Apply For Prasa Learnership

Responsibility for the majority of passenger rail services in South Africa lies with the state-owned enterprise known as the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). PRASA consists of four branches: Metrorail, which handles commuter rail services in urban areas; Shosholoza Meyl, responsible for regional and intercity rail services; Autopax, which manages regional and intercity coach services; and Intersite, in charge of PRASA-owned properties.

PRASA is currently accepting applications for its recruitment exercise from individuals who meet the necessary qualifications. Interested and suitably qualified members of the public can apply for available positions at PRASA.

Programme Requirements: If you wish to apply for a learnership position, please ensure that you meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of South Africa or possess a valid work permit and identification card.
  • Have not previously participated in any other learnership.
  • Possess a valid Grade 12 / Matric certification.
  • Be between 18 and 35 years of age.
  • Hold a relevant diploma or degree, if applicable.
  • Provide proof of residence.
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae with up-to-date contact details and relevant information.
  • Submit a motivational letter and provide references.

Additional requirements and qualifications for specific advertised positions can also be found.

Prasa Learnership Online Application for 2023: The application process for all learnerships is conducted online and is open annually. To browse and apply for available advertised positions, please visit the online learnership application page using the provided link.

Application Dates: The opening and closing dates for applications vary depending on the available positions. Applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible, as PRASA does not accept late applications. The deadline for PRASA learnerships can be found on the vacancies portal.

Prasa Learnership Stipend: As a registered learner in the learnership program, you will receive a monthly stipend throughout the duration of the program. The stipend serves as payment for your participation in the entire learnership.

Prasa Contact Details: For learnership inquiries and availability at PRASA South Africa, you can find the contact information below:

  • Postal: Private Bag X101, Braamfontein, 2017
  • Physical: Prasa House, 1040 Burnett Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Tel: 012 748 7000
  • Website:

About PRASA: PRASA was established in accordance with Section 22 of the Legal Succession to the South African Transport Services Act of 2008 (as amended). It is a government-owned public entity that reports to the Minister of Transport. PRASA’s legal mandate is to provide commuter rail services in metropolitan areas of South Africa, as well as long-distance (inter-city) rail and bus services within, to, and from the borders of the Republic of South Africa. This mandate is implemented in consultation with and under the guidance of the Minister of Transport.

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