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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.

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.

Richard Rayne

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.

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

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