How Apprenticeships Works

How Apprenticeships Works


Employers advertise in newspapers, or place adverts in the city, town or community centres. Apprentices entering apprenticeships should at least be 15 years of age.

Why are apprenticeships important?

Apprenticeships are aimed at developing trade-specific skills.

In South Africa there are several industries that desperately need skilled artisans.

By establishing a formal skills development structure, such shortage of skills can be addressed by training people in the necessary fields.



If you are interested in becoming an artisan, speak to qualified artisans and, where possible, visit their workplaces to see if this is the type of work you would like to do.

Also contact your local TVET college’s advisory centre for guidance.

How do learnerships and apprenticeships differ?

Both learnerships and apprenticeships consider work experience (on-the-job) as to be a very important part of the training.

Apprenticeships are limited to technical trades, while learnerships can be for any career, for example tour leader.

Entry requirements

Apprentices entering apprenticeships should at least be 15 years of age. Each sector, such as the transport or manufacturing and engineering sector, has different approved conditions of apprenticeship regarding entry requirements etc. and you will be best advised to get information on the apprenticeship requirements from the relevant Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).

Enquire at your nearest Labour Centre about these. The difference will be in terms of educational requirements, duration of the training and the modular tests.

How to apply?

One of the conditions for an apprenticeship is that unemployed people must be employed by the employer for the duration of the apprenticeship.

Unemployed people can thus only enter an apprenticeship if there is an employer who is willing to take unemployed 4 people into an apprenticeship programme.

Unemployed people can apply for an apprenticeship if there is an employer calling for applications of unemployed people.

Employers advertise in newspapers, or place adverts in the community, city, town or community

Where to enquire

Enquire at your nearest Labour Centre concerning the apprenticeship requirements per sector.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION DOCUMENT

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Upload Your CV for Spar Vacancies All Provinces

Upload Your CV for Spar Vacancies All Provinces

Expand your career with Spar

Spar is in the dynamic business of distributing products to the SPAR stores located throughout South Africa and some neighbouring countries.  With distribution centres (DCs) located in 5 provinces, we ensure that products are delivered to stores just in time for the consumer to enjoy their shopping experience at their local SPAR store.  All of this is made possible by the dedicated staff we have at our DCs and Central Office.

SPAR offers rewarding careers in the fields of sales, finance, marketing, logistics, information technology and human resources.  We are constantly on the lookout for people with the right skills and attitude to join our SPAR family.  We have teamed up with Career Junction, South Africa’s largest online career portal, to advertise vacancies.

Some of the career streams available at SPAR:

  • Finance: debtors, creditors, accounting, administration, bookkeeping, payroll
  • Marketing: procurement, advertising, promotions, customer care, sponsorships and special events
  • Logistics: receiving, assembly, transport, maintenance, engineering, risk control
  • Information Technology: support, programming, business analysis, software development and testing, retail systems, DC systems, training and project management.
  • Human Resources: training, industrial relations, general HR, staff benefits, organisational development
  • Sales: food specialists, retail consultancy, store planning, new business development

How to Upload CV

Click Here to Upload CV for Spar vacancies

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Why You Need an Attractive CV

Why You Need an Attractive CV

What is a Curriculum Vitae?

It is the story of your life. Your personal history.

Why is your CV important?

Many job advertisements ask for a CV to be attached to your application form. You can also take your CV with you to your job interview.

Remember that your CV will be one of many others and it should convince the employer that you are the right person for the job.

If possible, have your CV typed or write it neatly in block letters. It might be to your benefit if you read up as much as possible on what CV’s should look like. Examples of CVs can be found in books in the library or bookstore and also on the Internet. Only attach copies of your original documents to your CV. You can also include a photograph of yourself if you want to. Make sure there is no spelling or typing mistakes in your CV. Keep a few copies of your CV for future use.

Nowadays, employers prefer to see what the job applicant’s career/professional goals are upfront, so include a part that covers your personal career goals at the beginning of the CV-this will help the employer to immediately know what type of person the job applicant is. Do not copy and paste from the Internet though, but write your own professional/career goals. Remember that the employer may ask you to cite examples of behaviour in the interview as to why you say you can for example manage conflict well (see example below). Only include skills and qualities that you really possess.

Also remember that employers will not read too long CVs, but that a well-organised one where they can immediately see whether you have the necessary skills required by the job you are applying for, will make a much better impression. Divide the information up in 1) career goal, 2) personal information, 3) education, qualifications and skills, 4) languages, 5) career history, 6) personal interests, 7) positions of responsibility held, 8) prizes and awards and 9) references. You can also find proposals for other presentations of your CV in books in the library/bookstore or on internet. Do not use the same CV for every job you are applying for-change your CV so that those work goals and skills that are relevant for the job you are applying for, comes out more strongly.

Source: Department of Labour

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Unemployed Youth Workshop Department of Labour

Youth employment workshops

The Department of Labour will host a two-day SADC workshop on youth unemployment in the region.

South Africa, as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will host the gathering under the theme ‘Addressing Youth Employment in the SADC Region’ from 13 – 14 February in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. 

Youth unemployment is defined by the United Nations as unemployed young people between the ages of 15-25 years of age, who do not have a job but are actively seeking work. However, youth unemployment within the SADC region includes unemployed persons between the ages of 15-35 years old.

An estimated 71 million youth in the SADC region are said to be unemployed. SADC Labour Ministers have been mandated to come up with solutions to the growing problem.

The objective of this workshop is to establish a forum for employment services practitioners within the SADC Member States to share experiences and challenges, as well as come up with best practices on how to approach youth unemployment.

The workshop will start at 9am at Birchwood Conference Centre.

Source: SAnews.gov.za

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A Job Application Without A Cover Letter Might End up in a BIN: Learn to Write a Good Cover Letter

A Job Application Without A Cover Letter Might End up in a BIN: Learn to Write a Good Cover Letter

 

Did you know that a Cover Letter or an Application Letter can add weight on your Job Application?

A cover letter is an application letter that you attach to your job application summarising who you are, what post are you applying for and why you think you are the best candidate for the job.

So, this is a very important document in your job application process. Read further below and Download An Example of a Cover Letter Here.

Here below is a simple cover letter example that you can download and edit with your own information.

First, remember to put your address on the right side of the letter and the company’s address on the left.

Now, read below how you can construct your letter.

Date: 12 January 2018

Dear Sir/Madam

Application for Admin Clerk Job Position

I hereby apply for the Admin Clerk Position that was advertised on www.aftermatric.co.za on the 11th of January 2018. I believe that my experience and qualifications will make me a valuable asset to your organisation.

Below are the reasons why I think I am the best candidate for this position.

I believe I have relevant skills, qualifications and experience for the position I am applying for.

I am able and capable of learning quickly and I will also contribute in making the company more successful.

I have acquired knowledge about this job through trainings attended and that has been well indicated on my curriculum vitae.

You can reached on my mobile (081 000 0000) or email address 123@emailprovider.com

I would appreciate if you alert me via email if you have received my application.

I am available for interview during working hours from Monday to Friday.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Gladys Mokoena

Attached Documents: CV, ID copy, Certificates of my qualifications.

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