Learnership complaints. Learners placed on funded training often feel let down by the system as it’s difficult to get the authorities to respond to their issues.
The Department of Labour and Unemployment and the Department of Higher Education and Training are responsible for the well-being of these youth.
Tell Us Your Story
Those on learnerships, apprenticeships and internships often feel as if they have nowhere to report their experiences to. If you’re a learner or intern experiencing problems with your employer or training provider, send us your story.
Many youth complain about bad contracts and unfair payments, share your issues with Keep Climbing. We post advice and warn the public about any damaging trends. We also address serious matters that violate youth rights.
Keep Climbing believes employers advertising learnerships, apprenticeships and internships must publish the stipend amount in their adverts. Please support us when we take the industry on and force them to comply with the Constitution.
According to the Constitution, everybody is entitled to FAIR labour practices. However, fairness is something we must fight for.
Learnership Complaints: Collect Supportive Documentation
Collect evidence to show you are on a learnership and have the names of the firms you are contracted to. The firms you engage with contractually are the training providers and employers. Proof can be contained in a Whatsapp, SMS, email etc. Names are important, sometimes the guilty party is a bogus college that makes money out of you even if you’re not paying for anything.
The best proof is your contract. Contracts give insight into the values and attitudes employers have towards learners, the poor and the unemployed. When we receive a contract, we believe we’re closer towards protecting the next generation.
No one else collects contracts. Think about why that is. No one will fund a researcher to do this as companies will object and won’t participate. Keep Climbing says Fuck the Unequal Power, let us be the Force that will change exploitation and abuse.
Report Skills Development Problems: Learnership Complaints
Some of the complaints we receive are extremely concerning and the comments posted on this site regularly raise our suspicions. We don’t approach companies and slam them, thereby exposing the victims, but the details about them are vital. We also understand that not everyone submitting their story wants actions that will place them at the centre of attention and prevent a move to a positive future.