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SAPS Looking to hire 10 000 new police officers between 35-18 years

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South African Police Service Announce new police officers learnership trainee programme for 2024. SAPS hereby request unemployed South African citizen between the Age of 35-18 years to apply for an exciting learning opportunity.


The Department South African Police Service is responsible for fighting crime and keeping the South Africa citizen Safe.

Education ,benefit ,Responsibilities and Requirements


Stipends / Salary

  • Institution Phase (Basic Training): R4500 per month
  • Probation Phase (After Training): R216 033 per annum


The core functions of the posts, on successful completion of the training, are as follows:

  • Prevent, combat and investigate crime;
  • Maintain public order;
  • Protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property;
  • Uphold and enforce the law
    The Programme shall consist of 3 phases:
  • Induction Phase: One (1) month at a designated police station;
  • Basic Training Phase: Eight (8) months Basic Training at a designated SAPS Academy
  • Probation Phase: After successful completion of the Induction and the Basic Training Phases, the police trainee shall be appointed as a member of the Service undergoing
    the Workplace Exposure Programme (12 months).


  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Muts have a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Be proficient in at least English and one other official language;
  • Must be between 18 and 35 years of age

Learn How to apply for SAPS Learnership

Applications can be forwarded online at any police station before 30 August 2023 [ Click here to view pdf]

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