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SA Military: Traineeship 2023

SA Military invites unemployed youth to apply for Traineeship programme for 2023 / 2024. Download Military Application forms.

Closing Date: 28 February 2023

Location: All Provinces, South Africa

SA Military: Traineeship 2023

The Recruits will receive military training and further functional training in their first year of service. During the second year of service, depending on the duration of the functional orientation, they will be deployed where needed and given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop their skills.

The following programmes are open for applications:

South African Air Force Trainee

  • RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship),
  • Candidates between 18 – 22 years of age (Can apply with Grade12).
  • Candidates between 18 – 26 (Require 3 years Tertiary Qualification) 
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 17, exc Life Orientation (LO).
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.
  • No Visible tattoos (Legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face).
  • Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections.

See also: Cape Peninsula University of Technology Late Applications


South African Military Health Service Trainee

  • RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship),
  • Candidates between 18 – 22 years of age (Can apply with Grade12).
  • Candidates between 18 – 26 (Require 3 years Tertiary Qualification) 
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 24 and above, exc Life Orientation (LO).
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.
  • No Visible tattoos (Legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face).
  • Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections.

See also: Register your CV with Department of Employment and Labour


South African Army Trainee

  • RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship),
  • Candidates between 18 – 22 years of age (Can apply with Grade12).
  • Candidates between 18 – 26 (Require 3 years Tertiary Qualification) 
  • Successfully completed Grade 12 (Level 4 Mathematics and Science will be advantageous) 
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 17 and above, excluding Life Orientation (LO).
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.
  • No Visible tattoos (Legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face).
  • Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections.
  • Minimum Height Females 148cm and Males 155cm
  • Minimum Weight Females 48kg, Males 52kg

South African Navy Trainee

  • RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship),
  • Candidates between 18 – 22 years of age (Can apply with Grade12).
  • Candidates between 18 – 26 (Require 3 years Tertiary Qualification) 
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.
  • No Visible tattoos (Legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face).
  • Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections.

How to apply

Use application forms below to Apply;

SANDF Application Form for SA Air Force (pdf doc)

SANDF Application Form for SA Navy  (pdf doc)

SAND Application Form for Army (pdf doc)

SAND Application Form for Health Service (pdf doc)

The Department of Military Veterans is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is their intention to promote representativity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of these posts and candidates whose appointment/promotion/transfer will promote representativity will receive preference.

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