SAPS Motor Mechanic Internships 2021 | How to Apply

Application for the South African Police Service (SAPS) Motor Mechanic Graduate Internships Programme – 2021/2022 Entry is now open for interested applicants by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in South Africa.South Africa Govt ( Vacancies - 2020 (Updated)

South African Police Service (SAPS) is offering an Internship opportunity to unemployed and prospective graduates to apply in the fields that are in line with the Corporation’s core business. The Corporation is therefore inviting applications for the South African Police Service (SAPS) Motor Mechanic Graduate Internship Programme that runs for a maximum period of 12 months in the following disciplines/fields of study.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) Motor Mechanic Graduate Internship Programme uses a fully integrated approach that combines theory with practical training and leads to a recognized qualification/certification. South African Police Service (SAPS) provides an internship opportunity in the following areas listed below: 

  • Motor Mechanic

This internship opportunity is situated at the following locations in South Africa:

  • Section Mechanical Services: Nelspruit Garage
  • Location Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
  • Ref Number SCM 1/2021 (5 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Middelburg Garage
  • Location Middelburg, Mpumalanga
  • Ref Number SCM 2/2021 (1 Post)

  • Section Mechanical Services: East London Garage
  • Location East London, Eastern Cape
  • Ref Number SCM 3/2021 (2 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Pretoria Central Garage
  • Location Pretoria, Gauteng
  • Ref Number SCM 4/2021 (2 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Benoni Garage
  • Location Benoni, Gauteng
  • Ref Number SCM 5/2021 (2 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Johannesburg Garage
  • Location Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Ref Number SCM 6/2021 (3 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Wentworth Garage
  • Location Wentworth, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Ref Number SCM 7/2021 (10 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Alexandra Road Garage
  • Location Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Ref Number SCM 8/2021 (3 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Bloemfontein Garage
  • Location Bloemfontein, Free State
  • Ref Number SCM 9/2021 (3 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Polokwane Garage
  • Location Polokwane, Limpopo
  • Ref Number SCM 10/2021 (5 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Maitland Garage
  • Location Maitland, Western Cape
  • Ref Number SCM 11/2021 (3 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Oudtshoorn Garage
  • Location Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
  • Ref Number SCM 12/2021 (3 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Potchefstroom Garage
  • Location Potchefstroom, North West
  • Ref Number SCM 13/2021 (4 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Rustenburg Garage
  • Location Rustenburg, North West
  • Ref Number SCM 14/2021 (5 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services, Kimberley SAPS Garage
  • Location Kimberley, Northern Cape
  • Ref Number SCM 15/2021 (4 Posts)

  • Section Mechanical Services: Humewood Garage
  • Location Humewood, Eastern Cape
  • Ref Number SCM 16/2021 (2 Posts)

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Generic requirements:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must be in possession of National Senior Certificate or equivalent (NCV L4)
  • Must have no previous criminal conviction(s) or case(s) pending
  • Applicants must be unemployed, and never employed in the field of the advertised post and never participated in an internship programme in the relevant field of the post
  • Applicants must be residents of the Province where the post is advertised (proof of residential address to be attached)
  • Applicants are restricted to apply for only three (3) positions and complete separate application forms for each post reference number.

Intern categories with minimum requirements:

  • Graduate Intern: Tertiary Qualification is required
  • Student Intern: Practical experience is required by the tertiary institution in order for the learner to finalise qualification (recent letter from the institution must be attached)

Motor Mechanic Intern (Petrol/Diesel Mechanic) – SAPS Garages

Additional Requirements for the posts:

  • N2 in Motor Mechanic/Mechanical Engineering or N3 in Motor Mechanic/Mechanical Engineering/ NCV level 4 in Motor Mechanic/ Diesel Mechanic.

Core Functions:

  • Perform quality and cost effective repairs and maintenance of SAPS vehicles.
  • Ensure a clean and safe working environment. *Diagnose, strip and determine the parts required for services and repairs.
  • Complete parts request list for the parts required per vehicle.
  • Complete job card with regards to work done and actual time taken.
  • Ensure safe keeping of tools and equipment.
  • Comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Act 83 of 1995).


  • Only the official application form for the internship programme (also available on the SAPS website) will be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
  • A Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form and *proof of residence.
  • Certified copies of an applicant’s ID document, Senior Certificate and all post school educational qualifications obtained must also be submitted and attached to every application. Certified copies should not be older than 3 months. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered *only certificate of qualifications will be accepted, and not a statement of results.
  • All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening.
  • Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered. The closing date for all applications is September 30th, 2021
  • If an applicant is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview. Shortlisted applicants may be subjected to security clearance.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful interns only. If you have not been contacted within 2 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after advertisement thereof.
  • A stipend will be paid according to proof of relevant qualification.
  • Recommended candidates will be expected to sign a 12 month internship contract.
  • Graduate Recruitment Scheme of the SAPS may not be regarded as a guarantee for automatic absorption for permanent appointment.

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