How To Join a Learnership if you are Unemployed

How To Join a Learnership if you are Unemployed

Unemployed people must register as work-seekers. They must also look for employers and prepare a CV. Joining a learnershipIf unemployed people want to join a learnership they must use the following steps:

Step 1: Decide what skills you want to think about the kind of training and job you are looking for. E.g. if you like the outdoors, do not apply for office jobs.

Step 2: Register as work-seekerUnemployed people must register as work-seekers at their nearest labour center. This will help employers to find them if they want to start a learnership.

Step 3: Find employers that offer learnershipsContact SETAs to find out which employers offer learnerships. Ask friends and family to look out for openings and watch adverts in newspapers.

Step 4: Draw up a CVDraw up a CV that gives –personal details; (name, date of birth, etc.)education; (school attended and qualifications)work experience; (names of previous employers and what you did)other skills; and (driver’s license, computer skills, etc.)referees. (names and contact details of people who know you well)

Step 5: Prepare for an interviewThink of the kind of questions you may be asked. Practice with a friend.

Step 6: Keep your details updatedKeep in contact with your labour centre and update your details when they change.

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Basic Guide to Learnership RequirementsThe Skills Development Act allows Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) to start learnerships only if certain conditions are met How To Join a Learnership if you are a Worker /Workers should ask and encourage employers to start learnerships. Contact UsHow to contact the Department of Labour Labour Centres       Short description