Who is eligible for a Learnership?

  • Learnerships are available for young people who have completed school, college or learning at other training institutions. You must be older than 16 and younger than 35 to be eligible for a learnership.
  • Unemployed South Africans can only participate in a learnership if there is an employer prepared to provide the required work experience.
  • In fact, a learnership is dependent on a contract that legally binds the learner, the employer and the education and training provider. This contract requires the learner to be employed by the employer only for the duration of the learnership. Once the learnership has been completed, the employer can decide on whether to continue to employ the learner or not.


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