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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.

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.

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.

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