South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) Learnerships 2024

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) invites all suitable unemployed individuals to apply for learnerships.


The incumbent will undergo different Phases of training as a learner reactor operator at the SAFARI-1 Research Reactor. The incumbent will perform routine tasks under supervision and undergoes extensive theoretical and practical training. Phase I training must be completed successfully within 6 to 9 months where after the incumbent can be appointed as a Plant Operator and will start with Phase II of training.

At phase II the incumbent will perform certain tasks without supervision. Further theoretical and practical training will be presented over a period of 12 months. Upon successful completion of Phase II training (maximum of 12 months allowed) the incumbent can be appointed as a Licensed Reactor Operator (should there be a vacant position and subject to the recruitment process).

Key responsibilities 

The Licensed Reactor Operator is responsible directly to the Duty Shift Supervisor for the execution of all routine tasks and special tasks related to the control and selective maintenance of the Research Reactor and experiments.

Skills and Competencies  

  • Prepared to work shifts.
  • In-service training will be given.
  • The incumbent must be medically fit in order to qualify as a noise; radiation and chemical worker.
  • The in-service training will be in English – therefore the ability to communicate well in spoken and written English will be a prerequisite.
  • Persons will be required to undergo, amongst others, tests for suitable comprehension of Mathematics and English concepts.
  • Must have own transport.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team.
  • High integrity, dedicated and time management.

Minimum requirements 

  • Matric with Maths and Science on higher grade, preferably Technical Diploma in Engineering (i.e. Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Electronics) will be advantageous.
  • Preference will be given to persons with experience in process plants.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Have a Code EB (old Code 08) driver’s license at the date of appointment.

Location: Pretoria

Note: Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

How to apply 

Apply here online for South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) Learnerships 2024

Closing date: 15 May 2024