Eskom Learnership Program

Eskom Learnership 2020-2021 Eskom Learnerships South Africa


About the Eskom Learnership Program

Eskom Learnerships 2020 are offered to school-leavers and unemployed individuals from different communities. An Eskom learnership form part of the government?s National Skills Development Strategy to create skills and ease poverty and unemployment. It is also part of Eskom’s human resource development (HRD) strategy to enhance the quality of training, education, and development amongst South Africa?s youth. You can also take a look at our other HR Learnerships.

Eskom achieves this via various academic and skills development programmes, including learnerships. The majority of these programmes target beneficiaries from previously disadvantaged communities. Eskom?s target is to maintain the learner baseline at 12% of the personnel complement.

To this end, Eskom provides opportunities for 2 350 unemployed youth on its various learnership programs per year. These programs include Electrical, Mechanical, Welding, Control and Instrumentation, Fitting & Turning, Heat Pumps, and Administrative training.

Tertiary students voted Eskom South Africa as the best Engineering & Technology company to work for.

Eskom generally offers various learnerships under the banner of Eskom FET Learners/Learnerships (including Learner Plant Operators), for which the following general rules apply:

Eskom Learnership Requirements

There are certain requirements for being accepted into these learnerships:

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • Applicants must be in possession of:
    •  A Standard 10/Grade 12 Certificate with:
      • English symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Mathematics symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Science symbol E or level 3 and above


  • N3/NCV level 4 Engineering subjects with:
      •  English symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Mathematics symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Science symbol E or level 3 and above

Selection Tools

The following selection tools will be used in selecting suitable applicants for the learnerships:

  • Background checks/integrity assessments
  • Curiosity Test
  • Interview
  • Lego
  • Medical Assessments
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Psychometric assessments (optional)

Only applicants who meet all the above requirements will be taken into consideration for further selection. The annual intake of learners depends on the number of learnership opportunities that are available in each financial year.

Receipt of your online application will be acknowledged. If you have not received a notification to come in for an interview within 30 days after applications for the learnership have closed, it means that your application was not successful.

The Eskom Artisan Bricklaying 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.

This specific Eskom Learnership Programme is for a period of four (4) years.


Eskom Learnerships Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for the Artisan Bricklayer learnership are:

  • Qualification(s):
    • Grade 12 (Technical / Academic) with Mathematics and Science
    • Grade 10 (Technical / Academic) with N2 including Mathematics, Science, Trade Theory and Drawings
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Grade 10 or higher (Technical / Academic) N2 including Mathematics, Science, Trade Theory and Drawings
    • Relevant NCV 4 qualification with Grade 10 or higher including Mathematics and Science

Eskom Learnerships: Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities that will be required of you in this position include the following:

  • You must have the ability to perform physical work
  • Candidates must be able to understand technical concepts
  • You need to be conscientious and self-disciplined
  • Applicants must possess emotional resilience
  • You need a high level of drive and motivation
  • All candidates are required to have a high level of technical learning ability
  • You must be responsible and committed
  • It is very important that you  are very safety conscious
  • You must be a team player

Please note that the appointment of a candidate is at the sole discretion of Eskom. Various factors that Eskom considers to be relevant may be taken into consideration when making such decisions, including but not limited to Eskom’s employment equity policy. Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this learnership, it means that your application was unsuccessful.

The Eskom Learnership contract is a legally binding contract and any irregularity or violation of the terms of the agreement will be dealt with in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.

Eskom Learnerships: Application Process

In order to apply for the Learnership, you must complete an application form in your own handwriting.

  • You can get the Application for Admission to a Learnership form from the Eskom website. A direct link to download it will be included in all advertisements for Eskom learnerships.
  • The Eskom website is
    • Once you get onto the website, look on the top for the link that says “Learnerships” or “Careers” and follow the instructions to download the necessary information and the application form
  • When applying for the learnership, make sure that you specify the learnership post that you are applying for (e.g. Eskom Learners Artisan Elec. Heavy Current)
  • Make sure to sign the application form yourself
  • 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
  • Faxed or emailed forms will not be accepted

Completed application forms with all necessary attached documents must be submitted as per instructions on the particular learnership information or application form.

Eskom Learnership Information                          

Applications for this learnership will open later in the year, normally around November or December. You can keep checking whether the learnership is open for applications yet by checking the Vacancies page on the Eskom website or on the Eskom Youth Programmes link.

Read through the different links given for the various learnerships until you find the one in which you are interested and follow the instructions for downloading an application form.


74 thoughts on “Eskom Learnership 2020-2021 Eskom Learnerships South Africa”

  1. I’m very grateful that eskom is doing so much to help fight poverty but I’m concern about people who are living at rural areas with no access to internet because they miss opportunities like this so what effort is eskom taking to ensure that information like this reach them.

  2. i am very happy that Eskom is trying so hard to help people out there,but why is it always about applying through online. Not all of us have access to the internet.

  3. I am very happy about what Eskom is trying to do and at the same time I have a complain because not all of us have access to the internet, please think for the ones who leaves in rural areas and ineed of this.

  4. Helo I’m. Very createful to see that Eskom is helping us to further our studies,actually my concern is that,Eskom always wants people who did maths and science ,so what about us the people who did maths and accounting?

  5. Hi I’m vry happy for each and evry 1 who hv this opportunity but I alway fill ashamed of my self coz eskom only need people who have maths and physic. Which is far from us who did commercial subjects e.g accounting so plz do us a favour we also need this opportunity thank you!

  6. I am very greatful to hear that Eskom is thinking about us and is creating opportunities like these. My wish is to be one of Eskom team and I’ve been trying to get a learnership in electrical engineering field I have passed my matric with maths & science and currently I’m doing my N2 (electrical trade) at FET college ,in hoping Eskom will find a space for me .thank you

  7. I’ve applying with eskom online for years now,i don’t know I am not qualified rather not follow the right procedure because I never got any respond in any how to let me know if either I am not considered or why not,to know what I need to be considered & take it from there,at least for a learnership we missing opportunities of a life time.

  8. I have been applying online for years now,please help if there is anything I am not doing because I am still applying as I am asking now

  9. M very happy jst wanna knw will it be possible for me to get the apprenticeships from eskom ,i have N6 now i just received the learnerships on electrical engineering please reply

  10. I am very happy for what eskom trying to the same time im very feel ashame for those who doesn’t have acess in internet more especial in rural areas they need these opportunities bt they didn’t knw what to do myb if eskom can visit schools in rural areas and talk to students about these learnership that will make a big difference

  11. I’m very happy that eskom is giving us this opportunity,but the problem is that why they do not giving us specific dates for application date but instead they just said we must keep on checking between november and december?

  12. Yes you can work for eskom even if you do nto have math and science. What you need to do is to study electical engineering at the college N1 N2 and N3 that’s the powerfull requirement at eskom. I’m talking from an experience, i dont have matric math a nd science but i have N3 electrical engineering

  13. I realy thanks for the oppotunity but I feel sorry for the people who don’t have access for the internet, it will be good advantage for evrey one if you put this in a news paper.

  14. I’ve been trying to apply online for eskom learnership in electrical engineering but I don’t knwo where to apply on their home page. Since we all not connected to the internet I was hopping if maybe you could provide us with an E-mail to wich we could forward to insted of online application.

  15. I’m not very happy about what eskom is doing,they will tell this and do the opposite of what they say the company is doing for community

  16. yeah! Indeed Eskom is fighting poverty. Children out there have dreams, not only dreams but huge dreams. They don’t know where to start searching for their dreams but I hope the programme will do good. We do need engineer in South Africa and if Eskom take the step to help our engineer, we will Live a better life!

  17. Am looking for a learnership or job , i think that eskom offiring us poor people with good work , electricty in south Africa anyway tanx alot eskom

  18. Since I was in high school I was doing physical science and mathematics in grade 10 and 11 and our principle decide other learners change one subject in matric because our previous matric drop the percentage of passing so we change one subject I change math because I pass physical better then mathematics.So my matric have 6 subject.

  19. I am proud about my trade test (artisan welder).Now i have to further studies cause engineering mechanical is very broad and wild .So i need motivation to become draughtman and design.

  20. Eskom is doing great it gives ppl skills nd less poverty.Many u help more young .does u now abt this opportunitys help does who dnt have internet

  21. In Eskom they are doing their best to fight povary in our country. so what do u ?.mak a mov en giv it ur best short or try to b lik m ther are many young people out ther who are not abul to find this optunities cos of the lack of internet kep them up to date by leting them know that the are many optunity in life evin thoe they will say u think u know toomach jast ignoer them. bat the fact is u hav done ur job. so can u plz do that for our country’s benefit. ”

    bobo village boy lov u south africar”

  22. I have been trying to apply at eskom for so many times ,I got n6Electrical Engineering(heavy current) maybe am not folowing the right proceture ,hoping that u can help me to do it right this time

  23. I have Mechanical Technology, a 1year experience of being a fitter but i have Maths Literacy..can i still apply?

  24. I have n2 electrical engineering and have a code c1 drivers license and looking to work for eskom how do I go about applying for a vacant if any available

  25. Great job 2 eskom giving opportunity to the youth gaining skills and study at the same time.
    My complain is there are others without matric but manage to have N3 for them self.
    what must they do or what eskom does to be consider.
    let’s help those who help them self.

  26. Hi i am very happy about about eskom for giving us opportunity, but my problem is i have n3 electrical engineering(heavy current) and code 10 drivers licence, when i apply they say to me they want trade test, am i not qualified to work at eskom without trade test? I just want to know. Thank u very much.

  27. I am very happy that eskom is giving us the opportunity to apply for busaries but my main concern is that I’ve been applying at Eskom many times but no response. I have n4 electrical engineering ( heavy current). I would love to work for eskom. Thank you very much.

  28. I have n2 machanical engineering,driver’slicence code10 and i’m looking for a learnership @ eskom,and i’ll be happy if contact me.

  29. I solomon leshabane wish to work for eskom but my problem s that I don’t have matric,what I have is ngf level 4 nd N2 platters nd diesel mechanic nd still busy studying fitting nd turner

  30. Hi m also happy that eskom is trying hard to help us,but my problem is I have n4.n5&n6 so m I qualified to apply for the learnership?

  31. I’m currently in grade 12 and i’m looking forward to work for eskom as i believe it will help me to fulfill my dreams.I just want to ask if it is possible to apply now while i’m still at school. I’m not worried about the requirements because i know i can meet them.

  32. I am Nozuko Dlamini

    Hi I am very pretty happy about Eskom giving me opportunity,I have n1 and n2 electrical engineering(heavy current) I’m still waiting for results for n3.I have learners drivers licence coming from rural areas.

    Thank you

  33. I’m very happy about Eskom because I also want to work for this company. I have n3 electrical engineering (heavy current) and I want a learnership.

  34. yes Eskom is a good company I want to work for it…much love at eskom keep it up on doing good..i know soon i will be working there…mncwaaaaah

  35. Positive you well
    please I would kindly like to apply for an learnership for 2016.I have done pure mathematics,physical science,English,life science etc.
    I’m a person who is very neat and tidy show some respect to people.
    I have the the for solving problems, time management, listening, communication and I’m more friendly.
    Thank you in advance
    Regards mjoli

  36. Hi am an electrical engineering student N1,N2,N3, and N4 currently doing N5. Am looking for work at eskom. Hw do i get one?

  37. Thanks a lot Eskom for the contributions to reduce unemployment rate. My question is that: what about the people who join skills programs for couple of years to learn about electricity, but that person he/she never done Maths and science at high school level?

  38. How come Eskom calls 80 candidates to come to write an assesment test while they wana recruite 12 candidates? I’m realy not happy about this becouse it let us loose hope emidietly after writing. I dnt knw if they realy wana recruite or they want people gain experience in their tests so that they’ll know what they expect when they’ll be applying for the 2nd or 3rd time in their company. They should eatlist call 20 candidates n select 12 out of that number, not 80. That’s being unfair.

  39. I would also like to be included with regard to the learner ship at Eskom….I am in possession of N4-N6 management assistant higher certificates…I have excellent administrative skills and would love to enroll for this Programme…If given this opportunity I will do my outmost…Amigro Bocks

  40. im looking for any job but im having matric certificate and im hard worker also secrifising or leanership if i qualify fo it and im unemployed

  41. I think this is a good opportunity for us who would like to study towards electrical field, to be given this opportunity fulfill our ambitions to be electrical engeers or technicians one day. I have done electrical engineering N4 and Phase 1. I would be very much appreciated if you can give me this opportunity to do your apprenticeship and become one of the eskom’s team.

  42. People can you help me where do you go when you want to apply for this learnership i’ve tried but it doesnt go to the web where i can apply please assist ppl i really need.

  43. and if we applying to register for an account im not sure if it is your system that doesn’t pick or what

  44. I don’t even think that they read our comments yet they want us to comment so that the will change what doesn’t suits us all

  45. hi, am leaving around krugersdorp, so i need to know where can I submit my CV?

  46. This is not the Eskom website so placing a comment on this website wont help you. Read the article carefully and follow the links to apply at the Eskom website.

  47. Contact Eskom support if you have issues with the application Process. We are not Eskom so not much we can do for you.

  48. Keep a close eye on the Eskom career website. There Learnerships are not open all year round but at a specific date. So when there are no forms or whatsoever, there are no current openings. You can also contact Eskom and ask them when Learnerships will become available.

  49. Yes we do really want to for eskom but am ashamed that eskom takes only people who have done MATHEMATICS and PHYSICAL SCIENCE.So what I am asking is that what about us who are doing MATHEMATICAL LITERACY and ACCOUNTING…please!!!!

  50. Thanks to Tata Madiba for bringing as better lifes and better features…I’m very great full to live in this planet with our mother called Eskom…who brings us better opportunity for better feature…..I’m homeless and i have grade 12 and N1- N3…I do followed the links for Eskom…why do this application forms takes long?

  51. I hope one day i’ll become one of eskom team.I have Grade 12,electrical engineering N2 & Level 2 & Phase1

  52. Am Nosiphelo faba am doing N1-N3 at lovedale collage am intrested on this learnership I would like to be a part of it the is my number (0719297903) thank you

  53. Good day.

    I sincerely hope that the requirements mentioned are all they want .People do not get access to this information,Why is it alway this way?Internet as the bets method to advertise,what about Job posing,Employee refferals and all those other methods of advertising?

    People who are disavantaged will always lack knowledge

  54. hi i have grade 12 maths and science qualification but im still studying at FET College im doing mechatronics.Im from the poor family i used to travel to go to school about 10km everyday,so im living in skwata kamp and i know the feeling of needing electricity so i have some idea to solve some load shading.

  55. I’m an ex-security guard. Now I’m unemployed with Maths D, P.Science F , Biology D, H.Economics E, English F, Xhosa D. And willing to work extra mile

Leave a Comment