Posted on: 27 December 2018
ID 546496

Trainee Protection Officers wanted at Transnet

Transnet Group Services is offering 1,145 Trainee Protection Officer positions within the Security Department of company. After the successful completion of the 11 weeks Learnership, Transnet at their own discretion, may offer permanent employment to some of the successful Trainee Protection Officers based on Transnet's own operational requirements.

Reference Number: 6001382

Objectives of the Programme

To undergo a Security training program and be confirmed as a competent Protection Officer after 11 weeks of Training.

The Transnet School of Security offers an eleven (11) weeks Learnership in SASSETA Skills Programme 1 & 2

Demonstrate Knowledge of the Firearms control act 2000 (Act no.60 of 2000)

Handle and use of handgun for business purposes

Peace Officers Training


Please note that applicants should be residing in the area they are applying for; proof of residence MUST accompany the application.

Applicants may not apply for learnerships in more than one area; you may only apply in the area you are residing. Applications received for multiple areas will be disqualified.

Eastern Cape – 157

Free State – 128

Gauteng – 216

Kwa-Zulu Natal – 105

Limpopo – 15

Mpumalanga – 69

North- West – 16

Northern Cape - 150

Western Cape – 289

Qualifications & Experience:

Unless the applicant can demonstrate that he/she has gained the necessary competencies through extensive experience, a Grade 12 certificate is required

Must pass the Fitness Evaluation

Must be medically fit and pass Medical Examination and Psychometrical test

No Criminal record

Must be a South African Citizen

Experience in the SANDF, the SAPS, Correctional Services, other Police Services and the Private Security Industry environment will be an added advantage

Fitness selection Criteria

Fitness evaluation: Male

2.4 km run under 12 min

2 minutes to complete as many push ups as possible (min 40)

2 minutes to complete as many sit ups as possible (min 55)

10 shuttle runs in less than 60 seconds (lines are 22 metres apart)

4 km walk in less than 30 minutes

Fitness evaluation: Female

2.4 km run under 14:30 min

2 minutes to complete as many push ups as possible (min required 34)

2 minutes to complete as many sit ups as possible (min required 31)

10 shuttle runs in less than 70 seconds (lines are 22 metres apart)

4 km walk in less than 35 minutes


Medical assessment will be the inherent requirement of the job.

If you have done a medical assessment in the last 6 months please attach the results

Should more applicants per area meet the minimum requirement the fitness result would be considered to determine the successful applicant.


Analytic thinking

Problem solving

Interpersonal skills

Communication (Writing & Verbal)

Good listener


Must be able to work with other people and as a team

Open minded and always pro-active in actions

Sense of professionalism

Good frame of mind to be able to retain information

Self-confidence Flexibility



Computer literacy will be added an added advantage

Please note that due to the fast amount of applications received Transnet would not be in a possession to respond to telephonic enquiries regarding your application.

If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

This position is open for all candidates to apply.send your cv to 086 602 2008

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