Opportunities

​​​​​​During the various training courses, learners will be experience the multi-million rand full-mission Ship Handling Simulator. This technology is installed at the Maritime School of Excellence satellite campus in Durban. It is used to train Marine Pilots and Tug Masters, bringing them up to par with the International Standards Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) requirements and refining their skills with refresher training.


In addition, the MSoE has Terminal Operations Simulators, RTG Crane, as well as the Ship-to-Shore Container crane will provide learners the real-time ability to operate, manoeuvre and familiarise themselves on all terminal related equipment and machinery.

Additional simulators such as Reach Stacker, Counter Balance, Mobile Harbour Crane, Rail Mounted Gantry, Straddle Carrier and Truck handling Simulator will be available to add to the elite training provided by the Maritime School of excellence.

The learning and employment opportunities that the MSoE will create for not only Transnet but also for the industry, South Africa and the maritime industry, aligns closely to the deliverables of the Market Demand Strategy.

MSoE’s recent advertised learnerships that aligns to the MDS:

Operator: Lifting Equipment (OLE): As an OLE you will be focusing on supporting Port and Terminal operations.
You will need:
Grade 12 (matric) with Mathematics and Physical Science,
Code 8/EB driver’s licence valid for at least three years,
Computer literate,
Be physically fit and healthy,
Be prepared to work shifts and in adverse weather conditions,
Pass a pre-entry examination and a medical examination, which will include an assessment of hand-eye coordination, depth perception and the ability to work at heights.
A technical certificate knowledge N1-N6 will be an added advantage.

Skipper Port Operations (SPO): As an SPO, you’ll be in charge of a vessel over 25 tons, but less than 200 tons, in a port operations area.
You will need:
Grade 12 (matric) with mathematics and physical science,
pass a pre-entry examination and a medical examination.

Marine Motorman Grade II (MMG): As a MMG, you’ll undertake maintenance, repairs and servicing of engines and auxiliaries on board a vessel in a port operations area, under the supervision of the Chief Engineer.
Here you will need:
Grade 12 (matric) with mathematics and physical science,
An EGPR/GPR (general purpose rating),
Pass a pre-entry examination and a medical examination,and​
Be physically fit and healthy.

Who can join the School:

Please contact the Maritime School of Excellence’s Learner Administration department to determine whether you qualify to apply. The Maritime School of Excellence can provide you with a brochure detailing the available courses and the relevant entry requirements.

What are the Minimum entry requirements?

Minimum requirements vary with each course however a Grade 12 with a Level 4 in the following compulsory subjects:
English; Mathematics, Physical Science

How to apply:

External candidates that wish to apply for those courses that are open to the private sector are required to contact the Maritime school of Excellence’s Learner Administration department to enrol on the relevant course.

Please note: Candidates should use the Careers tab to apply. People should apply when they see an advertisement in their local or national newspapers. You will then submit your application letter, accompanied by your Matric Certificate, Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation. These should be sent to the relevant Human Resources manager.​
Contact Details
Thobile Mayise
Tel +27 31 361 6638
Email Thobile.mayise@transnet.net

Angelique Louw
Tel +27 31 361 2018
Email Angelique.Louw@transnet.net

Slondile Zulu
Tel +27 31 361 2008
Email Slondile.zulu@transnet.net