Umgeni Water Learnership Programmes 2021-2022

Umgeni Water Profile
Umgeni Water is an establishment owned by the state that is responsible for the distribution of water services. Supplies of water and the relevant sanitation services are given out to the necessary institutions within the country. Ever since its formation in 1974, the entity adheres to the Public Finance Management Act as well as the Water Services Act to conduct their operations. Furthermore, Umgeni Water is under the direct supervision of the Department of Water and Sanitation. Considering that water is one of the most heavily required natural resources on Earth, it comes as no surprise that Umgeni Water’s line of work are strictly controlled under such regulations.

Understanding the the importance of sustainability, Umgeni Water aims to supply water with the cooperation of their water service institutions. However, this type of working environment cannot be done alone. As water is a shared natural resource, the organization heavily relies on their connections to make everything work. Through a series of collaborations, Umgeni Water is able to reach out to more consumers and promote better water conservation. By teaming up with other affluent institutions, Umgeni Water is able to perform their duties as they provide the necessary water supply in order for local industries to grow.

About Umgeni Water Learnerships 2021-2022
Umgeni Water is offering learnership programmes for young individuals who would like to experience South Africa’s national water supply services industry. Just like any other learnership, this programme is an effective opportunity for youths to receive an NQF qualification. In order to attain this certification, participants will be subject to a combination of theoretical learning assessments and practical working sessions conducted in a real-time working environments. The Umgeni Water Learnerships is regulated under the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Accredited and beneficial, a learnership will help you reach milestones in building your career.

At the moment, the Umgeni Water Learnerships is only catered to these following fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Boilermaking
  • Electrical

After successfully completing the Umgeni Water Learnership, participants will be entitled to legitimate Artisan Trade Certification. The qualification will help you open new opportunities with the Energy and Water SETA (EWSETA) and the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB). In addition, having a certification increases your chances of employment in the job market. However, please be kindly advised that graduates of this learnership are obligated to allocated two years to serve back for the company.

Umgeni Water Learnership Requirements
Candidates who wish to register for the Umgeni Water Learnership must meet the requirements that have been standardized. The eligibility criteria will be used by the selection committee to assess all candidates on a fair basis. In order to guarantee acceptance, it is highly advised that you pay great attention to the items mentioned below. Failure to meet everything may cost your success with the application procedure.

The Umgeni Water Learnership Requirements are:

Basic Criteria

  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Priority will offered to candidates residing in KwaZulu-Natal (around the Umgeni Water operation sites)
  • Priority will also be offered based on the company’s Employment Equity Act.

Educational Qualifications

  • Required Qualification (Learnership):
    • Matric Certificate with key subjects in Physical Science and Mathematics.
  • Required Qualification (Apprenticeship):
    • FET N3 Certificate in any one of these either Mechanical, Motor Mechanics, Boilermaking, Instrumentation Engineering, or Electrical.

How to Apply Umgeni Water Learnership 2021-2022
If you have met all of the above requirements, let’s get started on your Umgeni Water Learnership applications. Candidates must fist open the Official Umgeni Water E-Recruitment Site. Candidates must check whether the Umgeni Water Learnerships are currently accepting applications or not, as availability differs from time to time.

If it’s open right now, candidates are required to send in their application letter, most recent Curriculum Vitae, valid copies of their certifications, and their proof of residing in KwaZulu-Natal. Once all of this is compiled, please have them sent through any one of these submission methods below:

  • Postal Carriage:
    The Skills Development Facilitator
    Umgeni Water
    P.O. Box 9
  • E-mail:
    [email protected]

However, if the Umgeni Water Learnerships is closed at the time of search, do not get your hopes down just yet. Come back to the same website in the future to keep an eye out on future opening updates.

Announcements will only be delivered to candidates who are short-listed for the programme. Should you not receive any communication from the selection committee within 4 weeks past the application deadline, we regret to inform you that you have not passed the learnership applications. Meanwhile, all selected candidates are required to participate in further assessments held by the committee.

If you have any further enquiries or concerns regarding the Umgeni Water Learnerships, do not hesitate to reach out to the following hotline:

  • +27 33 341 1208
  • +27 33 341 1093

Umgeni Water Contact
Physical Address:
310 Burger Street,
3201. South Africa

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 9,
Pietermaritzburg 3200
South Africa

Telephone: +27 33 341 1111
Fax: +27 33 341 1167
Website: and

Source: Umgeni Water; Writer: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Image:

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4 thoughts to “Umgeni Water Learnership Programmes 2021-2022”

  1. I have bachelor of science in geography and hydrology. I want to apply for a learnership at Umngeni water what must I do. Or an internship for graduates.

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