Here’s Who Can’t Apply For The Teaching Assistant Initiative

The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) will soon be welcoming new teaching and general assistant during the upcoming Phase Four. But who is not eligible to apply?

The Presidential Youth Unemployment Initiative (PYEI), implemented as the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) in the Basic Education Sector, was introduced to create jobs in the sector, while also alleviating some of the high levels of unemployment amongst the youth.

Through the programme, around 280,000 young people became employed in various schools across the country as education and general school assistants.

Applications for Phase Four of the Teaching Assistant jobs will open on the 26th of September, 2022, and will close on the 16th of October, 2022, one minute before midnight.

Those who are NOT eligible to apply include:

  1. Anyone who has participated in the previous three Phases
  2. Those without the minimum of a matric certificate, unless they are applying for a General Assistant position, in which case a matric certificate is not needed
  3. Those who are currently participating in online, distance learning or short courses
  4. Full- and part-time students
  5. Anyone working, training or in a learnership
  6. Anyone that doesn’t fall within the stipulated age range of 18 – 34 years old and/or is not a South African citizen
  7. Anyone not living within a 5km radius of an urban school, or not living within 30km of a rural/farm school

Those employed during Phase Four will officially begin their contracts in February of 2023, with group one beginning on the 1st of February and group two beginning on the 1st of May, 2023.

Those interested in applying can visit the applications website from 5 September 2022 which will allow them to gather all the relevant information needed.

The youth applying are able to register on the SAYouth.Mobi online recruitment system for the positions. The website is free to use and does not require any data.

Interviews of successful candidates will be conducted during November and December of this year.