CSIR/MerSETA: Work Integrated Learning Programme

The CSIR in partnership with MerSETA is offering work integrated learning opportunity to students who require experiential training in order to fulfil national diploma requirements. The programme provides opportunities to students to gain practical experience that augments their theoretical studies under the guidance of more experienced professionals. This opportunity bridges the gap between the academia and practical application, which makes candidates more employable. The programme is spread across various fields of science, engineering and technology (SET) sector.

Applicants should be studying towards the following qualifications:

  • Electrical Engineering;
  • Mechatronics Engineering;
  • Chemical engineering;
  • Electro mechanical engineering;
  • Mechanical Engineering;
  • Information Technology;
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering (light current);
  • Biotechnology & Polymer Technology.


  • A South African citizen;
  • Full-time enrolment at a University of Technology in any of the above area of study;
  • Must meet university minimum requirements for experimental training (P1).

Application should include the following:

  • A copy of the identity document;
  • A complete resume;
  • Latest academic transcript;
  • Proof of registration;
  • Letter from the university stating the P1 requirements.


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at [email protected]

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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