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Government To ABOLISH Work Experience For Entry Level Posts

From 1 April 2019, work experience will no longer be a requirement for recruitment for entry level jobs in the public sector, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has announced. 

Government to abolish work experience for entry level posts

This, the DPSA said in statement, is part of government’s efforts to address the country’s high youth unemployment rate. 

The department is currently in the process of amending regulations in this regard that will take effect at the commencement of the 2019/20 financial year. 

DPSA Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has taken the initiative to review the current legislative framework in order to facilitate the implementation of this new dispensation.

This initiative will enhance government’s human resource development capacity that will see the high levels of unemployment, especially among the youth, alleviated. 

The process will also see the removal of unnecessary barriers to entry into the public service and provision of a platform for new graduates to acquire the required experience in their life long career paths. Additionally, the initiative will see new and innovative blood attracted into the public service. 

In the statement, Dlodlo said the changes will not do away with the inherent requirements of professional fields. 

“This exercise will be structured in such a way that it does not compromise the professional and technical requirements for various fields. All we want to do is streamline career paths and align skills, which will make the public service fit for purpose.” 

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