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SAPS Trainee Internships


SAPS Trainee Internships Application Details 2024

SAPS Trainee Internship Programme 2024

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is embarking on the recruitment of patriotic citizens who are willing to protect and proud to serve the country by pursuing a career as entry Police Trainees for enlistment in the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP).


Stipends / Salary

  • Institution Phase (Basic Training): R4500 per month
  • Probation Phase (After Training): R216 033 per annum


The core functions of the posts, on successful completion of the training, are as follows:

  • Prevent, combat, and investigate crime;
  • Maintain public order;
  • Protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property;
  • Uphold and enforce the law

The Programme shall consist of 3 phases:

  • Induction Phase: One (1) month at a designated police station;
  • Basic Training Phase: Eight (8) months of Basic Training at a designated SAPS Academy
  • Probation Phase: After successful completion of the Induction and the Basic Training Phases, the police trainee shall be appointed as a member of the Service undergoing the Workplace Exposure Programme (12 months).


  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Must have a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Be proficient in at least English and one other official language;
  • Must be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • Have no previous criminal convictions and shall allow his or her fingerprints to be taken and background enquiries to be made
  • Not have any tattoo marks of which will be visible when wearing any uniform of the Service;
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Advantageous: A valid driving license for at least a light motor vehicle will serve as an advantage;


In Addition, Applicants must:

  • Be prepared to take the oath of office;
  • Submit himself or herself to a physical medical examination as determined by the National Commissioner; and must be found to be physically and mentally fit for appointment in the post for which he or she applies;
  • Undergo and pass a psychological assessment as determined by the National Commissioner and be found to comply with the profile of a police official;
  • Be prepared to successfully undergo such training as determined by the National Commissioner;
  • Be prepared to serve anywhere in the Republic of South Africa.
  • Undergo and pass a medical examination (Body Mass Index of ≤ 30 / Waist circumference ≤ 102 cm (males) and ≤ 88 cm (females)

How to Apply

Download Application Form

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All instructions on the application form must be adhered to, failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.


Required Documents:

Attach uncertified copies of the following documents to your application form:

  • Identity Document;
  • Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification;
  • Tertiary Qualifications;
  • Academic Record;
  • Driver’s license (where applicable);
  • Testimonial (School / Church / Traditional Leaders)
  • Service Certificates of previous employers (if applicable)
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Submit Applications:


Applications must be Hand delivered timeously at the local Police Stations during office hours. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

NB. Correspondence will be conducted with successful applicants only and if an applicant has not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, it should be accepted that such applicant was unsuccessful in his or her application.



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