Did you know there are many ways to get qualified while learning on the job and getting paid? JobStarter can help connect you find the right earn-while-you-learn opportunity for you. Learn more about the different types of earn-while-you-learn opportunities available on JobStarter here.

There are many different earn-while-you-learn opportunities available on JobStarter. We do the hustling so you don’t have to! Simply sign-up, complete our assessments and your profile and let the opportunities find you.

Learn more about the different opportunities available on JobStarter:

  1. Learnerships are a great way to get a nationally recognised occupational certificate while working and earning a stipend. You will spend 30% of your time in class and 70% in the workplace. Who are learnerships for? Learnerships are for young people aged 16 to 35, who are either unemployed or working for a company that offers learnerships opportunities to current employees to develop their skills.How long does a learnership take? A learnership usually takes 12 or 24 months. What type of learnerships are available? There are many different learnership opportunities offered by the SETAs, the SETAs offering the most learnerships are LGSETA, CHISETA, BANKSETA. Check out all the SETA opportunities that are available here. Will you get paid? You will earn a basic stipend to help cover the costs of transport. Your studies will also be covered by the relevant SETA. What are the benefits? Depending on the learnership you will get an occupational certificate at an NQF Level 1 to 6. You will also gain practical work experience and references that will help you find work in the future. How do you apply? You can sign-up to JobStarter or search the internet for opportunities offered by companies and apply directly. {For more information about learnerships opportunities click here.}
  2. Internships are opportunities for graduates or students studying towards a degree. An internship is not directly related to your qualification, it is an opportunity to gain experience in your field of study. We highly recommend completing a few internships during university holidays to gain valuable work experience and get reference letters to show a future employer. How long does an internship take? An internship can last from a couple of weeks to a year depending on the company that offers it. Will you get paid? In some cases, you will receive a stipend to cover your basic costs but in other cases internships are unpaid. The value of the work experience you will gain outweighs the stipend you will receive. It can be very difficult to work without being paid, but it is an investment in your future that will eventually pay off. How do you apply? You can register on JobStarter or search the internet for opportunities and apply to the company directly. {Sign-up here}

  3. Work-Integrated Learning: You need to be a student at a TVET college to qualify for this opportunity. TVET students enrolled in an N6 programme need 18 months work experience in order to get their National N Diploma. Sign-up to JobStarter so that employers can view your profile and contact you if they have opportunities available.

JobStarter can also get you connected to entry-level jobs. Learn more about how JobStarter can help you kick-start your career here.