5 Great Learnership Websites to Find Learnerships. Useful websites if you’re a youth looking for a Learnership. We include advice for those youth who might be vulnerable to exploitation.
Check out the list of registered learnerships you should look out for in the media.
- The Careers Portal promotes a number of learnership opportunities. You can subscribe for free and receive updates. It’s a site worth checking out.
- If you want to do a financial learnership, try Standard Bank however I couldn’t find the closing date so I hope the advert’s still relevant.
- Try this site that advertisers Learnerships in a range of sectors.
- Check out the Learnership Group on the Skills Universe website.
- The Youth Village is a useful site and includes many current learnership recruitment adverts. Go to it now, closing dates happen from around the middle of January.
Learnership Websites for Recruitment
When you respond to a recruitment advert make sure you have checked the closing date or you’re wasting your time!
Most of the people receiving your applications are the uptight boring types who won’t even open your email if it’s past the due date!
If you see that it’s less than 1 month from the due date, call them up. Explain that you’re interested and wanted to know if you could be short-listed in case people drop out. It’s a long shot but at least it shows you’re determined and creative.
When you write a cover letter or send an email querying opportunities DO A FRIKKING SPELL CHECK coz rytin sms styl is the same as kissing someone with bad breath. They will pull away.
If you want to be selected by an adult – be an adult YOURSELF and communicate correctly.
When you’re President Dic’tator you can change the rules, ok darlin’s. Not trying to rain on your parade, you’re awesome, just follow these rules to work your way in and then turn it upside down.
Your CV should be 1 page – your personal details (ID, address, age etc should take up less than 1/4 of your page.)
You don’t want to bore them, you just want to outshine the competition.
- Include details about your skills and interests. Do you have any hobbies related to the program you’re applying for?
- What have you achieved?
- Distinctions, were you a class captain or prefect, sports achiever etc?
- Your CV must make you sound like someone actively interested in the world and someone who engages with their interests. If all you do is watch TV all day you’re an unexciting blob, but if you watch TV in order to post reviews online, write a blog, be critical etc – then you’re hot stuff.
You’re Young, Beware. Be Brave.
The labour market openly practices discrimination against women and Black people and South Africa is still referred to as the most unequal country in the world.
Here is some advice for youth who may be vulnerable to exploitation in the labour market:
- Know your rights: Familiarize yourself with local labour laws and regulations, including minimum wage, working hours, and occupational health and safety standards. Also know your human rights as enshrined in the Constitution.
- Be cautious of job offers that seem too good to be true: Be wary of job offers with high pay and no experience required, as these may be scams or lead to exploitation.
- Do research: Research the company and the job offer before accepting it. Check online reviews, and reach out to current or former employees for more information.
- Get a contract: Always make sure to have a written contract that outlines the terms and conditions of your employment, including pay, hours, and responsibilities.
- Seek support: If you believe you are being exploited, seek support from a trusted friend, family member, or local worker’s rights organization.
- Keep records: Keep records of your pay, hours worked, and any incidents of exploitation, in case you need to report them later.
- Keep your options open: Do not rely solely on one job opportunity. Continue looking for other job opportunities and be open to new possibilities.
Remember, you have the right to safe and fair working conditions, and there are resources available to help you if you are exploited. Stay informed and be proactive in protecting your rights and interests in the workplace.