Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency is hiring x100 unemployed youths for Learnership Programme


The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) invites applications from unemployed candidates to apply for a twelve (12) months Learnership Programme opportunity for the Financial Year 2024/2025.


Position: Learnership Unemployed Programme
Stipend: R3 500.00 per month
Duration: Twelve (12) months


Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) Learnership

Learnership Unemployed Programme: National Certificate in Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship Terrestrial (NQF 2).

The programmes integrate practical, theory and includes both structured work experience and structural learning with an accredited training provider – leading to an SAQA accredited qualification.


The successful applicants will be placed at the below MTPA Nature Reserve

  • Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve X6
  • Manyeleti Nature Reserve X6
  •  Andover Nature Reserve X6
  • Bushbuckridge Nature Reserve X6
  • Mthethomusha Nature Reserve X6
  •  Songimvelo Nature Reserve X6
  •  Barberton Nature Reserve X6
  • Verloren Valei Nature Reserve X6
  • Nooitgedacht Nature Reserve X6
  • Mdala Nature Reserve X6
  • Mkhombo Nature Reserve X6
  • Mabusa Nature Reserve X6
  •  Loskop Dam Nature Reserve X6
  • SS Skhosana Nature Reserve X6
  • Stekspruit Nature Reserve X6
  • Ohrigstad Nature Reserve X6


    • Unemployed South African between the ages of 18 and 35 years.
    • Must have Grade 12
    • Attach Curriculum Vitae (CV) and ID copy.
    • Must be interested in working outdoors and doing practical work.
    • Valid proof of residence.
    • Must be residing in the Mpumalanga Province.
    • Not studying at any tertiary institution.
    • Not registered for any other learnerships.
    • People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assisting in the conservation of biodiversity on the reserves and conservation areas.
    • Monitoring and removal of invasive vegetation.
    • Assist with task such as fire, rehabilitation and restoration, infrastructure maintenance, monitoring fauna and flora, plant propagation and administration.
    • Collection of data to best achieve the objectives.
    • Interacting with community members, residents, businesses owners and organizations to promote environmental education and awareness and involvement in the reserve.
    • Complete assessment timeously and in relation to practical experience on the reserves.
    • Attend training and learner support sessions.



    How to Apply


    Email your application via the following email address: with subject line MTPA NC Learnership Programme May 2024.

    Candidates are invited to submit application letter (including the programme you are applying for), CV, Grade certificate, valid proof of residence and ID copy to the nearest MTPA Stations /Nature Reserves or hand delivered at the MTPA Head Office, N4 National Road, Hall’s Gateway, Mataffin, Security Gate.


    NOTE: Should you not hear from us within thirty (30) days after the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

    Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates.

    Closing Date: 07 May 2024 at 16h00 (Late and faxed application will not be considered).


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