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Graduate internships, apprenticeships and learnerships <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​Graduate internships</h2><p>A graduate internship is a set period of practical training and mentorship in the field you have studied, usually with a monthly stipend.</p><p> <b>Why do an internship?</b> </p><ul><li>Get experience in your field of study.</li><li>Get practical work experience after graduating.</li><li>Get better employment opportunities after the internship.</li></ul><p> <b>What does the City of Cape Town offer?</b><br><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Our </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Graduate Internship Programme </span> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">provides hands-on work experience, training and mentorship to new graduates – usually in areas with scarce or critical skills. Many interns go on to be employed by the City, although this is not guaranteed.</span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><strong>General requirements for graduate internships at the City</strong></span></p><ul><li>A tertiary qualification</li><li>A CV</li></ul><p> <strong>Apply for a graduate internship </strong> <br>We search our graduate database when there are openings for internships within the City. Find out how to register on our graduate database following the City Connect link below. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Find-a-job-or-develop-skills/Internships/Apply-for-a-graduate-internship">Apply for a gra​duate inte​rnship​</a></p></div></div></span> <p> <span> </span>For general enquiries, call the City of Cape Town’s HR Service Desk: <em> <a>0860 103 089</a></em> (Option 6)</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Learnerships</h2><p>A learnership is a work-based programme with a monthly stipend (an amount paid to cover expenses). You will get practical on-the-job training guided by a mentor, as well as complete a course of study with an education and training provider. A learnership leads to a nationally recognised qualification in a certain field; e.g. electrical engineering, hairdressing or project management.</p><p> <b>Why do a learnership?</b> </p><ul><li>Get a nationally recognised qualification while working and earning a stipend.</li><li>Enjoy better employment opportunities after the learnership.</li></ul><p> <b>What does the City of Cape Town offer?</b><br>Our learnerships are aimed at those just leaving school and those who are under-skilled and want to develop skills. Some learners go on to be employed by the City, although this is not guaranteed.</p><p> <b>Some of the City of Cape Town’s learnerships so far:</b></p><ul><li>FETC*: Archives and Record Management</li><li>FETC: Disaster Risk Management</li><li>NC**: Contact Centre Support</li><li>NC: Construction Roadworks (Level 2)</li><li>NC: Early Childhood Development</li><li>NC: Payroll and Administration Services</li><li>Advanced Diploma: Tourism Management</li><li>NC: Water and Waste Water Treatment Process Operations</li><li>ND***: Real Estate Property Marketing, Practice and Valuation</li><li>ND: Architectural Technology</li></ul><p> <b>*Further Education and Training Certificate<br> **National Certificate<br> ***National Diploma</b></p><p> <strong>General requirements for learnerships at the City of Cape Town</strong></p><ul><li> A Senior Certificate (Grade 12 / Matric), or an equivalent qualification; e.g. NQF Level 4: National Certificate (Vocational) in the relevant field</li><li>A CV</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Find-a-job-or-develop-skills/Find-on-the-job-learning/Apply-for-a-learnership">Apply for a learnership</a></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Apprenticeships​​ </h2><p>An apprenticeship in South Africa is funded by <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/directories/public_entities/781" target="_blank">Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA)<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> and is a form of training that includes practical and theoretical training in selected trades. Once you have completed your apprenticeship and passed an exam, you will receive a national artisan/trade qualification, allowing you to be employed as a skilled artisan by government or the private sector.</p><p> <b>Why do an apprenticeship?</b> </p><ul><li>Go straight into practical training for a trade.</li><li>Get a nationally recognised qualification while working and earning a stipend.</li><li>It's a good option if you are struggling to get into a tertiary institution – due to poor academic marks or cost.</li><li>Enjoy better employment and self-employment opportunities after the apprenticeship.</li></ul><p> <b>What does the City of Cape Town offer?</b><br> About 20% of City of Cape Town apprenticeships go to staff – the rest are open to people not employed by the City. Although currently, we offer few apprenticeships, we will be partnering with tertiary institutions to offer more apprenticeships in the future. Many apprentices go on to be employed by the City, although this is not guaranteed.</p><p> <b>Some of the City of Cape Town’s apprenticeships so far:</b> </p><ul><li>Engineering-related fields: diesel mechanic, petrol mechanic, refrigeration, electrical, welding, auto electrical, spray painter</li><li>Construction-related fields: plumber, carpenter, bricklayer, painter</li></ul><p> <strong>General requirements for apprenticeships at the City of Cape Town</strong></p><ul><li>Senior Certificate (Grade 12 / Matric) with technical subjects, or Engineering / Construction N3 or NCV4</li><li>A CV</li></ul> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Extra resources​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p> <b>For more opportunities, see: </b></p><ul><li> <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/bursaries-internships-and-learnerships" target="_blank">The Western Cape Government<i class="icon link-external"></i>​</a> lists a number of available bursaries, internships, and learnerships. </li><li> <a href="https://www.careerhelp.org.za/" target="_blank">Khetha<i class="icon link-external"></i>​​</a>, the Department of Higher Education and Training’s <i class="icon link-external"></i>National Career Development Pogramme, has a services portal listing opportunities. </li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">Job shadowing​​ </h2><p>Job shadowing is another way to learn about the type of job you are interested in. You will spend your day observing a worker. Job shadowing is a temporary and unpaid form of work experience.</p><p> <b>Why job shadow?</b> </p><ul><li>Find out what it is like to work in a particular job.</li><li>Find out if it is work that you are interested in before you apply for a job in that field.</li><li>You may make valuable contacts.</li></ul><p> <b>What does the City of Cape Town offer?</b><br> The City offers job shadow opportunities through our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Human%20Resources%20Department">Human Resources Department</a>.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Find-a-job-or-develop-skills/Find-on-the-job-learning/apply-for-work-experience">Apply to job shadow with the City</a><br></p></div></div></span> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us </h2></span> <span> <h4 class="contact">General enquiries</h4> <p class="contact">HR service desk</p> <p class="contact"> <em>Telephone: </em><br><em> <a>0860 103089</a> (Option 6)</em></p></span>GP0|#a5d5fde2-4251-41ea-b7c2-2e5a5222b446;L0|#0a5d5fde2-4251-41ea-b7c2-2e5a5222b446|Graduate internships, apprenticeships and learnerships;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#870d82e9-1ef0-479f-9071-3399da77d7b1;GPP|#fbda9c08-4b90-4e3a-801c-c6b29faf98ab;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24Find out what learnerships, apprenticeships and graduate internships are available through the City of Cape Town.0

 

 

 

 

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