If you are a recent graduate with a background in security administration, the North West Department of Public Works and Roads has an exciting Security Internship designed just for you. This position offers an opportunity to start your career within the public sector, enhancing your skills and gaining valuable work experience in a supportive environment.

Security Internship Overview

  • Position: Security Intern
  • Reference Number: H/O 0018/2024
  • Location: Head Office, Mmabatho
  • Duration: 24-month contract
  • Stipend: R7,043.31 per month
  • Closing Date: 07 May 2024

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum of a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Security Administration Services.
  • The Security Internship is open to South African citizens from diverse backgrounds including White, Indian, Coloured, and African individuals.
  • People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must not have previously participated in any government internship program.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to analyze and interpret security data and reports.
  • Capability to assess risks and vulnerabilities effectively.
  • Knowledge of modern security technologies and systems.
  • Familiarity with surveillance systems, alarms, and access control systems.
  • Ability to respond to security issues with effective solutions.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and resolving technical and security-related problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to produce clear reports and present security findings succinctly.
  • High level of accuracy in monitoring security systems and documenting incidents.
  • Vigilance in overseeing security operations and compliance issues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Skills in building relationships with colleagues and external partners
  • Flexibility to adapt to a dynamic security environment.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new security strategies and technologies.
  • Strong sense of ethics and integrity in handling confidential information and security measures.
  • Commitment to lawful and ethical conduct in all professional activities.
  • Proactive in identifying security risks and suggesting improvements.
  • Initiative to engage in continuous learning and professional development.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Skill in planning and organizing resources and activities for security projects.

Key Responsibilities

The Security Internship at the North West Department of Public Works and Roads is structured to provide a comprehensive hands-on experience in security management. Interns will engage in various tasks under the mentorship of seasoned professionals, each designed to build competence and readiness for a career in public service. The detailed responsibilities of the Security Intern include:

  • Monitor and manage the operation of security devices and systems.
  • Assist in the troubleshooting and maintenance of security equipment.
  • Participate in the response to security breaches or emergencies.
  • Document incidents accurately and detail the response actions taken.
  • Assist in conducting security risk assessments for departmental operations.
  • Help develop strategies to mitigate identified risks.
  • Learn and apply departmental security protocols and procedures.
  • Support the review and update of security measures based on evolving threats.
  • Provide administrative support in the security department.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on security status and incidents for department heads.
  • Participate in security training programs.
  • Engage in workshops and seminars to enhance security knowledge and skills.
  • Work collaboratively with other interns and staff on projects that enhance the department’s security framework.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new security initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with national and provincial security regulations.
  • Keep abreast of best practices in security administration and suggest improvements.

Application Process

  • To apply for the Security Internship, candidates must submit a detailed CV, along with the New Z83 Form
  • Address for postal applications: Human Resource Management, Public Works and Roads, Private Bag X2080, Mmabatho, 2735
  • Address for hand-delivered applications: Registry Office no. 133, Ground Floor, East Wing – Old Parliament Building Complex, Modiri Molema Road

Related: Registering on the ESSA Labour Database for Government Jobs

For further inquiries about the Security Internship, please contact Ms. M.E. Motshologane at Tel No: (018) 388 4256.

This Security Internship offers a remarkable opportunity for motivated graduates aiming to forge a career in security administration within the public sector. If you meet the requirements and are eager to contribute to the safety and security of public works, we encourage you to apply and join a team dedicated to public service excellence.