The Department of Communications invites applications from young people to be trained on the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) course. Also invited to apply are unemployed IT Graduates trained at any recognised university or university of technology or institution of higher learning in the Republic of South Africa.

IT graduates will not be trained in ICDL course but are recruited to be part of the e-Cadre programme to provide technical support during the service deployment component of the programme and be part of the database.

They will be deployed for 12 months to acquire practical experience that will enhance their employments propects.

Who qualifies?

Young people (ages 18 – 30) from rural and urban district nodal municipalities specifically from the following municipalities:

Mpumalanga: Nkangala; Western Cape: Khayelitsha/Mitchells Plain; Northern Cape: Kgalagadi District, Namaqualand and Pixley Ka Seme Districts (Springbok and De Aar); Limpopo: Sekhukhune and Capricorn; North West: Bojanala Platinum District Municipality

Requirements for Matriculants:

Applicants in this category must be between the ages of 18- 30 years with matric (Grade 12) and unemployed. Only candidates with no prior training on computers, broadcasting, telecommunications, and postal services will be considered. The training will take place over a period of six months.

Requirements for IT Graduates:

In this category, applicants must between the ages of 18 and 30 years with a diploma OR degree from a recognised South African university/ university of technology/ institution of higher leaning in South Africa. Applicants must be unemployed with no work experience.

To apply please forward your CV, copy of your Matric results/certificate, copy of degree or diploma (IT Graduates), copy of ID and one page motivation on why you should be considered for the programme to: [email protected] or fax to 012 427 8234 or Private Bag X860, Pretoria, 0001.

Please note that successful applicants (Matriculants) must be prepared to participate in the second phase of the program namely, service deployment after completion of the training.
The closing date for applications is 14 February 2012.