Transnet Traineeships 1145X Positions All Provinces

Transnet Group Services is offering 1,145 Trainee Protection Officer positions within the Security Department of company. After the successful completion of the 11 weeks Learnership, Transnet at their own discretion, may offer permanent employment to some of the successful Trainee Protection Officers based on Transnet’s own operational requirements.

Reference Number: 6001382

Objectives of the Programme

  • To undergo a Security training program and be confirmed as a competent Protection Officer after 11 weeks of  Training.
  • The Transnet School of Security offers an eleven (11) weeks Learnership in SASSETA Skills Programme 1 & 2
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of the Firearms control act 2000 (Act no.60 of 2000)
  • Handle and use of handgun for business purposes
  • Peace Officers Training


Please note that applicants should be residing in the area they are applying for; proof of resident MUST accompany the application. Applicants may not apply for learnerships in more than one area; you may only apply in the area you are residing. Applications received for multiple areas will be disqualified.

  • Eastern Cape – 157
  • Free State – 128
  • Gauteng – 216
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal – 105
  • Limpopo – 15
  • Mpumalanga – 69
  • North- West – 16
  • Northern Cape  – 150
  • Western Cape – 289

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Unless the applicant can demonstrate that he/she has gained the necessary competencies through extensive experience, a Grade 12 certificate is required
  • Must pass the Fitness Evaluation
  • Must be medically fit and pass Medical Examination and Psychometrical test
  • No Criminal record
  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Experience in the SANDF, the SAPS, Correctional Services, other Police Services and the Private Security Industry environment will be an added advantage
Fitness selection Criteria
Fitness evaluation: Male

  • 2.4 km run under 12 min
  • 2 minutes to complete as many push ups as possible (min 40)
  • 2 minutes to complete as many sit ups as possible (min 55)
  • 10 shuttle runs in less than 60 seconds (lines are 22 metres apart)
  • 4 km walk in less than 30 minutes

Fitness evaluation: Female

  • 2.4 km run under 14:30 min
  • 2 minutes to complete as many push ups as possible (min required 34)
  • 2 minutes to complete as many sit ups as possible (min required 31)
  • 10 shuttle runs in less than 70 seconds (lines are 22 metres apart)
  • 4 km walk in less than 35 minutes


  • Medical assessment will be the inherent requirement of the job.
  • If you have done a medical assessment in the last 6 months please attach the results
  • Should more applicants per area meet the minimum requirement the fitness result would be considered to determine the successful applicant.
  • Analytic thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication (Writing & Verbal)
  • Good listener
  • Trustworthy/Reliable
  • Must be able to work with other people and as a team
  • Open minded and always pro-active in actions
  • Sense of professionalism
  • Good frame of mind to be able to retain information
  • Self-confidence Flexibility
  • Endurance/Perseverance
  • Assertive
  • Computer literacy will be added an added advantage
How to applyIf you are interested in applying you must e-mail your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to [email protected]

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