South African Police Service Vacancies:
The South African Police Service invites unemployed graduates who meet the requirements to participate in a twelve (12) month Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) internship in all provinces to gain practical experience in the Workplace.
Visit the SAPS website and click on the Internship Program tab for all the information.
Please note that this is NOT a recruitment process for POLICE PERSONS. The recruitment process was suspended by the Department due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).
Basic training of new recruits involves extensive physical contact and with current COVID-19 restrictions, it will not be possible in the current climate to subject new recruits to the basic training curriculum without increasing the risk of exposing them to infection. . with COVID-19.
Applicants in question may keep in touch with the corresponding Procurement Offices of the Provinces to inquire about any additional pronouncement in this regard.
Differences in terms of internships and hiring of apprentices:
An internship is an opportunity offered to graduates to work for SAPS for a fixed and limited period of time.
Internships are a professional learning experience that offers practical and meaningful work-related experience for a student’s field of study or career interest.
After completing the 12-month internship, interns will not automatically receive permanent employment at SAPS.
SAPS Apprentice Recruitment:
Police recruits undergo a Basic Police Development Apprenticeship Program (BPDLP) for 24 months when they enlist in the South African Police Service.
Integrated assessments and physical training must be completed at a SAPS Training Academy.
When police apprentices complete training and are deemed competent, they are permanently enlisted in the South African Police Service as officers.