Learnerships

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.

An integrated, robust effort from the public and private sector is required to boost employment levels among the country’s disabled workforce.

Exploring the important role that learnerships play in combatting unemployment and assisting the youth in furthering their future.

In an ever-changing, developing world, workplace learning should be fast-tracked to up-skill and develop staff to ensure employees remain knowledgeable and informed in key industries.

The second half of the academic year gets underway in just a few weeks and matrics are encouraged to shift their thinking from obtaining a formal tertiary education to vocational training, a valuable and beneficial post-matric study option, which guarantees employment.

The proposed amendments to the regulations on the SETA workplace based learning programme have been released.

With 50.9 percent of the country’s youth unemployed more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country’s economy.

Learnerships are developed by the industry for the industry, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, so the learning programme and qualification of the Learners are relevant to the specific occupation.

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.

Introduced in 2009, the incumbent learnership tax incentives, designed to encourage skills development by companies, came to a conclusion at the end of September this year.

Ringier Africa rolls out an internship programme with Africa Leadership University.

Skills development and training is sorely needed to advance South Africa’s people.

Companies that are obliged by law to contribute to the country’s Skills Development Fund (SDF) through paying the mandatory Skills Development Levy will find a number of important benefits if they include learnerships in their annual Workplace Skills Plan (WSP).

Does your business want to support the implementation of learnerships in the country? Find out how you can contribute towards up-skilling the local labour market.

rotary international

Do you want a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2016 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in the program.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has warned job seekers of a fake traffic officer learnership advert that is doing rounds on social networks such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

Scams continue to plague the education sector and students have been warned to steer clear of false opportunities.

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.

In today’s digital age, building a strong brand identity should be a fundamental part of a company’s strategic intent and skill set.

Northern Cape youth have been called to participate in a public finance management learnership programme.

Connection Telecom has successfully concluded its first internship programme, resulting in the internal placement of two candidates.

“Fasset continuously seeks innovative ways to build skills within the Fasset sector. The Seta is always delighted to learn that member organisations are also innovating constantly to extend the reach and impact of their skills upliftment initiatives. Fasset was excited to hear about FedGroup’s wonderful initiative to empower a group of particularly vulnerable young South Africans through their innovative Iteke Learnership,” says Fasset CEO, Cheryl James.

Employers have been urged to give young people, who are on internship programmes, the necessary experience during their placement.

Incorporating learnership programmes has become increasingly more important as learnerships help an organisation to comply with their BEE scorecard. Businesses are required to spend 6% of their gross salaries and wages in order to measure the Skills Development component of the scorecard.

If you are struggling to secure the necessary BBBEE scorecard points in a meaningful
way the Transcend BEE Internship provides a solution to this challenge and also
supports non-profit organisations in South Africa.

With the introduction of the new Broad‐Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE)
codes South African businesses have little choice but to implement learnerships. This
is not entirely a bad thing.

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