List of South African Learnerships and Other Career Programmes (A – Z)
There are various career opportunities that are provided for South African students. After completing the study, African students can choose to do several things, starting from working on several vacancies, choosing to continue their education through the internship, or getting a training programme such as a learnerships. It becomes one of the favourite programmes in South Africa due to the opportunity of bridging the student with a real working environment. Therefore, it is important to share the popular and available learnership programmes for South Africans in the year 2022-2023. If curious about further information, see below for details.
ABSA, today popular as Barclays Africa Group Limited or Banks of South Africa offers banking services such as personal banking, business banking, corporate banking, insurance as well as wealth and investment management. South Africans who want a career at ABSA, can join the ABSA learnership which takes 12 up to 18 months of the programme.
This learnerships is provided by Old Mutual, a company that is concerned with investment, saving, assurance, asset management, banking as well as property. The learnerships programme of this company will enable me to obtain a wealth management NFQ Level 4 qualification. Through a 12-month workplace and classroom experience, it will provide an opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals to reach a career path as an underwriting, financial investments advisor or insurance brokerage.
The learnership programmes of this company are also well known as Anglo Platinum Learnerships. As one of the World’s largest mining companies, Anglo American offer an opportunity to enrol in an unemployed programme mainly in the engineering position. For the year 2018, the learnership programme has been closed. However, there is still an opportunity to try on next year.
ArcelorMittal is a metal company based in South Africa. The learnership programme of this company targets Youth South Africans who have completed Grade 12.
Barloworld is a distributor of famous vehicle brands that was established in 1902. They represent brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar, Volkswagen, and others. The learnership programme allows the South African citizen who passes Grade 12 to join various positions for a minimum of 12 months contract.
BHP Billiton Learnerships are designed to bring opportunities in several career options in mining. It can be Electricians, Auto Electricians, Fitters, Instrumentation Technicians, Diesel Mechanics, and Boilermakers. Usually, this learnership requires people with N3 Technical or a Grade 12 or Matric with Math and Science.
BMW is one of the most automotive popular brands in the world. BMW Learnership Programme is conducted by the BMW Technical Training Department. Applicants must have Grade 12 or Standard 10 with Math and Science, at least 50% (higher will be an added advantage). Learnership duration takes up to 3 years and is located in Pretoria.
Bytes Technology combines the learning process and practice in the workplace for its learnership programme. The opportunity is available in many fields such as contact centres and computing. The duration of this learnership is about 12 months.
Capitec Learnership is designed for South Africans who want to get working experience in Banking. It is one of the most popular banking learnerships in South Africa.
CETA stands for Construction Education and Training Authority. Therefore, it provides a learnership programme in the construction industry. It targets South African students with Grade 12 certification. The opportunity is usually provided from September to January. Therefore, it is suggested to regularly check the webpage.
Chieta Learnership is an interesting learnership programme from Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority. Chieta is a public corporation that enhances people’s skills in the field of chemical and energy sector. The learnerships duration is about 12 months.
If you are looking for vacancies in Nursing, then you may apply for nursing college at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Located in the Soweto area, South of Johannesburg, this hospital is financed and managed by the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health.
As one of the largest companies in the world, Coca-Cola brings a learnership programme for South African students. This learnership is part of the steps to keep the company’s vision to give benefit the people of South Africa. Therefore, they open positions for a 12 months contract as packaging and warehouse positions in several places.
Correctional Services Learnership is the leading and favourite learnership programme for South Africans. The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) offers this programme every year and targets graduated 12 Grade African students.
CPD Academy offers a learnership for youth unemployment to gain working skills in transport and truck driver fields. The learnership and courses are free to join.
De Beers Learnerships
De Beers is a famous diamond company in the world. The company operates worldwide, including in Canada, and South Africa. De Beers Learnership offers an opportunity for South African students as part of the company’s commitment in response to helping South Africans get learning and workplace experiences.
Dennel Learnership offers some good opportunities in various positions for talented students. The programme is known as Apprentice Training Programme and usually runs from 95 weeks up to 208 weeks. It offers various engineering training for selected candidates. These learnerships are offered to South African citizens with age 18-24. More detailed information is provided on their official webpage.
Department of Education, South Africa consists of two departments, the Department of Basic Education (www.education.gov.za) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (www.dhet.gov.za). These departments provide learnerships programme each year with detailed information that can be accessed through the University Campus Career Centre.
Nursing Learnerships may be offered by The Department of Health in Provincial Administration: Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KZN, North West, Limpopo, Free State and Mpumalanga. It looks like the Department of Education, this department’s official website looks like outdated in updating its career page.
This department offers Nursing Learnerships and some programmes of learnerships in medicine. The positions were available in several countries such as KZN and Limpopo. The applicant shall be an African Student with a valid Grade 12 certificate. For further information on this learnership can be accessed through their webpage.
Department of Labor offers learnerships programme for South African citizens. There are several positions offered by this department, including in public services, management, law and even nursing. To join with the programme, the candidate shall apply via the department’s new division called ESSA. For more information on the learnerships, visit their webpage.
The learnerships programme from this department offers some scarce positions for young talented South African students. The programme requires s valid matrix certificate anis d applicable for those with age 18 to 25. The learnerships duration varies from 12 months up to 2 years.
Social Development Learnership is suitable for people with high social responsibility. Most of the offered opportunities including to be a social worker, and child care counsellor. The applicant shall be willing to travel and located in rural areas.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (DAFFofferrs DAFF Youth through the Junior Landcare Programme. This programme is designed to empower South African Youth especially disadvantaged youth in rural areas. Junior Land Care Programme concerns with youth unemployment issues, skills development, school nutrition and other environmental education. To apply for the learnerships programme, it is still using the printed applications that shall be sent to the Government office. Therefore, this programme is usually listed in the University Career Centre.
DHL is one of the world’s leading companies in logistics, express services, freight transportation and supply chain. DHL South Africa offers career opportunities at different levels.
Dis-Chem or Dischem is a pharmacy company which operates business not only in South Africa but also in Namibia and Botswana. Dischem offers pharmacy learnership, retail learnership, and support learnership.
Discovery Learnerships give South Africans the opportunity to choose their field. The learnerships have some fields such as nursery, administrator, contact centre, wealth management, and insurance.
Edcon Learnership offers an interesting opportunity for smart and dynamic candidates. Specific information can access through the Edcon official website including the application form and the specific requirements.
Engen operates a petroleum business and related products in South Africa. The company offers a learnerships programme at a certain time. For more specific instructions visit their official webpage to get a notice when they open any learnerships programme immediately.
About 93% of South Africa’s Electricity comes from this company. Therefore, having a career in Eskom becomes a prestigious achievement for South African citizens. Both Eskom Vacancies and Eskom Learnerships always get enthusiasm from many students. It offers learnerships in Kriel Power Station, Duvha Power Station, Eskom Real Estate and various business units. Most Eskom Learnerships require Grade 12, N2, or N3 qualifications.
Exxaro is one of the largest South Africa Coal Companies which invested about 6.8% of employee salaries for Exxaro Training. This training targets about 800 youth South Africans. Over 80% of them were historically disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs). This training consists of Exxaro learnerships, internships, bursaries and various skills programmes.
Fasset is the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority. Fasset collects learnerships from any finance and accounting organizations. The learnerships programme offers various positions in accounting and tax. It targets South African Students and wishes to develop the local working experience.
Gijima is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company in South Africa. Gijima offers IT learnerships called as Information Technology Business Learnership Programme (ITBLP). This learnership has some chosen fields related to ICT such as programming in Java/Microsoft.Net/Cobol, Mainframe, Databases (Oracle), ICT Networking and Security. The length of the programme is about 24 months combines both theory and workplace.
This famous gold mining company is one of the biggest gold mining companies in Africa. The company offers a learnerships programme for various positions including engineering. This programme usually opens in the early year and closes by mid of the year.
Department of Home Affairs South Africa is looking for potential individuals to join their leadership programme through Home Affairs Vacancies. They offer a graduate learnership programme to South African students with a 3-year National Diploma or Degree or an equivalent NQF Level 7. This programme takes about 18 months in duration. For more information, it can access through the government’s official webpage or contact the helpdesk at 011 – 3555463.
IBM is a multinational technology and consulting company. IBM is offering career opportunities for South Africans through IBM Vacancies. It offers various positions in IT sections for Grade 12 graduates.
Impala Platinum or also well known as Implats supplies about 22% of platinum products in the world. This number shows that this company is one of the leading platinum mining companies. On the other side, Implats has corporate responsibilities through Implats Learnerships. This programme is a part of the Deputy President’s instructions to increase skills and alleviation through education for South African graduates.
Johannesburg Road Agency offers JRA Internship Program for students who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma.
Kelly started the company in 1969 and until today keep giving an opportunity to South African student that interest to follow their learnerships programme. This is a great company that leads to empowering women and brings more opportunities for women students.
Kuyasa Learnership is one of Bankseta Learnership besides Letsema Learnership. Kuyasa Learnership 2018 offers a one-year learnership programme for South Africans. The request qualification is a minimum of NQF level 5 or 6.
Lancet Laboratories is one of the leading pathology laboratories in South Africa. It targets Grade 12 graduates from South Africa to join as Phlebotomy Learnership Programme that will last for 2 years. For further queries and information about this learnership, email email@example.com.
Letsema Learnership is another learnership programme funded by Bankseta. This programme is designed for unemployed matriculant South Africans. Successful candidates will be trained in about 12 months of learnership with a monthly stipend.
Liberty is a growing financial service, insurance, and health products company in South Africa. This company has a special learnership programme to introduce young people into the financial services sector. The programme targets young people to reach their education goals through bursaries or scholarships.
Lonmin was frequently offering learnerships in engineering fields. Lonmin Learnerships require candidates with Grade 12, NQF Level 4 or N2 qualifications.
Lulaway is a job platform that helps over 30.000 job seekers get their dream jobs. Besides regular jobs, Lulaway also offers learnership and internship opportunities.
Metro Police Learnerships is offered to Grade 12 graduate students in South Africa. There are many places open for the position, such as the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD).
Microsoft works closely with MICT SETA for a training programme through giving learnerships and internship programmes. This programme provides Microsoft Certification training for talented South African students.
Momentum helps families by providing financial advice, products, and services. This company offers Graduate Development Programme (GDP) through learnership opportunities. The programme runs in collaboration with INSETA and provides learnerships in some fields such as finance, information technology, and investment.
Mondi is one of the world’s leading paper companies employing around 25,000 workers in over 30 countries. Working in Mondi through a learnership programme will be a prestigious advantage, especially for South African graduates.
Mining Qualifications Authority or MQA is providing services to improve and ensure the health and safety of productivity in the mining industry. Being the part of MQA learnership will receive 40% of theory and 60% of workplace training.
MTN South Africa is one of the leading GSM Cellular Operators in South Africa. Working in MTN becomes a favourite career for many students of South Africa. The MTN learnership programmes target youth with age 18 to 35.
Multichoice Learnerships are education and training that connecting between structured learning (theory) and work experience (practice). The learnership purpose is to obtain a registered qualification on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Murray and Roberts is an engineering, design, construction, and project management company. The company offers a 12-month graduate development programme to achieve a comprehensive and various career in a world-class organization. This position is open for South African citizens with B Eng., BSc and B Tech.
Nampak is a packaging company in South Africa. Nampak offers a high number of careers for South Africans. Graduate Development Programme from Nampak offers a programme such as learnerships and bursaries for young candidates.
The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) offers some career programmes. NGO Pulse vacancies consist of both permanent and contract jobs as well as internship programmes.
NYDA or National Youth Development Agency is an established agency to offer challenges for South Africans. NYDA helps South Africans in getting chances and access to further education and career opportunities. NYDA information on the available learnerships and bursaries is listed on their official website.
Rand Water is the biggest water service in South Africa. This place offers various learnership positions for unemployed graduates. The requirements are Grade 12 with Math, under 35 years, and must be an unemployed person. Rand Water gives a good monthly stipend and supporting benefits. The company asks for some good candidates with a strong will to join their programme.
South African Breweries (SAB) offers Youth Development Programme for the unemployed. This programme consists of learnerships/in-service training or internships and bursaries. SAB is in partnership with FOODBEV SETA to ensure that all SAB’s learning programmes adhere to the Skills Development Strategy within the FOODBEV SETA sector.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) offers learnerships and internships in broadcast engineering, radio production, television operations and other media and broadcast-related qualifications.
Samancor Chrome is a private mining company with joint shareholders between BHP Billiton (owns 60%) and Anglo American (owned 40%). This company offers some learnerships programmes as well as bursaries. To get accepted into the programme, the candidates shall pass Grade 12 and be South African citizens. Information and further queries on this opportunity can email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year, Sandvik offers an apprenticeship programme and learnerships. This programme gives several opportunities for South African students per year. It has a mutual partnership with Merseta to conduct this training programme. The programme consists of the following trades: millwrights, earthmoving equipment mechanics, auto electricians, electricians, and fitters.
Sappi is a major company that concerns with paper and wood products. This company provides an ideal job for South African graduates through Sappi Learnerships. The company opens several vacant positions of learnerships for process trainees and repairmen.
Sapref Oil Refinery offers a skills development programme for South Africans through Sapref learnerships and bursaries. Applicants for Sapref learnership must be Grade 10, 11, or 12. Each learner or successful applicant will receive monthly funds and benefits. Other than that, they will also receive an important experience that leads to a better future carrier. For more information on this programme and benefits simply email email@example.com.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) offers SAPS Learnership and Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP). Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years and must have a Grade 12 certificate. To join SAPS is a great opportunity and chance for the South African graduate.
South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) is an entity as a part of the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa. SAQA collected and published information on any learnerships by SETAs.
South African Revenue Service (SARS) offers some learnership programmes to the students in Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges. The programme also reaches unemployed graduates as well as matriculants. The offered learnerships positions include forensic accounting, internal auditing, human resources and security studies.
Sasol offers a learnership programme and career opportunities to South African graduates. The available learnerships positions in Sasol Learnerships include Chemical Plant Operations, Instrumentation and Control, Electrical operations, Fitting, Turning, Boilermaking, Welding, and Rigging. To apply for this learnerships programme, one needs to have a Grade 12 or N3 certificate.
South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a South African national agency that ensures the provision of comprehensive social security services against vulnerability and poverty. SASSA is managed under the Department of Social Development, RSA.
Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a vocational skills training organization in South Africa. Some of SETA’s Learnerships include Sasseta, Merseta, Services SETA, Agriseta, INSETA, LGSETA, W&R SETA, FP&M SETA, HWSETA, EW SETA, MICTSETA, CETA, MQA, FoodBev, Chieta, ETDP SETA and other SETAs. All of them have skills development programmes through learnerships. For more information on available SETA Learnerships can contact 079589-9384.
Standard Bank offers a learnership programme named Banking Skills Academy. Standard Bank Learnership recruits South Africans unemployed, matriculants as well as graduates to take financial services career experiences. This learnership will take around 12 months of training and available in some cities such as Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Polokwane, Cape Town, Kimberley, Nelspruit, and Bloemfontein. Learners will receive a monthly stipend and some benefits with final certificates.
Transnet has five core businesses in South Africa: Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), Transnet Engineering (TE), and Transnet Pipelines (TPL). Transnet Freight Rail is a South African rail transport company, formerly known as Spoornet. Transnet offers career opportunities for South African graduates. Currently, they open positions and to apply for these learnerships, you need to register first at Transnet Career Portal.
Telkom South Africa SOC Limited is a wireless telecommunication services provider in South Africa. Telkom is currently offering career opportunities for South African graduates. The offered positions include IT, sales, marketing, and project management.
The career scheme and learnerships programme that is offered by Toyota called as Toyota Graduate Recruitment Programme. This programme is designed for South African graduate students.
According to the Unilever South Africa Career Page, they have three career programmes: Unilever Management Trainee Programme, Unilever Future Leaders Programme and Unilever Leadership Internship Programme. The last scheme basically is the same as a learnership programme.
UTi offers learnership in some positions such as Project Management, Information Technology, Freight Handling, Freight Forwarding, Business Administration, and Bookkeeping. The learnerships programme asks for qualification of Standard 10 or Grade 12 Certificate.
Each year, Vodacom offers an internship and a learnership programme to many South African students. A Vodacom Learnership Programme usually will take around 12 months. This programme has various positions such as business administration, commercial, marketing, finance, call centre and project management.
For many years, VW Group in South Africa provides opportunities for South African graduates. VW has a Graduate Trainee Programme for some positions. It includes engineering, sales and marketing, finance, information technology, human resources, purchasing, logistics, corporate communications and public relations. For further information on this VW Learnership/Trainee, go visit this page.
Those are all the lists of South African learnership that are usually available every year. To get more updates on the learnerships programme, it is recommended to always check for the listed websites. Therefore, when the learnerships programme is vacant, then you can directly apply for the position. Getting a better career can lead to a better life too. Good luck!