Plumber, Artisan & Water Agent Training Programme at Rand Water

Every drop counts – It is estimated that approximately 37% of South Africa’s water supply is lost due to water leaks resulting in R7 billion worth of lost revenue. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has initiated the War on Leaks project through Rand Water as an implementing agent. This Presidential Project is one of a number of initiatives aimed at confronting the water loss issue across the country. This is the first in a series of the initiatives as stated by the President in the State of the Nation Address (i.e. SONA).Rand Water has responded to the mandate to train and develop unemployed youth across various municipalities across the country and equip them with skills across three (3) disciplines i.e. Plumbing, Artisans, and Water Agents. Applications close on the 24th May 2016For the First Phase 2015/2016 Intake, Rand Water is looking for 3000 young, energetic and results-driven youth for development. The individual must be a team player who is customer focused and has an ability to communicate well at all levels. During the training, trainees will be expected to successfully demonstrate knowledge and skills according to the outcomes of the training programmes.Applications are invited from suitably qualified and unemployed youth in the following disciplines with the listed requirements:

1. Plumbers: • Grade 12 with Mathematics & Science / N3 with Mathematics & Science • The incumbent must have passed mathematics not mathematics literacy • Relevant technical subjects will be advantageous • 36 months duration

2. Artisans: • Grade 12 with Mathematics & Science / N3 with Mathematics & Science • The incumbent must have passed mathematics not mathematics literacy • Relevant technical subjects will be advantageous: • Instrumentation • Electrical • Fitter & Turner • Welding • 36 months duration

3. Water Agents: • Minimum Standard 8-10 /Grade 10-12 • Mathematics & Science will be advantageous • Good communication skills • Must be able to relate and interact well with customers/clients • Must be passionate about the environment and water conservation • 36 months duration

In making the final selection, preference will be given to the following important criteria:

• Applicants must be unemployed • Applicants must have a suitable qualification • Applicants in the context of the Employment Equity Act • Applicants must be South African citizens and must be in possession of a valid South African ID • Applicants must be under the age of 35 (aligned with the NSDS III)

How to apply

Application must contain the following documents (incomplete applications will not be considered).

List of attachments: • Application letter • CV • Certified copies of qualifications • Certified copy of Identity Document.Interested persons are requested to email completed applications with relevant attachments to your nearest Province. Please submit your application to the Province as indicated below quoting the relevant reference in the subject line as the following companies will be assisting with response handling:

Please use the following reference numbers in your application: Plumbers (GP003); Artisans (GP004); Water Agents (GP005). The closing date for applications will be: 24th March 2016Shortlisted applicants will be subjected to qualification and criminal verification checks and will be required to produce original certificates and academic records. Should you not receive correspondence within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful