NW SAPS: Graduate / Internship Programme 2023


SAPS Graduate Recruitment Scheme – Gauteng Province

The South African Police Service hereby invites unemployed graduates who conform to the requirements for a twelve (12) months Graduate Recruitment Scheme at Gauteng Province. The Graduate Recruitment Scheme is part of the National Human Resource Development Strategy and the National Skills Development Strategy.

Generic requirements:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must be in possession of National Senior Certificate or equivalent (NCV L4)
  • Must have no previous criminal conviction(s) or case(s) pending
  • Applicants must be unemployed, never employed in the field of the advertised post, and never participated in an internship program in the relevant field of the post
  • Applicants must be residents of the Province where the post is advertised
  • Applicants are restricted to apply for only three (3) posts and complete a separate application form for each post reference number.

Intern categories with minimum requirements:

  • Graduate Intern: Tertiary Qualification is required (Statement of results must be attached)
  • Student Intern: Practical experience required by the Tertiary Institution in order for learners to finalize their qualification (letter from the Institution not older than two (2) years must be attached).


The following posts are advertised for consideration in terms of the Graduate Recruitment Scheme in the South African Police Service:


  • Only the official Application Form for the Graduate Recruitment Scheme (available on the SAPS website) will be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
  • The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the Application Form.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
  • Certified copies of an applicant’s ID document, National Senior Certificate, and all post school educational qualifications with a statement of results obtained must also be submitted and attached to every application. Certified copies should not be older than 6 months. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.
  • Applications must be posted / hand delivered timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening.
  • All short-listed candidates will undergo a personal interview. Short-listed applicants may be subjected to vetting.
  • Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 4 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after advertisement thereof.
  • Recommended candidates will be expected to sign a 12 months Internship Contract.
  • Graduate Recruitment Scheme in the SAPS may not be regarded as a guarantee for automatic absorption for permanent appointment.

How to Apply

Download Application Form

Applications can be posted or hand delivered to:

Applications Can Be Couriered To:

Attention: Lt Col DC Cronje

PC HRD (Between Pep Stores and Absa ATM)

Room 14, 1st Floor Wilmur Building

147 Walter Sisulu Street (Between Pep Stores and Absa ATM)

Potchefstroom 2531

Hand Delivered To:


Front Entrance


Room 14, 1st Floor

Wilmur Building (Between Pep Stores and Absa ATM)

147 Walter Sisulu Street

Back Entrance


Auto Ave c/o Embert Street next to Labour Office’s


Room 3 Caravan

014 590 4407

Enquiries Can Be Directed To:

Lt Col Dc Cronje 018-299 7786


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