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If University Is Not For You, Here Are Some Work Options


No university plans? It's not the end of the line for you! Here are some job options available to you, even with no further qualifications.

We've all heard about Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg who had no university qualification but built empires and some of our lifelines. There's also the founder of Honda and co-founder of Whatsapp who hold no university degrees to their names but have created a successful and flourishing career for themselves. Obtaining a University is important in some respects but in a world where it is common to see individuals holding high degrees stuck in unemployment, getting into the world of working is just as important. 

It's easy to become discouraged when you've received rejections from institutions or find yourself in a position where you are not able to attend University but giving up on your future does not have to be your reality. There are many options available to you, even without a qualification from a tertiary institution. 

Another thing to remember is that your first job does not need to be something extraordinary and that after you acquire your first job and your CV starts looking more attractive, jobs will be easier to find. Starting small should not be looked at as a delaying process but you should rather keep your goals in mind and know that if you put the work in, no matter what position you hold, you’ll end up being exactly where you desired to be. 

Here are some current work opportunities available to you:

  • SAPPI Southern Africa: Process Trainee 
    • Ngodwana Mill, Nelspruit
    • Grade 12 (Math and Physical Science)/ N3 Pulp and Paper
    • Closing date : 24 February 2020
    • Click here to apply
  • Department of Public Service and Administration: Multiple Positions
    • Nationwide
    • The Department releases circulars which showcases different positions available in different departments nationwide
    • Click here to view circulars
  • Hollard Life: Retail Agents
    • All regions
    • Grade 12
    • 6 months - 1 year sales experience
    • Closing date: 31 March 2020
    • Click here to apply
  • Hollard Life: Field Agents
    • Western Cape
    • Grade 12
    • 6 months - 1 year sales experience
    • Closing date: 31 March 2020
    • Click here to apply
  • Department of Defence: Military Skills Development System 2020
    • ​​​​​​​Nationwide
    • The Department of Defence has multiple positions available. To view them, click here
    • Closing date: 29 February 2020
  • Woolworths Financial Services: Financial Product Consultant
  • Transaction Capital Recoveries: Team Leaders/Call Centre Supervisors
  • The Foschini Group: Multiple Positions
    • Nationwide
    • TFG’s website features many available positions. To view them, click here
  • Capita: Multiple Positions
    • Nationwide
    • Capita’s website features many available positions. To view them, click here
  • Friends 4 Life Intermediary Services : Marketing Consultant
  • Global Direct: Direct Sales Agents
  • UDM International: Sales Representative
  • xneelo: Technical Customer Service Consultant
  • Progression Group: Sales Consultant
  • Old Mutual: Multiple Positions
    • Nationwide
    • Old Mutual’s website features many available positions. To view them, click here.

There are many more opportunities available to you and modern technology has made finding them easier. Finding jobs and getting interviews can be a tiresome process at times but stay motivated and the job you were looking for will come.

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