2023 and 2024 Learnerships in South Africa are now open. We have the latest details on available Learnerships for you.
Register for a Learnership
When you register for a Learnership programme, you will receive skills development and training in a field of your choice.
When you register to complete a Learnership programme, you will be paid monthly by your employers, for the period while you are in the Learnership programme - the amount depends on the the academic level of the Learnership, and the company/business procedures.
Careers Portal brings you the latest South African learnerships available, whether that be Learnerships available in Gauteng, available in the Western Cape or Learnerships at Transnet; we have it all.
What is a Learnership programme?
A Learnership leads to a formal qualification and can be very helpful for unemployed youth, because you don't have to pay the cost of fees to kickstart your career. They are promoted by the government as one way to help unemployed South African youth to gain skills and qualifications. They will also gain valuable work experience. Although similar initiatives are run in other countries as well, Learnerships are a specifically South African answer to the skills shortage.
Once the learnership programme is complete, you can expect to receive a nationally recognized qualification with both theoretical and practical work components, as well as valuable work experience and the opportunity for you to develop skills..
Many Learnership graduates have successfully completed a Learnership programme, and have used this as the first step towards an exciting opportunity, a rewarding career and overall progress and success.
When you join, a Learnership programme typically includes the processes of a training element, which will usually be delivered by TVET Colleges in South Africa or an accredited training provider, and can span over a one year contract period.
Do you need a Matric certificate to participate in learnership programmes?
The academic requirements for learnership programmes vary with different institutions, but some businesses offer learnerships to people who do not have their matric qualification.
Learnerships are an effective way to gain a qualification and get real hands-on training and career exposure, making it easier to gain employment after the duration of the learnership course is over.
For many learnership jobs, the minimum requirements are a National Senior Certificate or National Certificate: Vocational, but there may be more specific subject requirements or even skills requirements such as computer literacy.
If you register for a recognised Learnership programme you will have the opportunity to gain a full qualification if you successfully complete the programme. This can be exactly the same qualification that you would receive if you had studied full-time at a college or university.
However there are some significant differences in the two different routes that you can take to get the qualification. The one difference is that rather than paying to study, as you do at a college or university, you will actually be paid a monthly stipend when you are on a Learnership.
Another big difference is that Learnership programmes don't start at one particular time during the year, like educational institutions do. Learnership programmes will start when the company hosting the Learnership are ready to start. For this reason its important to keep up to date with Learnership news so you will hear when a Learnership becomes available. Keep checking the Careers Portal website as we update the information on Learnerships available on a daily basis.
Which occupations offer learnership programmes?
Learnership jobs are offered in a wide range of occupations in South Africa, within a number of various businesses and/or training authority, such as:
- food manufacturing
- health services
- IT technology
- wholesale & retail
- mining operations
- road traffic law enforcement
A Learnership Benefits Unemployed Youth Embarking On Their Learning and Growth Journey
The national problem of unemployed young South Africans is well known to the government.
This is why the South African government decided to develop Learnership programmes that ensure young people without jobs and who are not working - particularly unemployed graduates in South Africa - are kept top of mind and can begin gathering experience through an exciting opportunity brought forward by learnership jobs.
The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGWSeta) has learnerships available in all areas of the country, from Cape Town to Johannesburg - but this is not throughout the year. It is only during one of their funding windows for the Learnership programmes when applicants are invited to apply for learnership training contracts.
SETAs assist the country in decreasing the level of unemployment in South Africa, which is why all companies should offer Seta Learnership opportunities to provide support to the unemployed in South Africa.
Are you looking to join a Learnership programme for yourself or a family member? Regularly check our website for information.
What Learnerships Are Available?
Careers Portal brings you the latest learnerships available whether that be learnerships available in Gauteng. learnerships available in Cape Town or learnerships at Transnet or Eskom, we have it all.
What is a learnership? A learnership are usually done to secure a formal qualification. Once the learnership is complete you receive a nationally recognized qualification in both theoretical and practical work components of the Learnership training contracts.
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