SAPS Internship Programme in 10 Divisions

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is now inviting South African unemployed who meet the requirements to participate in 12 months internship programme at 9 Divisions. The internship programme also called as Graduate Recruitment Scheme is part of the National Human Resource Development Strategy and the National Skills Development Strategy. Successful candidates will be signed a 12-month contract and receive a monthly stipend.

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General Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 – 35 ages;
  • Applicants must be a South African citizens;
  • Applicants must be in possession of National Senior Certificate or equivalent (NCV L4);
  • Applicants have no criminal records previously;
  • Applicants must be unemployed and have not participated in a similar internship programme previously;
  • Applicants must be residents in the provinces they are applying for;
  • Applicants can apply for a maximum of three posts and complete application forms separately for each post reference number.

Additional Requirements:

Additional requirements for one division and other divisions are different. So, please refers to the official documents in the links below.

Available Positions

Here is a detail of positions, including reference numbers and locations (click each link below).

Divisions                                               Closing Date

Supply Chain Management 2021-10-20
Presidential Protection Services 2021-10-15
Protection and Security Services 2021-10-15
Legal and Policy Services 2021-10-15
Human Resource Management 2021-10-15
Financial Management Services 2021-10-15
Detective Services 2021-10-15
Crime Intelligence 2021-10-15
Inspectorate 2021-10-15
Forensic Services 2021-10-15
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To apply for SAPS Internship Programme, applicants must fill and submit an official application form (get it here) and follow the instructions on the application form. If you don’t follow the instructions, your applications will be rejected.

  • The post particulars and reference number must be correctly indicated on the application form;
  • A CV must be submitted including the application form and proof of residence;
  • Certified copies of an applicant’s ID, Senior Certificate and also all education qualifications must be submitted and attached to the application. Certified copies must not be older than three months. Applications by email/fax will be NOT considered. Certificate of qualifications will be accepted without a statement of results;
  • All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening;
  • Applications must be submitted before the closing date. Late applications will be rejected;
  • Short-listed applicants can be expected to go through an interview. Shortlisted applicants may be subjected to the security clearance;
  • Successful applicants only will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two months after the closing date that means your application was unsuccessful;
  • The SAPS Internship participants may not be a guarantee to be a permanent employees.

Submit your application via post or hand delivery to:

Divisional Commissioner Supply Chain Management: HRD, P/Bag X254, Pretoria 0001; or hand-delivered Divisional Commissioner Supply Chain Management, 117 Creswell Road Silverton, Pretoria.

The above address is for the Supply Chain Management division, please see in the official documents above for other divisions applications.

SAPS Contacts

Divisional Commissioner: Supply Chain Management, Head Office, Silverton, Pretoria
Lt Col RM Thokwane W/O X Peter AC JT Nkwane
Phone: (012) 841 7666/7671/ 7224

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The above contact is for the Supply Chain Management division, please see in the official documents above for other divisions contacts.

Closing Date

The latest date for the applications is on 15 October. Special for Supply Chain Management division, the closing date is on 20 October.

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