How to Apply Transnet Jobs and Leanerships

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​​​​​​During the various training courses, learners will be experience the multi-million rand full-mission Ship Handling Simulator. This technology is installed at the Maritime School of Excellence satellite campus in Durban. It is used to train Marine Pilots and Tug Masters, bringing them up to par with the International Standards Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) requirements and refining their skills with refresher training.

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In addition, the MSoE has Terminal Operations Simulators, RTG Crane, as well as the Ship-to-Shore Container crane will provide learners the real-time ability to operate, manoeuvre and familiarise themselves on all terminal related equipment and machinery.
Additional simulators such as Reach Stacker, Counter Balance, Mobile Harbour Crane, Rail Mounted Gantry, Straddle Carrier and Truck handling Simulator will be available to add to the elite training provided by the Maritime School of excellence.
The learning and employment opportunities that the MSoE will create for not only Transnet but also for the industry, South Africa and the maritime industry, aligns closely to the deliverables of the Market Demand Strategy.

Main requirements for some courses:

Operator: Lifting Equipment (OLE): As an OLE you will be focusing on supporting Port and Terminal operations.
You will need:
Grade 12 (matric) with Mathematics and Physical Science,
Code 8/EB driver’s licence valid for at least three years,
Computer literate,
Be physically fit and healthy,
Be prepared to work shifts and in adverse weather conditions,
Pass a pre-entry examination and a medical examination, which will include an assessment of hand-eye coordination, depth perception and the ability to work at heights.
A technical certificate knowledge N1-N6 will be an added advantage.
Skipper Port Operations (SPO): As an SPO, you’ll be in charge of a vessel over 25 tons, but less than 200 tons, in a port operations area.
You will need:
Grade 12 (matric) with mathematics and physical science,
pass a pre-entry examination and a medical examination.
Marine Motorman Grade II (MMG): As a MMG, you’ll undertake maintenance, repairs and servicing of engines and auxiliaries on board a vessel in a port operations area, under the supervision of the Chief Engineer.
Here you will need:
Grade 12 (matric) with mathematics and physical science,
An EGPR/GPR (general purpose rating),
Pass a pre-entry examination and a medical examination,and​
Be physically fit and healthy.

Who can join the School:

Please contact the Maritime School of Excellence’s Learner Administration department to determine whether you qualify to apply. The Maritime School of Excellence can provide you with a brochure detailing the available courses and the relevant entry requirements.

What are the Minimum entry requirements?

Minimum requirements vary with each course however a Grade 12 with a Level 4 in the following compulsory subjects:
English; Mathematics, Physical Science

How to apply:

External candidates that wish to apply for those courses that are open to the private sector are required to contact the Maritime school of Excellence’s Learner Administration department to enrol on the relevant course.
Please note: Candidates should use the Careers tab to apply. People should apply when they see an advertisement in their local or national newspapers. You will then submit your application letter, accompanied by your Matric Certificate, Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation. These should be sent to the relevant Human Resources manager.
 ​​Looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to future economic growth of South Africa?
Transnet is a world-class employer with a highly motivated workforce exceeding 55 000 permanent employees. We value their dedication and commitment and embrace the importance of ensuring the right skills, capabilities and improved capacity is sustainable in the long-term by helping our employees excel in achieving their desired potential.
Our workplace reflects our dynamic and challenging environment and offers outstanding opportunities aiming at attracting results driven individuals who are suitably qualified and who have the necessary career prospects.
With a vision to become Africa’s world champion in transport and logistics solutions, Transnet SOC Limited has its roots established in resourcefulness and transformation. We proudly operate and control South Africa’s major transport infrastructure.
Transnet is committed towards working with our customers to suit their every need. We aim to create a working environment that attracts and retains the most talented people, enabling them to reach their full potential.

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Employment equity also remains a priority on our transformation agenda. Employing the best skilled people in the industry is vital to the success and sustainability of our company . It is through our staff that we realise our aspirations and deliver on our strategic goals and objectives. ​

Our core values include the following

We DELIVER on our promises
We treat each other with DIGNITY and RESPECT
We recognise and REWARD GOOD WORK
We are EMPOWERED to perform in our jobs

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Previous Transnet Employees do not need to Register again. Please send your old SAP No or ID No to and we will update your LOGIN parameters and update your mail address. Your Username and Password will be emailed to you.
If you believe you have the right combination of passion, proficiency and tenacity to join our team, then perhaps Transnet is the place for you!
To view our employment opportunities, you can browse through our vacancies by clicking on the job search button.
To apply for any of the vacant positions advertised, you would need to register as an applicant.

Once you have registered; you may login at any time to:

Create/update your profile
Change your personal details e.g. email address and contact numbers
Change user name & password
Create job alerts
Search and apply for vacant positions
Apply for vacant positions using a reference code as advertised
Withdraw an existing application
Track the status of vacancies applied for
Refer to the External Applicant User Guide​ for ease of reference that will assist you in this regard.​​
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