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How To Write Your Learnership Application Cover Letter

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Applying For A Learnership: Ideas for Cover Letters

These tips help you motivate your application for a learnership.

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Write A Brilliant Learnership Application Cover Letter

Explain why you are eligible and should be selected in your learnership application cover letter

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If you’re applying for learnerships and preparing application documents, follow our guides!

Using the examples provided here will help you write your best Learnership Application Cover Letter.

Writing The Best Learnership Application Cover Letter: Advice for My Darlings

Keep your learnership application cover letter professional from the start.

We recommend addressing application letters for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships to “The Hiring Manager.

But if you have a name, use it.

Since companies obtain SETA funding and get tax rebates when they offer learnerships, they look for the best candidates.

That’s why you must appear as professional as possible.

People are so damn judgey for trivial stuff!

Catch our Learnership Application Cover Letter Video for More Advice

How To Make Learnership Application Cover Letters Attractive To Employers

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It’s so important to understand that Learnerships are career development opportunities. (Remember the advice about being professional!)

As a result, learnership programmes help Learners gain valuable work experience. In addition, participating in them can strengthen future work opportunities.

Your Learnership Application Cover Letter Shows Why You Are Eligible

Be The Best Fit: Align Your Documents to the Position

Position yourself correctly for the particular industry that the learnership is in.

Always remember that because learnerships are supported via the SETAs, they revolve around industry needs.

Learnerships are specific programs meant to help youth progress in their careers.

A SETA learnership therefore helps you get a job in the industry that you are interested in.

Steps To Help Increase Your Eligibility for a Learnership

Make yourself eligible for learnership programs by showing genuine interest and the need for career development.

To be eligible for a learnership, you must be at least 16 years old.

When you finish grade 9, then you can apply. Therefore, you need a valid ID and a bank account.

If accepted, you’ll learn and earn at the same time.

Please baby, avoid dropping out of high school to do a learnership.

Because those who complete higher-level learnerships find employment easier.

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1. Focus On 3 Training Features In Your Application Letter For A SETA Learnership

To be eligible for a SETA Learnership you must show an understanding of three important program features.

For example, describe how you are the right fit for the company offering the learnership.

  1. Show your fit with the learnership qualification. Appreciate how you will obtain a qualification as a result of training and assessments.
  2. Then match yourself to the industry-related (on-the-job training) for the specific job description that you will complete.
  3. Finally, show an understanding of the industry or range of industries that the learnership prepares you for.

2. Steps For Training Applicants: How To Be Viewed As Eligible for a Learnership

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Use your learnership application documents to do the following:
  1. Firstly, describe why the learnership qualification is important to your career goals.
  2. Then communicate enthusiasm for gaining experience in the advertised job and career path.
  3. Next, demonstrate an understanding of the industry the learnership is in.
  4. Note that you should use the same learnership advert terminology in your application. Then it’s easier to perfectly match your CV and cover letter to the opportunity.
  5. Finally, attach a certified copy of your South African identity document. #ProudlySouthAfrican

It’s massively important to match your CV and cover letter to the qualification and job description.

Read our about the gremlins called applicant tracking software (ATS). ATS are used by recruiters to identify those who match the advert and dismiss those who don’t.

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Why You Need A Convincing Learnership Motivation Letter For Selection

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Motivation letters are a key part of any job or learnership application.

Furthermore, your learnership application cover letter serves as an introduction to the organization.

Therefore it must highlight your strengths and experience.

However, although the structure of a letter for a job application is similar to a learnership motivation letter, the content and purpose are different.

When writing a cover letter to apply for a learnership, remember that it’s an occupational qualification program.

As a result, learnership applicants must show an understanding of the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience and obtain a qualification.

Meanwhile, when you leave the learnership, you will own the qualification and can use it to kickstart your career based on your own choices.

5 Tips to Write an Engaging SETA Learnership Application Letter

The ability to stand out from the crowd will certainly increase your eligibility for a learnership.

Here are some learnership application cover letter suggestions for you:

1. Firstly, start with a bang. The first sentence of your cover letter should be attention-grabbing and give the reader a reason to continue reading.

2. Secondly, highlight your qualifications.

Connect your high school subjects or other qualifications to the opportunity.

Are the qualifications or learning experiences very distant from the field you are applying for? Then use them to demonstrate that you are a capable learner and possess transferable skills.

3. Then connect with the position. Highlight why you want this particular job.

For example, what makes this employer unique among others in the field? Or how can you contribute value that other applicants can’t?

4. Also explain your decision to leave your current position if you’re leaving an organisation to join the learnership.

5. Finally, include a call-to-action. Tell the employer what you want them to do next.

Your SETA Learnership Application Cover Letter Purpose

A learnership motivation letter is written to apply for a learnership program.

A learnership is a structured learning program that combines theoretical learning with practical work experience.

To summarize, learnerships are designed to help learners gain a qualification that is recognized in the industry they are interested in.

The purpose of a learnership motivation letter is to convince the employer that you are the right fit for the learnership program.

As a result, the letter should highlight your interest in the industry and motivation for applying for the learnership.

Similarly, it should demonstrate how your skills and experience match the requirements of the learnership.

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SETA Learnership Application Cover Letter Examples

You can download more samples of application letters for learnerships at the link below.

Learnership Cover Letter For Application: Example

Download Here! Click to copy this template to Google Docs.

Dear [Employer/Hiring Manager],

Thank you for the opportunity to express my interest in the [Qualification/Work Experience] Learnership you advertised. I have [relevant experience and skills] and believe that this learnership will help me achieve my goals.

The reason(s) that I am interested in this learnership is because [insert reason for interest]. I have learned about your company and the industry by following online networks.

Furthermore, the [insert qualification or work experience] I will get from this learnership will help my career. I have always liked [insert relevant field], and view this opportunity as one that will help me learn more and then contribute.

In addition, working with experienced people on real projects will help me develop and be better at my job.

Thank you for reading my application. I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely, [Your Name]

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Write An Email for Your Learnership Application

Is an Email and Cover Letter the Same?

An application email and a cover letter are two different documents.

However, in the context of submitting a learnership application via email, the email can serve as a brief introduction to you.

Therefore, use an attached cover letter to provide more detailed information about your skills, experiences, and qualifications.

To clarify, if the learnership application instructions require a cover letter, then attach it to the email.

Therefore, the learnership application cover letter can be included as a separate attachment and pasted into the body of the email.

To sum up, it’s a good idea to check the application instructions. Check that you’re providing all the required documents and following the requested format.

The SETA Learnership Application Cover Letter

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Motivate why you want the learnership.

While a job cover letter focuses on your work experience, a learnership motivation letter highlights other aspects. For example, your educational background, skills, and interests.

Overall, your learnership application cover letter explains why you want to pursue a career in the industry.

In particular, it explains how the learnership program will help you achieve your career goals.

In conclusion, your learnership application cover letter demonstrates your willingness to learn and shows commitment to completing the program.

Additionally, the letter should also highlight any relevant coursework or projects you completed.

This will demonstrate your interest and skills in the field.

Bonus Learnership Application Cover Letter For Training

Dear [Employer/Hiring Manager],

I would like to express my interest in the [Qualification/Work Experience] Learnership opportunity that you have advertised. As a [Insert relevant experience and skills], I am eager to take the next step in my career. Furthermore, I believe that this learnership would provide me with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve my goals.

Firstly, I am particularly drawn to this opportunity because of the [Insert reason for interest]. Having researched your organisation and the industry, the skills and experience I will gain through this learnership will benefit my personal and career growth.

Moreover, the [Insert qualification or work experience] that I would gain from this learnership qualification would be invaluable to my career development. I have always been passionate about [Insert relevant field]. This opportunity would allow me to deepen my knowledge and refine my skills in this area.

I believe that the learnership work experience would provide me with a unique and invaluable perspective on the industry. This is therefore an opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals and contribute to real-world projects. It would allow me to apply the knowledge and skills gained through the learnership qualification. I appreciate the opportunity to develop my abilities in a practical setting.

In conclusion, I am very excited about the prospect of joining your organisation as a Learnership candidate. Therefore I am positive about contributing to its ongoing success. Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely, [Your Name]

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Leonie Hall

Leonie Hall, disruptive thinker and dynamic strategist, is an expert in education, development, quality management and innovation. She has spoken at local and international conferences; and currently works as an independent consultant and content developer. Contact Leonie for a consultation.

This Post Has 69 Comments

  1. Maria

    Good evening Sir/Mam
    I have matric with Maths & Science, and I also completed N2 Electrical engineering, in addition I have basic computer course certificate and life skills.

    I have no work experience related to engineering, I need skills in Electrical engineering sector , I don’t know what to write exactly in a section of “compose email” , please assist!

  2. Thompho

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  3. Leonie Hall

    Hi Angelina, read my posts on how to apply for apprenticeships and persevere!
    Wishing you all the best!

  4. Angelina Dire

    Good day.

    My name is Angelina Dire, I’m currently looking for employment and I’m aware that I’m not skilled enough. Therefore I’m seeking assistance . I am interested in becoming an artisan, I am a hard worker who needs the right skills to build her career.

    Thank you

  5. Alucia

    I need help I want to apply for HR experiential learning I need a cover letter

  6. Leonie Hall

    Use any, change it to suit it to your needs. You can post it here in the comments once you’ve written it and I’ll check it for you.

  7. Evans

    Hi there

    I’m applying for business administrator Learnership so please which motivational letter I can use.

  8. Think Khosa

    Hello. I need help

    Iam in need of an internship, I have n6 financial management which I studied at Mopani fet college I have admin clerk experience which I’ve gained from my previous job


    hi there
    my name is azwimpheleli
    I have completed my electrical engineering N2 to N6 last year August ,,so I tried best to find practical in deferent campanys and constructions i also tried to apply learnerships but they don’t reply all my requirest please help me I don’t know what do,,,,,,or how move forward


  10. Amo

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  11. Paul

    Good morning everyone
    I’m Paul from tembisa,I need anyone who can assist me with the cover letter for traffic police(RTMC).
    I have matric,drivers license and I’ve studied 1st aid and basic ambulance assistant course,please

  12. Leonie Hall

    Hi Sithandiwe
    Check our interview posts! There are plenty articles explaining how to prepare for your interview. Read them and rock! Good luck, let us know how it went.

  13. Sithandiwe

    Hello. I would like an assistance, m going to learnership interwies next week at correctional services. Please one with help

  14. Andra

    Hi my name is Andra Khanyase i’m 23 years old i’m turning 24 on July 6, i dont have high qualification, i only have metric, with N1 of electrical engineering, and computer literacy. i have experience of computer literacy for four years . can you please help me.

  15. Ntshangase xolani

    Dear Leonie Hall,my name is Ntshangase Xolani I kindly need a help for apprenticiseship of Engineering Realated and Design (welding)course.I do have grade 12,level 2 ,3 and also some subject for level 4 including welding,please Ms Hall may u help thanks

  16. Leonie Hall

    Seriously Thabiso, I have rarely received a comment so perfectly structured and well written! 🙂 You hardly need my help as you already stand out – but sure, lets see what we can do. Draft your letter, post it here in the comments section and I’ll take a look at it.

  17. Thabiso Mokoena

    I’m Thabiso Mokoena from Mamelodi, Pta. I’m 26 and turning 27 in June and I am currently unemployed. The only qualification I’m in possession of right now is matric with just an admission for a Higher Certificate and almost 1 year experience as a machine operator.

    I want to draft a letter to the Hiring manager at AFRIT asking for an inservice training opportunity. AFRIT is 1 of the biggest trailer manufacturing companies in Africa and has been in the industry for more than 40 years.

    Would you kindly assist me in writing the motivational letter.

  18. masego

    hi, i have completed my matric in 2007 but my result are so bad, i did travel and tourism, i also have joined the learning programme doing end user computing level 3 and currently i am intern in business management. so i would like you to please help me finding a permanent job as my internship will be ending by end of February. THANK YOU!

  19. Leonie Hall

    Be careful of burning your bridges, but always be on the lookout for opportunities that will let you fulfill your potential. Evaluate your reasons for leaving carefully. The company you are applying to won’t be charmed by your lack of loyalty if you want to make the move purely for money.
    Good employers use internships to test for potential new employees – so the new company will wonder about your ability to commit and be loyal to them.
    Internships are usually a maximum of 6 months – if you’re lining up an opportunity before your current one ends, legally, it cannot be held against you. I’m interested in knowing more about your decision, please let me know! Good luck, you own your decisions so make them carefully! Leonie

  20. Stanley

    Good afternoon Mrs Leonie Hall, Is it possible to apply for the other Internships while you are busy with the current one which is for your Work Integrated Learning in order to obtain a National Diploma for Management Assistant.

  21. Bongiwe

    Hi Leonie can you please help me write a cover letter for Learnership by Health department for nurse training 2017. I did my matric in 2015 and I never worked or study, please send me your suggestion to my email account at Thank you

  22. Owen

    Good day Leonie Hall

    I am a 36 year old male and am a Forensic Investigator in the SAPS for the past six years.My occupation include but not limited to investigating for clues like fingerprints,exhibits,photography and collecting samples on a crime scene.I communicate well orally or written correspondence at any level as required by my occupation.Now i have thought about changing careers and get into Health and Safety environment.I have done some short causes with NOSA to be employable but my lack of experience hinders my chances.I cant afford to volunteer without a salary because of my parental obligations.

    Please help with some tips to be employable.

    Kind Regards
    Owen M

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  24. fanwell

    hi i’m fanwell . i applied fore learnership programme ,and now i’ve got a call that says my c.v is selected with one of those of the candidate who will participate in the boileraker learnership programme .what am i expecting from now ,is it an interview ,medical fitness?,and if is that s ,how are my chances to get this boilermaker learnership?

  25. paul

    Hi, my name is paul, I’m actually resiting in pietermaritzburg. I’ve completed my N6 in electrical engineering, but now I’m looking forward to do the learnership to get more jobs opportunitys and more experience. i will be gratefull for your help.

  26. ntandoyenkosi

    naa my name is ntando, basically I’m from kzn.i have N3 boiler making and matric.i wish to be a qualified artisan, right now I have theory. it
    hard to find job, cause industry’s want practical and treade test.

  27. Vicky

    Good day Leonie
    Please assist me to write a cover letter for an in training bursary as a Quality Inspector (QC in mechanical engineering). I have tried to raise the funds to study and complete the course on my own but it is approximately R45000, which I simply have not been able to save. I’m a single mother, so the odds of saving are really stacked up against me. I was blessed to find an advert where they are offering the exact same course I wish to do, and I will have to work and train at the firm. I have 4 and a half years experience as a QC Clerk, I handled all the Clerical work, and in addition I have learnt and performed all the actual tasks of the QC’s. I have a vast knowledge of everything that being a QC entails, as well as experience in the industry performing that specific job. I know that I will be the perfect candidate for the bursary. However I just cannot seem to write a cover letter that stands out. I know all too well that a cover letter can either make or break the deal. I really need to get this study bursary please assist me with my letter,

    Kind Regards

  28. Leonie Hall

    Hi Yvette
    Most people studying through UNISA have jobs, if you don’t yet have one – find one. Funding for tertiary education is limited which is why if you want it – get it yourself. I waitressed and worked in bars throughout my studies. Reaching your dreams is hard work and often lonely. Few people are going to care about your struggle so it’s important that you independently find ways to achieve your passion.
    You sound pretty smart…BUT why are you not researching how to write a CV? This is your job as it’s your life – you are accountable for achieving or not achieving your dreams. Sorry if it’s hard…but that’s reality. Fight for your dreams.

  29. Yvette Langa

    Dear Leonie Hall
    Hi, My name is Yvette. I am applying for an IT bursary and we are required to wright a motivational letter as to why this bursary should be given to me. I have matric and I am currently enrolled at University of South Africa for a diploma in Information Technology. I have completed all my 1st year modules and my wish is to continue with my studies until I finish my qualification and graduate but I don’t have financial aid and that being said I wont be able to continue with my studies. I also need help with constructing a proper CV.
    Please help

  30. Leonie Hall

    Hi Amanda! learnerships are job based so you would need to identify jobs he’s interested in and then approach the relevant SETA or the QCTO (which is higher up than the SETAs) for their career development services facility. The barriers to entry are often lowwer for apprenticeships and he may enjoy something that’s more practical rather than office, call centres based etc. Give him access to this website and let him start researching his options so that he owns the solution / decision.

  31. Amanda Reddy

    Dear Leoni
    I am applying on behalf of my domestic whose son, 17 years old has dropped out of school. He has completed Grade 8 and is at home and unemployable with no skills. We would like to encourage him to do a learnership. He currently lives in Springbok but arrives in Cape Town in June 2016. Could you advise us of programmes that we could possibly enrol him in. He will be living in Eerste River in Cape Town.

  32. Mmathapelo

    Hi my name is Mmathapelo i have Abet level 4 and grade 11,did part time matric but i failed.I wanna do Ancillary or any nursing courses please help

  33. Bongi

    Hey I am Sibongile I would like to become a professional nurse, I tried to apply for a learnership last year. Unfortunately my application went unsuccessful, later I have found out that I don’t qualify for that learnership then this year I decided to upgrade my life sciences in order to qualify for this learnership. I am still busy with this subject right now, the question is what can I do or use to apply for this learnership for 2017 intake because I am going to get my results on August. or should I wait to apply again next year? Please help me. Thank you in advance

  34. mmapule

    Hi my name is Mmapule i am a qualified social auxiliary worker and also registered with the SACSSP i am in need of a learner ship i currently leave in Germiston ,My Email address

  35. Athalia

    My name is Athalia am 21,years old I failed my matric and I want to study nursing please help me

  36. Nhlamulo

    Excelent letter

  37. Leonie Hall

    Hi Eunise! Please contact the HW SETA, ETDP SETA or SSETA as they may offer learnerships or apprenticeships that would interest your caring personality. Please don’t say that you don’t care about your work conditions because yu are responsible for your own life and MUST care. If you don’t – who will? Look for opportunities that you believe you deserve, never stop looking. Be prepared to struggle while you look because it wont happen easily. You must be courageous and willing to fight for what you want. People talk about moving mountains and that’s how life is – you have to climb over the challenges.
    Take care and fight! Leonie

  38. Eunise

    Let me take this time and thank you guys for this opportunity.

    I wish this will get to you in time. My name is Eunice chauke given this opportunity will surely help me with the experience that I sure this won’t be very hard for me to cope with becouse I take care of my mother. I’ve been doing that on her sick days it was not easy but doing it out of love made it so easy.thats what I am interning to do with others.

    I really enjoy helping people,I am a hard worker and working under pressure won’t be a problem,it won’t matter on which conditions I’ll get to work on. I’ll give the best of my ability.

    I did computer and I’ve been an administrator for a back to the community it’s what I do and enjoy helping people refreshes my soul

    I know given this opportunity means I need to give my all.thats surely what I’ll do.i will commit myself fully and dedicate myself

    Your protective letter

  39. eric

    I thank you for all the advice you give and the knowledge

  40. Virginia

    Hi my name is virginia,I’m from limpopo but now I’m resiting at mpumalanga,I’ve completed my course for electrical engineering,what I’m wishing is to get a leanership to gain my experience as I’ve only done the theory part.The leanership will help me lot in gaining experience.Pls help me finding the job.It will be my pleasure if I can be assist with

  41. 1bigLEO

    Hey Africa, send me your email. You have written so beautifully and eloquently, I’ll try to assist you. Leonie

  42. Africa Mafuna

    I have never been employed before, and subsequently have no work experience. That worries me because I don’t think that will make my CV look good.
    I would like pointers on what I need to do to make my CV stand out, for good reasons, despite my level of work experience or lack thereof.
    Thanks in advance


    hi my name is vuyelwa I eave at hammer sdale I’m a merried woman I’v got 2 kids icom from poor family so infuture I would like to be a professional nurse so I cant aford the fees pls help me

  44. vuyelwa

    hi my name is vuyei i do not have metric iwould like to be a professional nursr pls helpe I’ve go grade11&level 4

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