The Western Cape Government is inviting applications for its Graduate Internship Programme 2024/2025. This initiative aims to provide practical work experience to unemployed graduates residing in the Western Cape. Offering a range of opportunities across various departments, the programme is designed to enhance employability and provide valuable industry insights.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online by the specified closing date, ensuring they meet the listed qualifications and skill requirements.

Graduate Internship Programme Overview

  • Reference Number: WCG240229-1
  • Department: Department of the Premier
  • Closing Date: 2 April 2024
  • Location:  Cape Town, CBD

Minimum Requirements

  • Interest in Gaining Practical Experience: Candidates should be eager to apply academic knowledge in a practical environment.
  • Residency and Citizenship: Applicants must be South African citizens living in the Western Cape.
  • Age Requirements: Candidates should be between 20 and 35 years old.
  • Educational Qualifications: Applicants must hold one of the following:
    • A certificate (NQF Level 5),
    • A diploma (NQF Level 6),
    • A degree (NQF Level 7), or
    • A postgraduate qualification (NQF Level 8 or higher).

Key Performance Areas

On-the-job training will be provided in one of the following departments:

  • Agriculture
  • Police Oversight and Community Safety
  • Cultural Affairs and Sport
  • Department of the Premier
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Environmental Affairs & Development Planning
  • Department of Infrastructure
  • Local Government
  • Mobility Department
  • Provincial Treasury
  • Social Development

Skills and Competencies

  • Good communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape;
  • Proven computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Ability to operate office equipment;
  • Planning and organising skills.

How to apply

When applying for the Graduate Internship Programme, it’s crucial to submit your application online by the specified deadline.

Essential documents required include a Curriculum Vitae in MS Word format, your Identity Document, and academic qualifications. Ensure all documents are attached to your profile to complete your application effectively.

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The Western Cape Government’s Graduate Internship Programme presents a unique opportunity for growth and professional development for young graduates in the region. By offering practical work experience across various governmental departments, this initiative not only prepares participants for future employment but also plays a crucial role in the developmental trajectory of the local workforce.

With a structured application process and a comprehensive support system, the programme is poised to contribute significantly to both individual career paths and the broader public sector’s talent pool.