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City Of Cape Town: Metro Police, Traffic and Law Enforcement Learnership


Metro Police, Traffic and Law Enforcement Learnership 2023/2024



Learnership: Metro Police, Traffic and Law Enforcement


SALARY: R68,461



DEPARTMENT: Human Resources

Closing Date: 21 July 2023


The City is embarking on a drive to train 1000 recruits on an 18-month fulltime Learnership Program in Road Traffic Law Enforcement and Metro Police. This forms part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to addressing the high levels of unemployment in our youth, as well as providing the necessary opportunities for skills enhancement. 


This skills development initiative is to provide training in Traffic Services and Metro Police. Once completed, the acquired skills will significantly enhance opportunities for employment in the Traffic, Law Enforcement and Metro Police Enforcement environment.


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The City invites suitably qualified and unemployed youth aged 18 – 35, who meet the relevant minimum requirements for a learnership in Road Traffic Law Enforcement and Metro Police.

The training will be provided by the Metro Police Academy and the duration will be for 18 months from 1 December 2023 until 31 May 2025.

Trainees must complete the Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement as well as Law Enforcement Skills Program SP4/2012. It must be emphasised there is no automatic guarantee of employment following the successful completion of the course.


  • Grade 12 qualification
  • Must be deemed medically and physically fit (as per the below requirements)
  • Valid Code B Driving Licence
  • Must be able to work in a team and cope with stressful situations
  • No Criminal Record
  • Applicants must permanently reside within the jurisdiction of Cape Town

Note: All shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and

pass the following compulsory fitness test

  • 2.4 km run (Males 12:30 minutes and Females 16:00 minutes)
  • Push-ups (30 in 60 seconds)
  • Sit-ups (30 in 60 seconds)

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  • Be required to pass a written assessment and an interview
  • Be required to pass a physical assessment
  • Be required to submit their fingerprints or identity numbers for checking criminal records. No other criminal clearances will be acceptable
  • Be required to undergo a City medical evaluation
  • Be required to undergo a compulsory drug test at a City testing venue and continuous random drug tests thereafter
  • Be required to undergo a continuous psychological assessment
  • Be required to maintain levels of fitness and undergo ongoing fitness assessments
  • Candidates will be subject to the code of Conduct of the Metropolitan Police Training Academy, as well as the pass requirements stipulated by the Academy and in line with relevant
  • unit standards
  • Be contractually bound to refund the City following: unilateral withdrawal; failure to complete the course for disciplinary reasons or other.



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