Update 30 December 2011
I just found this site: http://www.saairforce.co.za/ which says that applications for these positions don’t actually close. Instead, they cut-off after a certain number of applications has been reached and put anythings else after that for the next year. So, Keep applying.
Think the Defence Force is about fighting or shooting guns? About soldiers!?
I have bad news for you. The Defence Force is NOT about becoming a soldier or going to wars (Luckily South Africa does not go around the world killing innocent people.)… Anyway, let me school you about careers at SANDF.
Lesson 1: Did you know that the SANDF offers courses similar to those offered by universities + a few that are specific to the area of defence? For instance, check this out:
- Material Support Clerk;
- Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial and Aeronotical Engineering.
Question: Does that look like shooting guns? Not to me. What about you?
Download Application Form to see more…
Lesson 2: Did you know that the minimum requirement to start a career with the Defence Force is a Grade 12 certificate? Check this out:
- A South African Citizen and relinquish any other citizenship
- Preferably single
- Age between 18 and 22 at the time of joining
- Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF
- English as a school subject
- Currently in Grade 12 or completed Grade 12
- Not be area bound
- Must not have a criminal record
- Comply with all the prescribed requirements for appointment in the SANDF
- Must be willing to relocate and to participate in deployments both in South Africa and abroad if required to do so
- Be recommended by a selection board.
NB: Apart form these general requirements, additional requirements might have to be met, depending on the specific training demands of some of the more specialised occupations.
So, if you’re interested why don’t you download one of the following forms and apply?
- SA Air Force (Pilot/Navigator Training) Brochure – Download Application Form
- SA Air Force (Student Engineers) Download Application Form
- SA Air Force (Technical) Download Application Form
- SA Navy (Student Engineers/Technician) Brochure – Download Application Form
- SA Military Health Service (General Training) Brochure – Download Application Form
- SA Military Health Service (Health Training/Professionals) Brochure – Download Application Form
- SA Military Health Service (Emergency Care Technical Programme) Brochure – Download Application Form
So, if you’re sitting at home with a Grade 12 and you meeting the requirements listed above then why don’t download one of this forms and build a career for yourself?