Learning whilst Earning

Learnerships are an excellent way to earn money while you study. Best of all, it's also an opportunity to build up practical experience that often leads to employment opportunities.

It also goes towards your work experience and makes studying easier since putting your knowledge into practice solidifies your learning. 

Apprenticeship vs. Learnership

To see the differences between the two; click here http://www.sasseta.org.za/index.php?page=learningapprentice

The concept of an apprenticeship is as old as humankind. Basically it began with fathers and mothers passing on their skills to their sons or daughter. Over time the concept has evolved. With the advent of the Skills Development Act of 1998, Act 97 of 1998, the three components of the apprenticeship system became the cornerstones of the learnership system: theory, simulated practical and workplace application. 

What makes them Official?

Managed by the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), the government created the program to help learners get workplace skills. There are 21 SETAs, each allocated to a specific sector. Each SETA has developed NQF-aligned programmes that will help you gain recognised qualifications while getting on-the-job experience. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work, for example, electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management. 

Who qualifies for a Learnership?

If you are between the ages of 16 and 35 and have completed school, college or are learning at anther training institution then you could qualify for a learnership. 

Will I get paid?

The cost of the learnership depends on the individual SETAs and covers a minimum learner allowance. This is not a salary but covers expenses like travel and meals. 

How do I find out more?

The career path you choose should be in line with your interests, skills and strengths. Once you have an idea of what you want to be, you should find about the criteria and requirements for entering a learnership. Then contact the relevant SETA for more information. 

Building your career with EAW

Call EAW today: 011 793 6780 to find out more about how skills programs can help you find your niche in the insurance and financial services industry.