DIRCO: Graduate Cadet Learnership Programme 2018


As part of its recruitment drive, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) invites confident and dynamic individuals to participate in a twelve-month Cadet Learnership Programme. The training will include both theoretical (classroom-based) and practical modules on a variety of subjects relevant to the development of a well-rounded South African International Relations Practitioner.


  • South African youth graduate (18 – 35 years of age) at the closing date of the advertisement
  • South African Citizen
  • An appropriate three-year Bachelor’s degree with two (2) or more of the following desired subjects: International Relations, African Studies, Political Science, Economics, Law, International Trade and Investment, Political Economy, Development Studies, Development Economics and/or Foreign Languages
  • Proficiency in a foreign language will serve as an advantage
  • Valid Code B driver’s licence will serve as an added advantage.


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Information gathering and analytical skills
  • Sense of responsibility and initiative
  • Client service focus.

How To Apply

Candidates may be subjected to a process of competency assessment. Applications must be submitted via a signed Z83, CV and accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, STATEMENT OF RESULTS and ID document. Should you not comply with this; your application will not be considered.

Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to:

Director-General, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Private Bag x152, Pretoria 0001 OR hand-deliver to:

OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, 0084


Ms L. Mudau, tel. (012) 351 0645 or Mr S. Skosana, tel. (012) 351 1211.

Applicants will be subjected to a process of security clearance and qualification verification.