical reasoning
  • Flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover willingness to work

Spoornet Learnerships Application

Learnerships online applications processes are made available only when a need arises within the company. Candidates must ensure that the application form is completed in their own hand-writing, all fields are filled in and the form is signed by the applicant.

Each position for learnership will be issued a reference number. Candidates must ensure that this number is on their application. Candidates must also include certified copies, (certified within the 3 months prior to application), of their ID Document, all certificates, academic records and any other pertinent documentation.

Candidates will most likely need to register firstly with ‘Transnet Freight’ careers section, this can be done online via their site. Candidates must ensure all fields are truthfully and completely completed. Once you have registered, candidates can apply for available learnerships. Each learnership will have a reference number, this number must be used when completing your application.

Application forms may be downloaded and then filled in, these can be send via e-mail to, Recruitment@transnet.net. Applicants must ensure all relevant documentation is attached and send through as well. Candidates are urged to also send a complete Curriculum Vitae and a motivational letter with their application and other required documentation.

Candidates must, however, please be aware that photocopied application forms will not be acceptable. Late entries or incomplete application forms will not be considered.

Spoornet Learnerships Closing Dates

These Spoornet learnerships do not have set closing dates, as they open yearly depending on the need within the company.