Avusa Learnerships programme 2020-2021

About Avusa Learnerships programme

Avusa Learnerships programme are offered to individuals every year by times media in different areas. These learnerships are regarded as part of the government. National Skills Development aim is reduce poverty and unemployment through giving young individuals skills so that they can be suitable candidates for this program. This program is under the Sector Education and Training Authority(SETA).

Avusa media was firstly known as Johnnic Communications and was later bought by a unit of Mvelaphanda Group and was given a new name “Times Media Group” in 2012. This brand has been providing good service and publications  to these magazines Computing SA, Elle, Financial Mail, SA Mining and Soccerlife; newspapers like The Sunday Times, The Times, The Sowetan, Sunday World, Daily Dispatch, and Business Day. The group also owns several community newspapers, publishers, retailers and a record company.

The Times group provides graduates with training internship in journalism as well as contact centre Learnership which lasts for a period of 12 months. Contact centre Learnerships are only for those individuals who have necessary qualifications and they want to further education and training (FET) certificate in contact centre operations, NQF Level 4. Times group encourages people with disabilities to apply.

These learnerships programme is done both practical and theoretical in a suitable environment. All trainee will be taught how to this  training through correction and human development in a humane, secure and safe detention or under community based correctional supervision.

This learnership program gives young individuals good opportunities to learn the skills required to work as call-center as well as to gain experience that might be required to any other workplace. This experience could help individuals to get employment in the future. Individuals who qualify for this learnership programme will receive a stipend until the end of this learnership programme.


There are certain requirements that you need to have in order for you to qualify for this learnership program


  • Candidates must have passed grade 12
  • Candidates must be in possession of a Further Education and Training Certificate NQF (Level 4); or
  • Have successfully completed the National Certificate in Vocational Studies (NQF Level 4)
  • Candidates must have good communication skills
  • Must have a basic computer skills
  • Must have average typing skills

Other requirements

  • Candidates must be permanent South African citizen
  • Applicants must be aged between 16 and 30 years
  • Applicants must be well motivated and detail-oriented.

Candidates who will add diversity to this company are the most preferred.

Application process

  • Candidates who are interested should download the form from the Times media website
  • Applicants must specify the learnership post that they are applying for
  • Applicants must sign the application form themselves otherwise they application will not be considered
  • Applicants must attach certified copies that required and must not be certified for older than 3 months
  • Disable applicants are advised to include a disability confirmation letter
  • Applicants can use email to submit their application check on the website/form for alternative methods of submitting your application

Please take into account that:

When sending an email put “Times Media Contact Centre Learnership” in the subject line of your e-mail
Applications that are submitted later than the required date will not be considered
Photocopied application forms will not be taken into account

Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to a panel interview

Also take into consideration that Times media group will not during the training be paying for your accommodation, transport and meal costs. Therefore it is highly recommended that you apply for a learnership which is closet to the region which is closest to where you live.

Closing date

Closing date is usually on October each year. Interested candidates should check their website for more information

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