CSIR Help Desk Support In-Service Training Programme

The Center for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, is looking for ideal candidates to apply for its Help Desk Support In-Service Training Programme for 2019.

Established in 1945 by the South African Parliament, the CSIR sees to it that the yearly grant given to the Department of Science and Technology by Parliament is utilized to fund knowledge generation, skills enhancement and scientific infrastructure. Other sources of funding comes from contract research for the private and public sectors (both local and overseas) as well as from royalties, dividends and licenses provided by commercial companies and intellectual property management created by the CSIR.

The Institute has shown substantial growth with its research output, added value to society and transformation of its staff all throughout its years of operation.

CSIR Help Desk Support In-Service Training Programme

The CSIR’s Help Desk Support In-Service Training Programme is a 1-year contract where the incumbent will be gaining practical work experience at the Institute’s e-Government projects under the Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions group. Successful applicants will be based initially in CSIR’s Pretoria facility for a period of four (4) months. The remainder of the training programme will carried out in Thaba Nchu, in the  Free State.

The duties and responsibilities of the selected applicants will include:

  • Troubleshoot network, hardware, software and access issues of various devices such as laptops and tablets and a variety of other devices.
  • Create weekly reporting on network and equipment status
  • Manage projects such as data collection and analysis as needed

Career Options

The main objective of the Help Desk Support In-Service Training programme is to provide successful candidates the opportunity to acquire real-world working experience. Permanent employment is not guaranteed by the end of the 12-month training period.

Requirements or Eligibility

The ideal candidates must meet the following minimum requisites in order to qualify for the in-service training programme:

  • A Grade 12 graduate
  • A Bachelor’s or National Diploma in Information Systems/Technology or Computer Engineering/Science is an added advantage
  • Understand how computers and tablets work in general
  • With a strong interest in ICT
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Must be a South African citizen

View the CSIR Help Desk Support In-Service Training the job advert here.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants who wish to pursue this in-service training opportunity will need to register an account on CSIR’s recruitment page. Make sure to prepare the following documents for uploading during the application process.

  • Updated CV
  • Certified copies of ID documents and Matric certification

Click the link below to start the registration process:

Open and Closing Date

Deadline for submission of applications is on 25 July  2019. Note that only shortlisted applicant will receive feedback.

Contact Information

For further enquiries, get in touch with the CSIR Recruitment Center by calling  012 841 4774 or sending an email to

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