SA Military Skills Development Programme 2020-2021 (Army, Air Force, Navy and Defence Intelligence)

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The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) is a two-year voluntary service system which is aimed at affording young people skills, which could assist in their quest for employment in the job market.

This includes the Army, Air Force, Navy and Defence Intelligence.

How to Apply for Military Skills Development Programme 2020-2021 (Army, Air Force, Navy and Defence Intelligence)

If you want to follow a career in the military, the South African National Defence Force (SANF) offers young, fit and mentally strong citizens the chance to follow a military career by joining the Military Skills Development System (MSDS).

see also:

  • South African Defence Force(SANDF) Recuitment Website 2020- www.dod.mil.za
  • SANDF Recruitment 2020-2021 | Form, Dates, Requirements and Closing Date
  • SANDF Recruitment 2020-2021 | Form, Dates, Requirements and Closing Date

The MSDS is a Department of Defence programme that serves as the entry-level platform for young South Africans who want to follow a career in the South African National Defence Force.

If you are selected to join the South African National Defence Force through the MSDS, you will undergo an initial period of two years voluntary service. In the first year, you will receive military training and further functional training. In the second year, you will be deployed where needed. During the deployment, you will get an opportunity to apply your knowledge and develop your skills. After the 2 years, you will either continue as part of the Reserve Force or receive a contract offer to join the Regular Force.

don’t miss: SANDF Selection Process 2020-2021-www.dod.mil.za

Selected members with the required academic qualifications are also sent to universities or the Military Academy.

To qualify for the MSDS programme, you should:

Be a South African citizen.

Be aged between 18 and 22 years (Graduates up to the age of 26 years).

Be currently busy with the National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or have completed it.

Not be area bound.

Have no record of a criminal offence.

Be preferably single.

Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the South African National Defence Force.

Be prepared to do Basic Military Training, Functional Training and to serve in uniform.

Requirements to join the South African Air Force (SAAF), Navy (SAN) and the Military Health Service (SAMHS) may differ to that of the SA Army, please contact the SANDF to at 021 787 1144 to find out more.

SA Army, SA Navy, SAAF Jobs 2020-2021-Application, Selection, Dates-all you need to Know

In the first 2 years of voluntary service, you can expect to receive the following training.

First Year of Military Skills Development Service:

Basic military training and functional training.

Corps specific training.

Participation in practical military exercises.

Combat ready training exercises.

Selection of junior leaders.

Second Year of Military Skills Development Service:

Junior leaders (Officers) receive leader group corps training.

Undergo Young Officers Formative training.

Selection of Officers to study at the Military Academy.

Focus on utilisation and deployment of Military Skills Development System troops.

Military Skills Development System members will receive wages for the duration of their two year full-time training and utilisation.

If you are interested in joining the Military Skills Development System, you can contact the SANDF’s Western Cape recruitment offices at 021 787 1144, or you can contact SANDF’s head office at (012) 355 6999 or via email at info@dod.mil.za.

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  1. Busisa Thokies says:

    is it possible that February was the closing date for this year’s recruits for MSDS, is there no way that there is still an intake?

  2. Bongiwe says:

    Hi please notify me of any post related to SANDF

  3. TeaMan says:

    I can’t find the current MSDS for the year 2020-2021 even on the SANDF website, can you help?

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