Department of Labour Learnerships Programme 2021

About the Department of Labour Learnerships Programme

The Department of Labour aims at making sure that everyone is treated equally and fairly. The department works with many different companies to make sure that they produce skilled workers into a needy workplace. Successful individuals are trained to become a better person in the workplace. 

Individuals who need to participate in this program must between 16 and 35. Individuals must currently unemployed. Selected individuals must be willing to sign an agreement. These Learnerships are advertised in different platforms it could be newspapers, community centers etc. Individuals are advised to apply for Learnerships which are within their area their stay in. 

There are different learnerships within all sectors, some career paths may consist of the following options:

  • Accountancy
  • Financials
  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Commerce Law
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Legal Secretary
  • Education
  • Nursing


Individuals must be permanent South African residents and citizens.? Individuals must include a detailed curriculum vitae with contact details. Ensure you have contactable references, as well as any information you feel may be suitable to the application.? Please also include certified copies of all relevant certificates and ID Document.

Individuals will be required to give the following information:

  • Individuals must have Grade 12 certificate
  • Individuals must be proficient in English, read, write and speak
  • Individuals must be computer literacy is an added advantage
  • Candidates must not have a permanent employment
  • Individuals must be self-motivated and a team player
  • Individuals must have good communication skills
  • Flexibility with a commitment to learn, but moreover willingness to work
  • Individuals must show skills in problem-solving, time management, planning and conflict resolution
  • Individuals must not have taken part in any other learnership

Applying online is not?available at present. Individuals can, however, register at the department?s new division (ESSA) through this link, once registered individuals can see what learnerships are available at present or visit the Department of Labour‘s website. Individuals will be required to fill out the Z83 application form. This form?is collectible at each of the Provincial offices of the Department.

Individuals can contact their local Department of Labour on the following numbers:

Free State – Bloemfontein – 051 505 6200

Limpopo – Polokwane – 015 290 1744

Kwa-Zulu – Natal – 031 366 2000

Mpumalanga – Witbank – 013 655 8700

North West – Mmabatho – 018 387 8100

Gauteng – Johannesburg – 011 853 0300

Gauteng – North Pretoria – 012 309 5000

Northern Cape – Kimberley – 053 838 1500

Eastern Cape – London – 043 701 3000

Western Cape – Cape Town – 021 441 8000

Individuals must fill in the form completely, sign it and attach an up to date Curriculum Vitae, with all certified copies of documentation as stipulated.

Applications that are not filled in completely, missing a signature, missing documentation or are received late, will not be taken into consideration . Only short-listed individuals will be contacted. Candidates may consider their application unsuccessful?if they have not heard anything from the department within two months, after closing dates.