The benefits of a learnership are plenty, these are some reasons why you should want to learn, train, work and get qualified!

  • A learnership is a great way to improve your skills and work performance. You will be required to develop the same level of competence as any other employee at the job

  • A learnership provides the best of both worlds - you receive a qualification and work experience at the same time. The Edcon Group, for instance, offers its employees an opportunity to compete a one-year learnership certificate as part of their structural learning programme

  • Once you have completed a learnership (the usual duration is from 12 to 24 months); you will receive a minimum of 120 credits on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF); which will add on to your work experience and CV, as well as a nationally recognised certificate

  • Learnership training provides you with the Employment Equity (EE) policy objective. The policy act protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and also provides a framework for implementing affirmative action. For example, if you were a previously disadvantaged or semi- skilled employee, you’re able to apply for a learnership to help improve your work-related competence

  • Lastly, you make a little cash! Learnerships are a great way to get a certificate while working and earning a stipend.

After completing your learnership, you are the official recipient of an occupational certificate at whatever NQF Level you qualify for. Coupled with tangible work experience and references, you are a step closer at receiving full-time employment!

If you’re looking for a learnership, sign-up to JobStarter today, and be connected to employers who offer learnership opportunities.