Learnerships and Internships are totally different! This list makes the differences easy to understand and remember!
LEARN IT OR WORK IT
A learner still has stuff to learn about operating as a professional in a field or specific job sector.
Interns have opportunity to prove what they know and gain practical work experience, often a certification requirement for their qualification.
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Employers receive generous tax rebates, BEE points and can claim back money paid as stipends. Unfortunately benefits to learners are often much less. They are paid exploitation rates, unfairly dismissed and treated abusively.
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Services SETA provides guidelines about formalising internships and treating interns fairly.