Learnerships 2024


2024 Learnerships in South Africa are now open. We have the latest details on available Learnerships for you. Learnerships are a uniquely South African option designed to rollout training and workplace-focused education to unemployed youth - and also people currently in employment but who need to advance their careers.

Seta Learnerships 2024 Online Application

The great news if you are applying for a Learnership 2024 is that you will usually have an online application to complete. The days of taking a taxi to a shop to print out copies of your CV, and then another taxi to the police station to have the copies certified, should be over. Most Learnerships in 2024 have an online application process so you can apply via your cellphone or laptop. So you just need data - or access to a wifi hotspot to be able to apply.

For unemployed youth the Learnership programmes allow you to gain meaningful workplace experience which will help you in securing a job. Being on a Learnership comes with the payment of a monthly stipend. Follow the Learnerships 2024 online application process to get your application in before the closing date.

Register for a Learnership 2024

When you register for a Learnership programme, you will receive skills development and training in a field of your choice, depending on the minimum requirements for each Learnership. The recruitment process for the Learnership will include checking what qualification you are currently at and seeing if that matches the level of the Learnership being offered. Often Learnerships require South African citizens with a Matric certificate, but this is not always the case.

Seta Learnerships 2024 Online Application

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.  Companies will usually get an allowance from the relevant Seta to cover this Learnership allowance.

Online Learnerships For 2024 With Stipend

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. If there are any online Learnerships for 2024 with stipend then they will be featured on our Career Portal. You can go online and see the information we have on the Learnerships that are available.

Government Learnerships 2024

There are many Learnerships available with government departments in 2024 and you will find them all listed here on Career Portal. The government Learnerships 2024 could be in any department and much like Learnerships at companies you will be paid a monthly stipend. Government Learnerships are very popular because if you work hard and do well you have a good chance of being kept on to work full time at the government department. 

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. Learnerships 2024 are usually preferenced to South African citizens. 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.

Are Learnerships 2024 For Matriculants?

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.

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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.

Companies that often offer Learnerships include Clicks, SAB, Eskom, Transnet, Discovery, Absa and others.

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:

  • agriculture
  • banking
  • construction
  • engineering
  • finance
  • food manufacturing
  • health services
  • insurance
  • IT technology
  • manufacturing
  • security
  • tourism
  • 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.

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What Learnerships Are Available in 2024?

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.

Register here to get updates about the learnerships available now.

Which Learnerships Are Still Open For 2024?

Learnerships in South Africa provide a perfect opportunity for unemployed individuals to gain practical work experience while earning a nationally recognised qualification. One of the major benefits of a learnership is that the learner is paid. 

Impala Platinum are offering a 36 month Learnership with a set training programme under the Mining Qualifications Authority. We have all the details on how to apply.

Unemployed youth are invited to apply for an 18 month Finance Learnership Programme at the Ekurhuleni West TVET College. We have all the details.

Exxaro is a mining company focused on coal and it listed on the JSE Top 40 index. They have a number of Learnerships available at the mines. We have the details for you.

When you do a learnership, you are able to gain valuable experience in your field while also obtaining a qualification. Do learnerships come with pay?

Kerina Ramasar, a 21-year-old with severe vision impairment, has turned her challenges into strengths, becoming a mentor and influential figure during her learnership at EduPower Skills Academy. Her resilience and ambition have led her to take on additional responsibilities, showcasing the power of potential.

Pick n Pay are running a UIF funded Learnership in 2024 so they are looking for unemployed youth nationwide to participate in this six-month programme. Apply now!

Bayport Financial Services is now seeking candidates to join them as corporate financial and sales learners. Apply now!

The City of Cape Town has various training and development student opportunities available for matriculants, graduates and students. Apply now!

Absa Home Loan Learnership programme incorporates classroom training and on the job exposure to prepare you perfectly for a career in banking. Apply for this exiting Learnership now!

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