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TOP 10 TIPS Writing Cover Letters for Learnerships

A learnership has two key ingredients, an NQF qualification and job related experience. When you apply, organise your information according to this recipe. Learnerships range from 12 - 18 months, earning candidates an industry relevant qualification and work experience to add to their CV.  Motivation and Purpose WHEN YOU APPLY, YOU'RE IN A COMPETITION Your application…
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Companies Illegally Claim Learnership Fees From Unemployed Learners

Unemployed learners are told they are not entitled to stipends and must pay back all related expenses if they make employers unhappy. Greedy firms such as PSG Wealth and others illegally issue debt orders to unemployed victims who become trapped in debt.  Under no circumstances may an  unemployed learner pay money to an employer or…
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Looking for Learnerships? Use this!

Do you know not all learnership adverts are legal or real? Do you know applicants have the right to take legal action against unfair or prejudicial treatment during recruitment? Welcome to 'LEARNERSHIP YOUTH' this is our book on one page. Scroll around, links to important advice and contacts are available on this page. LEARNERSHIP YOUTH There are…
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Learnership Recruitment Standards Exposed – FREE e-book

Companies apply exploitative recruitment strategies, particularly in skills development. This e-book demonstrates how SAQA, BANKSETA, WRSETA and various firms flout acceptable standards and allow industry to take advantage of the public. The Department of Higher Education and Training Must Act! Let's hear it from you! Send your stories and let's expose bad practices so it's…
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Eastern Cape Government Electrical, Civil and Construction Learnerships R2000 p/mth

The Eastern Cape Department of Education in partnership with ETDP SETA invites applicants to apply for a Construction Learnership Programme for 2018 within the following disciplines: Electrical, Civil and Construction. Apply NOW for a Construction Learnership in 2018 Successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend of R2000 during their placement. Ensure that you can afford…
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Fantastic Bursaries for 2018 from Richards Bay Minerals

Chemical Engineering /Metallurgy, Civil / Electrical / Mechanical /Mining, Geology, Chemist, Medicine, Nursing Science, Occupational Hygiene, Teaching, Architecture, Town Planning, Land Surveying, Instrumentation / Electronics technologist Apply for a Bursary At Rio Tinto you can explore and develop your personal and professional potential within one of the most dynamic and diverse companies in the world.…
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#BANKSETA Anti poor and aggressively fascist

After complaints that a BANKSETA learnership advert omitting stipend and vital information was unfair, not pro-poor and against the best interests of the public - the ad was swiftly removed and hastily replaced by red faced and defensive Kelly Recruitment. Kelly offered defensive excuses for their lack of professionalism and non compliance with values enshrined…
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Wow! How did CATHSSETA get it together? Funding!

Score to CATHSSETA! Their funding allocations and types of learning interventions being funded in 2017 has grown. Now why don't more SETAs think like this? hey-hey MICT SETA?! CATHSSETA Smarts If every SETA set higher goals as opposed to reducing them over time, we'd slice through economic and social inequalities effectively. CATHSSETA Learning Programme opportunities…
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MICTSETA Funding Reduction – Less Cents or Less Sense?

In 2016 MICT SETA funded 350 bursaries and 3000 Learnerships for Advertising, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Media. In 2017 they fund a total of 2159 interventions scattered over limited Learnerships, Internships and Bursaries. MICT SETA Learning Programme opportunities for 2017 In 2016 I thought their targets were low, I'm pretty incredulous with the 2017 goals. It's…
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BANKSETA expands funding

Want a career in the fascinating and complex world of banking? BANKSETA issues funding based on scarce skills. Scarce skills are linked to qualifications. Study for a qualification that allows you to fill positions that are scarce. BANKSETA Funding in 2017 In 2016 BANKSETA only funded 1740 interventions. In 2017 they will fund 3759 interventions. Included are…
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AGRISETA Funding in 2017

This post lists AGRISETA funded opportunities in 2017 and compares them with those offered in 2016. Awesome news is that the number of interventions has increased. Careers in Agriculture If you're a potential learner you should know the following: Training providers will compete for funding to deliver these programmes. Programmes may or may not be…
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Student Fees and Funding for the Poor

It may be that #FeesMustFall has stimulated creativity and urgency from the DHET ministry. What happens with student debt? Will higher education be free? Expanding Access to Student Funding The Minister says that they have expanded access to the poor through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). During the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, government…
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