Learnerships and How They Work

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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.

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

Learnership 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 learnerships 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.

You might not need a specific qualification but 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 learnership is, while learning and growing in the working world, you also receive a small stipend for the work you are doing with the amount depending on the company you are working for. However, it is no a guarantee that you will get paid.

Learnerships are managed by the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), introduced by the government to help skill learners 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. They are often available at companies like Eskom, Transnet, Clicks and SAB.

Click here to explore the Learnerships available 

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