How to Apply to SAPS Traineeship – SAPS Application Form 2021

The South African Police Service (SAPS) wishes to alert the public of the existence of bogus advertisements purporting to be from the SAPS recruiting interested persons to apply for police traineeship for 2021/2022

Structure of The Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP)
The duration of the Learning Programme will be 24 months, of which 12 months will be at the Academy and 12 months in the workplace. It will consist of two phases at the academy and one phase in the workplace.

Phase One: Academy (10 months)
The foundational phase – will mainly focus on acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills.
Practical application of knowledge and skills
Phase Two: Workplace experience (12 months)
Workplace exposure at a station
Phase Three: Academy (2 months)
Integrated assessments
When police trainees complete the training and are found competent, they are permanently enlisted in the South African Police Service as constables.
Payment and Benefits During the First 24 Months
A police trainee will receive the following payment and benefits during the first 24 months:

Phase 1: 10 Months at The SAPS Academy
R3 175,00 per month
Free meals and accommodation
POLMED medical aid – lower plan membership, no pension fund
Phase 2 and 3: 12 Months in The Workplace at A Station and Two Months Integrated Assessment at The Academy
R 7 275,00 per month
Own meals and accommodation
POLMED medical aid – lower or higher plan membership, pension fund and all other benefits (Leave, allowances, etc)
Permanent Appointment After 24 Months:
R 10 307,00 per month
All benefits applicable to SAPS Act members
SAPS Traineeship Application Forms 2021

SAPS Traineeship Entry Requirement
A candidate must comply with the following, basic enlistment requirements:

Be a South African citizen by birth
Be at least 25, but under 40 years of age, of which documentary proof must be furnished
Complete a health questionnaire, at his or her own cost, which is confirmed by a registered medical practitioner
Be medically, mentally and physically fit to perform duties
Be of good and sound character
Fit the psychometric profile and must successfully complete any other test that may be determined by the National Commissioner
Be in possession of at least a senior certificate (Grade 12) or must have successfully completed a SAQA accredited NQF level 4 qualification, of which documentary proof must be provided
Be able to speak, read and write at least two official languages, of which one must be English
Allow his or her fingerprints and a DNA sample to be taken
Be prepared to undergo such training as may be determined by the National Commissioner
Be prepared to take the prescribed oath of office
Understand that his or her services may be terminated at the age of 60
Complete an assessment questionnaire
Be vetted or screened
Be employed and provide proof of employment
Provide proof of his or her residential address
Not have a criminal record or any criminal or departmental cases pending against him or her (all criminal or departmental cases must be declared)
Not have a tattoo which will be visible if the person wears a uniform

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