Are you between the ages of 18 and 35 and have a passion to want to save lives? Is being a fireman a dream of yours? Transnet Freight Rail is recruiting 25 Trainee Fire Fighters to be part of their Learnership programme.

Transnet Freight Rail is the largest division of Transnet SOC Ltd. It is a world class heavy haul freight rail company that specialises in the transportation of freight.

There are a few things you need to know about becoming a fire fighter. Becoming a fire fighter is cool but a dangerous profession and career. A fire fighters job is to protect lives and property from fire outbreaks. Fire fighters are also responsible for providing assistance in the event of disasters such as earthquakes, train derailments, vehicle accidents, floods etc. Training to become a fire fighter is hard and physical; to make sure you are capable of handling any life threatening situation. To protect lives, property and the environment by correctly executing maintenance programmes and responding to emergencies, fires, chemical incidents and disaster.


  • Grade 12 ( Preferably with Maths and Science)
  • Be in possession of a Code B driver’s license and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle
  • Physically, Mentally and Medically fit
  • Able to withstand heights, be heat tolerant, non-claustrophobic and have no phobias for darkness.

How to apply

Closing date is 28 July 2017

Please fax or email applications for the below areas to number 0117730873

  • Cape Town (Ref No:50010878)
  • Beaufort West (Ref No:50010884)
  • Port Elizaberth (Ref No:50010894)
  • Empangeni (Ref No:50010896)
  • East London (Ref No:50010886)

Please fax or email applications for the below areas number 0117743884

  • Durban (Ref No:50010888)
  • Nelspruit (Ref No:Nelspruit)
  • Ladysmith (Ref No:50010882)
  • Sentrarand (Johannesburg) (Ref No:50010890)
  • Sasolburg (Ref No:50010880)

NB: Employees that are in the service of Transnet, on a permanent basis, will keep their current status and benefits, if successful and be appointed as a Learnership (Trainee Fire Fighter). After completion of the training they will return to their current jobs, unless being appointed as a Fire Fighter.

PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.
News Reporter