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.

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.

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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.


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.

A new BEE internship aims to equip champions to move organisations beyond
classical tick-box compliance thinking around B-BBEE, and to truly embrace the
new enterprise transformation paradigm.

Young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds will receive
the opportunity to develop the skills they need to participate in the marketing
sector through the Red and Yellow Springboard Marketing Institute.

Businesses are coming under increasing pressure to look beyond their immediate profits and find ways of contributing to skills development. The Learnership Platform aims to stimulate dialogue about ways in which South African businesses can do this through learnerships.

As part of government?s programme of action to expand opportunities for
greater employment and empowerment of youth in the country, the
Correctional Services Learnership programme was launched.

In addition to a significant tax rebate of up to R60 000 per learner, the
benefit for companies investing in learnerships is that they are helping to
sustain a clear and practical solution to help address the country?s skills

A new learnership programme is designed to equip candidates with skills that can be
utilised in the work place as well as sought-after technical skills including the ability to
setup and configure PCs.

The public has been urged to ignore BankSeta learnership adverts posted on unofficial
and private e-mail accounts after a fake advertisement was discovered on the popular
free-listing website, Gumtree.

A number of post-graduates are deemed unemployable because they lack practical
work experience. By creating a practical environment for interns to further develop
their skills, Ellies hopes to prepare graduates for the workplace.

Three thousand unemployed youth have been employed by the Department of Correctional Services in the past year through learnership and internship programmes.

Learnerships have many positives and not just for the learner who will seek a job upon graduation. These opportunities create jobs amongst other things. The following article touches upon the benefits in granting learnerships and the relationships it creates.

Enrolling individuals in learnerships when they are already competent in most of the
outcomes of the qualification is a waste of time and resources; however there is room
for some RPL during learnerships. Suzanne Hattingh provides some guidelines on when
it is appropriate to do RPL in learnerships.


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