Details of the South African Air Force Human Resource Service
Mission, Vision and Values
Mission: To recruit suitable candidates for utilization in the SA Air Force.
Vision: We provide a professional Recruitment service to the SA Air Force.
Role and Function/Primary operational service
The South African Air Force is part of the Joint Aviation Awareness Programme (JAAP). This is a state initiated entity that brings together aviation role players to pursue and achieve transformation of the aviation industry by ensuring that previously disadvantaged youth have access and plays part in initiatives aimed at education, awareness and career development. The JAAP group consists of SA Air Force, ACSA, ATNS, SAA and SAPS. Through this initiative the general public is constantly informed of career possibilities in the aviation field. This can be seen in the amount of applications that are received by the SA Air Force on a yearly basis.
Responsibility towards communities and Environments
To advertise and inform communities regarding career possibilities in the SAAF as widely as possible and to make the SA Air Force visible and created a positive mind set regard the role of the SA Air Force in the communities.
To reach recruitment targets for MSDS, Pilot, Navigators and Engineering students as well as Ad Hoc staffing.
To participate in exhibitions and shows to enhance the image of the SA Air Force with the end goal being creating interest in the SA Air Force as a career possibility for young people.
To advertise the career possibilities in the SAAF to the general public as widely as possible.
The MSDS programme is a two year voluntary service system. Recruits are required to sign up for a period of two years, during which they will receive military training and further functional training . Further functional training includes a wide variety of options, varying from specialised musterings such as Engineering to general support mustering such as Material Support Clerks. The MSDS system allows the member to adapt to the military way of life. Towards the end of the second year the member will be given the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to extend the contract or leave the Air Force. An extension of the contract will mainly depend on the member’s performance over the two years and the availability of posts in the relevant functional field.
• Be a South African citizen;
• Between the ages of 18 and 22;
• Completed grade 12 or equivalent;
• Not be area bound ;
• Must not have a criminal record ;
• Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment;
• Must be single when applying and remain single for duration of training.
Candidates who comply with the minimum requirements may apply and may be earmarked for further selection. Candidates will undergo a selection process and this entails Psychometric evaluation, Medical examination and a Formal Selection Board.
An offer of employment will be extended to the most successful candidates.
Interaction with other Organisations
In a combined effort with Directorate Human Resource Acquisition (0 HR ACO) the section as well as Department of Education and all other relevant State Departments and Private Institutions.
Telephone nr: (012) 312 2665/2462/1248/1164
Fax nr: (012) 312 2385
Postal address: SA Air force Headquarters
Director Human Resource Services
Private Bag X199