Wed, May 18, 2022

There must be a written contract of employment between an employer and a learner. Each must have their own copy of the contract available for their reference.

Learnership contracts should include the following:

  • the full name and address of the employer;
  • the name of the learner and the learnership;
  • the place of work, and, where the learner is required or permitted to work at various places, an indication of this;
  • the date on which the employment began;
  • the learner’s ordinary hours of work and days of work, including the time that the learner is required to spend in study periods or theoretical learning sessions with the training provider;
  • the learner’s allowance or the rate and method of calculating the allowance;
  • the rate of pay for overtime work;
  • any other cash payments that the learner is entitled to;
  • any payment in kind that the learner is entitled to and the value of the payment in kind;
  • how frequently remuneration will be paid;
  • any deductions to be made from the learner’s remuneration;
  • the leave to which the learner is entitled;
  • the date when employment is to terminate;
  • a list of any other documents that form part of the contract of employment, indicating a place that is reasonably accessible to the learner where a copy of each may be obtained

Keep Climbing is researching the fairness of Learnership Contracts

If you’re on a learnership, send us your contract so we can study the terms and conditions under which you are employed and trained.

Keep Climbing promotes better policy, to lobby government for better regulations we require as much evidence of your hardships as possible.

We know you struggle, help us make things better for you and your future.


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