Are you looking for a career in the South African Defense Force (SANDF)? The Ministry of Defense employs young, fit and healthy candidates who are citizens of the Republic of South Africa. The South African Defense Force Reserve is a voluntary, part-time command of the South African Defense Force (SANDF).
Reserves provide guidance, assistance and expertise to our armed forces and will respond to crises as they arise. Joining a protected area gives you the opportunity to serve your country and provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in the event of a natural or other disaster.
How to join the SANDF Careers & Traineeship Programs
You can join the South African Reserve Force in two ways, through the Military Skills Development System (MSDS) or through direct recruitment. MSDS is a Ministry of Defense program that provides an entry-level platform for young South Africans who wish to serve in the South African Defense Force.
If you are selected to join the South African Defense Force through MSDS, you will receive an initial 2-year volunteer service. After the initial 2 years of service, you will receive a 5-year contract to join the subscription, renewable until age 65. Direct recruitment is only available to people with special skills such as engineers, IT specialists, diesel mechanics, etc.
Requirements to participate of SANDF Careers
To be eligible for the MSDS program, you must:
- Be a South African citizen;
- Prove age between 18 and 22 years;
- Currently working on National Seniors Certificate (12th year) or completed;
- Have no criminal record;
- Preferably single;
- Meet medical health requirements for appointment in the South African Defense Force. Prepare for basic military training, functional training and uniformed service.
Remember to register if you fit the profile of the person requested by the program, always evaluating the type of work you will have to perform, avoiding participating in the selection process in the wrong way.
This is a great opportunity for those looking for a job with a guarantee and several benefits during their career, with the possibility of growth and other advantages during the performance process.