Western Cape employs 160 new participants
Between November 2015 and February 2016, the Western Cape has employed 160 participants from previously disadvantaged communities.
“We had close to about 2000 applicants who responded to the advertisement of employment, and only 160 were chosen,” says Western Cape General Manager, Shane Christian.
These new recruits went through vigorous testing at recruit centres as they had to complete a fitness test which includes a 2.4km run in under 12 minutes, 40 pushups, 8 pull ups, as well as an interview. “The objective of these recruitments is to avail work opportunities within impoverished communities in the Western Cape,” says Christian.
All new recruits have undergone the 25 Day Basic and Advanced Firefighting training at the Training Academy in Bloemfontein and are now qualified fire fighters within the programme.