The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery offer learnerships, bursaries, and internships, as well as junior land care development programs, skilled training programs and more. With their programs, they aim to educate the youth of South Africa to assist in stabilizing the economy and provide sufficient work for all.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery is in charge of all sectors referring to agriculture, forestry and fishery in South Africa. It has to certify that all food products are safe for consumption and that there is adequate supply for the demand. It works in close proximity to all sectors under its wings including perishable products, agricultural research, biological products, fisheries, environmental affairs, water affairs and more.
They seek gifted young individuals each year to learn more within their field, to be educated by the best in the business and to grow together, building a stronger nation. If any of the fields below are within your interest and you meet all requirements, you may apply once their learnerships open. Good luck to all candidates!
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Learnerships Available
This Department has a variety of fields that it offers to talented individuals.
Candidates may look at the following fields and more once applications open:
- Agricultural Science
- Food Technology
- Environmental Health
- Features Writing
- Public Relations
- Office Management
- Business Management
- Public Administration
- Events Management
- Analytical Chemistry
- Plant Productions
- Plant Pathology
- Development Studies
- Crop Production
- Dairy Products
- Pasture Science
- Wildlife Management
- Animal Production
- Grassland Science
- Rural Development
Not what you are looking for? See the full list of Government Learnerships.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Learnerships Requirements
Candidates interested in applying for a learnership with this Department once they open will be required to meet all the stipulations as set by the Department. This Department upholds the equity principals as set by Government and offers equal opportunities to all. Candidates may be required to submit their age, race, and gender, along with any disabilities.
Candidates must also have the following:
- A valid Grade 12 / Martic certification
- Must be between 18 and 35 years of age
- You must not have partaken in any other learnership prior to this application
- Must hold a diploma or degree in the relevant field (where applicable)
- Proof of residence
Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae with up-to-date contact details and all relevant information. Candidates must also submit a motivational letter and provide references. Candidates must complete the application in full and ensure it is signed.
Please do not submit your original certificates, but only certified copies as documentation will not be returned. Applications that are received after the advertised closing date, are missing documentation or is not signed, will not be taken into consideration.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Learnerships Application
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries learnership applications online can be found yearly on their website as soon as they open. Once they open they will be displayed here under the careers tab. Candidates need to download, print and complete the Z83 application form.
Once applications open, candidates can submit all documentation to the following address:
Director – General
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
Sector Education and Training
Private Bag X 250
For more information on their opportunities, candidates can have a look here.
Please note that the Department has the right to verify all documentation and references. Learnerships provided by this Department usually span over a 12 month period, unless stated otherwise. Only those candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted within three months of the closing date can assume that their application was unsuccessful. Selected candidates may be required to partake in a series of skills tests.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fishery Learnerships Closing Date
Candidates should be on the lookout for advertisements in magazines and local newspapers as the Department will be placing advertisements as soon as learnerships open yearly.
Also take a look at our full list of Learnerships in South Africa.