This Government department helps individuals and companies to regulate working conditions and terms. To ensure everyone is treated equally and fairly, they work together with multiple companies to aid in providing skilled workers into a needy workforce. The Department of Labour Learnerships helps to educate and assist with training talented individuals.
In all they do, they aid in fulfilling the Governments ‘National Skills Development Strategy’ Plan. This includes the development of high-quality learning opportunities, employment growth, and skills development in the formal sectors, development of small businesses, social development and aiding the youth to become part of the workforce.
These learnerships call for the youth between 16 and 35. Candidates must not be currently employed and willing to enter into an agreement period as stipulated by the learnership available. Many of these learnerships will be advertised, be it via the newspapers, community centers, or the Labour Department website. Candidates are urged to look at learnerships within their skills range, as well as in their area.
Department of Labour Learnerships Available
There are numerous learnerships within all sectors, some career paths may comprise of the following options:
- Chartered Accountancy
- Human Resources
- Commerce Law
- Supply Chain Management
- Legal Secretary
Candidates must be permanent South African residents and citizens. Candidates must include a detailed curriculum vitae with contact details. Ensure you have contactable references, as well as any information you feel may be appropriate to the application. Please also include certified copies of all relevant certificates and ID Document.
Candidates will be required to provide the following:
- Candidates must have Matric
- Be proficient in English, read, write and speak
- Computer literacy is an added advantage
- Candidates must not have a permanent employment
- Be self-motivated and a team player
- Candidates must have good communication skills
- Flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover willingness to work
- Candidates must show skills in problem-solving, time management, planning and conflict resolution
- Candidates must not have participated in any other learnership
Department of Labour Learnerships Application
Applying online is not available at present. Candidates can, however, register at the department’s new division (ESSA) via this link, once registered candidates can see what learnerships are available at present or visit the Department of Labour‘s website. Candidates will be required to complete a Z83 application form. This form is collectible at each of the Provincial offices of the Department.
Candidates can contact their local Department of Labour on the following numbers:
Free State – Bloemfontein – 051 505 6200
Limpopo – Polokwane – 015 290 1744
Kwa-Zulu – Natal – 031 366 2000
Mpumalanga – Witbank – 013 655 8700
North West – Mmabatho – 018 387 8100
Gauteng – Johannesburg – 011 853 0300
Gauteng – North Pretoria – 012 309 5000
Northern Cape – Kimberley – 053 838 1500
Eastern Cape – London – 043 701 3000
Western Cape – Cape Town – 021 441 8000
Applicants must fill in the form completely, sign it and attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae, with all certified copies of documentation as stipulated.
Applications that are not filled in completely, missing a signature, missing documentation or are received late, will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates may deem their application unsuccessful if they have not heard anything from the department within two months, after closing dates.
Department of Labour Learnerships Closing Dates
These learnerships have different closing dates, as each will depend on the learnership, and the company. Candidates must please ensure all documentation is attached, the forms are completed fully and signed.