Code 14 Learnerships (2023)

Everybody wants to find out more about learnerships; a unique opportunity to get industry-specific on-the-job training that arms you to become part of the country’s workforce, and contribute your quota to the economy. These learnerships are a kind of government and private collaboration, aimed at providing job skills for the youth, and suitable employees for the companies.

In this post, I detailed what you need to know about Code 14 Learnerships. So what is Code 14?

Code 14 is a certification or license that allows you to drive a vehicle over 16 000 Kg, with a trailer over 750 Kg. This is a wide License because it also includes a permit to drive codes 8, 10, and EB vehicles. Therefore Code 14 is not a company, but a license that can enable you to work with several companies that use these big vehicles for their operations, and therefore need suitably qualified drivers to fill positions within. 

Code 14 Learnerships

I highlight some of these companies that have declared learnership opportunities available for people that have Code 14 licenses.


Unitrans is a major public and commercial transportation company in South Africa. The company has become a solid and trusted transportation company, with solid forward management, and ethics that are put in place to keep the company around and profitable for a very long time to come.

One piece of evidence of the good management structure of Unitrans is the profitability; revenue is quite high when compared to other transportation companies. That enables the company to provide great benefits to their drivers, and other members of staff. This company is very clear on its obligations to workers; if you work with Unitrans you will be able to focus on your work, not worrying about whether or not the company will take care of you.

Unitrans Code 14 Driver Internship Learnership

 Because Unitrans has partnership agreements with so many companies to do logistics and haulage jobs for them, there is a great need for truck drivers at Unitrans. Therefore this Code 14 Driver Internship program is open to those who would like to have a career in the business of long-distance haulage.

If you have experience or you have received the Code 14 license, then there is no better haulage company in South Africa that you should rather be engaged in than Unitrans. Successful applicants will be attached to experienced drivers to accompany them on deliveries, and they will be expected to catch up as quickly as possible so as to take up more responsibilities within the company.

As a Unitrans code 14 driver, you may be assigned to deliver goods to several companies along a particular route; it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not mix up the deliveries and that you perform your expected duties in a timely manner.

Benefits of Unitrans Learnerships

Apart from the financial rewards that come with working with Unitrans, you also get to widen your area of expertise as a driver by operating different kinds of vehicles. Furthermore, when you put Unitrans on your CV it greatly increases your chances of getting the job. 

Furthermore, as a Unitrans driver, you get to meet with several kinds of people, and that interaction is an invaluable work skill. Furthermore, you get to work in a high-pressure environment that will challenge you and make you better.

Anywhere you find yourself you will therefore be able to excel as a driver and as a worker.


Of course, the first requirement is that you have a Code 14 license, which allows you to operate vehicles of this particular weight class.

If you have some kind of experience in commercial driving, haulage, or logistics, that is an added advantage.

Applicants are required to be motivated and dedicated, you should also be able to work as a team.

How to Apply:

If you think you have what it takes to take up this Unitrans Learnership Opportunity then please contact the nearest Unitrans office. You can provide a letter of application and a CV in a sealed envelope.



Engen Petroleum is a South African oil company. The company’s core business is the downstream refined petroleum products market. Apart from diesel, petrol, and kerosene, the company also sells engine oils and lubricants.

Engen has more than R70 033 million in revenue, and about 3,485 people in its workforce. The company also has operations in about 17 other countries across the continent.

Engen Drivers Learnerships

Engen has over the years opened its doors to suitably qualified persons who wish to gain more experience in the field of driving, and then possibly have great careers with this world-class oil company. If a person avails himself of this opportunity he should gain a number of things including the experience of working in a great work environment, the opportunity to expand his experience by driving and operating various classes of vehicles, and also the possibility of up selling his CV; the mention of Engen on any CV will greatly improve the chances of landing any job you apply for.

As a learner with Engen, you will be assigned to an experienced driver who will be required to take you along on supply runs. You will then be given the chance to refresh and update your knowledge of these vehicles as you observe them firsthand.

You will also have the chance to work in an intense and demanding environment, learn to work with deadlines, learn to work as a team, and generally improve your work ethic and professionalism.

This learnership will cumulate into a formal certification: successful candidates will get National Certificates: Professional Driving. (NCPD)


Applicants must at this time be unemployed.

Applicants must hold valid EC licenses.

Applicants must be older than 25 years old at the time of applying.

 Applicants must have grade 12 or equivalent.

Applicants must not be in school presently.

Applicants must be motivated.

Applicants must be willing to learn.

How to Apply

Applications are done online: send an email to [email protected]. Please use Drivers Internship as the subject of your email, and please attach a copy of your EC license and your matric certificate.



The code 14 learnership opportunities highlighted above represent some of the most exciting opportunities to make a great driving career for yourself, in some of the best companies in which you could make use of your driving skills. These are some of the biggest companies in their fields, and they are reputable for taking great care of those that work for them.