The Nature Connect invites South African unemployed youth to apply for Learnership Programme for a period of 12 months.


Position: Learnership Programme: Unemployed or just out of school and seeking direction?

Stipend: R3 500.00 per month


LEARNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Unemployed or just out of school and seeking direction?

Then this invitation is for you.



Are you a nature enthusiast without current employment or fresh out of school and eager for new opportunities? Do you like being in the outdoors? If this describes you, apply for one of our 10, fully paid, year-long learnerships. On completion of the course, you will gain a National Certificate in Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship (NQF 2), which will open doors to further entry-level reserve jobs.



The learnership also comes with a monthly stipend of R3 500. Successful candidates will be stationed at a Western Cape conservation site, preferably within the Cape Metropol.

Apply today. There are only 10 spots available!


The certificate is equivalent to a Grade 10 qualification and will open doors to entry-level reserve jobs. 


You will learn how to:

• Conserve biodiversity on your current reserve or conservation areas.

• Monitor and remove invasive vegetation.

• Assist with tasks such as fire management, rehabilitation, infrastructure maintenance, fauna and flora monitoring, plant propagation and administrative duties.

• Collect data for site-restoration purposes and promote environmental education and awareness among community members, residents, business owners and related organisations.


You will be expected to:

• Commit to the 12-month learning programme.

• Allocate six weeks for in-person training over those 12 months.

• Attend training and learner-support sessions; and

• Complete assignments related to practical experiences on reserves timeously.



To qualify, you must:

• Be a South African citizen with a valid ID.

• Have a bank account in your name and be SARS registered.

• Must have Grade 9 or higher

• Be able to spend 6 weeks away from Cape Town for in-person training.

• Have accommodation within the Cape Town area.

• Have at least three months’ experience in a nature conservation role or similar.

• Be interested in completing a nature-conservation qualification; and

• Enjoy outdoor and practical work.


How to apply

Complete the Application Form Here 

Submit your documents via email to

Please indicate ‘Employed Learnership Application’ in the email subject field.

Submit an up-to-date copy of your CV (with three contactable references).



Submit certified copies of your Grade 9 statement of results and ID document. All copies must be certified within one month. Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application being disqualified.



Nature Connect reserves the right not to make an appointment. Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.


Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the interview dates. 


Please note if you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.


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