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Details of Eskom Learnership Programme 2024

Details of Eskom Learnership Programme 2024

Eskom Learnerships are offered to school-leavers and unemployed individuals from different communities. An Eskom learnership form part of the government’s National Skills Development Strategy to create skills and ease poverty and unemployment. It is also part of Eskom’s human resource development (HRD) strategy to enhance the quality of training, education, and development amongst South Africa’s youth. You can also take a look at our other HR Learnerships.


Eskom achieves this via various academic and skills development programmes, including learnerships. The majority of these programmes target beneficiaries from previously disadvantaged communities. Eskom’s target is to maintain the learner baseline at 12% of the personnel complement.

Leading in innovating energy resource in South Africa, Eskom tries to make sure South Africa has equal electricity source all over the country. Currently, Eskom still provide 93% of South Africa electricity while the others are handled by other parties or not handled at all. That is to say, Eskom still has time to develop and it makes this company worthy to be selected. For those who want to contribute to its development, there are several Eskom learnerships that can be applied. That way, it is possible to know several things related to the way Eskom works in managing resource – particularly electricity – in South Africa.

Fields in Eskom Learnerships

Eskom Learnerships are not available every time, and there is a strict deadline related to application. It makes sense because Eskom only needs a few competent people who are able to work in specialized subject. By limiting people who can join the competition within Eskom, it is also easier to filter competent people who are interested in developing electricity infrastructure. There are learnerships at Eskom recommended for fresh graduate for 2020– 2021 period. There are several candidates needed – still below 20 though – for filling some positions in the company. They are fields available for this purpose: mechanical, Riggers, and Instrument Mechanical.


Eskom Learnerships Requirement

The requirement for learner candidate is quite academic. Soft skills are not essentially needed though they can contribute to interview session. The requirement is having grade 12/N3 in math and Physical Science. In addition, it is also important to know that basic language for candidates is supposed to be English as Eskom is multi-national company.

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • Applicants must be in possession of:
    •  A Standard 10/Grade 12 Certificate with:
      • English symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Mathematics symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Science symbol E or level 3 and above



  • N3/NCV level 4 Engineering subjects with:
      •  English symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Mathematics symbol E or level 3 and above
      • Science symbol E or level 3 and above

Selection Tools

The following selection tools will be used in selecting suitable applicants for the learnerships:

  • Background checks/integrity assessments
  • Curiosity Test
  • Interview
  • Lego
  • Medical Assessments
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Psychometric assessments (optional)

Only applicants who meet all the above requirements will be taken into consideration for further selection. The annual intake of learners depends on the number of learnership opportunities that are available in each financial year.

Receipt of your online application will be acknowledged. If you have not received notification to come in for an interview within 30 days after applications for the learnership have closed, it means that your application was not successful.

Eskom Learnerships: Application Process

In order to apply for the Learnership, you must complete an application form in your own handwriting.

  • You can get the “Application for Admission to a Learnership” form from the Eskom website. A direct link to download it will be included in all advertisements for Eskom learnerships.
  • The Eskom website is
    • Once you get onto the website, look on the top for the link that says “Learnerships” or “Careers” and follow the instructions to download the necessary information and the application form
  • When applying for the learnership, make sure that you specify the learnership post that you are applying for (e.g. Eskom Learners Artisan Elec. Heavy Current)
  • Make sure to sign the application form yourself
  • Attach certified copies of your certificates and Identity Document (these copies must have been certified within the last 3 months – you can get this done at any Police Station)

Please Note:

  • Application forms that are late or unsigned will not be accepted
  • Photocopied forms will not be accepted
  • Faxed or e-mailed forms will not be accepted

Completed application forms with all necessary attached documents must be submitted as per instructions on the particular learnership information or application form.

Eskom Learnership Information                          

Applications for this learnership will open later in the year, normally around November or December. You can keep checking whether the learnership is open for applications yet by checking the Vacancies page on the Eskom website or on the Eskom Youth Programmes link.

Read through the different links given for the various learnerships until you find the one in which you are interested and follow the instructions on application.