Transnet Trainee Train Assistant Learnerships 2024

Transnet South Africa invites all suitable unemployed individuals to apply for the Trainee Train Assistant Learnerships 2024


Assist the Train Driver in the safe and efficient driving/handling of all different types of trains/locomotive consists (airbrake, vacuum, high speed, heavy haul and passengers) to ensure that the customers freight/cargo reaches its destination in good condition, on time, in order to enable the organisation to satisfy the customers’ needs.

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Sign on duty at designated work place and be allocated duties to be performed for the duration of the shift.
  •  Prepare locomotives
  • Prepare communication equipment ·
  • Execute shunting activities in sidings and enroute according to directives to enhance safe working procedures.
  • Assist the train driver enroute to ensure the safe movement of the train from a required point to the destination, without delays or damage to locomotives, wagons, infrastructure track and other equipment, to ensure predictable service.
  • Comply to safety standards and laid down instruction to ensure that he is well motivated and competent.
  • Provide accurate feedback timeously to the Train Driver regarding any incidents and deviations along the route
  • Assist in performing various administration duties
  • Complete the Train journal and submit to the Section manager at sign-off after every shift to ensure timeous and accurate processing of monthly salary.

Skills and Competencies

  •  Knowledge of general TFR policies
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Act 85 15.
  • Knowledge of Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA)
  • Be Punctual
  • Willing to work shifts

Minimum requirements

  •  Grade 12 with pure Mathematics and/or Physical Science Other requirements
  • Be prepared to undergo periodic medical surveillance and safety behavioral risk assessments during the selection process and every 12 months.

The following are minimum Trainee pre-requisite:

  •  The candidate should be a minimum of 1.6m tall.
  • Psychomotor ability (to be assessed through Vienna Testing System (VTS) standard)
  •  Ability to carry heavy objects Functional Training
Location: South Africa

How to apply

Closing date: not specified