Apply for SETA Learnerships now via the Department of Labour and Employment. Take these steps to successfully register online. Youth and unemployed workers can use these safe links to register now!
SETA Learnerships Online Application 2023/2024
How To Apply Online for SETA Learnerships via the Department of Labour and Employment
If you are an unemployed youth under the age of 35 you can apply for learnerships. Through the SETAs, the government provides learnership access to unemployed and unqualified youth. As a result, each Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) has a skills development budget to support our industries. SETAs obtain funding from the Skills Development Levy (SDL).
Applications for SETA Learnerships 2024 with Stipend
Learnerships for the unemployed are funded via SETAs. Employers can obtain grants to host learnerships at their businesses. They also receive generous tax rebates and BEE points. Learners will receive a stipend for the duration of the learnership and will obtain a qualification for free. While a stipend is lower than a normal wage for a similar job, it is not below the minimum wage rate.
How to Register Online for SETA Learnerships and Apprenticeships in 2023
There’s still time to register and apply for SETA learnerships in 2023! Do the following to set up your profile:
- Click this ESSA portal link to the Department of Labour and Employment if you are unemployed and looking for work.
- Individual: Two blocks are visible, click the register link for Individuals.
- Accept the terms and conditions.
- Once registered on the ESSA portal, look for jobs online using all the available free resources you can find.
Don’t Ever Pay Learnership Registration Fees Anywhere!
Learnership applicants never pay application fees at real learnership providers. The moment they request a fee, know that they are bogus. Therefore, please don’t pay administration or registration fees or recruiters. Read: No Learnership Fees For Unemployed Learners Allowed
6 Steps: SETA Learnerships 2023 Online Application
Side note: If you are already registered on a learnership, don’t just drop out to register for another. Rather resign correctly. Then you can obtain your statement of results and employment certificate. Afterwards, you can transfer the credits you earned to another learnership.
How to Apply for SETA Learnerships or Apprenticeships
The Department of Labour requires unemployed people to register as work-seekers.
You must look for employers and prepare a CV.
Steps for Unemployed Job Seekers: How to Join a Learnership
Step 1: Decide what job skills you want to learn
Think about the kind of training and job you want. For example, if you like the outdoors, do not apply for office jobs.
Different SETAs represent different industries. For example, the MICT SETA funds learnerships for IT and Media. The Services SETA funds hairdressing, management, business administration and many more.
Step 2: Register as work-seeker
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Step 3: Find employers offering SETA learnerships or apprenticeships
Where should your search for learnership employers begin?
Ask friends and family to look out for openings and watch for learnership adverts in newspapers.
We’ve posted a lot of advice about how to find learnerships:
Step 4: Draw up a Learnership CV
Draw up a learnership CV that gives:
- Personal details: name, date of birth, etc.
- Education: school attended and qualifications.
- Work experience: names of employers and what you did.
- Other skills: driver’s license, computer skills, etc.
- Referees: state you can provide names and contact details.
Organisations use CV screening software to read your digital application documents before humans do.
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Step 5: Prepare for a learnership interview
Be prepared! Think of the kind of questions you may be asked at a learnership interview. Practice your answers with a friend.
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Step 6: Keep your details updated
Keep in contact with your labour centre and update your details when they change.
Applying for SETA Learnerships and Apprenticeships
Learnerships and apprenticeships are government-endorsed training programs. They connect a Training provider, an Employer and Learner in a contractual relationship. Sometimes the Training Provider and Employer are the same organisation. Check out the latest list of registered Learnership Qualifications is at this link. You can research the qualifications you’re interested in and find training providers.
A learnership or apprenticeship qualification is an opportunity to learn and earn. Good luck and be careful!
Read these learnership posts for more information:
What are the advantages of SETA Learnerships?
1. You Obtain a Recognised Qualification for Free on a Learnership
How much value do you place on free education and practical workplace experience?! I’m sure we agree it’s priceless! 🙂 Learnerships are structured, SAQA-registered learning programs. Just like a degree completed at a university or college, the qualification you receive on a learnership is recognised nationally. The key difference is that learnerships create a process for gaining theoretical knowledge and practical skills while at a workplace. This means learners don’t attend lectures and theoretical assignments that take up most of their time but learn by practising workplace tasks.
2. Learnerships Provide Formal Employment Experience
Participating in a learnership means you may attend classes off-site (at a college or training centre) or onsite (trainers come to the company). This is usually only for a few days each month. Learners’ on-the-job training (practical workplace experience) must be relevant to the qualification. Even while viewed as learners, they have the same rights as permanent or full-time employees but without long-term employment benefits.
3. Experience Employer and Job Culture Reality on a Learnership
Experiencing jobs, employers and organisational culture can be enough to put you off employment! By joining a learnership you experience what having a job is like. Don’t be surprised if you’re inspired to be an entrepreneur instead of a worker bee.
A learnership is a great opportunity if you are placed with a great employer. Unfortunately, most often a company offers a learnership just so that they can earn BEE points and tax rebates. They don’t really care about you.
4. Learnerships Offer Employers Benefits Too
Employers can receive funding to host learnerships at their businesses via the Skills Development Levy (SDL). Furthermore, they also obtain BEE points and can claim back the money they paid to learners.
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Good luck in your pursuit of a learnership and a fulfilling career!