Transnet Train Assistant Traineeships Programme 2024

Transnet Train Assistant Traineeships Programme 2024
Transnet Train Assistant Traineeships Programme 2024

Transnet invites South African unemployed youth to apply for Trainee Train Assistant Programme 2024.

About Transnet

Transnet is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African. Transnet is currently transitioning from its Market Demand Strategy, characterised by accelerated capital investment, towards the Transnet 4.0 Strategy, which is focused on repositioning Transnet, and the country’s freight system, for competitiveness within the fast changing, technology- driven context of the 4th industrial revolution.The strategy’s main growth thrusts includes; geographic expansion, product and service innovation and diversification and expansion of the scope of Transnet’s manufacturing business.The key objectives of Transnet’s effort is directed towards increasing the connectivity, density and capacity of the integrated port, rail and pipeline network.


Ogies, Mpumalanga

Closing Date:

Not specified

Qualifications and Experience

Educational requirements 1. Grade 12 with pure Mathematics and/or Physical Science Other requirements 2. Be prepared to undergo periodic medical surveillance and safety behavioral risk assessments during the selection process and every 12 months. 3. Physical hearing, vision, mental, fitness (to be verified through medical tests and related safety behavioural risk assessments) 4. The operator shall not allow employees younger than 21 years of age to undertake train driver or train control duties. (SANS 3000, par The following minimum Trainee pre-requisite: 1. The candidate should be a minimum of 1.6m tall. 2. Psychomotor ability (to be assessed through Vienna Testing System (VTS) standard) 3. Ability to carry heavy objects Functional Training 1. Be prepared to successfully undergo Train Assistant duties (theoretical and practical) so as to be certified to work independently as a Train Assistant. 2. Be willing, prepared and capable to obtain a Train Assistant duties certificate (theoretical and practical) successfully and be certified to work independently as Train Assistant.


Knowledge: 1. Various communication systems 2. Depot layout 3. Locomotive classes 4. Locomotive equipment 5. Route/road 6. Sections/stations and sidings 7. Signing on duty procedures 8. Train working rules 9. Trip report 10. Yard and siding layout 11. Knowledge of general TFR policies 12. Shunting procedures 13. Locomotive classes and their hauling capacities, constraints on the particular territory 14. Health and Safety Act 85 15. First aid 16. Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA) 17. SANS 3004 (Human factors) 18. HC policies and procedures 19. Train service/ITP 20. Train workings 21. Substance Abuse policy and procedures Attributes 1. Stress handling 2. Self-management 3. Safety conscious 4. Punctual 5. Willing to work shifts 6. Results orientated Skills 1. Locomotive coupling and uncoupling 2. Locomotive preparation (Electrical and Diesel) 3. Locomotive Stabling 4. Observation 5. Shunting movement 6. Train handling skills 7. Time management 8. Stress handling 9. Assessment 10. Literacy 11. Communication 12. Judgement 13. Reasoning `14. Psychomotor skills (reactions/ coordination) 15. Concentration 16. Observation 17. Spatial 18. Depth perception psychomotor 19. Numerical 20. Train / locomotive handling and preparation 21. Problem solving 22. Electrical and diesel locomotive driving

How to apply

Click here to apply online for Transnet: Train Assistant Traineeships 2024