How to find SETA learnerships.
Each year SETA’s commit to specific learnerships and apprenticeships in order to boost various economic sectors.
Look for scarce skills in order to find the jobs that industries are most desperate to fill.
- Some SETA’s are responsible for a range of economic sectors or industries, such as Services Seta. Or they may cover one sector – such as the Bank SETA.
- SETA’s are important sources of information for people who are unemployed and searching for opportunity.
- Unfortunately SETA’s are often not equipped with the capacity to ensure that this potential labour force has access to these upskilling opportunities. It’s not all their fault though – you must make yourself visible to opportunity, it cannot find you. Read Register and Apply for SETA Learnerships here
- If all the thousands of unemployed but opportunity seeking public would call, email and communicate with SETAs – they would be forced to deal with the public more efficiently and effectively.
- for learnership, apprenticeship and internships SETA contacts click this link
- for our advice on finding current learnerships and apprenticeships click this link
Use SAQA Qualifications
- Look at the table at the top of the Qualification registered on www.saqa.za It will state the SETA responsible for the qualification in the table at the beginning of the qualification.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the qualification till you find the list of registered skills program and qualification providers.
- Contact these providers and the SETA.
- Google the qualification title and NQF level in order to find other providers that SAQA has been too lazy to upload.
What to ask SETAs
Ask them if the learnership is being offered this year and how you can apply.
- If they say they don’t yet know, ask if they have a database you could add your name to.
- Keep in contact with them and always be polite, professional and determined. You must be willing to persevere.
- Keep trying is how you Keep Climbing.
- Don’t give up! If you feel discouraged after 4 or 5 phone calls – you must remember to be like a dog with rabies – serious! Don’t let go! OK???!!
Here’s what I would do if I was hustling
- Go through the list of qualifications and decide which ones you are interested in.
- Check where those qualifications are being offered. If it’s in another province, you may find it more difficult to apply and attend interviews.
- Contact the SETA and ask if it will be offered as a learnership or if you can apply for a bursary to study at a tertiary institution.
- You must register with the Department of Labour as someone who is unemployed and available for learning opportunities.