The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town runs two job shadow programmes per year, one during the June/July school holiday and another during the September/October school holiday. Each programme runs over 2 days and accommodates a maximum of 15 learners.
This programme is designed and run by Natalie Jones in order to give each learner an all-round experience into various careers at the SAAO, equipping them to make an informed decision regarding their career path.
Careers covered in the programme may include: astronomy, mechanical engineering, electronics, software engineering, finance/accounting and information technology; we also include a session on HR as well as bursaries.
Prerequisites for programme entry:
Learners who are interested in attending this programme need to complete the form below by filling out the following information:
Please note that the SAAO will take a maximum of two learners per school, and will only reassess if all fifteen spots have not been filled.
We regret that no block bookings are accepted.