A learnership is a work based learning programme that leads to a National Qualification Framework (NQF) registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management. They were introduced by government to help skill learners and to prepare them for the workplace. It will also involve learning knowledge/theory in a classroom situation at an institution or by a registered provider. A learnership requires that a learner enter into a fixed term employment contract with the company whilst studying towards a qualification registered on the NQF, which is in line with the learnership (the cost of the qualification falls to the company). Once the qualification is completed, the learnership will also end.
Application Letter for a Learnership
Application letter is a letter written for a variety of purposes in our day to day activities which can be domestic or professional. It is a liability conferred upon the sender by an authority. In such a liability the sender is expected to explain, inform/pre-inform the authoritative receiver about particular ongoing/upcoming activities, events, process or procedures. It is also a written request when written for assistance, admission, employment, favour, information, permission, service etc. A letter of learnership application is also an accompanying document as and when required. When it does so, it is known as cover letter. An application letter for a learnership is largely a formal type of letter as it follows a predefined format which is applicable to most type of application letters.
Motivation Letter for a Learnership
A motivational letter is a one-page letter that’s used to describe why you are the perfect candidate for a certain position. It is usually attached to your resume.
You are required to write a motivational letter in these 4 specific scenarios.
- You are applying to get admitted to an educational programme at a college or university (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate).
- You are applying to work at a non-profit organization.
- You are applying as a volunteer in an organization.
- You’re applying for an apprenticeship/internship/learnership in a company.
The motivational letter shouldn’t be confused with a cover letter, the purpose of which is to highlight how specific information on your resume matches a job opening. Think of a cover letter as the introduction to your resume for a hiring manager and your motivational letter as the powerful closing sales pitch for a company.
Cover Letter for a Learnership
A cover letter for a learnership is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information about your skills and experience to an employer. The cover letter is intended to provide detailed information on why you are are a qualified candidate for the job.
Effective cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific company and identify your most relevant skills. It should let the employer know what position you are applying for, what makes you a strong candidate, why they should select you for an interview, and how you will follow up.
Application Form for a Learnership
An application form is used to collect relevant and required information from an applicant.
A learnership application form is an official form given to applicants asking a wide range of questions both about the individual and their skills related to the job. The questions these forms ask including applicants to introduce themselves and their work history. Using these forms give employers a better way of narrowing down the best applicants for learnership.
Forms are legally defensible and stand as a way for applicants to introduce themselves to employers. Companies use these forms to find those best suited for open positions, sending a select few to the next phase of the process.
If you want to learn the skills and develop a career, learnership is a great opportunity. This year’s learnerships are opening now, and we always have details for you on the latest learnership opportunities available.
When you register for a learnership, you will receive full qualification training but you are not required to pay study fees. In fact, you’ll be paid in the form of the bursary when you register on a learnership. This means that you’ll get paid monthly while you’re on learnership. The amount you will get paid depends on the learnership academic level.
Since learnerships start at different times throughout the year depending on the needs of the company that hosts the learners, please check on our website regularly and we will inform you as soon as the learnerships are open.
ABSA Bank aids its employees to lay a solid foundation for their future, with success as the first steps. Their programmes are ideally suitable for people who have a devotion and pure love of numbers. The banking company has a vast amount of diverse opportunities to offer, and during the 12-18 months of the learnership programme in Johannesburg, you will be molded, trained, guided and professionally shaped to excel within your desired field. Applicants must have recently completed Matric, with Mathematics and English skills, as well as the flexibility with a commitment to learn and work at once. For more information on the following career paths, go take a look at www.absa.africa.
Alexander Forbes Learnership
Alexander Forbes are a specialized financial services provider, offering financial advice and products to businesses, institutions and individuals. The company was founded in 1935 and have business interests throughout Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It provides a learnership programme that lasts for 12 month in Gauteng whereby students gain theoretical classroom education, practical workplace application, and at the end of the programme, a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited qualification. Applicants must have a Grade 12 certificate with a minimum average pass of 60% and have passed Grade 12 maths and at least two South African languages. Find further information about Alexander Forbes learnership at www.alexanderforbes.co.za.
Ampath Laboratories is Southern Africas leading pathology laboratory. Ampath Laboratories recruits candidates for participation in the Phlebotomy Technician Learnership. This two year programme offers the opportunity for permanent employment. Successful candidates are trained in a medical laboratory and participate in classroom and workplace learning. Classroom training is based in Centurion, Pretoria, while practical training will take place at any of the Ampath depots in the Gauteng region. Applicants must have a valid grade 12 certificate with English, Biology, and Math literacy as subjects, and excelled English at NQF level 3. Learn out more about the Ampath learnership at www.ampath.co.za.
Anglo American Learnership
Anglo American is one of the largest mining companies in the world, focusing on platinum group metals, nickel, diamonds, copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, and iron ore. Anglo American learnership is open to those with the necessary qualification required as per the posted requirements for the learnership. There are various Anglo American learnerships offered for matriculants and graduates in the different sections of Anglo American. These learnerships consist of both theoretical and practical training. The learnership will be carried out in Randfontein within a specific period of time. Please make sure that you have completed Matric with Math, Physical Science and English or NCV level-4 in appropriate trade with all subjects passed with a minimum 40% pass to apply. Visit www.angloamerican.com for further information about the programme.
ArcelorMittal is known to be one of the largest steel companies in the world and it is based in South Africa. It offers young people an opportunity to contribute in the business sector. Through the metal production learnership; candidates acquire educational training and hands-on practical application of skills. All learners selected must have passed their Grade 12 with Mathematics, Science and English. They will be further subjected to an interview and all successful candidates will undergo assessments required for the position. The duration of this programme is forty weeks, which include formal classroom training and work integrated learning in Vanderbijlpark. If you have what it takes to be part of the global steel manufacturing company, apply now by visiting www.arcelormittalsa.com.
Aurecon is an engineering, consulting, project management, design and planning company with main delivery centres in South Africa and Australia. The firm provides design, advisory and asset management services to projects in various markets around the world. The company has yet conducted any learnership previously, but it provides young professionals with plentiful interesing career opportunities. Aurecon employs inspirational and energetic people. It aims to recruit and retain the best talent and the company is committed to unleashing the potential of our people by challenging them with interesting work, and giving them the support and autonomy they need to achieve their goals. Aurecon offers diversity and a variety of career paths across various geographies and competencies. For more, visit the Aurecon’s Career page on www.aurecongroup.com.
Barloworld is a distributor of leading global brands with corporate offices in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Maidenhead (United Kingdom), providing integrated rental, fleet management, product support and logistics solutions. The core divisions of the group comprise equipment (earthmoving equipment and power systems), automotive (car rental, motor retail, fleet services, used vehicles and disposal solutions) and logistics (logistics management and supply chain optimisation). Barloworld offers a wide selection of career paths. Interested candidates who feel they can contribute to the company, that adhere to all requirements may apply to the field made available by the company. Should you be interested in any of the positions, please apply directly through www.barloworld.com.
BHP Billiton Learnership
BHP, formerly known as BHP Billiton, is the trading entity of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group plc, a dual-listed public company based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, which is an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and oil company. Although there is currently no learnership opportunities available, with a workforce of more than 72,000 employees and contractors working across 90 locations worldwide, BHP’s culture is shaped to support the creation of value from its portfolio. The company is committed to investing in the workforce so that people have the right skills and a healthy culture in which to thrive. BPH is always seeking talented and enthusiastic people to join the team either now or in the future. Find out about the opportunities at www.bph.com.
Bidvest is a retail bank in the South African Republic. It is licensed by Reserve Bank of South Africa, the national banking regulator, as a “local-controlled bank.” It is a niche bank that specializes in foreign exchange and provides retail banking, vehicle finance and insurance services. Bidvest Bank offers a learnership programme which is available for students who would like to pursue a career within the banking sector. The programme runs over the course of 12 months, whereby students will be trained at any of the Bidvest Bank departments or branches. Applicants must have completed Matric, with English, Accounting or Math. Students who have completed a degree or diploma may apply too. Apply online via the Bidvest Bank website at www.bidvestbank.co.za.
BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd., a manufacturer of automobiles based in Rosslyn, South Africa. The business is a part of the BMW group. By applying BMW learnership, BMW offers you an opportunity to join the company. BMW Technical Training Department conducts the 3-year learnership programme at accredited external service providers. It offers participants the opportunity to develop skills and gain BMW-specific experience as well as formal Artisan qualification to complete the programme successfully. Applications will be accepted annually during October, and only applicants with Grade 12 (St 10) results of 50% and higher with both mathematics and science will be considered. If you are interested in BMW learnership, you can check further about the learnership at stg.bmw.co.za.
BP plc is a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the world’s seven oil and gas “supermajors”, whose performance in 2012, made it the world’s sixth-largest oil and gas company. There is a learnership programme available at BP for South African citizens. The learnership programme is a 12-month structured initiative designed to fast-track the development of previously disadvantaged individuals and give them the tools and experience they need to grow a rewarding career at BP. Applicants must have Matric certificate with Math, Science and Engineering Drawing qualifications in order to apply for the programme. Visit www.bp.com for further information regarding the complete qualification.
Bryte Insurance Company Limited is the premier, proactive commercial risk specialist in Southern Africa. The 12-month Bryte Learnership Programme is offered in partnership with Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA). Successful candidates receive full accreditation (a level 4 FETC Short-Term Insurance qualification) and achieve FAIS compliance. Candidates should be able to speak at least two languages (with English as an essential language) and need to have passed English and Maths in their Grade 12 high school year. The Bryte Learnership Programme runs in Johannesburg and Durban. Learn more about the programme at www.brytesa.com.
Altron Bytes People Solutions is a leading provider of Digital Adoption Learning Solutions and seamless Customer Engagement Solutions. Understanding the country’s greatest challenge in unemployment, the company’s learnership programme brings to the table vast expertise when it comes to the critical matter of empowering South Africa’s unemployed youth. It has developed a range of learnership and internship programmes designed to offer training leading to the acquisition of National Certificates – from NQF Level 2 through NQF Level 5 – across a range of areas. There are certain requirements for being accepted into this 12-month learnership programme, including:
- All applicants must have excellent English proficiency and communication skills.
- Applicants must live in the JHB or Pretoria area and be able to attend classes on weekdays (In Midrand) and will thereafter be placed in a workplace.
- Applicants should have Grade 12/Matric.
Check on the Bytes official website at www.bytespeoplesolutions.co.za to see further information regarding the programme.
Capitec Bank is a South African retail bank. As of August 2017 the bank was the second largest retail bank in South Africa, based on number of customers, with 120,000 customer opening new accounts per month. The firm appoints people for their potential and continuously look for talented, driven individuals with a passion for service to help Capitec Bank innovate and evolve the banking industry. They always upload a range of operations and service positions on their careers portal. View them now at www.capitecbank.co.za to apply.
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Learnership
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the largest hospital in Africa. It is one of the 40 Gauteng provincial hospitals, and is financed and managed by the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health. More than two thousand patients check into the hospital’s specialised clinics and out-patient departments daily, from catchment areas as far as Klerksdorp. Although it has been named as the largest hospital on the continent, until now the hospital has no previous learnership history. However, if you are interested in a career relating to healthcare, then you can check the availability of vacancies that are regularly uploaded on www.chrishanibaragwanathhospital.co.za.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, Webex, Jabber and Jasper, Cisco specializes in specific tech markets, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), domain security and energy management. Although there are currently no learnership programmes available for young people in South Africa, Cisco offers several interesting training and certification programmes that you can take part in, especially if you have a deep interest in IT. Visit the official website at www.cisco.com and find out more about the position you can apply for at Cisco.
Clicks is South Africa’s leading pharmacy, health and beauty retailer with 702 stores and in-store dispensaries. It has an exciting opportunity available to complete a Learnership Programme to qualify as a Pharmacist Assistant. The learnership programme which will take place in Western Cape is a structured learning programme that consists of a theoretical and practical component and that leads to a qualification that is registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF). Applicants are obligated to possess a completion of Grade 12 with a minimum of 50% in Mathematics (or 60% in Mathematical Literacy) and 50% in English. Although it is not stated how long the programme is running, you can receive qualified training from this program as a pharmacist assistant. Visit the site regularly at careers.clicksgroup.co.za to get the latest information.
Coca Cola Learnership
The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The Coca-Cola Company has interests in the manufacturing, retailing and marketing of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. Although the company does not offer learnership so far, a career at Coca Cola can be an extraordinary experience. They offer you not only the chance to build a successful career, but also an opportunity to make a difference in the world. Skills and expertise that The Coca‑Cola Company recruits for includes marketing, research & insight, FMCG supply chain management, communications, public affairs, legal, IT, HR and other service functions. For further information regarding a career opportunity at Coca Cola South Africa, visit www.coca-cola.co.za.
Coega Dairy Learnership
Coega Dairy is an environmentally-friendly dairy plant in the Eastern Cape. They are home to dairy brand, Coastal View. The company is offering an Unemployment Learnership and GIT (Graduates in Training) Programme in Port Elizabeth. 75% of GIT’s are retained in the business in permanent positions after a 12-month internal training programm, while of the Unemployed Learnerships, 60% of these learners are offered permanent employment. In order to be eligible for the programme, applicants should be unemployed South African youth who have passed Matric, and do not have previous work experience. Further information regarding the programme can be seen at www.coegadairy.com.
Datacentrix is an integrated ICT solutions provider that uses leading technologies to deliver sustainable value to corporate and public sector organisations in Africa and the Middle East. Datacentrix runs an internship programme. The programme is a vocational education and training platform that combines theory and practice, culminating in a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (“NQF”).
Datacentrix annually selects learners from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who have completed Grade 12 with potential and interest in various aspects of IT. Selected individuals receive a sponsorship from Datacentrix to complete their qualification. Upon completion of their NQF, interns are appointed, either for a temporary period to acquire practical, on-the-job experience, or even permanently at Datacentrix. Submit your CV on www.datacentrix.co.za.
DHL is an American-founded German courier, parcel, and express mail service which is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL. Deutsche Post DHL is the world’s largest logistics company, now in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, including South Africa. Even if the company does not provide any learnership opportunities yet, DHL offers exciting jobs and career opportunities to give you the perfect start at DHL and prepare you for these challenges and your future career. Check out all the available positions at www.dhl.com.
Dis-Chem has been South Africa’s first choice in pharmacies since 1978, with their linked dispensaries, family clinics, wound-care clinics and comprehensive self-medication centres. Its Head Office is based in Midrand, Johannesburg and the company has over 150 stores spread across Southern Africa. They employ over 18 000 full-time and part-time employees, where they give the employees training to ensure that they have the greatest possible support to do their work and develop themselves as individuals. Check out the available vacancies at dischem.simplify.hr.
Discovery Limited is a South Africa-based financial services group with its headquarters in Sandton. Discovery Limited engages in long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment and employee benefits through its various brands. Although there is no learnership programme so far, Discovery offers a graduate programme where you can learn a variety of useful things to build your career in the future, including mentorship and leadership training. Discovery also opens career opportunities for young people who are interested in growing and developing with the company. You can get the complete information on www.discovery.co.za.
Denel is a South African state-owned aerospace and military technology conglomerate established in 1992. The company opens a technical academy for those who are interested in learning anything about aerospace and aviation, namely “Denel Technical Academy”. It offers an apprenticeship training for youths in which they will be taught the skills and practices that are associated with a given career path in the Aviation Industry. The duration of apprentice for all trades is 95 weeks minimum and 208 weeks maximum. If you’re interested to start your training today, apply at www.deneltechnicalacademy.co.za.
DVT is a software development company that focuses on digital transformation technology solutions for clients globally. It offers amazing opportunity for youths to take part in the company’s life and elevate their skills through a 24 month learnership programme. DVT’s Learnership programme is a work based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification. It is directly related to an occupation or field of work. DVT currently has two types of learnership programmes which are IT Systems Development and Finance Bookkeeping. If you are already qualified with Matric Certificate with Mathematics and have a passion for IT/finance, you can be a learner at DVT today by applying at www.dvt.co.za.
ECD (Early Childhood Development) Learnership
The Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) first opened its doors in 1994. It is a national resource providing training, support and advice in the field of early childhood development. The focus of their work is on improving the education and care of children from disadvantaged communities.
Althought the CECD doesn’t provide any information about running a learnership programme, it established a leadership and management programme called “The Young Leaders for Children”. The Young Leaders for Children programme is for young leaders driving change in the children’s sector. This national, year-long programme empowers emerging non-profit leaders to provide sustainable programmes to children. The programme consists of training, practical exercises and inspiring talks with a thread of leadership throughout all activities. Each participant is supported by a coach who sets individual goals with each participant and who guides them in achieving these goals. To find out more about these programmes please visit CECD on cecd.org.za.
Ecolab Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is an American global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets. Ecolab South Africa may not offer any learnership programme just yet, but you can still make a contribution in the respective field and gain valuable experiences as part of the company. Apply for a position at Ecolab South Africa that fits you perfectly on en-za.ecolab.com.
Edcon is the leading clothing, footwear and textiles (CFT) retailing group in South Africa trading through a range of retail formats. As the company is always looking for smart, dynamic, detail orientated, savvy candidates to bring in positive impact for the company’s overall well-being, it can be a good place for you to start your early career. Edcon offers great competitive salaries, and a wonderful working environment. So if you have a qualification, or are just out of school, or just love retail, they have something for you. In addition, they have several internship and learnership programmes they offer throughout the year, including:
- Merchandise Development Program, NQF5 – MDP
- Retail Operation Development Program, NQF4 – RODP
- Retail Associate Development Program, NQF3 – RADP
Further information about the internship and learnership opening can be tracked regularly at www.edcon.co.za.
EduPower is an accredited training provider that specialises in delivering quality solutions in skills and enterprise development. As it’s mission is to deliver professionally supported skills training, coaching and mentorship programmes that will best prepare learners for the working world, EduPower offers a SETA accredited learnership programme where the fully hosted, 12-month structured work-based programme combines classroom and experiential learning. The programme is offered to both employed and unemployed learners, able bodied and disabled learners. You can check out the complete information regarding the programme at www.edupower.co.za about the placement and requirements.
Engen Petroleum is a South African oil company focusing on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. A career at Engen is much more than just another nine-to-five job as we offer a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment where professional and personal development opportunities are considered. Engen is a future-focused organisation and the company recognises that success – whether corporate, or individual – doesn’t occur by accident. Rather, it requires planning, preparation, the right opportunities, and the freedom to act on them. Whether you’re a vastly experienced professional or a graduate just setting out, you should consider a career with Engen. Visit Engen’s career portals to find out which position is eligible for you at www.engen.co.za.
Eskom is a South African electricity public utility which represents South Africa in the Southern African Power Pool. Although usually Eskom provides several learnership programmes for talented youths, unfortunately they are currently not taking applications through the website. Eskom will formally advertise all its opportunities through the Eskom Recruitment website as and when required. As soon as this changes, the site will be updated accordingly. You can keep visiting the site for updates at www.eskom.co.za.
Exxaro Resources is a large coal and heavy minerals mining company in South Africa. The company operates facilities and offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. They offer young, talented individuals the opportunity to enter the mining industry as learners through their learnership and skills development programmes. Exxaro offers learnerships in mainly the engineering (fitters, electricians, instrumentation, etc.) and mining (underground, surface, etc.) disciplines. The formal training is done at either Grovos in Lephalale, or the Colliery Training College in Emalahleni. To apply for their learnership, you have to completed Grade 12 education with E or higher for English and Mathematics. Interested parties should visit the official website at www.exxaro.com for further information regarding the programme.
First National Bank is one of South Africa’s “big five” banks. It is also the oldest bank in South Africa, and can be traced back to the Eastern Province Bank formed in Grahamstown in 1838. If you’re interested to take part in a banking field, FNB might be the perfect place for you. It offers an “FNB Future League Programme” which is designed to immerse you in the world of FNB from day one, providing you with essential training and skills. The three week induction programme is designed to quickly get you up to speed. For a complete information about the eligibility and requirement to check whether you are a perfect fit for the company, check it out at www.fnb.co.za.
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan, USA with about 202,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide. The company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. Although there hasn’t been any learnership/interneship/apprenticeship programme ever offered, the company offers development opportunity through its vast ranging career openings. Career paths at Ford Motor Company include:
- Ford Credit
- Government Affairs
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Marketing, Sales and Service
- Office of the General Counsel
- Product Development
- Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering
Visit www.ford.co.za for more information regarding the available positions.
Gijima is a South African information and communication technology company. It is one of the largest ICT companies in Southern Africa; with more than 70 offices and service centres and a work force of over 3800 employees throughout southern Africa. Although there hasn’t been any single history of learnership which was ever conducted here, the company offers plenty of interesting positions for talented youth to work with the company. Visit www.gijima.com for more information regarding the vacancies.
Glencore plc is a British multinational commodity trading and mining company with headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, and its registered office in Saint Helier, Jersey. The company began marketing activities in South Africa in 1974, and mining in 1988. Glencore has a strong presence in both the coal and ferroalloy sectors and is a major contributor to the local, provincial, and South African economies. The company hasn’t been known for ever conducting a learnership programme before. However, if you’re interested in working with the company, you should check out the available vacancies at www.glencore.com.
Gold Fields Learnership
Gold Fields Limited is one of the world’s largest gold mining firms, which is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company owns and operates mines in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru. At Gold Fields they offer a range of training and development interventions for all the employees. The types of training supported are:
- A range of soft skills training
- Induction and onboarding
- Leadership training
- Legal and compliance training
- Safety training
- Technical skills training
The following skills programmes are offered at South Deep.
- OIM Coaching – Line Managers coaching
- Internal and External (technical and Non Technical) training for employees
For further information, visit www.goldfields.com.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 170 countries. IBM produces and sells computer hardware, middleware and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. Although IBM may not offer any learnership or apprenticeship programme so far, talented youths of South Africa still can apply for lots of interesting position in the company. Visit www.ibm.com to find suitable vacancies for you.
iLearn is a South African company providing training which was born out of a purpose to empower people to empower others. It provides transformative learning solutions including several learnerships, for example: traditional learnership, blended learnership, and hosted learnership. The subjects covered are described as below.
- Business Administration
- Business Management
- Contact Centre
- Information Technology
- New Venture Creation
- Project Management
Since each learnership methods bring different benefits and style of learning, you have to check that out on their official website at www.ilearn.co.za to decide which one suits you better.
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited or Implats is a South African holding company that owns several companies which operate mines that produce platinum and platinum group metals, as well as nickel, copper and cobalt. As one of the world’s foremost producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals (PGMs), it provides bursaries for all candidates meeting the minimum criteria of a university exemption pass and a minimum C symbol in Mathematics and Science. Implats offers bursaries in various fields:
- Accounting to honours level
- Chemistry to honours level
- Electrical (heavy current)
- Geology to honours level
- Human Resources BCom to honours level
Should you be awarded an Implats bursary, you will be required to work for the company for the full period of the bursary and to undertake vacation work at the company at the end of each year. If you meet the minimum criteria and you would like to apply for a bursary, please visit www.implats.co.za.
Independent Newspaper Learnership
Independent Online, or IOL is a news and information website based in South Africa. It was owned by the Independent News & Media organisation, which is the largest publisher of print material in South Africa but was bought out by Sekunjalo Investments in 2013 who now own the company. The site serves the online versions of a number of South African newspapers, including The Star, Pretoria News, The Daily Voice, Cape Times, Cape Argus.
As a giant company, it is very unfortunate that Independent Online (IOL) has so far not known whether it has ever held a learnership program or not. However, you can still heed to the updates from this information by subscribing to our site and getting the latest news about the opening of new learnership programmes every day.
Kelly is South Africa’s first recruitment agency of choice for Permanent and Contingency Staffing Solutions. It is South Africa’s largest diversified workforce management and business process outsourcing company, as well as an industry member of APSO – The Federation of African Professional Staffing Oganisations. If you are looking for a job that truly matches your career objectives, not just because of your skills, but because it is with a company that suits your values and personal vision, then Kelly may be the perfect place for you. At Kelly their personalised recruitment process ensures you are matched with the best possible employer. Furthermore, they assist you in the short term by offering you the opportunity to take on temporary and contract work while you look for a permanent position. Find any job that will appeal to you today at www.kelly.co.za.
Kumba Iron Ore Learnership
Kumba Iron Ore is an iron-ore mining company in South Africa. It is the fourth largest iron-ore producer in the world and the largest in Africa. The company is offering bursary and graduate opportunities to top-performing learners with an interest in disciplines or fields of study that are relevant to the mining industry such Mining, Engineering, Process, Geosciences and Finance. Whether you are a Grade 12 learner or currently studying towards a South African degree or Bachelor of Engineering Technology qualification, there are bursaries provided to individuals in need of financial assistance and to those who require practical experience, so that they are able to meet the requirements of their mining-related subjects. If you are interested in a hands on experience with a real role at Kumba Iron Ore, please visit www.angloamericankumba.com.
Lancet Laboratories Learnership
Lancet Laboratories is one of the leading pathology laboratories operating throughout Africa, providing vital diagnostic and monitoring pathology services in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Even though the company doesn’t offer any learnership programme so far, the Lancet Laboratories Group offers a varied range of career opportunities within various disciplines, including phlebotomy, biomedical technology, human resources & training, finance and administration, marketing, customer relationship management, procurement, Quality Assurance & Control and information technology. If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for a position, you can apply today at their official website at www.lancet.co.za.
LearnEx Corporate is an online, in-house training solution offering a variety of online training courses for companies who seek ways to grow their employees. As a corporate training, they offer various learnership programmes with a delivery method in which education and training can become more responsive to the needs of employers, learners and the social and economic needs of South Africa. The available learnership programmes are mentioned below.
- ICT Stream
- Office Administration Stream
- Project Management Stream
- Supervisory & Management Stream
As each programme has their own qualifications and requirements, check the detailed information at learnex.co.za.
Liberty Holdings Limited is a financial services and property holding company with registered head office situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was founded in South Africa as the Liberty Life Association of Africa Ltd in 1957, by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Donald Gordon. At Liberty, learnerships start on the first of January of each year and end on the 31 December of the same year. Applicants must have passed Grade 12 and must be currently unemployed. Learnerships are only available in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Apply now at www.liberty.co.za.
Lonmin plc, formerly the mining division of Lonrho plc, is a British producer of platinum group metals operating in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa. On 10 June 2019, Sibanye-Stillwater completed the acquisition of Lonmin Plc. The company offers a number of development opportunities, including learnerships and bursaries. In South Africa, they offer learnerships to employees interested in a full-time study of the mining business as well as technical and vocational skills training at our expense to community members through educational programs and instruction offered at the Sibanye-Stillwater Academy. Applicants must have a Grade 9 or equivalent NQF Level 1 Educational Certificate, with Mathematics and English Communication, in order to be accepted onto the learnership. For more information about the learnerships, you can visit www.sibanyestillwater.com.
Lulaway is a youth employment engine that has placed over 30,000 job seekers in employment and internship opportunities. Lulaway provides entry-level job seekers with one of the best ways to be reached by employers. By simply going to a Lulaway Job Centre and registering on Lulaway, your CV will be stored on the database and be accessible to employers across the country. It also provides fully managed internship and learnership programmes where the company place candidates within vetted small and medium sized businesses. These interns gain real work experience in a supportive environment, with high chances of permanent absorption. For further information on how the learnership and internship programmes work, visit www.lulaway.co.za.
Mango Airlines Learnership
Mango Airlines SOC Ltd, trading as Mango, is a South African low-cost airline based at the OR Tambo International Airport, and a subsidiary of South African Airways. Apparently, there hasn’t been any news about learnership or apprenticeship or bursary programme which has ever been offered by the company, nor there is any career openings. However, as the information are subject to change, always confirm about any latest update regarding the development programme at https://www.flymango.com/.
Mediclinic is an international private healthcare services group, established in South Africa in 1983, with divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia) and the United Arab Emirates. Mediclinic Southern Africa is a healthcare provider operating in South Africa and Namibia focused on providing acute care, specialist-orientated, multidisciplinary hospital services and related service offerings. The Mediclinic Higher Education and Training institution vision is to be respected for providing world-class training, leading to the development of safe practitioners delivering excellent patient care. Find out more information regarding the courses that you can choose in the institution at careers.mediclinicstudents.co.za.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. For students and recent graduates having a keen interest on working for Microsoft, Microsoft offers a variety of internships and full-time opportunities designed to empower you. Their interns work on projects that matter — and teams will rely on your skills and insights to help deliver those projects to market. You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way. See what Microsoft internships are like at careers.microsoft.com.
Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited, formerly MMI Holdings Limited, is a South African based financial services group. It engages in long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment and employee benefits through its various brands. Whether you’re a graduate, a financial adviser, up-and-coming, or established in your career, the company is looking for people who will uphold their values in all that you do. The Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited Actuarial Bursary Programme encourages and supports young professionals who’ve completed their actuarial degree to reach their goals by providing financial aid and guidance to shape them into effective future leaders. Candidates are also provided with the opportunity to participate in the company’s leadership development programmes. If you’ve completed your actuarial degree and are interested in permanent employment, browse through their vacancies to find your new dream career at www.momentum.co.za.
Mondi plc is an international packaging and paper group employing around 26,000 people with around 100 production sites across more than 30 countries, predominantly in Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. It is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from the growing of wood and the manufacturing of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging papers into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. Although there are no learnership programmes made available for those who are interested in this field, Mondi offers various interesting internship opportunities for graduates. If you are a high school student or a college undergraduate looking to experience real business at a multinational company, several of Mondi locations offer internships that allow you to see for yourself what working for Mondi is all about. As opportunities vary from location to location depending on needs, confirm about it at the official website at www.mondigroup.com.
The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the administration of skills development programmes for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa. It was first established under the Mine Health and Safety Act No.29 of 1996 and later registered as a SETA under the Skills Development Act No.97 of 1998. MQA offers bursaries programme which was established to increase the number of students taking careers in the mining and minerals sector. It is available to students that have enrolled with universities, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, and universities of technology. The minimum criteria required include a strong academic record accompanied by a need for financial assistance. Special consideration will be given to female applicants as well as applicants living with disabilities. Visit MQA at www.mqa.org.za for further information.
MTN Group Limited, formerly M-Cell, is a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. MTN has a programme called “Global Graduate Development Programme” which seeks to source, develop, and accelerate top graduates from across MTN’s footprint in Africa and the Middle East. The programme offers a privileged experience that fast-tracks talented individuals into critical roles at MTN. These will include blended learning experiences such as metaphoric immersive experiences, multiple digital and media channels, and connection to social media platforms. On-the-job development will take place locally where graduates are employed in MTN’s operating companies, and through job rotation. This will include in-role experience, varied interactions with the executive committees, mentoring, and coaching. Should you wish to read more information regarding the programme, please visit www.mtn.com.
MultiChoice is a South African company that operates the DStv Satellite Television service, a major satellite TV service in Sub-Saharan Africa. By joining the MultiChoice Group, you are answering the call to deliver unforgettable moments powered by groundbreaking technology across Africa and redefine the future of entertainment. Even though there hasn’t been any opening on learnership programme, but securing a career at MultiChoice Group will give you an impressive chance to develop your skills. If you’re interested to be part of building Africa’s leading video entertainment, apply to one of the positions offered at www.multichoice.com.
Murray & Roberts Learnership
Murray and Roberts Holdings Ltd. is a South African based engineering and mining contractor, located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company offers civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering; and management of concession operations. The company’s aim is to employ, develop and retain high performing, engaged employees who are technically competent and who support their culture of teamwork and safety. Although the company has ended their online application process for their graduate and bursary programme, the company mentioned that the selection panel will approach the university directly to select eligible student for their graduate programmes. Contact the respective person in your university or visit www.murrob.com for more information.
Nampak is the largest diversified packaging company in Africa. The company produces packaging in glass, paper, metals, and plastic. Nampak operates from 22 sites in South Africa, contributing approximately 66% to group revenue, 17 sites in the rest of Africa, contributing 34% to group revenue. Today, over 5,641 people are building successful, long-term careers at Nampak. If you are intrigued to be part of this excellent company, then Nampak’s graduate development programme is perfect for you. It offers young people an opportunity to gain experience in their chosen field, while earning a market-related salary and package. Due to the highly competitive nature of the programme, positions are limited. As a requirement, the minimum qualification is a degree in:
- Human Resources
- Information Technology/Business Systems
- Logistics/Supply Chain
- Sales and Marketing
Apply online at www.nampak.com.
Nedbank Group is a financial services group in South Africa offering wholesale and retail banking services as well as insurance, asset management, and wealth management. Nedbank, under its graduate development programme, designed three concepts which are similar in roots of a learnership. These programmes were created to fulfil Nedbank’s mission to invest in the recruitment and development of graduates with a view of establishing a talent pipeline of young people who will become future leaders and fill scarce skill roles within the organisation. The programmes offered are:
- Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking Graduate Programme
- CA Training Programme
- Quants Graduate Programme
Read more about the details at www.nedbank.co.za.
Netcare is a South African healthcare company. It is the largest provider of private healthcare in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. As a healthcare provider, the company provides education and training programme for youths interested in healthcare field. Called as “Netcare Education”, the institution is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading private education and training institutions of healthcare professionals, both in nursing and ancillary health care and emergency medical services. Through its organised learning scheme, employees and students will be able to improve job performance and individual growth opportunities. For further information, please visit www.netcare.co.za.
NGO Pulse is a South African organisation, whose acronym stands for The Southern African NGO Network. It is a civil society organisation with a focus on ICT, which was founded in 1987, and has a history closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Africa during its transition to democracy. NGO Pulse exists for the purpose of facilitating access, sharing information, building capacity, raising awareness, enhancing reach and impact, and linking people and organisations through the use of ICTs in Southern Africa. In its website – which you can access at www.ngopulse.org – you can find countless opportunities that might be suitable for you, ranging from job vacancies to training programmes. Always refer to the official website for the most updated information.
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. NYDA designs and implements programmes that are aimed at improving the lives of young people, as well as avail opportunities to youth. These programmes could be clustered as follows:
- National Youth Services Programme
- Education and Skills
- NYDA Grant Programme
- Business Management Training
- Market Linkages
- Sponsorships & Thusano Fund
- Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Scholarship Fund
If you’d like to find out which programme will be more suitable for you, please visit www.nyda.gov.za.
Old Mutual Learnership
Old Mutual Limited is a pan-African investment, savings, insurance, and banking group. The company offers a wide range of affordable and comprehensive insurance, investment and corporate solutions as well as financial advice. The company might not offer any learnership programme for you to apply now, but if you have already had what it takes to be part of the company, apply for a position at Old Mutual today by placing your CV at www.oldmutual.co.za. Old Mutual should be a perfect place for you to develop your career, as the company continuously strives to set best practice to enable them to create a great working environment for their people. As an employee you will have vast opportunities to select a charity that you care for and positively transform lives.
Petra Diamonds Learnership
Petra Diamonds Ltd is a diamond mining group headquartered in Jersey. It has a diversified portfolio, with interests in eight producing mines in South Africa and Tanzania and an exploration programme in Botswana. As a company, Petra Diamonds is committed to develop and expand South Africa’s skills base. To this end Petra provides an opportunity for South Africans to acquire qualifications and skills to develop a career in the mining industry and make a positive contribution to South Africa.
Petra Diamonds offers bursaries and vocational work experience (internships) in the following fields:
- Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Metallurgy
- Earth Sciences: Geology
- Other Directions: Environmental management, Human Resources management, Financial management, Survey
Applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of 35 for Engineering and an APS of 31 for other directions of study in order to be accepted for the bursaries and internships at Petra Diamonds. Interested applicants should register on-line at www.petradiamonds.com.
PetroSA is the national oil company of South Africa. It is a subsidiary of CEF SOC Limited (CEF).
PetroSA is aware of the fact that our country has a rich abundance of talented young people and empowering them to fulfill their potential is vital to the success of our business, the oil and gas industry and the long-term future of South Africa.
Thus, they manage a comprehensive student and learner development programme designed to equip the next generation of PetroSA employees with the expertise and experience to excel personally and professionally. Closely aligned with their commitment to the principles of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), this programme also complements the company’s employee development initiatives.
It covers bursary and graduates in training programme.
PetroSA’s bursary programme for 2011-12 includes 65 full-time students. These bursaries provide students with the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate qualification, with supervised practical learning in the workplace along with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in their field of study.
Once they graduate, PetroSA offers its bursary students two-year fixed-term contracts in various PetroSA divisions. Essentially, our Graduate in Training scheme acts as a bridge between academia and the working world, giving youngsters the chance to gain invaluable experience in their chosen field with formal courses and mentor support.
After two years, graduates are appointed to permanent positions in PetroSA provided there is a suitable position available. Graduates who do not secure a permanent position with the company are highly sought after by other employers.
You can read more about this on www.pretosa.co.za.
Progression offers a wide range of Human Resource Development and Transformation solutions. Since its establishment in 2002, Progression has worked closely with both private and public sector companies in all areas of diversity, skills development and disability. In order to support and empower learners to acquire the knowledge, skills, attributes and values which are required to operate confidently in their new workplace, Progression offers various learnership programmes as mentioned below.
- Human Resources NQF 4 Learnership
- AAT: Accounting Technician NQF 3 Learnership
- Business Administration NQF 4 Learnership
- End User Computing NQF 3
- Systems Support NQF 5
As each programme has their own requirements, we encourage you to check it out at for more accountable information www.progression.co.za.
Rand Water Learnership
Rand Water – previously known as the Rand Water Board – is a South African water utility that supplies potable water to the Gauteng province and other areas of the country and is the largest water utility in Africa. So far, the Rand Water has been known for not offering any learnership programme. However, there are other interesting vacancies to explore. All available vacancies are made public through its recruitment site at www.randwater.co.za. The positions are varying, from administration to supply chain management.
Raubex is one of South Africa’s leading infrastructure development and construction materials supply groups. Raubex operates in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Cameroon and Western Australia.
Although Raubex is one of the leading companies in its field, it is rather unfortunate that the company does not provide clear information about the availability of learnership programmes or position vacancies on its official website. However, you should not be discouraged. We will always update the information on our site as soon as there are changes.
Red and Yellow Learnership
Red & Yellow is the business school that believes creative thinking is the most important skill of the future and it must be supported by uniquely human abilities such as leadership, adaptability and social intelligence. Apart from conducting fulltime programmes, the business school also offers several learnership programmes for employers who are eager to diversify their skills set. Below are Red & Yellow’s upcoming learnership programmes:
- Digital Marketing Employed Online Learnership
- User-Centred Design Employed Online Learnership
- Strategic Management Employed Online Learnership
Red & Yellow is running all of the above learnerships as open runs, meaning that there is no upper or lower limit to how many people companies need to enrol. In order to find out how you can join the programmes and the requirements that you need to meet, visit www.redandyellow.co.za.
Road Traffic Infringement Agency Learnership
The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) encourages compliance with road traffic laws in South Africa through targeted road user community education and communication programmes, promotion of procedurally fair, and lawful and reasonable administrative adjudication. The Agency’s strategic outcome-orientated goals are including to discourage and penalise contravention of road traffic laws, encourage payment of penalties, and create public awareness and education.
RTIA does not offer a learnership program, but you can still be part of the agency by applying to available positions. To apply please submit a letter of application, recent CV as well as certified copies of qualifications and ID document and send it to www.rtia.co.za.
South African Breweries (officially The South African Breweries Limited, informally SAB) is a major brewery headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. SAB offers a learnership programme in order to fulfil the company’s commitment to contributing to South Africa’s national skills development agenda. SAB’s unemployed learner programs are structured short-term contractual interventions which encourage job creation and promote talent development. Learners who take part in these programs will benefit from gaining critical functional and behavioural competencies which contribute significantly to the learner’s employment marketability. On completion of these programs and respective academic studies, many of the participating learners transition into full time SAB employees. Opportunities will be advertised on the SAB’s official website at www.sab.co.za throughout the year. Visit the site for further information.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is the public broadcaster in South Africa, and provides 19 radio stations (AM/FM) as well as five television broadcasts to the general public. It is one of the largest of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises. The corporation seeks not only talented, young, worthy candidates each year to help fill openings, but also to enable youth development within South Africa, and to strengthen the country’s economy. Most of the learnerships of the corporation will last between six months and even up to two years. Every year SABC has a variety of fields available, from Marketing to Camera Operations. Provinces that candidates can look at are including Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Pretoria. Individuals interested in any of the available positions must hold a Matric certificate and be proficient English in order to apply. Candidates interested in applying may have a look online, on the SABC website at www.sabc.co.za for any developments during the year.
SAFCOL (South African Forestry Company Limited) is the third largest state-owned company in South Africa, under the department of Public Enterprises (DPE). Out of the nine learning and development programmes, SAFCOL delivers a learnership programme for interested candidates. The duration of a full-time learnership is between eight and twelve months, depending on its level and content. Learnership will be based at the official SAFCOL training centre (Platorand) situated at Sabie, Mpumalanga Province. SAFCOL offers learnerships in the areas of Forestry (Silviculture and Harvesting), as well as Processing, Furniture Making, Community House Building (Timber Frame Structures) and End-User Computing. All external learnership candidates receive training material, applicable tools and equipment, a monthly stipend, daily lunch and personal protective clothing. Learnerships are advertised annually at www.safcol.co.za.
The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) is a professional association of accountants based in South Africa. It is one of South Africa’s foremost accountancy institutes with over 10,000 members. SAIPA, in collaboration with Services Seta, has a learnership opportunity for deserving candidates in the fields of Accounting and Business Advisory. The 12-month learnership includes intensive work readiness and workplace skills development and is available to South African unemployed graduates in the Gauteng area. Places are limited, and only successful applicants will be contacted. Should you be interested, please visit www.saipa.co.za to apply.
Samancor Chrome is the largest ferrochrome producer in the world, producing, subject to market conditions, can produce in excess of 2 million metric tons (Mt) of charge chrome per annum. The company’s corporate office is based in Sandton, Johannesburg. Although the company has never offered any learnership programs before, Samancor provides a variety of interesting positions if you are interested in working in the mining sector. You can access Samancor’s career vacancy website at samancor.com. Please note that Samancor Chrome’s recruitment practices do not include asking for money or payments from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. Any request for money in exchange for a job at Samancor Chrome or for accommodation for potential employees constitutes fraud.
Sandvik AB is an engineering group in mining and rock excavation, metal-cutting and materials technology company with approximately 40,000 employees and sales in more than 160 countries. The company was founded in Sweden in 1862. Are you a creative and motivated student looking for a company where you can start building your career? If so, Sandvik might have your dream job. Sandvik’s 18 month Graduate Programme alternates between training and work, both in your home country and globally. During the programme you will get a deep understanding and learning about the business. At the same time you’ll experience the array of cultures that form the Sandvik world. Do you want to know more? Visit www.home.sandvik.
Sappi Limited, originally incorporated as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited in 1936, is a South African pulp and paper company with global operations. For you, Sappi has partnered with various FET Colleges to give you the chance to get qualified and put what you learn into practice through its learnership programme in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumulanga. Currently they offer occupational 12-month learning programmes in the following areas (these may vary based on business needs):
- Process trainees, and
Candidates must have a Grade 12 certificate and have passed Matric with 65% for English, 70% for both. If you are interested in a learnership with Sappi, please visit www.sappi.com.
Sasol Limited is an integrated energy and chemical company based in Sandton, South Africa. The company was formed in 1950 in Sasolburg, South Africa. In this company, you can take up a learnership in the following fields:
- Chemical Plant Operations (AKA Process/Production)
- Electrical operations
- Instrumentation and Control
There are certain requirements for being accepted into these learnerships. You must have passed Grade 12 English or have an N3 Certificate with Business English, Engineering Science, Maths, and any 2 subjects passed (total of 5 subjects). Sasol encourages individuals living with disabilities or a disability to apply. The successful candidates will be offered a place on a 1 to 2-year on-the-job training internship, and WIL programme with Sasol, in order to gain experience in their respective fields of interest or study. Click www.sasol.com to apply.
Seriti is a broad based, 91% black owned and controlled South African mining company. Seriti offered 76 engineering learnerships that will ensure engineering capacity for the future. It provides opportunities for both internal employees and external applicants. The company also provided 123 business learnerships, of which 31 are black disabled learners. These learners are currently working towards an NQF-registered qualification via on-the-job training and theoretical knowledge. Visit Seriti’s official website to find out more about the available learnership programmes at seritiza.com.
Serr Synergy Learnership
Serr Synergy is a South African company which offers a range of specialist consulting and professional services at an affordable monthly retainer to suit various business’s scope and specific needs. Their professional expertise includes access to learnership and mentorship programmes. The company’s 12-month, industry-specific and generic learnership programmes are specifically designed for businesses that wish to qualify for additional learnership tax rebates and SETA funding, as well as those that wish to maximise their BEE points and qualify for additional bonus points. If you wish to apply for their learnership opportunity, visit serr.co.za.
The Shoprite Group of Companies is Africa’s largest food retailer. It operates more than 2,934 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company’s headquarters are in Brackenfell in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Although there is no learnership opportunity offered, the Shoprite Group offers comprehensive bursaries to support students studying or intending to study scarce skills such as pharmacy, chartered accounting, supply chain management and logistics, as well as information technology and retail business management. Shoprite’s bursaries provide financial assistance towards tuition and on-campus accommodation, and are also linked to work-back agreements – ensuring job opportunities upon graduation. If you’re young, ambitious and serious about your future, these bursary opportunities will set you on the path to success. Apply now at www.shopriteholdings.co.za.
Sibanye Stillwater Learnership
Sibanye-Stillwater is the largest individual producer of gold from South Africa and is one of 10 largest gold producers globally. Sibanye-Stillwater is also the third largest producer of palladium and platinum. Although this company has no historical record of organizing previous learnership, Sibanye Stillwater offers a variety of impressive career opportunities for you. Joining Sibanye-Stillwater means becoming part of a global workforce of more than 84,521 people and a company committed to strengthening the communities, preserving and protecting the integrity of the environment, and advancing the mining industry through new technologies. To search for job openings in Southern Africa, visit www.sibanyestillwater.com.
South African Airways Learnership
South African Airways is the state-owned flag carrier airline of South Africa. Headquartered in Airways Park at O.R Tambo International Airport, the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 40 local and international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania from its base at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. To operate a fully functional maintenance division requires highly skilled technicians. South African Airways Technical Training has recognised this need, and in order to meet the high and exacting standards, has established Apprentice training programmes for eleven trade disciplines.
- Aircraft Composite Structures
- Aircraft Electrician
- Aircraft Electro Plater
- Aircraft Instrument Technician
- Aircraft Mechanic
- Aircraft Radiotrician
- Aircraft Spray Painter
- Aircraft Structures Workers
- Aircraft Trimming
- Aircraft Turner Machinist
- Aircraft Welding
Potential applicants must be at least 16 years of age, and have passed Grade 12 with Mathematics, English, and Physical Science. Apply now at www.flysaa.com.
South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. Every year South32 searches for enthusiastic and creative graduates and students to join the team. South32 seeks to recruit talented people with exceptional skills who share the company’s values of care, togetherness, trust and excellence, and want to make a real difference. If you’re ready to work with them, they advertise job vacancies in their website, job seeking sites and through recruitment agencies. See current opportunities at www.south32.net.
Speccon is a company that provides business training solutions. They offer training courses that enhance career development and facilitate improvement in business performance. Speccon currently provides the following learnerships.
- Business Practice (NQF Level 1)
- Domestic Services (NQF Level 1)
- New Venture Creation (SMME) (NQF Level 2)
- New Venture Creation (NQF Level 4)
- End User Computing (NQF Level 3)
- Business Administration (NQF Level 3)
- Business Administration (NQF Level 4)
- Generic Management (NQF Level 5)
- Information Technology: Systems Support (NQF Level 5)
- Business Analysis (NQF Level 6)
The applicant must at least have a matric certificate with English and Mathematics to complete these programs. For the management program it is important to also have some working experience as this is a NQF 5 program and relates to management. Visit speccon.co.za to see more detail.
Standard Bank Learnership
The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited is a South African financial services group and is Africa’s biggest lender by assets. It is a financial institution that offers banking and financial services to individuals, businesses, institutions and corporations in South Africa. At Standard Bank, its learnership programmes seek to tackle the issue of youth unemployment in South Africa whilst building critical and core skills for the bank. The 18-month programme, runs in Johannesburg, uses a fully integrated approach that combines theory with practical training and leads to a recognised qualification/certification. Applicants must have completed 3-year qualification in Mathematics, Data Analytics, and Statistics or Economics/Psychology degree. Visit www.standardbank.com for further information.
Teljoy was the very first company in the country to supply TV sets commercially in South Africa. Today, Teljoy still offers fantastic benefits in rental and Rent To Own options. At Teljoy, they seek talented individuals who share in the company’s passion and the commitment to live and deliver their best within its organisation and specialised teams. Visit Teljoy at www.teljoy.co.za to see any available position.
Telkom is a South African wireline and wireless telecommunications provider, operating in more than 38 countries across the African continent. With a view to enabling skills development and aiding in the employability of the South African youth, Telkom provides a number of workplace learning opportunities. The company’s internship and learnership opportunities are typically 12 months in duration and including theoretical training as well as practical on-the-job work experience.
Some of the programmes offered by Telkom include:
- Marketing internships (Young Guns programme)
- Product House/Development internships
- Industrial Psychology internships
- Human Resource management internships
Other programmes offered by Telkom in partnership with external stakeholders include:
- ICT internships
- Learnerships (Telecommunications, Technical, Call Centre)
To access the information regarding Telkom learnership, you can follow this link: www.telkom.co.za.
Torque IT Learnership
Torque IT is a company which specializes in providing authorized instructor led training, enablement and certification solutions. Torque IT offers the largest range of customised training programmes through our Campus division, an experiential learning arm that offers NQF aligned IT programmes and a key resource for businesses wanting to invest in such programmes. Employers that engage in learnership programmes have the benefit of acquiring a skilled workforce that can be employed on completion of a 12 month learnership programme. Find out how you can apply for the programme at www.torque-it.com.
Toyota South Africa Motors Ltd is an automobile manufacturer based in Prospecton, South Africa and a subsidiary of Toyota. Toyota is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. As of December 2019, Toyota was the tenth-largest company in the world by revenue. If you have what it takes to be part of Toyota South Africa Motors, join the talent community through the company’s wide array of career opportunities on offer. Among the available positions are described as below.
- Manufacturing Plant
- Sales & Marketing
- Parts Distribution Centre
Keep informed about upcoming events and opportunities that match your interests at www.toyota.co.za.
Transcend Capital Learnership
Transcend Capital is a boutique BEE Corporate Finance Firm with trusted relationships with existing large businesses and black investors, both operational and institutional. With turnkey implementation solutions, Transcend Capital manages the client’s project from feasibility analysis, through implementation, to post-transaction support. Transcend has implemented over 150 transactions over 12 years – finding optimal sustainable bespoke BEE Ownership solutions for their clients. For South African youths, Transcend Capital offers several opportunities that best suit you. Apply for Transcend Capital’s learnership, internship or apprenticeship today at www.transcend.co.za.
Transnet SOC Ltd is a large South African rail, port and pipeline company, headquartered in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. The company was formed by restructuring into business units the operations of South African Railways and Harbours and other existing operations and products. Transnet is a leading world-class employer, boasting a highly motivated workforce in excess of 55,000 employees. Their workplace offers outstanding opportunities aimed towards attracting results driven individuals who are suitably qualified and who can aspire to even greater heights in the company. Find out about Transnet opportunities and apply now at www.transnet.net.
Truworths is a Cape Town-based, South African clothing retailer, with 728 stores in South Africa, and 49 elsewhere in Africa. Founded as The Alliance Trading Company in 1917, Truworths sells clothing under a number of different brands, including Truworths Man, UZZI, and LTD, employs over 11,000 people, and generates over R18 billion in annual revenue. At Truworths, you’ll find a dynamic business environment where the company’s staffs are constantly challenged to reinvent the way they do business in order to keep Truworths at the forefront of the South African fashion industry. Truworths offers a variety of careers in retail in Store Operations, Head Office, Credit Services and Distribution. Check out Truworths’ current vacancies at www.truworths.co.za.
Umuzi is a non-profit organisation management based in Johannesburg. As a non-profit organisation management, Umuzi recognises and empowers young creators and digital innovators by providing the skills needed to access. Umuzi works with top employers to support young people to access high-value tech and creative careers. Umuzi’s learnership programme supports talented young people to access high-value careers. Umuzi learnership is a programme that lasts for one year (12 months) in Johannesburg. For applicants who are not resided in Johannesburg, Umuzi’s housing programme got them covered. Applicants must have completed Matric, and have a portfolio for any previous work or achievement that can show their creative skills. Learn more about Umuzi learnership at www.umuzi.org.
Unilever is a British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, headquartered in London, England. Its products include food, energy drink, ice cream, tea, cleaning agents, beauty products, and personal care products. In South Africa, Unilever invests in the future and in developing tomorrow’s business leaders. So, join the internship that offers continuous business mentoring and hands-on responsibility in one of the most successful, innovative and purpose driven goods companies in the world. The three week business project will give you access to business leaders, on-boarding and professional training, coaching and mentoring as well as a very competitive salary. The internship will be based in Durban at our Head Office on the La Lucia Ridge. Any students studying towards a bachelor’s degree or higher from second year onwards from all degrees and faculties are welcome. Apply to be an intern at www.unilever.co.za.
Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions (Pty) Ltd is a diversified supply chain solution company serving the South African Market. It is a transportation and logistics company that has been unlocking value in supply chains in various sectors of sub-Saharan economies since 1962. Unitrans currently holds a BBBEE level 3 rating and an ownership structure comprising of 56.66% black shareholding and 39.7% black woman ownership. If you’re interested to be part of this company, visit Unitran’s careers page at www.unitrans.co.za and grab your opportunity.
UTi South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. was founded in 2004. The company’s line of business includes air transportation over regular routes and on regular schedules. Known as DSV now, it offers air, sea and road transport, courier as well as specialist industry services. As a global supplier of transport and logistics services, DSV offers great career opportunities to the right individuals. When employed with DSV you will receive the requisite training to develop the professional competencies that will benefit your future career with DSV. Visit wwwza.dsv.com to view their current vacancies.
Vodacom is a South African mobile communications company, providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 55 million customers. Vodacom sees more than 300 learners through various learnership programmes each year. Vodacom also gives more than a hundred Interns the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a very creative, innovative and technology driven environment. If you think you have what it takes to become part of the Vodacom family, you can apply for their learnership programmes. It stretches over a period of 12 months and includes the building of a Portfolio of Evidence (POE). Vodacom partakes in the following type of learnerships:
- Business Administration
- Call Centre
- Project Management
Gain valuable experience here by applying online through www.vodacom.com.
Volkswagen is a trusted vehicle brand supplying South African customers with both passenger and commercial vehicles. If you’re looking for a career that’ll take you places, introduce you to dynamic new concepts and provide an exciting and challenging work environment, you’ve come to the right place. Volkswagen’s Trainee Programmes provide opportunities for passionate individuals to explore the dynamic world of vehicle manufacturing. These programmes will expose you to corporate, personal and leadership development, and give you in depth exposure into the business. They place talented Graduates in full time employment, onto their 11 month Graduate Trainee Programme. Whilst on the programme you will be exposed to corporate, personal and leadership development, which will allow you to get to grips with the working world and lay a solid foundation for a successful career. Visit www.vw.co.za for more details about the programmes.
Department of Agriculture Learnership
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was one of the departments of the South African government. It was responsible for overseeing and supporting South Africa’s agricultural sector, as well as ensuring access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food by the country’s population.
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in partnership with National Skills Fund presents exciting opportunities/positions for the unemployed graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 through its graduate placement programme. Successful applicants will be appointed as interns for 24 months and will undergo on-the-job development training in technical, professional, business and life skills relevant and crucial for them to enter the formal job market or start their own enterprises. Candidates must be entering the internship programme in Government for the first time. Private studying during this 24 months graduate placement programme will not be allowed.
For more information on the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development internship opportunities, visit DAFF at www.daff.gov.za.
Department of Correctional Services Learnership
The Department of Correctional Services is one of the ministries of the South African government. The department provides administrative and financial support to the court system and the judiciary (which are constitutionally independent of the executive), oversees the National Prosecuting Authority, provides legal advice and representation to organs of state, facilitates law reform and is responsible for the country’s Correctional Services.
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is looking for persons from various communities, interests and with appropriate qualifications to enter into Further Education and Training Certificate in the Corrections Services Learnership (NQF Level 4). Applicants must be South Africans who are in possession of a Grade 12/Standard 10 certificate, or South Africans who have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4). The learnership programme will be presented for a period of one year.
For further information on the Department of Correctional Services learnership programme, visit DCS at www.dcs.gov.za.
Department of Education Learnership
The Department of Education is one of the departments of the South African government. It oversees universities and other post-secondary education in South Africa. They aim at providing high-quality education and training on all levels of post-schooling. If you fulfill the requirements and would like to enter any of the fields they have available, please apply when the applications open. For more information on the opportunities offered by the Department of Education, you may visit DHET career page or have a look at their opportunities for the youth at www.dhet.gov.za.
Department of Health Learnership
The Department of Health is the executive department of the South African government that is assigned to health matters. The Department of Health is looking for talented and passionate people to work for health. What are your career options? You can check the avalaible positions for you at the Department’s official website. Keep informed about career opportunities at the Department of Health by checking regularly its official website. For further information on the Department of Health vacancies, visit Department of Health at www.health.gov.za.
Department of Home Affairs Learnership
The Department of Home Affairs is a department of the South African government. The department is responsible for, among many others, maintenance of the National Population Register (the civil registry), including the recording of births, marriages/civil partnerships and deaths, issuing identity documents and passports, and managing immigration to South Africa and naturalization of permanent immigrants.
Although the Department hasn’t been known for its available learnership programme, it is looking for committed, passionate and talented individuals to form part of a new leadership team, equipped with the right skills to deliver a modern world-class service. If you committed on delivering on the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) priorities, ascribe the Department’s shared value set, have what it takes to serve the needs of South Africa’s citizens, residents and visitors – and your credentials meet the requirements of any of the following positions – kindly send your applications.
For further information on the Department of Home Affairs vacancies, visit DHA at www.dha.gov.za.
Department of Labour Learnership
The Department of Employment and Labour is the department of the South African government responsible for matters related to employment, including industrial relations, job creation, unemployment insurance and occupational health and safety. The mission of the Department of Labour is to regulate the South African labour market for a sustainable economy through: appropriate legislation and regulations; inspection, compliance monitoring and enforcement; protection of human rights; provision of employment services; promotion of equity; social and income protection; and social dialogue. The Department may have not been perceived for running a learnership programme previously, but there are lots of interesting career opportunities to apply for. For further information on the Department of Labour vacancies, visit the Department’s official site at www.labour.gov.za.
Department of Public Works Learnership
The Department of Public Works is one of the ministries of the South African government. It is responsible for providing accommodation and property management services to all the other ministries of the South African government. In order to meet the needy workforce, Department of Public Works offers interesting career opportunities. Each year, various positions are offered. For those of you who want to learn further about these vacancies, visit www.publicworks.gov.za.
Department of Social Development Learnership
The Department of Social Development (DSD) of South Africa is a government department responsible for providing social development, protection, and welfare services to the public. The mandate of the DSD is to provide social protection services and lead government efforts to forge partnerships through which vulnerable individuals, groups and communities become capable and self-reliant participants in their own development. In Province of Kwazulu-Natal, Social Auxiliary Work learnership is offered. It is a short term learning programme offered by the Department of Social Development.The Social Auxiliary Work learnership programme is accredited at NQF Level 4. To qualify for the learnership, you must have a Grade 12 certificates passed with merit. The learnership programme runs for 12 months, and will include theory and pratical work experience. For more information on the Department of Social Development learnership programme, visit DSD at www.dsd.gov.za.
Metro Police Learnership
Metro Police are the separate police forces maintained by some municipalities for law enforcement in South Africa. Metro police forces are responsible for traffic policing and enforcing local bylaws within the municipality, and work in co-operation with the South African Police Service to prevent crime and maintain public order. In order to be the leading safety and security training institution in South Africa, Metro Police has established a police academy. The academy provides a high-standard, learning opportunity to empower learners through the rendering of outcome-based safety and security training and equipping them with the relevant knowledge and skills to execute effective service delivery. Before applying for a Metro Police post, please read all the basic requirements at www.tshwane.gov.za.
The National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec) is a youth skills development and employment programme. It is the youth fagship programme of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform which also forms part of the CRDP. It is a 24 month skills development programme within the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) which targets unemployed rural youth aged between 18–25 in possession of Grade 12 (Standard 10) as part of the rural economy transformation strategy from poor rural wards.
Dependent on the budget, a number of young rural youth will be recruited and contracted for a two year period. Recruitment of participants takes place a minimum of three times per year budget permitting.
Visit the DRDLR for more information on www.drdlr.gov.za.
The South African Police Service is the national police force of the Republic of South Africa. The SAPS offers careers in various fields, and you can begin by joining its internship programme. If you join the SAPS you can either become a police official or a civilian employee. Police officials are employed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act No 68 of 1995). Civilian employees are employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994). Most functional Police Officials are directly involved in preventing, combating or investigating crime. The other Police officials and civilian personnel carry out support functions. For more information on the South African Police Service internship opportunities, visit SAPS at www.saps.gov.za.
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the revenue service of the South African government. It was established by legislation to collect revenue and ensure compliance with tax law. SARS’ trainee programmes are regarded by many as unmatched within the public service sector. These programmes facilitate learning from leaders and experts through mentorship and coaching. They also recruit final year students at Higher Education Institutions to join our Graduate Trainee programme. Matriculants with good scores in English and Mathematics or accounting are considered for the Learnership Programme which is work-based and combines a structured learning component along with practical work experience. Read more on the different development programmes at www.sars.gov.za.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a national agency of the government created in April 2005 in order to distribute social grants on behalf of the Department of Social Development. If you are interested in working for one of these government agencies, check what positions are currently available to you at www.sassa.gov.co.za. The latest job openings will be updated regularly.
The State Information Technology Agency SOC Ltd (SITA) is the IT business for South Africa’s biggest employer and consumer of IT products and services. Its mission is to provide the public sector with an efficient and value-added Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service in a secure , cost-effective and integrated way that contributes to the convenience of citizens.
SITA has 30 exciting opportunities in the field of Information Technology (IT) learnership. After completing a 12-month training program, learners who meet the minimum requirements may be considered for absorption into critical positions within the various SITA IT departments. Unemployed South African citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 who are in possession of Matric or Grade 12 or further Certificate of Education and Training (NQF level 4) with Mathematics and/or Computer Application Technology (CAT) may apply.
SITA is an Employment Equity employer in this programme, and will fill this position based on the Employment Equity Plan. Correspondence will only be limited to short listed applicants. Members of designated groups shall be given preference. For any enquiries please visit SITA at www.sita.co.za.
Local Government Learnership
Buffalo City Learnership
Buffalo City is a metropolitan municipality located on the eastern coast of the South African Eastern Cape Province. Together with Services SETA, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality invites applications from residents of Buffalo City for the following one-year learnership programmes (12 months):
- End User Computing – Level 3
- Generic Management – Level 4
- Hygiene and Cleaning Supervision – Level 3
- Specialist Hygiene and Cleaning Services – Level 2
For additional information regarding the learnership programmes, kindly visit Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s official website at buffalocity.gov.za.
City of Cape Town Municipality Learnership
Cape Town is a port town on the south-western coast of South Africa, on a peninsula below the imposing Table Mountain. The city offers an array of learnership opportunities across the organisation. City of Cape Town intends to enter into a contract to administer and operate its Transport Information Centre. Visit the City’s job search app at www.capetown.gov.za and view the ‘Learnerships’ section to see which opportunities are available. If there is an opportunity in your field, the contact information provided in the job description can be used to submit your application and any related documentation.
To qualify for a learnership, you must have:
- a senior certificate or relevant matric qualification; and
- a CV.
If you have any queries, you can contact the department you are applying for apprentice with.
City of Johannesburg Learnership
The Metropolitan Municipality of Johannesburg City is a metropolitan municipality that manages the Johannesburg, South Africa local governance. It’s a bit unfortunate that no learnership programmes are currently being offered by the City, but you can still attend a training programme and that’s the same function.
The Chartered Accountant Training Programme of the City of Johannesburg is designed to provide trainees with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on work experience, dedicated financial management training and all its disciplines, wide exposure to a variety of business operations and management functions of local government. The programme is designed to strengthen the financial skills base of the public sectors.
The three (3) year professional training programme has been structured in a way that offers the trainees exposure in key areas with Accounting and External Reporting being the core competency received and specialisation in decision-making and control as electives in Financial Management and Management. Trainees will be offered competitive salaries linked to the market.
Applicants must have completed their Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA) from a SAICA accredited university to qualify for the Johannesburg Chartered Accounting Training Programme. For any enquiries please visit City of Johannesburg’s official site at www.joburg.org.za.
City of Tshwane Learnership
The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is the Metropolitan Municipality that forms the Northern Gauteng Province, South Africa local government. The Metropolitan Area is centred on Pretoria city with surrounding towns and localities included in the area of local government.
For Tshwane city youths who have high ambitions to develop the abilities they have to support the realization of their dream careers, this is a bit unfortunate because the City is not yet known whether it has ever held any learnership programme before. However, you should not be discouraged. If you want to contribute to advancing the City, you can apply for positions that are currently available to the departments. Visit the employment forum from the City of Tshwane at www.tshwane.gov.za and check which position suits your qualifications.
Ekurhuleni Municipality Learnership
The City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of Gauteng East Rand region, South Africa. It is a digital city which invests in digital infrastructure to streamline how it delivers community services including smart grids, payment gateways, e-learning and e-health systems.
The City of Ekurhuleni offers opportunities for unemployed young people or graduates to gain learning and practical work experience. Gain experience in Administration Division through internship. Candidates must be a resident of City of Ekurhuleni who have never previously taken part in any similar programme. Applicants must also be unemployed and have an NQF 7 / Diploma NQF 6 / N6 Certificate in Administration.
You can apply online at www.ekurhuleni.gov.za. Applications will not be considered when the required qualifications and documents are not attached to the application online.
Ethekwini Municipality Learnership
Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality created in 2000, that includes the city of Durban, South Africa and surrounding towns. Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences.
Ethekwini Municipality is committed to promoting and supporting access to quality and relevant integrated training interventions, career development and skills opportunities through a series of programmes. Ethekwini Municipality offers learnerships programmes as part of its skills development programmes. The learnerships consist of a structured theoretical learning component and practical work experience and is designed to enable learners to navigate across diverse employment contexts. They culminates in a qualification that is registered with SAQA.
For more information on these programmes, visit the Ethekwini Municipality eCareers site at www.durban.gov.za.
Mangaung Municipality Learnership
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality which governs Bloemfontein and surrounding towns in the Free State province of South Africa. Although it is still unknown whether the City has had a history of conducting training or learnership programmes previously, the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality provides great opportunities for young people eager to apply for positions available in their government. You can check what positions are available to you on the official City page at www.mangaung.co.za and see what requirements you must meet to qualify.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality Learnership
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is one of eight metropolitan municipalities in South Africa. It is located on the shores of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape Province and comprises the city of Port Elizabeth, the nearby towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, and the surrounding rural area. The name “Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality” was chosen to honour former President Nelson Mandela.
But unfortunately it seems that the City is not offering any training or learnership programs, nor is the job vacancy. However, you can still monitor its progress through the City’s official website which you can access on www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za. Check regularly to keep you up to date.
Learnership in Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape is often referred to as a world in one province. The second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces, it offers everything from snow skiing to sunny beaches, game researches to fascinating history. Located on the eastern most part of South Africa, an area of almost 170,000 square kilometres of diverse landscape is divided into six district municipalities and two metropolitan municipalities. The provinces seat of government is in Bhisho, Buffalo City Metro. The province has a very strong and distinct culture and heritage, a rich history from the vibrant and timeless Xhosa traditions.
The Eastern Cape Provincial government through various departments offers bursaries to young people wishing to study further in various fields. Although these bursaries do not cover the provision of learnership programmes, this scheme is expected to still be able to help support you to develop your abilities and take it to a higher level. Please see the complete information for various study fields and bursary options at ecprov.gov.za.
Learnership in Free State
The Free State is one of the nine provinces of South Africa and is centrally located. It represents 10.6% of the total land area of the country. It boasts wide horizons, blue skies, mountains and goldfields.
The Free State through various departments offers learnerships to young people wishing to develop their abilities that can support their career advancement. The purpose of the New Venture Creation Learnerships is to develop learners to become competent entrepreneurs in the wholesale and retail sector. The learnership is implemented in partnership with Wholesale and Retail SETA which is responsible for the funding of training. The New Venture Creation Learnership will address the economic, administrative and behaviour barriers that contribute to failures in starting and sustaining a business. For this programme, 30 ventures managed by young learners from the Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI) have been created throughout the Province. These new ventures were allocated projects as part of their workplace training.
If this learnership programme intrigues you, please visit www.freestateonline.fs.gov.za for more information.
Learnership in Gauteng
Gauteng is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. The name in Sotho-Tswana means “place of gold”. Situated in the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, accounting for only 1.5% of the land area.
Youth of Gauteng Province can apply for learnerships and internship opportunities at the Department of Education Job Centre. Anyone between the age of 18 and 35 who possesses Proof of Residence, detailed CV, certified copies of your South African Identity, document, and relevant qualifications or results is eligible to apply. Should any internship, learnership or work opportunities arise, those registered on the database will be informed accordingly.
Check for updates on this programme at www.gauteng.gov.za.
Learnership in KZN
KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal South African province, is known for its beaches, mountains and savannah populated by big game. The safari destination Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, in the northeast, is home to black and white rhinos, lions and giraffes. Durban is an Indian-influenced harbor city and a popular surfing spot. Cultural villages around the town of Eshowe showcase the traditions of the indigenous Zulu people.
Although it is not certain whether the Province has designed specific learnership programmes for its youth, the KZN Office of the Premier is committed to providing equal opportunities and practising affirmative action employment. It is their intention to promote representativity (race, gender, disability) in the Department through the filling of these posts and a candidate whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representativity will receive preference. Preference will firstly be given to excess employees and secondly to current Public Service employees.
If you are interested, read more at www.kznonline.gov.za.
Learnership in Limpopo
Limpopo is a South African province bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It’s known for bushveld and wildlife reserves, including part of Kruger National Park. Limpopo is the natural resource treasure chest of South Africa, if not the whole of southern Africa. It boasts some of the greatest reserves of agriculture, mineral and tourism resources many of which remain hugely under-exploited.
The Province does not provide learnership programmes for those who need it, but it is excellent enough that there are several internship and bursary programmes provided by the Province specifically for young people. These internship and scholarship opportunities are always updated regularly on the official Limpopo government website which you can visit at www.limpopo.gov.za.
Learnership in Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga is a province in eastern South Africa, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique. It embraces the southern half of Kruger National Park, a huge nature reserve with abundant wildlife including big game. The province’s iconic Blyde River Canyon, among the world’s largest, is known as a green canyon because of its subtropical foliage.
In combining mutually beneficial initiatives aimed at growing the local tourism sector and the economy while also addressing the country’s concerning unemployment rates, by leveraging off Mpumalanga’s promising tourism sector skills development programmes such as the Hospitality Youth Training Programme create multiple sector opportunities where once there were only a few. Covering a broad range of subject matter, the Hospitality Youth Training Programme (HYTP) opens up various career opportunities within the local tourism sector including careers in catering services, hotel and accommodation management, restaurateur and other food services, general tourism and guide services, adventure and leisure facilities, local cultural and heritage tours and a number of other travel and tourism business opportunities.
Please see the complete information for this programme at www.mpulanga.com.
Learnership in North West
The North West Province of South Africa is bounded on the north by Botswana, on the south by the provinces of Free State and the Northern Cape, and on the northeast and east by the Limpopo Province and Gauteng. Covering 118,797 sq km (45,869 sq miles), the North West Province was created in 1994 by the merger of Bophuthatswana, one of the former bantustans (or black homelands), and the western part of Transvaal, one of the four former South African provinces.
In partnership with the Department of Community Safety & Transport Management, the North West Province seeks to capacitate unemployed youth with knowledge and skills in Diesel Mechanic Learnership. The main mission of this programme is to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the placement of Unemployed Youth. In order to be eligible for the proramme, applicants must have the Grade 12 certificate / NCV L4 certificate. Applicants also have to major in Mathematics and Physical Science. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. However, please take note that learners who have previously been in a learnership programme in the Public Service will not be considered.
Please visit www.nwpg.gov.za for more information.
Learnership in Northern Cape
The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province, with desert landscapes, wildlife and gemstones. With Botswana, it shares Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, whose red sand dunes shelter lions and falcons. Wild daisies and other springtime flowers carpet the typically arid plains of Namaqualand, a region stretching into Namibia. In Kimberley, the provincial capital, The Big Hole mine recalls the 1870s diamond rush.
The Department of Economic Development & Tourism is offering a learnership opportunities in the following fields of study:
- Business Development
- Business Management
- Economics/ Statistics
- Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
- Information Technology/ Graphic Designer
- Marketing Management
- Project Management
- Public Management
Experiential learnership programme runs for a period of 18 months for students who have completed N6 in the above mentioned fields of study. Applicants must be a permanent resident of Northern Cape, and have compeleted qualification. If this learnership programme intrigues you, please visit www.northern-cape.gov.za for more information.
Learnership in Western Cape
The Western Cape is a South African province with coasts bordering the Indian and Atlantic oceans. It’s known for the port city of Cape Town, set beneath Table Mountain, part of a national park of the same name.
At Western Cape there are several learning opportunities that are being offered. This includes classroom-based learning at the institute and on-the-job training at our research farms. The learnerships available are:
- The Expanded Public Works Programme focuses on skills development by giving unemployed people (between 16 and 35) access to temporary work.
- The Matric First Work Experience PAY Internship Opportunities 2020/2021 is focused on matriculants who are interested in gaining work experience in the public service.
- The National Youth Service Programme is aimed at unemployed youth in the technical trade industry with no work experience and those in the technical trade industry with work experience but no trade certification.
- The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a government body responsible for organising education and training programmes within a specific sector. There are 21 sectors, and each sector has its own SETA.
- The Siyenyuka Contractor Enhancement Programme aims to develop skills and promote business sustainability for emerging contractors in the construction industry.
- The Year Beyond programme appeals to local and international volunteers with mathematics, technology and language skills to give a year of their time to tutor primary and secondary school learners in these subjects. Applications for this programme open towards the end of the year.
Find out more about these interesting offers at www.westerncape.gov.za.
The Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (SETA), to be known as AgriSETA, creates and promotes opportunities for social, economic and employment growth for agri-enterprises through relevant, quality and accessible education, training and development in both primary and secondary agriculture, in conjunction with other stakeholders in agriculture. In terms of the Skills Development Act, AgriSETA is responsible for the skills development of the agricultural workforce, employed and unemployed. AgriSETA facilitates the implementation of learning through learnerships, skills programmes, adult education and training, and tertiary studies or in-service training by allocating grants and bursaries. It also supports apprentices, interns and mentorships. The application window period will in future open on 1 August and close on 15 September of each year for each of the learning programmes. You can apply for a learnership directly from AgriSETA through the normal application window periods at www.agriseta.co.za.
The Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA) is a statutory body established for stakeholders to advance the national and global position of the banking and alternative banking sector. The mission of BANKSETA is to support transformation and people development through partnerships, and to enable stakeholders to advance the national and global position of the broader banking and microfinance industry. The BANKSETA offers various vocational education and training programmes to bridge the gap between structured learning and work experience in the banking and inclusive banking industry. The BANKSETA has partnered with various institutions of higher learning and the banking sector to facilitate theory and workplace practice into qualifications that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Visit www.bankseta.org.za for further information.
The Kuyasa learnership is funded by BANKSETA, aimed at unemployed graduates students who wish to gain experience in the working world. The duration of the learnership is 1 Year. Registered employers will host the learner(s) and making provision for training, workplace coaching and leaner support. Successful completion of the Learnership programme results in the achievement of a NQF5 in banking service advice qualification.
The Kuyasa learnership has 3 qualification streams:
- Management Development Learnership
- Business Analyst Learnership
- Financial Markets Learnership
The Letsema learnership programme is an annual 1-year Banking and Microfinance sector learnership that is funded by BANKSETA. Registered employers will host the learner(s) and making provision for training, workplace coaching and leaner support. Training is linked to a registered skills programme. Successful completion of the Learnership programme results in the achievement of a NQF5 in banking service advice qualification.
The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) is accredited as an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) on behalf of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The mission of the CETA is to create a solid skills base as a foundation for infrastructural development and economic empowerment. The CETA facilitates and funds skills and learnerships developing South Africa’s skills base construction workforce through the Graduate Development Support Department focuses specifically on the following programmes:
- Higher Education Institution Students Placements
- Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
CETA learnership programmes are available to the CETA Graduate Development Support Department page at www.ceta.org.za.
The Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA) is a statutory body that was established by The Skills Development Act 97 of 1998. The purpose of the CHIETA as a SETA is to facilitate skills development in the chemical industries sector and to ensure that skills needs are identified and addressed through a number of initiatives by the SETA and the sector. Learners and Graduates who are interested in a career in the chemical sector, can gain access to Skills Development and Training Programmes that are offered by the CHIETA accredited training providers. The Supply Side Database is one of CHIETA’s flagship projects. It is a web-based initiative that contains a pool of qualified learners and graduates seeking work integrated learning and employment. Learners and employers can access the database at www.chieta.org.za.
The mission of the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CathsSETA) is to facilitate skills development through strategic partnerships for CathsSETA to contribute to economic growth. CathsSETA facilitates skills development within their sub-sectors through the disbursement of grants for learning programmes and monitoring of education and training as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). CathsSETA offers the following learning programme to carry out its mandate.
- Work Integrated Learning Programmes
- Skills Programmes
The learnership programme leads to a qualification that is registered the South African Qualifications Authority and that is associated with a trade, qualification or profession. The duration of a learnership depends on the employer that is offering it. Both unemployed learners and employed learners can participate in a learnership through an employer. Visit CathsSETA learner portal at cathsseta.org.za to access more information regarding the programme.
Energy and WaterSETA
The Energy & Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA) is a skills development authority serving the energy and water sectors. EWSETA has conducted significant research in the labour market in an endeavour to fulfil their Sector Skills Plan of action. This research material has been benchmarked through a variety of Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports. Based on this research, EWSETA is able to identify the needs of those in the sector who want to gain the necessary skills, education and training necessary for employment within the sector. The information gathered by EWSETA has enabled them to facilitate the development and implementation of a variety of learning programmes including skills programmes, apprenticeships, and learnerships. EWSETA is in a position to recommend learnerships and guide those already in the industry who want to further their education and training, as well as their skills. If you are interested to take a learnership programme in EWSETA, please contact EWSETA at ewseta.org.za to find out more about issues relating to the workplace experience, apprenticeships, discretionary grants and bursaries.
The Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) promotes and facilitates the profile of the education, training and development sector so that it will benefit not only the employers, but employees and the full range of workers as well. As part of the ETDP SETA’s strategic plan and in its commitment to respond to the skills needs of its constituencies, the ETDP SETA is implementing the learnerships outlined below in all provinces.
- Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC) in ECD NQF Level 4;
- National Diploma in ECD Practice NQF Level 5;
- Development Practice NQF Level 5;
- Youth Development Practice NQF Level 5 and
- National Diploma in Environment Studies NQF Level 5.
Please visit ETDP SETA at www.etdpseta.org.za for further information of each learnership programme.
The Financial, Accounting, Management, Consulting and other Financial Services Sector Education and Training Authority (better known as FASSET) is one of the South African SETAs that has been given the go-ahead to continue in the same form as it started out in when it was launched in 2000. The stated objectives of the financially orientated FASSET include the ability to develop the competence of both employees and potential employees, as well as encouraging employers and employees to continue learning – and to share learning possibilities.
Fasset offers the following learnerships:
- Associate Accounting Technician Level 5
- Associate General Accountant Level 6
- Certificate for Registered Accounting Clerk Level 3
- Certificate for Registered Bookkeeper Level 4
- Certificate: Certified Accounting Technician Level 5
- Certificate: Office Administration Level 5
- Certificate: Public Sector Accounting Level 4
- Chartered Accountant: Audit Specialism Level 7
- Chartered Accountant: Financial Management Specialism Level 7
- Diploma: Public Sector Accounting Level 5
- FET Certificate: Debt Recovery Level 4
- GAP – Accounting Technician Level 5
- General Internal Auditor level 7
- National Certificate in Business Administration Level 4
- National Certificate in Business Administration Level 3
- National Certificate: Business Accounting Level 5
- National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management Level 4
- National Diploma: Management Accounting Level 6
- National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting Level 5
- Postgraduate Diploma: Professional Accountant in Practice Level 7
- Postgraduate Professional Qualification: Professional Accountant in Business Level 7
- Professional Qualification: Chartered Certified Accountant Level 7
- Professional Qualification: Chartered Management Accountant Level 7
Proceed to the Fasset’s Learnership Agreement Registration Procedures at www.fasset.org.za if you’ve found the field you’re interested to work with.
The Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA (FP&M SETA) serves the Clothing, Footwear, Forestry, Furniture. General Goods, Leather Packaging, Printing, Print Media, Publishing, Pulp Paper, Textiles and Wood Products sectors. The FP&M SETA mandate is to provide skills development, courses, lessons and services to the aforementioned sectors, as well as ensuring that people obtain the critical or scarce skills that are needed to build the capacity of the sector to become economically sustainable. FP&M SETA provides artisan with internship and learnership programmes which can assist them to develop their skills. For more information, visit FP&M SETA at www.fpmseta.org.za.
The Food & Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority’s (FoodBev SETA) promotes, facilitates and incentivises skills development in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector. FoodBev SETA is one of 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) across the economy mandated to put the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) into practice.
FoodBev SETA is subdivided into 5 chambers:
- Baking, Cereals, Confectionery & Snacks (BCCS)
- Beverage Manufacturing
- Dairy Manufacturing
- Manufacture of Food Preparation Products
- Processed and Preserved Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables
FoodBev SETA funds learnership qualifications that have been developed by other SETAs, but address a scarce skill in the food and beverages manufacturing sector. FoodBev SETA does not provide learnership employment opportunities to private individuals. Should you as an Individual want to benefit from the learnership grant available, please contact your nearest food and beverage manufacturing company. For more information, visit FoodBev SETA at www.foodbev.co.za.
The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) endeavours to create an integrated approach to the development and provision of appropriately skilled health and social development workers, to render quality services comparable to world class standards. The HWSETA does not select, recruit or engage learners directly. This is done through employers. Employers of nurses are mainly hospitals both in the public and private sectors. In the public sector the learnerships are often co-ordinated through the Provincial Health Department. Pharmacies in public and private hospitals and retail pharmacies select and recruit learners directly. Many of the learnerships offered by the HWSETA take into consideration scarce skills within the health and social development sectors. The targets for placement of learners on learnerships as laid out in the National Skills Development Strategy are: 85% Black, 54% female, 4% persons with disabilities.
Below are some of the registered learnerships under HWSETA.
- Certificate in General Nursing Auxiliary
- Diploma in Primary Health Care: Post Basic
- National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance
- Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV / AIDS
Find out more about other learnerships offered by HWSETA at www.hwseta.org.za.
The purpose of the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA) is to grow the pool and quality of scarce and critical skills in the insurance sector, enhancing the sector and supporting the country’s transformation. INSETA provides learnerships, internships, bursaries, and skills programmes to a diverse range of employers within the rapidly growing and evolving sector it represents. The sector employs over 100,000 individuals, to whom INSETA provides the opportunity to improve their education and skills.
Through a fixed term contract between the learner, and employer and training provider, learners are able to gain hands-on, workplace experience and skills training within the industry. Learnerships may not result in permanent employment, but provides valuable experience to the learner. INSETA will support the development of scarce and critical skills through learnerships for unemployed youth with a view to:
- Addressing the scarce and critical skills as identified in the SSP
- Promoting the developmental and transformational imperatives of NSDS lll
- Increasing the professionalism of the sector
Application windows will be announced via the INSETA website. Should you have any question regarding the programme, please check out the learnership guidelines provided by INSETA at www.inseta.org.za.
Local Government SETA
The role of the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) is to promote and coordinate skills development initiatives and strategic sectoral training interventions, to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the local government sector through developing and implementing quality learning programmes and relevant occupational qualifications.
The LGSETA would like to take the opportunity to give students the chance to apply for their prestigious bursary opportunity. You can use this opportunity to apply and stand a chance of receiving this opportunity to further your studies. The LGSETA invites students who are interested in joining the local government sector to apply for their bursary opportunity. Bursaries are available to students who are registered with any of the Public Universities, Universities of Technology and TVET Colleges in South Africa. The bursary will cover the cost of registration, tuition, books and residence fees for up to the maximum amount of R50,000 per annum. Applications can be submitted on the LGSETA Bursary Portal at lgseta.co.za.
The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) intends to engage in learning programmes and quality assurance of education and training of implemented learning initiatives, which lead to employment and new venture creation, while at the same time engaging in programmes that assist in bridging the digital divide, especially in rural areas.
MICT SETA, in partnership with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), launched a Film and Television Learnership Programme. The programme is supported and boosted with a Skills Programme in New Venture Creation, with the aim to have learners register businesses after completion of the respective programmes. This is a critical training component, equipping and empowering learners with the skills to create job opportunities, not only for themselves but other aspiring youth and individuals.
Although the MICT SETA facilitates the recruitment and implementation of learnerships, the responsibility lies with the employer, the service provider and training provider to recruit learners. For more information on learnership programmes, please visit www.mict.org.za.
The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA) is one of 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) established to promote skills development in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998 (as amended). The merSETA was set up initially to facilitate skills development, education, training and learnership in the following areas:
- Metal and Engineering
- Auto Manufacturing
- Motor Retail and Component Manufacturing
- Tyre Manufacturing
- The Plastics Industries
Learnerships are available for young people who are just leaving school, college or other training institutions after completing some formal education, and for people who have been unemployed for some time. People entering a learnership must be at least 16 years old and younger than 35 years. The Department of Labour has set the following targets for learners entering learnerships: 85% should be Black, 54% should be women and 4% should be people with disabilities.
It usually takes a year to complete a learnership, although there are some learnerships that are completed over two or more years. Visit merSETA to find out some of the registered learnerships under the agency that you can apply for at www.merseta.org.za.
The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the administration of skills development programmes for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa.
The MQA will make available learnership grants for the implementation of learnerships that are in line with the Skills Development Act of 1998, that have the immediate relevance to the skills gap identified in the Sector Skills Plan objectives and meet set criteria for evaluating a learnership. The MQA has designed, developed and registered the following learnerships with the DHET, including:
- Instrumentation Mechanician
- Diesel Mechanic
- Winding Engine Driving
Check out MQA at www.mqa.org.za for more information about the registered learnerships that they offer.
Public Service SETA
The mission of the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) is to lead the development of a skilled and competent workforce in the public service sector. To achieve this, PSETA embeds skills development within wider efforts to build the state capabilities required to deliver on the National Development Plan.
Employers wishing to register learners on a PSETA learnerships are required to submit an Intent to implement a learnership. Employers are also required to complete a workplace vetting form which aims to verify the ability of the workplace to host a specific learnership. The verification includes access to resources related to the learnership, the relevance of the work experience component to the qualification, and the structures in place to ensure successful implementation and completion of the learnership.
Please refer on the list below for some of the offered learnerships by PSETA.
- Public Administration Practitioner Level 3
- Inspection and Enforcement Level 5
- Immigration Services
- Refugee Services
- Public Financial Oversight and Accountability
Contact PSETA at www.pseta.org.za to register yourself under any of these PSETA learnerships.
The Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) serves the safety and security environment of South Africa with the facilitation of skills development and qualifications. It promotes a culture of ongoing learning, and creates opportunities for skills transfer for all South Africans seeking recognised industry qualifications.
SASSETA learnerships training is available in all provinces of South Africa. Applicants wishing to apply must do so in their province. If you are interested, have a look at the fields available, and if you adhere to all the requirements, please apply for a learnership at your closest SASSETA offices.
SASSETA has a couple of different fields available for successful candidates, they include the following fields, but is not limited to these only.
- Correctional Services
- Criminal Transportation
- Disciplinary action
- Forensic Science
- National Intelligence
- Private Security
- Witness Support
This programme includes a monthly stipend for the period of the learnership, which is usually for a 12 month period. You can visit SASSETA at www.sasseta.org.za for more information regarding their learnerships programme.
The primary function of Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) is to facilitate skills development by establishing learning programmes such as learnerships, skills programmes, internships and other strategic learning initiatives. The Services SETA bridges the gap between the formal education and training system and the workplace by facilitating and funding learning programmes that build skills-set required by industries (the world of work). To achieve this, the Services SETA works in partnership with public and private learning institutions accredited to deliver the training on its behalf.
Once enrolled in a learning programme as a leaner, you need to understand your responsibilities and duties. Learner agreements with employers are guided by the Skills Development Act, Basic Conditions of Services Act and Unemployment Insurance Act – these acts prescribe the responsibilities of leaners and employers engaged in a learning programme.
Any person – either employed or unemployed – can participate in a learning programme. If employed, you can register for a learnership through your company or within the sector that your company operates in. If you are unemployed, you may register for placement via the Services SETA learner portal at www.servicesseta.org.za or through Services SETA accredited provider in your area.
The Transport SETA (TETA) seeks to increase access to occupationally directed programmes within the Transport Sector and 3stablish mechanisms for skills planning and research capacity. Their priorities centre around research, SMME support, green economy, artisan development, access to institutions of higher education, rural development, career guidance, leadership development and training.
As a part of its skills development initiatives, TETA awards bursaries annually for studies aligned to critical and scarce skills identified in the transport sector. Bursary awards are categorised according to sector requirements, with due consideration of the National Skills Development Strategy III, compiled by the Department of Higher Education and Training. If you’re currently looking for a bursary to study at college, this bursary programme is the right one for you. Visit TETA for more information at www.teta.org.za.
The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) was established in 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act (as amended). The public entity aims to facilitate the skills development needs of the Wholesale and Retail (W&R) sector through the implementation of learning programmes, disbursement of grants and monitoring of education and training as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS).
The W&RSETA offers education and training development opportunities to both employed and unemployed learners to improve their skills and increase opportunities of employment. The main programmes offered are Learning Programmes (Learnerships and Skills Programmes) are offered through the SETA’s registered companies.
Opportunities are available through learning programmes (Learnerships and Skills Programmes) from NQF level 1 (Adult Education and Training) up to management level (Retail Store Manager qualification, Retail Management Development Programme and the International Leadership Development Programme).
The SETA also provides bursaries for study towards Wholesale and Retail qualifications from NQF level 5 up to Masters and PhD levels. Visit W&R SETA for more information at www.wrseta.org.za.
Accounting is known as businesses language as it includes all financial aspects. It is the measurement and processing of a business’s financial information and has been around for centuries. The Fasset Certificate: Accounting Learnership introduces a technically high level of accounting tasks and includes the requirement to elect two out of four electives. The core and elective components of the learnership are detailed below:
- Financial statements
- Financial performance
- Internal control and accounting systems
- Credit management and control
- Personal tax
- Business tax
- External auditing
With accounting learnerships, one can enter a wide world of numbers as all businesses, organizations, Governments, firms, and people have a need for people in this field.
Learners must have completed the FET Certificate: Accounting Technician at NQF Level 4. Learners must also have a good level of literacy and numeracy and must be able to complete assessments in English. Learners must be employed (previously or for the purposes of this learnership) in order to participate in this learnership.
Don’t miss this opportunity by applying today at www.fasset.org.za.
An artisan is someone that works with their hands to create unique, functional and/or decorative items using traditional techniques. Artisans are masters of their craft and create products such as clothes, toys, tools or furnishings. Currently, trades and artisan careers are in high demand and earning big salaries.
Artisans are necessary for economic growth in South Africa and around the world. South Africa needs more trained artisans to successfully implement strategic infrastructure projects including the building of roads, bridges, schools, harbours, power stations, and other social and economic infrastructure. Artisans need to be produced locally to avoid having to import these much-needed skills.
If you have what it takes to become an artisan, let’s take your skills to the higher level by applying to one of these learnership opportunities sponsored by Sasol Limited:
- Electrical Learnership Programme
- Instrumentation Learnership Programme
- Mechanical Fitter Learnership Programme
To be considered for any of the above disciplines, you will need a completed National Senior Certificate with a forty percent pass in the following subjects:
- Technical Mathematics, English/Business English, and Technical Science, Physical Science or Engineering Science, OR
- A full N3 certificate with Mathematics, Engineering Science, and Business English.
Applicants who are currently in Grade 12 and are taking these subjects are also invited to apply and qualify for selection once you have achieved the required pass rate. Please visit the company’s official website at www.sasol.com and tap on LEARNER to apply.
Want to work for a diverse, rewarding industry? Banks of all sizes need talented staff to handle jobs ranging from lending and compliance, to communications, cybersecurity and more. Whether you’re entering the workforce, transitioning to civilian life or looking to advance your career, you’ll find a bright future in banking.
If the banking sector intrigues you, then this opportunity may be ideally suited for you! Standard Bank’s Learnership Programme are offered to dedicated, talented individuals each year. It is a programme which helps unemployed South African matriculants and graduates gain employment experience in the financial services industry. This learnership is a 12-month programme providing professional exposure to different roles within Standard Bank branches and offices throughout South Africa, taught by highly skilled people within the banking academy.
Most candidates will be required to meet the following qualifications.
- Have completed Matric
- Must not have a permanent employment
- Be able to speak, read, and write in English
- Are computer literate
Watch out when the year starts so you don’t miss out on this opportunity. You might want to check regularly on Standard Bank’s official website at graduate.standardbank.co.za.
Business Management Learnership
Business Management is an ideal choice for anyone wanting to fast-track their career or learn more about the realities of starting or managing a business. By exploring the various facets of management within the business sphere, from finance to communication and marketing, you will be given a broad understanding of the skills needed to succeed in business.
You can start your tertiary studies and gain real world working experience with a learnership programme aimed at fast tracking your road to become a business professional by joining a DVT Learnership Programme. It is a 24-month work based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification, and registered with the MICT SETA. At the end of the programme, you will graduate and will be considered for entry into DVT’s prestigious internship programme.
If you have what it takes, then please apply now by visiting the DVT’s online application portal at www.dvt.co.za.
Civil Engineering Learnership
Whether you’re thinking about going into civil engineering or you’re already working in the industry, there are many reasons why civil engineering is, without a doubt, the greatest job in the world. Part of it is caused by the number of the projects that the civil engineers work on are for the benefit of the general public and local communities.
By being a civil engineer, you will make a huge, positive difference to the world. And now, it is your turn to be the part of that positive contribution. Work on buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels or airports and gain valuable experience with this civil engineering learnership provided by CETA. The programme offers you theoretical and practical training enhancing your educational process within the engineering sector, including:
- Labour Intensive Construction
- Roads and Stormwater
- Water and Sanitation
Contact CETA Offices for more information or visit their website on www.ceta.co.za.
Are you ready to start a new career? Do you enjoy traveling and seeing new places? Well, perhaps it’s about time you considered a career in driving. The industry is in need of quality drivers, and because of that, companies are offering competitive salaries and great benefits for their employees. And, driver learnership programme comes as the opportunity for those who needs better condition than now to level up their driving skills.
The National Certificate Professional Driving Learnership Course duration is 1 year to 18 months. The learnership qualification consists out of ± 19 unit standards (subjects). The unit standards are grouped together, normally 4. This 4 unit standards are facilitated and assessed over a 2 week period. After the 2 weeks the learners go back to the employer for 5 – 6 weeks workplace experience. After the 6 weeks the learners go back for 2 weeks classroom training. This means there is about 5 blocks of 2 week theoretical training and assessments during the year.
Please refer to this page on www.heandshedrivingschool.co.za for further information.
Code 14 Learnership
Learn to pass your license test quickly and take advantage of the amazing employment opportunities available for Code 14 license holders. Even so, not many companies really address the implementation of learnership programmes specifically for those who are interested in getting a code 14 license. This condition is a bit unfortunate given the large number of people interested in this sector, but we recommend that you always keep yourself updated from time to time to get the latest information regarding the said programme.
Electrical Engineering Learnership
Electrical engineers are the most valued on the job market. Electrical engineering provides you with endless opportunities. Electrical and electronic engineers work at the forefront of practical technology, improving the devices and systems we use every day. From solar-energy systems to mobile phones, they innovate to meet society’s communication, tech and energy needs.
There are numerous companies offering electrical engineering learnerships to deserving candidates.
Mintek, as can be seen on www.mintek.co.za, hosts electrical engineering learnerships over the course of each year, allowing candidates the opportunity to gain work experience. Mintek provides the necessary guidance, working environment, training and support to the interns, specifically developing a tailored work plan and performance assessment system, providing working stations and resources, allocating a mentor and providing work-specific training programmes.
Lonmin holds the community skills development programmes which include the production cadet, the mining technical service and community (18.2) engineering learnership programmes. Scarce technical skills in mining, processing and engineering are developed through learnerships in our Mining and Process Operations, and Engineering Function, while the core skills programme addresses the critical competencies required to meet key operational standards. To view details of the learnerships, please visit lonmin.pnet.co.za.
Firefighters come in all ages, shapes and sizes. While you do have to be physically fit, good technique can really help. Through training, you’ll learn how to tackle physical tasks correctly and, above all safely. This is a career, not just a job, and you’ll never be stuck doing the same thing day after day. Not only can you progress with promotion, but you can diversify your role and become a specialist within the organisation in many areas.
City of Cape Town invites applicants to apply for firefighter learnership and complete the required training for firefighters, namely: Occupational Certificate: Firefighter. Candidates must have an NSC: Schools or NSC: Fet Colleges or National Certificate (Vocational) 4 with Mathematics as a passed subjects. Candidates must not suffer from fear of confined spaces or heights, and must be medically and physically fit. Visit www.capetown.gov.za for more information.
Healthcare careers are rewarding and fulfilling. Healthcare workers spend each day making a difference in the lives of others, whether it’s caring for patients as they recover, assisting a family through a difficult medical situation or working behind the scenes to keep a medical facility running smoothly.
There are numerous learnership programmes offered for excellent candidates who wish to pursue a career in this field.
The Department of Health Polokwane offers learnership opportunities to talented young individuals. There is a wide range of care fields within the nursing field. Applicants must be a South African who hold a valid Matric bith Biology, Life Science, and English. Although the learnership application is not available online, you can collect the application form from your nearest branch of the Department and submit it there once completed. Those who want to learn more regarding the programme can visit www.doh.limpopo.gov.za.
Aside from offering learnership opportunities to talented young individuals within the nursing field, the Department of Health Polokwane also makes midwifery learnership available.
Candidates interested in the learnership will have to meet all requirements as set out by the Department. Candidates have to be between 18 and 35 years to be eligible and have to be unemployed. It is recommended to submit a complete curriculum vitae with your application. The details and references included in your curriculum vitae have to be up-to-date.
Again, although the learnership application is not available online, you can collect the application form from your nearest branch of the Department and submit it there once completed. Those who want to learn more regarding the programme can visit www.doh.limpopo.gov.za.
Physical therapy Learnership
Physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that improves mobility and relieves pain, reduces the need for surgery and prescription drugs, and allows patients to participate in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs.
Even though this career has quite promising prospects, this is a bit unfortunate given the few companies that require physical therapists. As a result, not much information can be extracted regarding the involvement of companies and governments in organizing learnership programmes in the field of physical therapy. However, you can visit our website from time to time to get the latest information on physical therapy learning programs.
Pharmacy Assistant Learnership
Pharmacy Assistants assist pharmacists by performing all clerical duties necessary to ensure that a pharmacy is running efficiently. The Pharmacy Assistant’s responsibilities include creating and maintaining patient files, placing orders for pharmaceutical supplies, and operating the cash register. You should also be able to direct patients’ medication-related questions to the pharmacist.
Clicks, South Africa’s leading pharmacy, has an exciting opportunity available to complete a learnership programme to qualify as a Pharmacist Assistant. You have to complete of Grade 12 with a minimum of fifty percent in Mathematics (or sixty percent in Mathematical Literacy); fifty percent in English and pass in Life Science (Biology)/Physics. Visit Clicks on clicks.co.za for more information.
As a uniquely important allied healthcare member, phlebotomy technicians are responsible for drawing blood used for testing and transfusions. You can find phlebotomists in clinics, laboratories, blood banks, and hospitals, and their professionalism alleviates stressful situations.
The PathCare Academy offers a phlebotomy technician learnership for the training of Phlebotomy Technicians (Further Education and Training Certificate: Phlebotomy Techniques, NQF level 4). The learnership consists of a structured learning component as well as workplace experience. You will be taught anatomy and physiology, medical ethics, laboratory safety, and how to safely collect blood and non-blood specimens for medical pathology and blood transfusion purposes.
The programme commences annually in February. Positions are advertised internally within PathCare and on the PathCare website on www.pathcare.co.za In September/October of the year preceding commencement. The entry level criteria includes Grade 12 with Biology and Mathematics, or Maths Literacy.
The world of hospitality is vibrant, lively, and always interesting. Every country in the world has a hospitality industry, and the skills you learn here are readily transferable, meaning that a career in hospitality can very easily be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in this industry, CATHSSETA can help you. They provide funding for bursaries, learnerships, internships and work integrated learning programmes. Moreover, they also offer career advice. For more information about a learnership in this sector, please visit cathsseta.org.za.
As technology continues to evolve, your career can too. Information technology isn’t a static industry. New opportunities open up every day within companies or in related fields. You can also choose to undertake further study through different IT and computing courses to expand your knowledge and skills.
Comptia A+ and N+ Learnership
In order to receive CompTIA A+ and N+ certification a candidate must pass three exams. The first exam is CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Certification Exam, the second exam is CompTIA A+ 220-1002, and the third one is CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. These exams measures necessary competencies for an entry level IT professional with the equivalent knowledge of at least 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field. Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:
- Assemble components based on customer requirements
- Install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users
- Understand the basics of networking and security/forensics
- Properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues
- Apply troubleshooting skills
- Provide appropriate customer support
- Understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment
An academy like CTU offers training courses that can assist you in obtaining these certifications. It may not be a learnership, but the nature of the programme is similar in their objectives. You can apply on CTU’s website on ctutraining.ac.za.
If you’re looking for a career where you can put your creativity, communication skills, and analytical abilities to good use, marketing could be the perfect industry for you. And with a wide range of roles to choose from, there’s sure to be something to suit your skillset.
There are plenty of organisations and academies offering marketing learnerships to help passionate young people elevate their skills.
Red & Yellow holds a fully-online Digital Marketing Employed Learnership to assist you in upskilling your skillset with essential digital marketing and project management skills. This 12-month B-BBEE optimised programme is accredited as National Certificate: Advertising (NQF 5; SAQA ID: 58820). You can check the detail on www.redandyellow.co.za.
Aside from the previous chance, you can also take part on iLearn’s marketing learnership programme. This learnership is designed for people already in marketing or aspiring for a career in Marketing. It aims to develop individuals who wish to be qualified in one of the five sub-disciplines of Marketing: Direct Marketing, Marketing Communication, Customer Management, Marketing Management, Marketing Research. It is run as a programme over a 12-month period. Entry requirements for this qualification include:
- Communication at NQF Level 3
- Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
- Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
Visit iLearn on www.ilearn.co.za for further details.
Mechanical Engineering Learnership
One of the most diverse and versatile engineering fields, mechanical engineering is the study of objects and systems in motion. Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering into the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of machines and mechanical production techniques.
Mechanical engineering offers you various paths to follow where the skill sets of a mechanical engineer come in use, like vehicle design, robotics, nanotechnology or energy. Additionally, many mechanical engineers go on to pursue careers in aeronautics, cranes and cargo shipping, rail travel, automotive industry, or even healthcare.
The BASF, a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, provides a variety of exciting opportunities for students who have completed high school, but could not advance to tertiary education. Through their learnership programme aspiring spray-painters can qualify with the support of BASF Coating Services. It provides disabled students with an opportunity to obtain mechanical engineering related qualifications which can add value in their chosen career context. Learn more about BASF learnership programme on www.basf.com.
Mining is one of highest paying jobs in the market. While salaries and payments can fluctuate depending on the natural mineral mined, miners have the potential to make more in one day than most people will see in their entire life.
Northam, a town in the Waterberg District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa and an independent integrated PGM producer, offers an exciting learnership opportunity called “Mining Learnership (Rockbreaking Level 2) for Unemployed Learners”. Candidates must have successfully completed a Matric certificate (Grade 12) with English and Mathematics as a minimum requirement. Should you need further information regarding the programme and the benefits offered for you, please visit www.northam.co.za.
Regardless of your age or stage of life, being a sales professional is an excellent career path. Companies need to make sales to survive, and usually reward successful sales people highly, to ensure that they stay in the job. And it’s fair: the better the sales person, the more he or she will earn. For many, this is often the main reason why a sales career is chosen initially.
FRTC, a training consultant situated in Durban, holds a Sales and Customer Relations NQF L5 in partnership with BANKSETA which will equip the sales representatives with the strategies and resources to implement successful sales strategies. The 12-month programme will teach you valuable lessons on how to be a successful sales person, from consulting to clients on trade related issues to identifying product features, advantages and benefits to the customer.
If you need more information, please visit FRTC’s official website on www.frtc.co.za.
As a teacher, you’ll face a myriad of competing demands but for every challenge you face, there’s an equal or greater reward. As you enter a profession that has the ability to impact the lives of others, you also take part in a career that is full of meaning.
To become a good teacher, it’s important to be skilled. The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme offers full-cost bursaries to eligible students, who want to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. If you receive one of these bursaries you’ll be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that you received the bursary for. To access, register and apply for the Funza Lushaka Bursary visit www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za.
Traffic Officer Learnership
Traffic Officers play a vital role in keeping the roads safe. They serve by dealing with general road and traffic tasks. While this might not seem important, this means that the police can get on with cases which require their specialised skillset. This is the general role of a Traffic Officer.
The Western Cape Government opens an accredited qualification for Traffic Officers permanently employed by provincial or local authorities. The traffic officer will be awarded a Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement once the programme is completed. You need to have a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent NQF level 4 in order to be eligible for the training. There is no specific timeline or dates in the year that new posts are to be advertised, it is dependent on the Department (Provincial). Visit westerncape.gov.za for further information.
Puff and Pass