Learnerships at Eskom


Learnerships in South Africa: Key Elements and Benefits

Learnerships (Whether offered at Eskom or somewhere else), a unique form of vocational education and training in South Africa, play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills, especially for young people seeking employment. They offer a structured learning programme that combines both classroom-based learning at a training centre or college and practical workplace experience.

Established by the Skills Development Act of 1998, Learnerships aim to improve skills development and promote job creation across different sectors. Let's delve into the key elements and the multifaceted benefits of these programmes. They are offered at top companies like Transnet, Eskom, and many others.

Key Elements of Learnerships:

  1. Structured Learning Programme: At its core, a Learnership is a structured learning programme that consists of theoretical and practical training. This means learners split their time between classroom learning and on-the-job training.

  2. NQF Aligned: Every Learnership programme is associated with an occupation or field of work and aligned with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This ensures that learners receive a nationally recognised qualification upon completion.

  3. Contractual Agreement: Learnerships are governed by formal agreements between the learner, an employer, and a training provider. This contract binds the parties to specific responsibilities and outlines the learning programme's objectives.

  4. Duration: Typically, a Learnership programme lasts for about 12-24 months. However, the duration can vary depending on the nature and complexity of the qualification.

  5. Assessment: Progress is continuously assessed throughout the programme. Learners are required to write tests, complete assignments, and partake in projects. Towards the end, they undergo a final assessment to verify their competence.

Both employers and young aspirants stand to gain immensely from Learnerships, making Learnership programmes an integral part of South Africa's strategy to combat unemployment and drive prosperity.


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Learnerships are programmes perfect for anyone who wishes to gain work experience and earn a qualification at the same time. It allows you to explore your options and establish yourself in the working world. We have all the learnership information you need, including learnerships available now.

Clicks has an exciting opportunity available to complete a Learnership Programme to qualify as a Pharmacist Assistant.

If you do not have your matric qualification and are wondering whether or not you will still be able to apply for a learnership, we have the answers you need.

A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example: electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management.

SETA, which stands for Sector Education and Training Authority, is a national skills development program aimed at developing in all sectors. But how do you get their leadership? Who qualifies for their funding and much do they pay? read more to find out.


Learnerships and internships both provide you with work experience, and both can be the start of a long and successful career. But there are big differences between the two.

Have you ever wondered why learnerships exist? Well, keep on scrolling to find out why learnerships are so important for South Africa's youth, growth and economy.

Are you interested in applying for a learnership, however, you have no idea where to start? Well, keep reading to find out more about the Learnership Readiness Programme and how it can help you get that learnership.

We are often asked by our readers why they can't find the Learnership they want to sign up for when they review our lists of available Learnerships.  So we'd like to explain why you see the Learnerships that are on our site and why some aren't there.  We also explain when you can apply to take part in Learnerships.

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After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


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