Work Integrated Learning Programme


CSIR/MerSETA: Work Integrated Learning Programme

(One year contract)

About the job:

The CSIR in partnership with MerSETA is offering work integrated learning opportunity to students who require experiential training in order to fulfil national diploma requirements. The programme provides opportunities to students to gain practical experience that augments their theoretical studies under the guidance of more experienced professionals. This opportunity helps applicants bridge the gap between the academics and practical application, making them more employable. The programme covers various fields of science, engineering and technology (SET) sector including:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical engineering
  • Electro-mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering (light current)
  • Biotechnology and Polymer Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Engineering


  • A South African citizen;
  • Full-time enrolment at a TVET College or a University of Technology in any of the above area of study;
  • Must have passed all courses and left with practical experience to complete their National Diploma.

Application should include the following:

  • A copy of the identity document;
  • A complete resume;
  • Latest academic transcript;
  • Proof of registration and/or letter confirming that they need practical training to graduate.


For more info, please email us at Please do-not send your application to this mailbox, it is only for inquiries.

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the employment Equity Act and will through the filling of this vacancy, give preference to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from registered credit bureau and/or South African Police Services (in relation to positions that requires trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances), and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualification and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.