Rand Water is excited to announce an excellent opportunity for 15 motivated individuals to join the Rand Water NQF Level 2 Learnership Programme. This learnership offers a valuable entry point into the water and wastewater industry, providing hands-on experience and training in Johannesburg South, Gauteng.

Rand Water NQF Level 2 Learnership Programme Details

  • Title: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Learnership Programme: NQF Level 2
  • Reference Number: RAN240515-1
  • Portfolio: Strategic Human Capital
  • Job Type Classification: Contract
  • Location: Rietvlei, Johannesburg South, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Closing Date: 2024/05/28

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this learnership, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Employment Status: Applicants must be unemployed.
  • Educational Status: Applicants must not be enrolled in any institution for a qualification or registered in any other learnership programme.
  • Post-Matric Qualification: Applicants must not possess a completed post-matric qualification. Failure to disclose post-matric qualifications will result in disqualification.
  • Education: Matric (Grade 12) with Mathematics and Physical Science, achieving a minimum Level 3 in all subjects.
  • Verification: Applicants must submit a SAQA/NLRD verification report.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid SA ID.
  • Age: Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age, in line with the NSDSIII.

Required Documents

Applicants must include the following documents with their application:

  • A certified copy of the ID document
  • A certified copy of the Matric (Grade 12) Certificate
  • Proof of residence

In alignment with Rand Water’s Employment Equity Objectives, preference will be given to females and individuals with disabilities.

Primary Duties

  • Learning and Application: Gain and apply knowledge in water and wastewater reticulation. This involves understanding the principles of water distribution and wastewater collection systems, learning about pipe installations, valve operations, and maintenance of reticulation systems.
  • On-the-Job Training: Participate in practical training sessions that cover various aspects of water and wastewater management, including the use of specialized tools and equipment, safety procedures, and regulatory compliance.
  • Operational Support: Assist in daily operational tasks such as monitoring water quality, performing routine inspections, and responding to service calls. Learners will gain hands-on experience in maintaining and repairing reticulation infrastructure.
  • Technical Documentation: Learn to read and interpret technical drawings and schematics related to water and wastewater systems. Proper documentation of work performed is crucial for operational continuity and regulatory purposes.
  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to all health and safety regulations. This includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), understanding emergency procedures, and ensuring safe work practices are followed at all times.
  • Project Participation: Engage in projects aimed at improving water and wastewater services. This may include upgrading infrastructure, implementing new technologies, or participating in community outreach and education programs.
  • Problem-Solving: Develop the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise in water and wastewater systems. This includes identifying the root cause of problems and applying appropriate solutions to maintain system integrity.

Competences and Skills

  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills are essential. Learners will need to interact with team members, supervisors, and potentially the public, conveying information clearly and confidently.
  • Basic Literacy: Ability to read and write. This is crucial for understanding technical manuals, safety procedures, and completing required documentation.
  • Technical Aptitude: Basic understanding of water and wastewater systems is advantageous but not required. Training will cover all necessary technical knowledge.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues efficiently, ensuring smooth operation of reticulation systems.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work well within a team environment, as collaboration is often required in water and wastewater management.
  • Computer Literacy: Basic computer skills for data entry and using specialized software.
  • Physical Fitness: The job may involve manual labor, so physical stamina and fitness are important.
  • Deadline-Oriented: Ability to meet deadlines. Timeliness is crucial in maintaining efficient water and wastewater services.
  • Assertiveness: Confident and self-assured. Being proactive and taking initiative can greatly enhance learning and performance.
  • Logical Thinking: Ability to think logically and solve problems. Critical for troubleshooting and ensuring operational efficiency.
  • Independence: Ability to work independently and under pressure. Situations may arise where quick, independent action is necessary.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail. Ensuring accuracy in tasks and adherence to safety standards is paramount.

This is an incredible opportunity for individuals passionate about making a difference in the water and wastewater sector. Join Rand Water and contribute to the sustainability of South Africa’s water resources through the Rand Water NQF Level 2 Learnership Programme.

Apply now and start your journey with Rand Water!