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The Learnership programme was developed in South Africa as a modern way to advance apprenticeships to meet the modern demands of the workplace. Learnerships also manage to formalise the learning and workplace experience - which is usually sadly lacking in internships offered by companies.

Another significant benefit of Learnerships over internships is that Learnerships come with a formal pay structure where learners will be paid a monthly stipend, or payment, for the time they are on the Learnership. Also, internships do not have a learning component, while Learnerships are all linked directly to a formal qualification.


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You might have heard the phrase “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”. Companies can learn from learners and the learner can learn from the company.


As the Matric Class of 2023 nears the conclusion of their school career, a few of these learners will recognise Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) as a section in Business Studies. However, B-BBEE – and how companies decide to implement their Skills Development initiatives – may be the defining factor that determines some of these young people’s career prospects and future.


Training providers are ultimately responsible for determining fair stipends. Stipends, a fixed monthly allowance paid to candidates as part of a learnership, internship or apprenticeship, are intended to provide learners with financial assistance to pay for transport, meals and other basic needs whilst completing these 12-month programmes.


The Anglo American ICT learnership programme in South Africa has produced 35 graduates with a set of new digital skills contributing to the country’s overall ICT development focus. All 35 young graduates have achieved an NQF 4 qualification and are part of the first cohort of the programme.


A learnership offers you workplace experience while also obtaining a qualification. Here are some tips if you would like to do a learnership.


Social media is awash with pictures of proud graduates, degree in hand and ready to embark on the next stage in their lives. Here's how to get the right graduate for your business.


All the elements on the B-BBEE scorecard require some financial investment from companies, many of whom are feeling the financial pinch from declining sales and revenue since the pandemic began. Investment in B-BBEE and transformation is unlikely to be top of their lists and understandably so.


Blended working conditions are very common as many companies juggle between in office working and working from home. Some companies have opted to adopt this for even more procedures, such as interviews. Here are some top tips to master your upcoming Zoom job interview.


So, you’ve just graduated – congratulations! You are probably excited to find that dream job, earn an income and put your skills and education to use. Here are some tips to land your first job.


Getting a job could be a process that lasts for either a month or for some, a few years. Many people would say that looking for job is a job all on it's own, hopefully a short term one.


It’s National Disability Rights Awareness Month, the perfect time to spotlight the fact that of the three million South Africans who live with disabilities, only 1% have jobs. This alarming statistic clearly indicates that we need to do more to celebrate what people with disabilities can do, not what they can’t.


Of all the records South Africa holds, the most unwanted must be the fact that our unemployment rate is now the highest in the world. The official statistics say the unemployment rate, which includes people who have stopped looking for work, rose to 44.4% in the second quarter of 2021. The reality for our youth is even worse than that, with some estimates suggesting as many as three in every four young people are jobless.


Many organisations face unparalleled operational challenges that stem from a lack of productive and engaging employee learning practices that could be increasing ROI.


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Preparing for a learnership interview is much like any other working interview you might experience in your lifetime, with the only difference being the difficulty in questions.


We are finding that there is still too little clarity around the subject of vocational learnerships.  Learnerships are indeed a win-win for all parties involved. 


There is a national strategy to improve skills and knowledge, to support people to find employment, and reduce unemployment. Learning programmes to achieve this, include apprenticeships, learnerships, graduate work programmes, in-service experience as part of a qualification. The people on these programmes are required to have an employment contract for the duration of the programme. What are the implications of that "employment" contract?


Africa’s leading data science academy Explore Data Science Academy(EDSA) has ramped up its number of sponsored learnerships to 500 in 2020.

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