Experiential learning/work-integrated learning

30 April 2018 - 4:00pm

National Diploma: Horticulture students only

July 2018 intake

Work-integrated learning opportunities are available at some of our national botanical gardens from July 2018. 

The duration of the programme will be for six months.

Students will gain hands-on experience in horticulture and have a garden/ living collection project for the duration of their programme. This will be in the form of an area in the garden/ collection that is already developed and requires on-going maintenance and improvement. Students will be solely responsible for all the propagation, maintenance, soil preparation, planting and labelling of the section, in consultation with their mentor.

Positions available (please select only one on the attached application form):

  • Kirstenbosch NBG, Cape Town (2)
  • Karoo Desert NBG, Worcester (1)
  • Lowveld NBG, Mbombela (1)

Who is eligible to apply?

South African students who study horticulture (Diploma/National Diploma) are urged to apply. Students must be passionate about horticulture, enthusiastic and eager to learn. 

Note: Placement is only for those students who still have to complete their required experiential learning. Students who are already qualified need not apply.


R4 000.00 per month. No benefits apply. Note that accommodation is for the students’ own arrangement.


1 July 2018 –31 December 2018


Please complete the attached application form.  Application should include a full CV, certified copy of ID and academic record, a letter from your academic institution indicating you still need to complete a WIL programme, letter of reference (academic), your goals while training at SANBI and your letter of interest in applying for the programme. Students also need to include a letter from the university stating the duration and requirements for their experiential learning. Submit completed application and a letter of motivation to students@sanbi.org.za  subject: horticulture work-integrated learning 2018.

Candidates will be expected to be available for interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI.

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these positions.

If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.

Closing: 30 April 2018

30 April 2018 - 4:00pm
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