Transnet Learnership Programmes 2016 -2017

Every year Transnet, a leading South African logistic delivering company and State Owned Company (SOC), offers Transnet Learnership opportunities to people from different communities. These learnerships are part of the government’s National Skills Development Strategy to address the skills shortage, high unemployment and poverty in South Africa.

Transnet consists of five core operating divisions: Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA); Transnet Port Terminals (TPT); Transnet Freight Rail (TFR); Transnet Pipelines (TPL), and Transnet Rail Engineering (TE) and three specialist units: Transnet Property (TP); Transnet Foundation (TF), and Transnet Capital Projects (TCP).

Transnet offers annual Chartered Accountants Training (CAT) Programme Learnerships, which are open to those who are doing their BCompt Hons (final year students) and BCompt Hons/final year or one year Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA) programme. Current final year CTA students may also apply.

The learnership consists of both theoretical and practical training.

Transnet Learnership Requirements

There are certain requirements for being accepted into this learnership:


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • The minimum entry requirement is the Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA)
  • You must be doing your BCompt Hons final year, BCompt Hons/final year or one year Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA) programme, or be a final year CTA student
  • You must be assertive; goal oriented; honest; innovative; pro-active; reliable; supportive, and have integrity
  • You must be analytical and be computer literate
  • Numerical reasoning skills are integral to this type of work
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are a must
  • You need excellent time management and good interpersonal skills

Other Requirements

  • Transfers from other training organisations will not be considered

The Chartered Accountants Training (CAT) Programme Learnership

This is outcomes-based learning, and the learnership is based on a legally binding contract between the learner, the employer, and the service provider.

The Learnership Programme is for a period of three years (36 months) and consists of 

Training Support

Transnet offers industry level support to its trainees in order to ensure their success in the programme.

The training programme provides for:

  • Assessments
  • Exam technique courses as well as revision courses for the board exams;
  • General business management training
  • Study leave for the board exams
  • Supplementary courses


Mentors will be supplied to trainees from the CA’s within the Transnet Group. These mentors volunteer their time, passion and dedication to provide learners with leadership, empowerment, guidance and expert advice borne of their own experience in order to ensure the success of the programme and help the trainee accountants on their career path.


All learners are supervised by line managers who will ensure that day to day training takes place, attend assessment meetings and are responsible for all other facets of the learner’s time at the company, including work-station, timesheet and leave authorization.

Transnet Learnership Application Process

In order to apply for the Chartered Accountants Training (CAT) Programme Learnership, you must complete an application form in your own handwriting.

  • You can get the “Graduate-in-Training Application Form” by downloading it here
  • The Transnet website is
    • In order to apply you will need to register on the Careers section of the Transnet Internet, which can be done here
    • Take care in completing all required details on the profile, and then apply for the learnership position using the reference given
    • You can also e-mail your Completed form supported by your Curriculum Vitae to
  • When applying for the learnership make sure that you specify the learnership post that you are applying for (e.g. Chartered Accountants Training (CAT) Programme Learnership)
  • Make sure that you sign the application form
  • Attach certified copies of your certificates and Identity Document (these copies must have been certified within the last 3 months – you can get this done at any Police Station)

Please Note:

  • Application forms that are late or unsigned will not be accepted
  • Photocopied forms will not be accepted

Remember that during your workplace training you will be responsible for your own accommodation, transport and meal costs. It is therefore suggested that you apply for a learnership in the area closest to where you live.

Transnet Learnership Information

Applications for this learnership have already closed. The next learnership opportunity will open next year.  You can keep checking whether the learnership is open for applications yet and register on the Transnet Careers page for notifications.

Transnet also offers other learnerships every year, such as the Freight Transportation Engineers’ Training Learnership. In order to access any of the learnerships at Transnet you should follow the same advice; register on the site and keep checking back to see whether any learnerships for which you qualify have opened.

You can go to the Transnet Careers Page at any time to find out about learnerships or other advertised jobs at Transnet.

24 Responses to “Transnet Learnership Programmes 2016 -2017”

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  1. Tsakane Lindiwe says:

    Hi there.. I’m Tsakane I would to ask what should I do to apply for your learnership. I’m really interested in your career

  2. levona mekoa says:

    interested in transnet jobs nd learnerships

  3. Ben says:

    I’m 23 years old matriculated male person, I want to be a part of transnet.. learning in transnet is all I need…

    im not yet employed and that gives me stress because of my family background…

    I need help.
    Thanks you

  4. Midah says:

    I hereby applying for electrical learnership at your company.I’ve completed my N3 at Sir valDuncan campus and reached 30 years.
    I have also a code 10(C1) driver’s licence.

  5. Ngoako Machethe says:

    I am Ngoako William Machethe…Born in 10 march 1994.I hv completed my matric with bacholor degree..N Im having N2 eletrical engineering with N2 mathematics destinction..I really desire n more confidential getting a learnership in Transet..I really need ur help n it will be greatly pleasure to further my education n dreams to come true…I hope will get something that will build great success towards my future..Thank You

  6. i have ngf L3 and ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING N4 and also the driver’s licence code 10

  7. Abongile says:

    I’m a Grade 12 learner and I’m interested in mechanical engineering.
    I Would Like to get a learnership which would make my dreams come true.

  8. tshepi monama says:

    I’m studying my n2 n3 electrical engineering but I don’t hve im looking for learnership that can give me theory and to become employee at also 20 years I passed matric2013 with maths n science and im also from orbit college for level 2.hope my request will be taken to consideration.

  9. I like to be part of you guyz i hold a matric certificate,n1 and n2 electrical engineering and iwas doing maths and phisical science at school,please help me to get in please ireally need this learnership please

  10. Mampho says:

    I am interested at transnet

  11. neo says:

    I am looking up for hard work now working with Transnet and take it to on other level

  12. Kgabashai Evidence says:

    I really appreciate what transnet is doing to south African youth,keep up the good work

  13. ashleigh says:

    hi can you please assist with available leanership

  14. sekgwari says:

    am looking for a transnet learnership am a hard worker who looking to learn

  15. salearn says:

    You have to see for yourself what Learnerships you can apply for. We can not help you with this, we just give you the tools so you can find Learnerships. Good Luck 🙂

  16. Davis Moruti says:

    Looking for learnership/internship

  17. Ramara Phuti says:

    Hi can you please assist me with available leanership

  18. Ntlombe says:

    How can I work as Transnet Protection officer as I’m having all requirements that transnet needs please help. Desparate pls

  19. Kagiso Brilliant Sealetsa says:

    I’m looking for for a transnet lernership and I’m hard working person and who’s willing to learn.

    I consider myself as a very considerable and honest person.Reliability is also one of my best assets as a function considerable well under pressure.

    I have the ability to grap and learn quickly and problem solving is a challenge and I’m not afraid to take initiative when needed.

  20. mini ngonyama says:

    hi plz assist me with the available leanership

  21. Tumelo Moukangwe says:

    Good Afternoon, I am a current student at NKANGALA TVET who is looking for a learnership at TRANSNET and it will be a pleasure if you could offer me one.

  22. Makua Tsheledi Nicodemus says:

    I have NCV level 4 of Fitting and Turning. I’m looking for apprentice

  23. I’m looking for a learnership ,I have been studying at Maritime Business and Computer College ,doing my second year and already have a Diploma Certificate for level 4 ( Shipping and Logistics) industry .I have recently found out that my school is not registered .will really love to get at least a learnership at Transnet to continue with this course .I have really grown to love the course .if its possible that I can send my personal details including results and my diploma certificate for Shipping and Logistics .

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