SAPS Helicopter / Fixed-wing Pilot 2015 Bursaries (Female candidates)

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is inviting young and unemployed South African females who are interested in training to become Helicopter/Fixed-wing pilots to apply for their bursary programme – offered in partnership with the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA). There is a total of nine (9) bursaries on offer, which will be awarded to young female South Africans between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.

What are the requirements?

In order to be considered for this bursary programme, applicants have to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Have a Grade 12 (National / Senior Certificate) certificate with Mathematics and Science as passed subject (passed with 60% and above);
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases;
  • Be a well-disciplined, loyal and patriotic, unemployed South African female;
  • Be fluent in English and one other South African official language;
  • Be physically and mentally fit, have no height phobias (Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia or Hypsiphobia);
  • Must be willing to go for: medical examination, basic police training and to serve in the SAPS for a duration of time to be determined by SAPS.

How to apply?

Make your application on a Z83 Form (Click here to download OR go fetch one at a government department/office) accompanied by your CV, certified copies of your Grade 12 certificate and any other qualifications obtained together with a copy of your ID document and send it by any of the means below: [NB! On the Z83 form, under “position for which you are applying” write: Bursary Programme: Helicopter/ Fixed-wing Pilots.]

Send your applications by post to:

Private Bag X177
Attention: Colonel FP Blaauw

OR Hand-deliver to

7th Floor
Shorburg Building
429 Helen Joseph Street

Closing date: 16 January 2015

Should you have any questions about this bursary, please contact Colonel Blaauw on the telephone number 012-334 3721, email address: OR Lt Col de Wit on telephone number 012-334 3777 during normal office hours.

Note: Candidates will be subjected to interviews, vetting, medical examinations, and tests. If you have not been contacted one month after the closing date do accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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