A learnership is a work-based programme that combines a structured learning component along with practical work experience. It leads to a nationally recognised qualification, directly related to an occupation and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Learnerships are offered in among others:
- forensic accounting
- internal auditing
- human resources
- security studies
These learnerships are offered to students in Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges as well as unemployed graduates and matriculants.
Learnerships offer these individuals an opportunity to gain a further qualification in their chosen field of study. Learners are placed on a learnership contract and are required to fulfil the obligations of the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) and the employer in order to receive their qualification. Learners are placed on a 12 to 36 month contract and receive a monthly stipend.
At the end of the contract learners who meet SARS requirements and apply for an available vacancy may be placed in a permanent position. Should there be no suitable vacancies, SARS remains committed to releasing qualified learners into the market.
Who can apply for the Learnership Programme?
- Graduates who have completed their studies at Higher Learning Institutions and Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges and have received a formal qualification (Matric plus 3 or 4 years) in the specified field and are seeking formal employment.
- Matriculants with good scores in English and mathematics or accounting.
To see if there are any SARS Internship or Learnership Programme positions available and to apply, click here.
For further queries, contact the SARS Pipeline Development programme on firstname.lastname@example.org.