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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.

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
shortage.

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
websites
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.

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