Learnership Wholesale and Retail
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We currently have an exciting learnership opportunity in Retail Operations Supervision  the learnership will run for a period of 12 months.

Grade 12 (matric) qualification.
Must reside within the Gauteng West Rand area.
Must be prepared to work within a retail environment.
No criminal record.
Immediate availability.
Please note this is not a permanent positon (it is a 12 month learnership contract) succcessful candidates will receive a monthly stipend.

How Do Learnerships Work?

In the past, the education given in schools and other education facilities did not really have much in common with the working world. This meant that people entered the workplace with all of the knowledge but none of the practical experience on how to do the job.

In-house training given at companies did exactly the opposite; it taught the ?how to? do certain tasks without the ?why? they needed to be done. In order to do any job effectively, one needs to know both.

Learnerships teach both the ?why? and the ?how to? by creating a contract between the learner, the learning provider, and the organisation or business. All learnership contracts must be registered with the Sector Education Training Authority (SETA) for that specific industry, which guarantees that the learnership is of a high standard.

If accepted into a learnership you will have to sign two legal contracts; a Learnership Agreement and an Employment Contract. The Learnership Agreement tells you exactly what responsibilities you, the training provider and the employer have. The Employment Contract is only for the period of the learnership. Learnerships last between 12 -24 months.

If you are unemployed, you will receive an allowance while you are on a learnership which is meant to cover costs like travel and food. If you are already employed you will only receive your normal salary.

During the learnership you will spend a certain period of time in a classroom, either at the company or organization or at other premises, and the rest of the time actually working and learning on the job at the company. It is important that you take advantage of the opportunity offered you to develop your skills, gain experience and grow your potential. A learnership is the perfect way to show the trainers and the organization what you know, as it could lead to a permanent job with that company or organisation, so take your learnership seriously.

You will be expected to do certain written and practical tasks while on the learnership as part of your studies. Learnerships are outcomes-based, which means that you will be assessed (tested) on what you have learned through the various stages of the learnership, not only at the end of it.
You will get an official certificate that will state the qualification, and indicate the area in which you have developed skills during the learnership if you are considered to be competent at the end of it. This qualification is nationally?recognized.

Completing a learnership is not a guarantee of employment, but many learners do get employed by companies or organisations where they did their learnerships. Even if that company does not employ you, you stand a much better chance of getting employed with a learnership qualification than without one.

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