2018 Gain Work Experience With WC Government


The Premier’s Advancement of Youth (PAY) project will provide matriculants from the class of 2017 with work experience and training in one of the 13 Western Cape Government Departments beginning 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019. During this time you will receive a monthly stipend to cover your expenses.


You have written the National Senior Certificate (NSC) in 2017, and only applicants who passed the final examinations will be considered; You are not going to study further in 2018; You are a South African citizen, residing in the Western Cape Province; You are between the ages of 18 and 24; You are not sure of the next step after school.

Performance Areas

On-the-job training will be provided in the following departments:

Department of the Premier; Department of Agriculture; Department of Community Safety; Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport; Department of Economic Development and Tourism; Department of Environmental Affairs amp;amp; Development Planning; Department of Health; Department of Human Settlements; Department of Local Government; Department of Social Development; Department of Transport and Public Works; Provincial Treasury; Western Cape Education Department (WCED).

Please make sure that you have read the different requirements in the PAY Recruitment Guide before you make your choice of preference for a specific Department.

Why should you apply?

You will acquire skills and work experience that will make you more marketable to future employers. You get contactable references on your CV. You will have career awareness exposure to assist you to make informed career choices together with a network to support and guide you.

Applicants who do not have access to computers are encouraged to make use of the following internet facilities to complete the online application:
Your local library; Your local Thusong Service Centre; The Khanya laboratory at your local government/public school; E-Community Forums and e-Centres in rural towns; The Western Cape Government Walk-in Contact Centre; An internet café.


Good communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape; Proven computer literacy (MS Office); Ability to operate office equipment; Planning and organising skills.

Closing Date: 26 January 2018
Location: Cape Town

How to Apply

Apply Online for the WC Government Work Experience Programme

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