Learnerships

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Learnerships in South Africa are a way to get a formal qualification while working and earning a monthly stipend.
Employers are incentivised with tax benefits from SARS for using learnerships to train their staff. Learnerships can also be used to train currently unemployed people who could possibly be employed by the company if they successfully complete the course. Because of this, learnerships are particularly important to the continued development of South Africa's .
Take a look at the Careers Portal for specific listings of learnerships with some of South Africa's largest companies.


Of all the records South Africa holds, the most unwanted must be the fact that our unemployment rate is now the highest in the world. The official statistics say the unemployment rate, which includes people who have stopped looking for work, rose to 44.4% in the second quarter of 2021. The reality for our youth is even worse than that, with some estimates suggesting as many as three in every four young people are jobless.


5 reasons your business should be sponsoring a Learnership


Preparing for a learnership interview is much like any other working interview you might experience in your lifetime, with the only difference being the difficulty in questions.


You might have heard the phrase “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”. Companies can learn from learners and the learner can learn from the company.


We are finding that there is still too little clarity around the subject of vocational learnerships.  Learnerships are indeed a win-win for all parties involved. 


The value of learnerships is that they assist in creating jobs. As the SETA programmes have developed over the years, more hidden benefits in the triangular relationship between the employer, the project manager and the learner, have become apparent.


Africa’s leading data science academy Explore Data Science Academy(EDSA) has ramped up its number of sponsored learnerships to 500 in 2020.


Skills development in South Africa is an ever evolving environment.  At times very frustrating, but so rewarding!


Learnerships are structured programmes combining theory with practical skills within a working environment. 


Learnerships combine learning programmes with on the job learning and training. On the job training is supported by structured or institutional learning. 


To help grow South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation 


Developing a colleague who is appointed as an intern is serious business. This is certainly not an errand-girl or errand-boy to be treated with disdain and humiliated. 


Boeing selects two South African students to join its International Business Internship Program (IBIP) in Seattle. 

 

 


In South Africa’s tough job market, experience is an essential item on any CV.


Empowering the youth through on-the-job learning and development is one way of moving South Africa’s young folk to the centre of the country’s economic ecosystem.


Many government departments and private companies are currently advertising their internship programmes to afford graduates the opportunity


Learnerships are becoming a popular way to develop skills and gain real work experience in the labour market.


More employers are placing emphasis on the importance of workplace learning – a powerful tool that empowers the workforce, improves the bottom-line and bodes well for the country’s economy.


With South Africa’s unemployment rate at an all-time high, Learnerships are necessary to help build a competent workforce as well as the key to boosting an organisation’s B-BBEE levels in the process.


Learnerships raise the skills base in key economic sectors and reduce unemployment driven by a shortage of skills, yet many employers ignore them in spite of significant tax incentives.

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