Leanerships and How They Work

Learnership 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 the all the leanership information you need, including available opportunities.


A leanership is a work-study opportunity that companies offer allowing you to gain a qualification and work experience at the same time.

Leanership programmes put emphasis on the importance of practical work experience and theoretic understanding.

Once completed you receive a nationally recognized qualification and work experience in that field, increasing your chances of future employment.

Most leanerships do not require a certain qualification but, just an interest in the field of the programme you choose to join. Through this you will learn the theoretical foundation of the work you do, as well as the practical work experience, promoting active learning.

Though you do not need a specific qualification, some learnerships do require a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent in order to apply. However there are many learnership opportunities that don't require a NSC. 

Many business promote learnerships because, it allows them to teach you the necessities of the job while also  allowing you to gain the necessary practical skills.

The best part of a leanership is, while learning and growing in the working world, you also receive a small stipend for the work you are doing, the amount depends on the company you are working for. However, it is no a guarantee that you will get paid.

Leanerships are managed by the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA's), introduced by the government to help skill leaners and get them ready for the workplace.

Not only do learnerships decrease the percentage of unemployment in the country but, they also improves on the quality of work done in the industry.

Learnerships are perfect opportunities for people who wish to explore their option before making a long-term commitment.

Click here to explore the available learnership opportunities in South Africa 

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