Letsema Learnership Programme 2019 – 2020 Banking & Finance

About Letsema Learnerships

The Letsema Learnership Programme is an annual 1-year Banking and Microfinance sector learnership that is funded by BANKSETA. BANKSETA pays for the recruitment of those who have finished matric (Grade 12) into learnerships, as well as paying a training provider to train the learners, a monthly stipend (allowance) for each learner, and learner support.

The registered employer hosts the learners and provides on-the-job workplace training for them. Theoretical training is also given, in a classroom setting by a registered, accredited training provider, and at a venue organized by the employer.

The banking sector in South Africa is committed to transformation, and the Letsema learnerships form part of the government’s National Skills Development Strategy to create skills and lessen poverty and unemployment.


Letsema learnerships are available to those with the necessary qualifications. They consist of both theoretical and practical training in the key role the banking sector plays in forming the economic, social and political landscape in South Africa.

This learnership will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and gain the knowledge, acceptable workplace behaviour and attitude that is required in the Banking and Microfinance sector.

Learners will earn a stipend for the duration of the learnership.

Letsema Learnership Requirements

There are certain requirements for being accepted into this learnership:

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be a South African citizen in possession of a valid SA ID
  • Applicants must be in possession of a Standard 10/Grade 12 Certificate with a minimum pass of a C-Symbol on Standard Grade in English and a pass in Maths literacy / Mathematics or Accounting with a minimum C-symbol on Standard Grade
  • You must have a clear credit record (ITC)
  • Candidates may not have a criminal record
  • You must be available to start the Learnership on 1st February 2014
  • The following documents must be attached to your application or it will be disqualified:
    • CERTIFIED COPY of your Identity Document ( Certification of documents can be done by a Commissioner of oaths at a police station or bank)
    • A CERTIFIED COPY of your Testimonial
    • CERTIFIED COPY of your  Senior Certificate/Equivalent Certificates in the case of learners with disabilities
    • DISABLED LEARNERS: Attach a medical certificate as proof of the nature of your disability. Do not send original documents, attach certified copies.

 Other Requirements

  • You must be unemployed
  • Applicants must be fluent in English and be able to communicate easily with people
  • You must present a professional image
  • All candidates may not have any pending employment offers
  • You must be under the age of 30 years at as at 1 February 2018
  • Candidates will need to provide a positive recommendation or an official testimonial from a previous learning institution, school or church
  • You must not have participated in any other learnerships
  • Applicants will be placed as near as possible to the address provided on your application form. You will not be able to transfer during the learnership

There is no guarantee of employment once you complete the Letsema learnership, but about 75% – 85% of those who successfully completed the learnership over the past few years were offered permanent employment in the banking sector.

It is important that you take this learnership seriously and show your willingness, positive attitude, motivation to do well and potential at all times as this is what will get you job offers.

The learnership contract is a legally binding contract and any irregularity or violation of the terms of the agreement will be dealt with in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.

Letsema Learnership Application Process

In order to apply for the Letsema Learnership, you must complete an application form in your own handwriting.

  • You can get the “Application for Admission to the Letsema Learnership”  by downloading the form directly onto your computer or phone.
  • If you have any problems downloading the form, you can contact BANKSETA directly to find out where to collect it physically
  • Applicants can collect an application form from any Kelly office; you can find the address of the nearest one in your local telephone directory or on their website
  • When applying for the learnership, make sure that you specify the learnership post that you are applying for (e.g. Letsema Learnership: Gauteng Region.)
  • Make sure that you sign the application form yourself

Please Note:

  • Application forms that are late, incomplete or unsigned will not be accepted
  • Incorrect or invalid details on your application will immediately disqualify you
  • Photocopied forms will not be accepted
  • Applicants with a qualification higher than a 1-year post-matric certificate will not be considered
  • Applicants involved in other studies or planning to study from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 will be not considered
  • DO NOT apply more than once

Remember that you will be responsible for your own accommodation, transport, and meal costs. It is therefore suggested that you apply for a learnership in an area nearest to where you live.

Completed application forms with all necessary attached documents can be mailed (posted at the post office) to your nearest Kelly Office as per the address given on the application form or by e-mailing them in using the specific e-mail address for your nearest office, also provided in the application form.

Employment Equity targets will apply. You must be able to attend formal training blocks and will be responsible for your own transport costs.

If you have not been contacted for an interview by the end of October you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Letsema Learnership Closing Date

Application forms will be accessible from July. Applications for this learnership close August.  It is highly recommended that you apply as soon as possible as time is short.



47 Responses to “Letsema Learnership Programme 2019 – 2020 Banking & Finance”

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  1. Neo Maduo says:

    Pls send me a form for the letsema leanershpi

  2. cynthia says:

    Gud opportunity hopefully ,qualify.

  3. cathrine says:

    For many years waiting for an opportunity like this,working in part time jobs without any luck of saving money to continue with my studies. really hope I’ll manager to get this learnership and provide for my family. Thank u bankseta

  4. michelle says:

    I thank you for an opportunity like this because I don’t have a relevant experience to work in a bank and this learnership will be the one to open doors for me, I have been contacted for an interview and anxiously waiting 2 hear if I am successful or not, which I hope I am, I just wanted to know how long does it take to get the feed back. Many thanks

  5. sinobia says:

    I am really grateful for this opportunity

  6. Naledi Sebekedi says:

    Been waiting for opportunity like this since like for forever, atleast us learners who did commercial subjects at school, we being recognised, thank you very much, this is my time to shine

  7. Ally says:

    @michelle: how did the interview go. Have you been contacted?

  8. Siyanda Queeneth says:

    Thank you for for the kind of opportunity, you giving us as the future leaders. I am willing to learn.

  9. zinhle says:

    Please send me the forms when they are ready to be issued,thank you

  10. Patunia says:

    How do I access the application forms

  11. GIBSON says:

    This is very great opportunity for me, because i will gain more experience when coming to baking because i have N4 AND N6 certificate of financial management

  12. witness maluleke says:

    its a good opportunity for all, more especially under previllage students.

  13. ntswaki says:

    ntswaki mofokeng

    may i receieve the bankseta application form

  14. ntswaki says:


    may i receive the bankseta applicaton form for 2017

  15. nthabiseng says:

    Hi can i get letsema learnership forms plz

  16. Amanda says:

    evening may i please get the application form for letsema learnership form..Please

  17. Tsheisi says:

    Hi madama /Sir may I please have the forms for 2016/2017learnships I tried to download from the link but it was 2013 form please help

  18. Bongekile Madikane says:

    can you please send me bankseta and letsema forms for 2017

  19. Banqobile Gamede says:

    Hi. I was wondering if I can get to the learnership if I’ll be turning 31 on the 10th of march 2017. If so please send me the letsema form for 2017.

  20. J Moswane says:

    Dear Madam/ Sir

    May i please receive bankseta application form form for 2017, thanks in advance

  21. Mapula says:

    Dear Madam/Sir

    May you please forward the Bankseta application form for 2017. Thanks

  22. thabang says:

    This is the kind of opportunity ive been waiting for,thank u very much for opening doors for us,giving us an a chance to learn more and be independent i really need this

  23. Simphiwe says:

    wow thank you this is great im a student from milpark business school completing my BCOM in banking i would love to do it, great opportunity to start my career

  24. tlou matlala says:

    may you please send the Bankseta application form for 2017.thanks

  25. nonkululeko Glenda Mnisi says:

    Please send me the Bankseta application form for 2017.thank you!

  26. Lobopo Sechele says:

    Where do I get the application forms?

  27. nthabiseng says:

    please forward the bankseta application forms for 2017

  28. Nosibusiso says:

    Since 2014 i was looking for this opportunity tocome

  29. Mampoti Maele says:

    I am really interested in this opportunity so may I please have an application form sent to me. Thank you

  30. Banele Khumalo says:

    Great opportunity for people.

  31. Banele Khumalo says:

    Can I please receive the application form for 2017

  32. Thandokazi Moshi says:

    I real need this where can I get application form

  33. David Masoleng says:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Can you please forward the application form for 2017.

    Kind regards.

  34. ntomboxolo says:

    Good day

    Can you send me a application form for 2016 to 2017

    Thank you

  35. cynthia says:

    Dear sir/madam

    May you please forward the Bankseta application forms for 2017 via email that’s been provided underneath. thank you in advance.

  36. KATLEGO says:


  37. rendani says:


    please send me the application form for 2017

  38. Zikhona says:

    Can I please have the application forms

  39. Olebogeng Setil9 says:

    Dear Madam/ Sir

    Hey i really wanted to be part of this learnership but i fail Mathematics with 29%. so can i apply ?

  40. nozipho says:

    Please send me a form
    I am willing to learn

  41. metilda says:

    dear Sir / madam. I just wanted to know de date or month of interview because am pregnant iam going to have a bby on 6 dec 2016 and I want dis learnership with all ma heart.dis is all I have waited for long ages.please tell me de month of interview.

  42. Bongani Madonsela says:

    Good day

    I will like to know when is 2017 registration going to open and if application forms are available.

  43. innocent matlala says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am applied letsema leanership i really interest and hard working i wishes my application will taken consideration

  44. Thato says:

    no wait, how come when i try and email all my documents, it says there is not enough space … i cant submit my things ! will it be too late for me to apply if i apply tomorrow ?

  45. Bonang labane says:

    i didnt submit my testemonial . my application might be granted or not?

  46. Ruqaiyah says:

    best experience gaines ever i was on this leanership in 2014 and been working for the bank ive been placed at since 2015 am a permanent staff very good oppotunity best of luck to all and make the most of it if you get a chance to be part of this programme

  47. maphehello masombuka says:

    Hi,..may u please forward the Bankseta application form for 2017..thanks

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