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Thousands of individuals want to upskill themselves every year. Learnerships are an intriguing option aimed at individuals who want to gain practical experience and theoretical knowledge. 


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.


Engen has partnered with the Disability Economic Empowerment Trust (DEET) to launch an artisan training programme for 100 people with disabilities that will assist them with the skills required to enter the job market.


A retail business is only as good as its employees. Essentially it is the staff who represent the brand since they are on the front lines dealing with customers.


While the unemployment rate remains alarmingly high in South Africa, there are other routes to follow on your search to finding employment, such as embarking on a learnership and studying a trade. 


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.


Learnerships are an essential resource to future-proof your business. Black Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is only effective in meeting its goals if the transformative ethos of the legislation is embraced, according to Rajan Naidoo, the Director of EduPower Skills Academy.



The need for social assistance from nonprofit organisations has grown exponentially since the Covid-19 pandemic, but donor funding to them has not kept pace. However, there is a way for them to apply for funding opportunities.


Careers Portal had the pleasure of catching up with founder of DigsConnect, Alexandria Procter. She shared her top 5 tips for entrepreneurs who need a little push to get started. 


You've probably heard of the success stories of people who found their jobs through networking. But you might have also heard that it's not a reliable way to find work. Who's right?


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