The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development presents opportunities for the unemployed graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed as interns for twenty-four (24) months and will undergo on-the-job development training in technical professional and public service skills relevant for them to enter the formal job market.
Appointed interns will be remunerated by means of a monthly stipend depending on the level of qualification as per advert as well as Department of Public Service Developmental programmes in the Public Service.
Specific requirements: Applicants must be South African citizens residing in KwaZulu Natal, unemployed between the ages of 18-35 years, and must be entering the internship programme in the government for the first time. Knowledge, skills and competencies required: (National Diploma / Degree) in the following fields:
BSc. Agricultural Science : (Extension & Advisory Services)
Cedara, UMgungundlovu and UGu District
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 4 / 1
BSc. Agric ( Food Security)
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 2
Harry Gwala District
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 3
Cedara ( Mushroom)
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 4
BSc: Agric Agronomy
Kokstad Research Station
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 4 / 5
BSc / BTech: Agricultural / Civil Engineering (Engineers)
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 4 / 6
ND Agric / Civil Engineering (Technician)
UMgungundlovu or UMzinyathi District
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 7
ND: Veterinary Technologist
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 4 / 8
ND: Information Technology
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 4 / 9
ND / BCom: Supply Chain Management
Cedara, Hilton & Richards bay
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 44 / 4 / 10
ND Office Management
UThukela, UGU and Zululand
Ref: HR5 /2 / 4/ 4 / 11
BA: Social Worker / Industrial Applied Psychology
Cedara: Employees Health and Wellness
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 4 / 12
Degree: Criminology / Investigation
Internal Control & Risk Management
Ref: HR5 / 2 / 4 / 4 / 13
Criteria: Preference will be given to applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and those who are living with disability. Candidates within specified areas are encouraged to apply.
DIRECTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form z83 obtained from any Public Service Department. All applications must be accompanied by an application letter, Certified copies of Matric certificate, Academic qualifications including statement of results, CV, certified copy of Identity Document and an affidavit indicating a place of residence
NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Failure to comply with the above directive will result to the disqualification of application, if you do not hear from the Department three (3) months after the closing date of this advert. Kindly regard your application as unsuccessful.
interns who have already participated in the internship programme should not apply, as it is a once off
NB: Graduates opportunity.
How To Apply
Application must be posted to The Acting Head of Department, Private Bag X9059, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or be hand delivered at Cedara Offices: Upper Ground Floor: Main Building.
Physical Address: R103 Cedara off ramp. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Enquiries: Ms. MP Mthantior, Tel: 033 3559 557, Cell: 076 935 6835 or
Ms. NT Khumalo, Tel: 033 3559 388