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KwaZulu-Natal EDTEA Tourism Graduate Development Programme 2020

The KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs is calling on eligible graduates to send in their application and qualify for its Tourism Graduate Development Programme for the 2020 financial year.

KwaZulu-Natal’s EDTEA is in charge of the socio-economic development of the province. It creates policies and strategies with the goal of fostering growth and development in different sectors of the KwaZulu-Natal’s economy. The Department works with various social partners and stakeholders including civil society and the private sector to achieve its objectives.

Provincial and national policy, strategic and legislative frameworks drive the operations of the Department. Schedule 6 of the Constitution points out the competencies of provincial governments on issues of economic development as well as the Public Finance Management, or PFMA.

KwaZulu-Natal EDTEA Tourism Graduate Development Programme

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs of KwaZulu-Natal is offering its Tourism Graduate Programme to provide graduates with workplace experience in collaboration with various organizations and municipalities.

This graduate programme is offered to candidates who live in the following municipalities:

  • uMkhanyakude District Municipality
  • Zululand District Municipality
  • Amajuba District Municipality
  • uThukela District Municipality
  • uMzinyathi District Municipality
  • uMgungundlovu District Municipality
  • iLembe District Municipality
  • eThekwini Metro (Tourism Offices)
  • Henry Gwala District Municipality

The number of internship openings and reference numbers differs from each municipality. Please refer to the advert or the application form for the complete list of KZN municipalities offering the internship programme.

Who should apply?

Applicants will need to meet these minimum requirements to become eligible to apply for the graduate programme:

  • Applicants must be residents of any of the participating municipalities
  • For unemployed graduates – must hold  a certificate or degree in Travel and Tourism, Tourism Management or any relevant Tourism and Hospitality study
  • Current Tourism students who need in-service training to complete their qualification
  • Must not have participated in the same programme.
  • Unemployed for at least a year

What is the selection process?

  • Shortlisted applicants will go through an interview process
  • Those able to make it through the interview will sign a performance agreement that will cover the whole duration of the programme.

How do I apply?

Qualified applicants who wish to apply will need to acquire a copy of the application form. Before downloading and filling out the form, prepare the following documents:

  • For graduates
    • A comprehensive CV
    • Matric certificate (certified copy)
    • A certified true copy of 3-year degree or diploma
    • Full academic records
    • A certified true copy of SA ID
    • Proof of residence obtained from the Local Municipality
  • For undergraduates
    • A comprehensive CV
    • Matric certificate (certified copy)
    • Certified copy of latest academic records
    • Full academic records
    • A certified true copy of SA ID
    • Proof of residence obtained from the Local Municipality
    • Letter from education institution stating the need for in-service training

Send your application form together with the supporting documents via post or hand delivery to:

The Head of Department
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
ATTN: Ms Sindisiwe Shezi, Tourism Development
217 Burger, Calder House
Pietermaritzburg, 32

Download the application form by clicking here.

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 23 March 2020.

Contact Information

For enquiries about the internship, get in touch directly with the KZN EDTEA by calling:

Ms Sindisiwe Shezi
Tel: 033 264 9323

Ms Dudu Nkosi
Tel: 033 264 9312

Click the link to view the KwaZulu-Natal EDTEA Tourism Graduate Development Programme 2020 advert.

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