Transnet Helicopter Pilot Trainee Programme

Posted on :

22 Aug, 2013

Category :

Aviation Jobs in South Africa

Position Purpose

To gain practical on–the–job training and theoretical experience in the Marine Services Pilotage environment of TNPA

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12/Matric certificate holders with symbol C and above passes in Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography &
  • English language;
  • Private Pilot License (PPL) will be advantageous;
  • Applicants should not be older than the age of 30 years; Be at least 1.60 Metres tall;
  • Be prepared to undergo full-time institutional training over a period of 14 months, followed by experiential training;
  • Self-motivated and passionate about aviation;
  • Medically and physically fit;
  • Will be required to comply with South African Civil Aviation legislation and meet SAMSA safety requirements.



  • Air Law;
  • Aerodynamics;
  • Principles of navigation & meteorology;
  • Aviation instrumentation;
  • Radio-telephony communication;
  • Ergonomics & human performance;
  • Principles of flight planning;
  • Aviation safety management systems;
  • Aircraft operating publications & certification documentation;
  • Helicopter general structure, major components & flight control systems;
  • Weather phenomena;
  • Flight crew responsibilities.


  • Analytical & interpretive skills;
  • Multi-tasking;
  • Good hand-eye coordination;
  • Judgement & logical decision making;
  • Good spatial orientation;
  • Problem diagnosis & solving;
  • Precision;
  • Cognitive capacity;
  • Good communication – written and verbal;
  • Computer literate.


  • Quality Driven;
  • Responsible and accountable;
  • Ethical and professional;
  • Sense of urgency;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Service orientated;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • People orientated;
  • Systematic;
  • Proactive;
  • Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Results driven.



How To Apply

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It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that HR has received the application before the closing date of the advertisement.

Note: if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Equity Statement: Preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the employment equity plan and targets of the Organisation/Operating Division.

Location: Johannesburg
Closing Date: 06 September 2013 (time 12H00)

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