Telkom is Africa’s largest incorporated Communications Company, providing integrated communications solutions to a vast range of customers. It is a leading communications services provider in South Africa and on the African continent. The Telkom Learnership offers selected applicants the chance to gain hands-on knowledge within their career field.
Telkom provides business, residential and payphone customers a vast range of products and services, including fixed-line retail voice services using Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) lines, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) lines, and subscription-based value-added voice services and calling plans.
Telkom operates in more than 38 countries throughout the continent of Africa, and as such is in a good position to offer high school graduates from different communities a learnership opportunity. These learnerships form part of the government?s National Skills Development Strategy to create skills and ease poverty and unemployment.
Telkom learnerships will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and gain the necessary knowledge, teach you to adapt to a work environment, shape your attitude to create a more qualified employee of you, and help you to network.
There are certain requirements for being accepted into this learnership:
This is outcomes-based learning, and the learnership is based on a legally binding contract between the learner, the employer, and the service provider.
The Learnership Programme is for a period of one year (12 months) and consists of:
A portion of the training will consist of theory. This instructional training will take place at a venue that will be specified by Telkom.
Learners will learn skills and get knowledge in:
Once the learner has successfully completed both the theoretical (instructional) and practical (workplace) phases, submitted a final Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and has successfully undergone external verification, a Certificate will be issued.
The learnership contract is a legally binding contract and any irregularity or violation of the terms of the agreement will be dealt with by the Department of Correctional Services in accordance with Sections 17 and 18 of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998.
In order to apply for the Telkom IT/Telecoms Learnership, you must complete an application form online.
Remember that during your training you will be responsible for your own accommodation, transport and meal costs. It is therefore suggested that you apply for a learnership in the area closest to where you live.
Please note that preference may be given to Employment Equity candidates (including people with disabilities)
Telkom Learnership Applications for this will open later in the year, normally around November or December.
You can keep checking whether the learnership is open for applications yet by continually checking for new learnerships on the Telkom Website (http://www.telkom.co.za/) and clicking on the Careers in Telkom link on the left hand side.
This will take you to the Careers Page – click on the Browse Jobs link near the top of the page, and then Look on the list of types of jobs advertised and find the Internships/Learnerships link. Next to the link in brackets you will see how many learnerships are available (0).
If there are learnerships available the number available will show in the brackets (3) and the link will turn green when you put your cursor over it. Click on the link, check to see whether you meet all the requirements for the learnership and follow instructions on how to apply.
If there are no learnerships available, you can set up a Job Alert or save a search to run at a future time. Click on the applicable link to do so:
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