One of the few unpleasant challenges South Africa has to deal with is unemployment. Unemployment is particularly prevalent among school leavers. While many of these learners have gained invaluable knowledge in their schools, their lack of experience of the workplace and industry places them at a disadvantage in the employment queues. Government and industry have introduced various programmes where learners can gain work experience and learn about various careers in various industries.
Corporate Learnership Programmes have been promoted by Government, and STANLIB has offered a Learnership Programme since 2004.
A Learnership is a work-based education and training programme that is linked to a qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Learnerships are 12 months long and cover theoretical learning and practical workplace experience. In the STANLIB Learnership Programme, each learner is assigned a department and mentor for a year where they gain valuable experience and skills that will assist them in their future careers. We have employed a number of successful learners in our organisation since the programme commenced, and many others have gone on to build successful careers at other companies.
“Everyone in the department is friendly, helpful and there is never a day I go home without having learnt something new.”
2009 STANLIB Learnership candidate
The Learnership Programme is run by Liberty Group with assistance from STANLIB.
* The applications for the Learnership programme for 2012 will be opened from the 1st of August 2012
till the 26th of August 2012.