Do you enjoy working with people and numbers? Do you enjoy being social and handling administration? If you are good in these fields and meet all the requirements as set out by the agency then SASSA Learnerships might be suited for you.
SASSA is the South African Social Security Agency. This agency of Government opened its doors in 2005 to regulate and control the distribution of social grants. Their main functions are to ensure the right people receive social grants of sufficient amounts at a specified time and in an area or method that is easily accessible by each person.
There are more than 16 million people throughout South Africa who received social grants monthly. These grants are issued to people who are in need of financial aid, it includes the elderly, disability and child support. SASSA handles the entire process from application to payment. This includes verifying information, approval, and detection along with the prevention of fraud.
SASSA Learnerships Available
SASSA has a limited amount of learnership fields for you to consider. Here is a list of their learnership career fields below, however, there may be other fields not mentioned, and once applications open these will be advertised on the SASSA Website.
Learnership career fields:
- Supply Chain Management
- Disability Management
- Public Administration
Learnerships made available by SASSA will be for a 12-month duration unless otherwise stipulated. Every learnership provides a monthly allowance, yet, you will be responsible for your own transport, meals, and accommodation. Learnerships provided by SASSA does not guarantee a permanent position but if there is an opening in this Government Department they may offer it to deserving candidates upon completion of their learnership.
SASSA Learnerships Requirements
To apply for learnerships delivered by SASSA, you must meet all their requirements. Here is a list of the basic stipulations you must meet to be eligible.
Basic SASSA requirements:
- You must be a citizen of South Africa
- Applicants must be no younger than 18 and no older than 35
- You must be in possession of a valid Matric certificate
- Applicants must possess a legal ID document
- You must have a diploma or degree in your field of application where applicable
ITC checks will be performed on all qualifying applicants, as well as criminal checks. There will be a pre-screening process done on all selected candidates. This includes vetting of all academic results, referral letters, recommendations, and more. If needed a competency assessment may be required and this is compulsory. Applicants with a disability are invited to apply in their field if a learnership becomes available. These applicants must supply a medical certificate stating the disability.
SASSA Learnerships Application
SASSA learnerships applications online are not available. You can download the Z83 Government form for applications and use the learnership reference number to apply. Once learnerships open you can complete the form and along with all required documentation. For available learnership opportunities, you can look at the advertisements on the SASSA Careers Page.
All required documents must be certified copies, please do not submit the originals as they will not be returned. You must also attach a curriculum vitae, motivational letters, and all academic qualifications, plus a copy of your ID document. Emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. Applications without documentation or that arrive late, or is incomplete will also not be looked at.
SASSA Learnerships Closing Date
SASSA learnerships usually close during the month of September, this date may change. Therefore, it is best to first confirm on their site or learnership advert for closing dates. For more information about this Government Department visit the SASSA Website.