SANDF SA Army Traineeships / Learnerships 2021 / 2022

South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) is inviting all unemployed South African matriculants between the age of 18 and 22 and graduates up to the age of 26 to apply for the ongoing SA Army Traineeship / Learnership Programme 2021.

The South African Army, through its Military Skills Development System (MSDS), is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform on a two-year contract. The Military Skills Development System is a two-year voluntary service system with the long term goal of rejuvenating and enhancing the SA National Defence Force’s deployment capability.

Successful MSDS candidates will be appointed in a specific mustering and will be called up to a Training Unit, where members will complete their Basic Military Training, specific mustering and functional training in the first year and be utilized or deployed internally or externally in the second year of the MSDS.

General Requirements:

  • Be a South African citizen (No dual citizenship)
  • 18 – 22 years and has successfully completed Grade 12 .
  • Graduates up to the age of 26  if in possesion of a tertiary qualification (360 credits) .
  • Successfully completed Grade 12 with average of 50% or level 4 (Mathematics and Science will be advantageous)
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 17 excl Life Orientation (LO) .
  • Leadership potential .
  • Not area bound .
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases .

Height / Weight Requirements

  • Minimum height Females 148cm,
  • Minimum height  Males 155cm
  • Minimum weight Females 48kg,
  • Minimum weight Males 52kg
  • (Within average height/weight ratio

Please note:

Those that are applying for Music must be up to the age of 26. They must have successfully completed at least Grade 6 Music Qualification from a tertiary institution. Furthermore, they must be able to play an approved music instrument, be able to read music fluently and be prepared to do the auditions.

Traineeship Application Closing Date : 30 July 2021

Traineeship Location: South Africa

How To Apply For SANDF SA Army Traineeships / Learnerships Programme

Download Application Form

Attach the following documents:

  • Attach CV,
  • Certified Copies of: ID, Matric Certificate, Tertiary Qualifications, N6 with transcript N4 and N5

Completed application form together  with the requested documentation enclosed can be posted to:

SA Army HQ, Chief Directorate Army Corporate Services, Directorate Army Human Resources,

Private Bag X 981,



Specific related enquiries can be directed to (012) 355 1438 or (012) 355 2130

N.B. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to Psychometric and Medical Evaluation; Verification of criminal records; Vetting and Verification of qualifications during Selection.

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