* You can get full details on the Learnerships that are available now by viewing the Learnerships section of the Careers Portal. There are opportunities now with Toyota, Truworths, Sibanye Stillwater, Dis-chem and others. Also there's the chance to become a Traffic Officer!
The employment equity and work opportunity targets for people with disabilities should increase to at least seven per cent by 2030 according to the Department of Social Development’s White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Learnerships have many advantages over other ways of getting a qualification. You can apply for learnerships at any time of the year as they don't always start at the beginning of the year.
Another advantage of a learnership is that you don't have to pay for the tuition. The company that employs you pays for the training and you will also be paid while you are learning. There is a stipend that all learners will be paid when they are on the learnership.
Learnerships have been promoted as the primary tool to address the countrys skills shortage and to assist young people acquire skills that will secure them employment. But with the Minister of Labour highlighting incidences of abuse of learners, how do we maintain trust in this new form of training and ensure high standards of learning?
Have you ever heard the saying ‘Life Happens’. There is a lot of truth to this statement. Sometimes things happen which are out of our control. Illness can strike at any time and can possibly prevent you from being able to work for a period of time. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) could assist you if you fall ill.
There are various platforms that you can use to submit your R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant application. One of these platforms is the Chatbot platform by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
Here's how you can go about submitting your application on using SASSA Chatbot: