WESSA Learnership Program for Environmental Protection Matter

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If you have the concern and the interest in environmental issues and matters, you can always take part in WESSA learnership program. WESSA is working together with DEA (or the National Department of Environmental Affairs) and they are encouraging potential unemployed youth to join their cause. They are always in a lookout for potential and promising candidates, especially from the unfortunate background and unemployed youth, to take part in the program. The candidates are expected to come in between the age range between 18 and 35 years of age, and they will take part in the Youth Environmental Services Program.

About the Program

WESSA learnership program lasts for one year (12 months). The program would provide constant exposure to those promising candidates to participate in a mentored environment and within the work-integrated learning chances. When they have completed the program, they will get the qualification in accredited Environmental Practice training.

The candidates would get a stipend of R95-00 a working day, helped with communication and transportation during the program. The stipend is provided within a monthly stipend form through electronic transfer.

The program itself focuses on environment sector and community services. The candidates would be required to engage actively in the community work. They will be exposed to both theoretical and practical education, along with the hand-on practice and also example for the sustainable living.

The Requirements

  • The candidates must be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • They must be the citizens of South Africa
  • They must be fluent and skilled in Afrikaans and English
  • They must have completed Matric or Grade 12 or equivalent with Natural Science subject – aimed for tertiary graduates preference
  • They must have the interest and passion in environmental protection
  • They must not have criminal record or history
  • They need to have some volunteer experience
  • They must have a full commitment to take part in full time program
  • They must have a valid and legal banking account with their own name
  • They must be willing to offer community services and work at hists within their immediate area
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There are many available spots and positions at the hosts, such as the game reserve workers, municipal waste monitors, administrators, environmental educators, recyclers, and park staffs. Interested candidates are expected to download the application form and complete it along with the supporting documents of:

  • A certified copy of ID document
  • A certified copy of Matric certificate
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • A complete and comprehensive CV

The application form and the supporting documents must be sent through an email to [email protected]. The subject line should be: YES Masilonyana – and the candidates’ initials and surname, such as YES Masilonyana – AD Gujana.

The program is generally offered and be made available on a yearly basis. Interested candidates must have a regular check to the official website considering that there is no clear information about the opening and closing date. Generally, the deadline takes place in February but candidates need to check and confirm it.

Those who want to learn more about WESSA learnership program or the detailed concept of the vacancy should go to this link to have a deeper understanding of it.


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