Are you a South African youth seeking to embark on an enriching journey of skill development and career growth? Transnet SOC Ltd. (Transnet) welcomes you to seize a transformative opportunity as it opens its doors to aspiring learners for the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – Technical / Learnership Programme 2023 / 2024. 

Discover how Transnet is shaping the future of South Africa by nurturing young talents and promoting economic growth.

Empowering South Africa Through Transnet

Transnet SOC Ltd. stands as a formidable pillar of South Africa’s infrastructure. Established on April 1, 1990, as a limited company, Transnet has grown to become a vital force in the nation’s rail, port, and pipeline sectors. The majority of Transnet’s stock is owned by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) of the South African government, making it a key player in driving the nation’s economic progress.

At its heart, Transnet is dedicated to delivering integrated, efficient, safe, reliable, and cost-effective services. Its mission is clear: to catalyze economic growth within South Africa. This commitment aligns with Transnet’s overarching strategy, and to realize this vision, Transnet Academy has designed the Technical Work Integrated Learning Programme.

A Glimpse into the Learnership Opportunities

Transnet Learnership

Transnet invites dynamic and passionate individuals to apply for the 2023 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – Technical Programme. This is a chance to embark on a journey of growth, learning, and hands-on experience in various technical disciplines. 

The following fields are open for exploration:

  • Civil Engineering: Dive into the world of civil engineering, where you’ll contribute to the development of critical infrastructure.
  • Electrical (Heavy Current): Delve into the complexities of heavy current electrical systems and gain expertise in powering industries.
  • Electronics: Explore the realm of electronics and discover how innovation shapes our modern world.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Step into the world of mechanics, where you’ll learn the art of designing and maintaining machinery.
  • Industrial Engineering: Uncover the intricacies of industrial systems and optimization strategies.
  • Metallurgy (Physical): Journey into the science of metallurgy and understand the materials that drive innovation.

Qualifications That Make You Eligible for Transnet’s Learnerships

To be part of this exciting opportunity, candidates must meet the minimum requirements set by Transnet. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • For S1-S4 Learnerships: Candidates should have completed or are set to complete S1-S4 by the end of the semester.
  • For S1-S5 Learnerships: Candidates must have completed or are set to complete S1-S5 by the end of the semester.
  • No Contractual Obligation: Applicants should not be under contractual obligations to other companies.
  • South African Citizenship: As Transnet is committed to fostering local talent, all applicants must be South African citizens.

How to Apply for Transnet’s Learnership Opportunities

Transnet has streamlined the application process to ensure a seamless experience for all candidates. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply:

  1. Visit Transnet’s official website at
  2. Navigate to the career site and start by registering your profile. This step is essential to keep track of your application progress and updates.
  3. Once your profile is registered, proceed to apply for the learnership position of your choice. Be sure to review the job requirements and responsibilities before making your selection.
  4. If you encounter any technical issues during the application process, such as password or login problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to Transnet’s dedicated support team at

For additional guidance or inquiries related to the application process, you can also contact the Cooperative Education Department at your institution. Reach out to Winnie Shabangu at

Important Application Deadline

Mark your calendar for a significant date – the closing date for learnership applications is 30th September 2023. Ensure that your application is submitted by this deadline to be considered for this exceptional opportunity. 

If you haven’t received a response from Transnet by the end of October, please understand that your application, although valuable, may not have progressed to the next stage.

Transnet: Paving the Way for Your Success

Transnet’s commitment to fostering talent and driving economic growth in South Africa shines through its Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – Technical Programme. This is not merely a learnership; it’s a transformative experience that can shape your future and empower you to become a key contributor to the nation’s development.

By joining Transnet, you’ll gain access to a world of knowledge, mentorship, and practical experience. As you navigate your chosen technical discipline, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside industry experts, contribute to meaningful projects, and develop the skills needed to excel in your field.

Moreover, Transnet’s role as a government-owned entity means that your journey with them is a contribution to the greater good of South Africa. You’ll be part of a team that plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the nation’s infrastructure remains robust and efficient.