The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched an internship and training programme, aimed at developing skills for unemployed graduates.
The SAPS has already registered 17 trainees who are from different institutions and in different fields of training.
The Police, Private Security, Legal, Justice and Correctional Services (POSLEC) Seta is sponsoring the programme.
Assistant commissioner Joyce Mingard said the internship programme was a direct response to government's human resource strategy for skills development that was established in 2001.
"Our country has a high rate of unemployment and there are many graduates outside who are unemployed.
"We need them to take part in the growth of the country's economy and to acquire skills and experience to prepare them for the working environment," she explained.
She also said the SAPS was committed to development in the country and to bridge the gap from what students had learnt and the working place.
Mr Hennie Richards, the CEO of the POSLEC Seta said the aim was to facilitate participation between the employer and the employee.
"We want to persuade employers to play a role in the socio economic development and the development of our people.
"We have become partners with the Umsobomvu Youth Fund in order to assist unemployed graduates who everyday send their CVs looking for jobs hopelessly."