High School Job Shadow Opportunities for South Africans


High School Job Shadow Opportunities for South Africans

If you’re a high school learner or university student and are interested in job shadowing, as well as field or vacation work, you can apply to job shadow at the City during your school/university holidays.

Job shadowing entails following a professional for a few days and observing their day-to-day work. It is an excellent way to see what a job really involves and can also help you decide which qualification to study or career path to take.

How to apply for a job shadow position

You will need to be a South African citizen who lives in Cape Town and you should be in high school or attending university.

How To Apply – High School Job Shadow Opportunities for South Africans

Please include with your application:

  • a completed job shadow application form
  • a certified copy of your ID (not older than 3 months)
  • a letter from your school/college requesting job shadowing and the duration (1 – 5 days only)
  • a signed letter from your parent/guardian confirming permission, if under 18 years old
  • a short CV (must contain your address and your educator/lecturer contact numbers)

Field work

Field work allows final year students to complete work that aligns with their studies, to obtain their qualification. Students can work at the City for up to one month.

Vacation work

Vacation work helps students get work experience in their chosen field of study for up to three weeks.

How to apply for field/vacation work

You will need to be a South African citizen who lives in Cape Town and a university student.

Please include with your application:


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