Youth Environmental Services (YES) Programme by DEA

The Department of Environmental Affairs South Africa has funded the New Youth Environmental Services Programme 2015 (YES) in South Africa. The Youth Environmental Programme 2015 will boost your experience level, skills and expertise in short time period. You will be engaged under the team of veterans to learn something special in your field.

It is a special Youth Development Programme 2015 where you will go through different projects to acquire technical skills. The Youth Training Programme 2015 will enable to find more better job opportunities and career offers in near future. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DAE) can enhance your skills and experience level, so you should not miss the Youth Development Opportunities and Join the YES 2015 in South Africa. Various Careers at Department of Environmental Affairs usually remain available, and you may also avail these Jobs at DEA after successful completion of Youth Environmental Service Programme 2015.

The interested people should go through the complete descriptions and details of the Youth Environmental Programme 2015 before submitting their training job application at the concerned department.

Youth Environmental Service Programme 2015 at National Department of Environmental Affairs South Africa

Calling All Youth Resident in the Koster Area

Delta Environmental Centre in partnership with the National Department of Environmental Affairs, the Bojanala District Municipality and Kgetleng Riviera Local Municipality is proud to present the Youth Environmental Service (YES) Project – Funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

  • Are you between the ages of 17 and 35 ?
  • Are you unemployed?
  • Do you have a Matric certificate?
  • Do you have a good understanding of speaking, reading and writing English?
  • Do you have a passion for environmental and social issues focusing on Waste Management?
  • Are you resident in the above mentioned areas?

If the above criteria apply to you, you could an ideal candidate to participate in the YES Project. The project lasts 1 year, commencing on the 1st of January 2015 and involves 55 passionate, dynamic and enthusiastic youth who have the interests for the community and environment at heart.

During the year candidates will be involved in 3 main components of the project, namely:

  • Accredited Training – Level  5 (Short Skills Programme)
  • Community Service,
  • Exploring opportunities for future  career development, including  further studies.

Added advantages for candidates  would be skills and experience in environmental projects  or awareness campaigns, marketing, accounting/finances, leadership or being of a project team. A stipend of R1,600 will be paid monthly.

The main outcome of this project is if for each candidate to realise a sustainable career opportunity in the environmental sector. These could be  employment/ leadership in the formal sector, self-employment or further studies. The project required 100% commitment from candidates, who will be involved full-time. Candidates will be required to sign a contract to pledge their commitment.

How to Apply for Youth Environmental Programme 2015 at DEA South Africa

If you feel you have what it takes to serve your community and environment and emerge with a clear career path in the environmental sector, visit the Kgetleng Rivier Local Municipal office in Koster and ask for Mr Patrice Kgosimore (014) 5432004/5) in the Local Mayors Office and collect an application form for the YES Project 2015. Completed application should be addressed to Mr Patrice Kgosimore and dropped off at the Kgetleng Rivier Local Municipal office in Koster together with:

  • a letter of motivation as to why you would like to be part of this project (max 1 page)
  • a signed / stamped letter from a reference (either from a previous employer/ teacher of last school),
  • a 2-3 page CV with 2 references with contact numbers,
  • maximum 3 certified certificates relevant to the above criteria,
  • certified copy of your ID,
  • certified proof of residence in the above area,
  • medical proof of  any disability, if applicable.

Closing Date: 24 October 2014

Applications can also be faxed to Delta Environmental Centre 0866774785 or 011 888 4106 or email: ulisha@deltaenviro.org.za – Attention Ulisha, no later than 24 October 2014. (Quote Ref. No. L5KR/2015) on the application form. Only candidates  submitting a completed application form and ALL supporting documents will be considered. Successful candidates will be notified for an interview by 7 November 2014. If you have not heard from us by then please consider your application unsuccessful. Please contact Ulisha van der Merwe should you any require further information. 011 888 4831.

If you comply with the eligibility criteria and other essential requirements, you should submit your job application letter along with other supported documents at the relevant department of National Dept of Environmental Affairs (DEA) South Africa at the earliest possible time. The Youth Development Programme 2015 at DEA will add more experience in your C.V. and you will be able to find better Jobs and Career Opportunities in after completing the Youth Environmental Programme 2015.

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