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South African Weather Services Learnerships, Internships and Bursaries

jumpadmin Bursaries and Learnership Programmes  Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa 19 Oct 2018

Job Description

A) One year BSc bridging course (Introduction to Meteorology) followed by honours in Meteorology and post graduate certificate in weather forecasting.(REF.WS-bridge-10/10/2018)


The South African Weather Service invites graduates who are in possession of a three year BSc degree with suitable major subjects such as Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics. Oceanography or Meteorological related subjects, to apply for a bursary to undergo a one year course in basic meteorology. The minimum requirements are Mathematics on level 2 and Physics on level 1. The course will include a range of meteorological courses. The students will study at the University of Pretoria. This course will start in February 2019.

On successful completion of the course selected students will have an opportunity to study the BSc meteorology Honours course and the post graduate certificate in Weather Forecasting as stipulated by the South Africa. Download Bursary Application Form

B) Bachelor of Science (1st, 2nd, 3rd or Honours year) –(REF.WS11/10/2018),

Bursaries to study towards the following:

  • Meteorology
  • Agro-Meteorology
  • Air Quality
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Climatology

Please note all degrees must include Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Applicants that have a letter of confirmation from the university may apply. Applicants that are already registered with the university must provide proof of registration. Candidates with a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with a 70% for Mathematics and Physical Science are invited to apply for bursaries. Your application must include the acceptance letter from the University into the relevant course. Download Bursary Application Form

C) Forecasting Internships (REF.WS12/10/2018)

The South African Weather Service invites graduates who are in possession of an honours degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric sciences with at least mathematics on second year university level and physical sciences on first year university level to apply for a one-year training internship in forecasting at the head office of the South African Weather Service in Pretoria. This course will start in February 2019. The forecasting offices where forecasters possibly can be appointed are: Pretoria, OR Tambo International Airport, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.

The following must accompany the application with a certified copy of Matric results, a certified copy of the full academic record to prove the subject choice at the university where applicable, certified copy of SA identity document, CV, Motivation Letter, certified copy of the different degrees

The following will serve as recommendations:

  • Good interpersonal relations
  • A basic level of computer literacy

D) National Certificate in Weather Observations

Bloemfontein x2 (REF.WS01/10/2018), Irene x 1 (REF.WS02/10/2018), Nelspruit x1 (REF.WS03/10/2018), Mthatha x1 (REF. WS04/10/2018),


Candidates with a Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with 50% (D symbol) or higher for Mathematics (not mathematics literacy), 50% or higher for Physical Science and 50% or higher in English are invited to apply for learnership to undergo ten (10) months observation training at the SA Weather Service Regional Training Centre in Pretoria, commencing February 2019.

Candidates will receive training in all aspects of weather observation as per the National Certificate in Weather Observation. (SAQA QUAL ID no 58995)

After completion of training, successful candidates may be appointed at regional offices where shift work will necessitate having a valid driver’s license. It will thus be expected of the learnership holders to obtain a driver license within the training year, at own cost. Good interpersonal relations and computer literacy will serve as additional recommendations.

The South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer. It is the intention of the Weather Service to promote representivity through the filling of these positions. This is an open advertisement, but candidature of individuals from the previously disadvantaged communities and females will receive preference.

For any enquiries regarding the content of the training, contact Ms. C Rae at Tel (012) 367-6019 or by email to

E) BEng/BSc(Eng)

Electrical EngineeringBursaries:

Applications are invited from students who are currently studying second year/third year level at the university and they are required to provide proof of studying. Applicants that are already registered with the university must provide proof of registration and statement of results. Download Bursary Application Form

All applications must be submitted on the prescribed SA Weather Service bursary application form, obtainable from the SA Weather Service website: Enquiries should be directed to Ms. Gugu Maphisa (012 367 6085),

Forward the application to: The CEO, the South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, Pretoria 0001, for the attention of Ms. Gugu Maphisa.

NB. For interview purposes applicants should please quote the specific reference mentioned for each of the different adverts.

Closing Date: 26 October 2018